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August 21st, 2014

In The NFL, It’s Raining Flags

If you like football and yellow’s your favorite color, you’re in luck. NFL penalty flags are logging some serious frequent flier miles this preseason as officials work to enforce the league’s “points of emphasis” for the upcoming season.

Commentary
August 20th, 2014

‘If They Don’t Win It’s A Shame:’ What’s Happened To Youth Baseball?

With the Little League World Series championship this Sunday, Bill Littlefield reflects on “America’s Pastime,” which each year seems to become less and less of a pastime for young ballplayers.

Only A Blog
August 15th, 2014

A Cap Of A Yankee In Queen Elizabeth’s Court

Only A Game’s Doug Tribou traveled to Scotland for the Commonwealth Games, but he couldn’t totally escape American pro sports teams.

Only A Blog
August 14th, 2014
By Martin Kessler

The O’Bannon Decision: What Does It Mean For Athletes And The NCAA?

The NCAA can no longer prohibit schools from compensating men’s basketball and football players. But will players be paid fairly? And does the ruling mean the end for schools with smaller athletic budgets? We round up some of the pros and cons.

Commentary
August 13th, 2014

College Coach’s Candid Talk Raises Questions

While football prognosticators have been handicapping college football teams, Bill Littlefield has found a candidate for the game’s most candid coach.

Only A Blog
August 13th, 2014

“Here we go, baseball…here…we… ‘YAWN’…go… ‘YAWWWWNNNN’…”

In less time than it takes Major League umps to rule on plays subject to video review, Only A Game’s Gary Waleik delivers a plea for shorter baseball games…or at least shorter broadcasts.

Only A Blog
August 11th, 2014

The Majors Record: Is Tiger A Disappointment Without It?

As Rory McIlroy won the 2014 PGA Championship, Tiger Woods’ drought in majors continued. He’s stuck on 14 major victories and Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 seems further away than ever. Sports writer Chuck Culpepper says even if he falls short, missing the mark won’t tarnish Tiger’s career.

Rhymes With Bill
August 6th, 2014

Tiger Suffers Latest Setback At Bridgestone

Tiger Woods was forced to withdraw from the Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday due to back spasms. The man who once seemed destined to win majors into his 40s has not won one since 2008. Bill Littlefield speculates about the consequences of his latest injury.

Only A Blog
August 6th, 2014
By Martin Kessler

Kevin Durant, Misty Copeland And Under Armour’s Big Moves

Under Armour has made two moves this past week that could expand the reach of the sports apparel company.

Commentary
July 30th, 2014

New NCAA Concussion Policy Brings Back Common Sense

On Tuesday, the NCAA agreed to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by establishing a $70 million fund designated for the diagnosis of brain trauma in college athletes. The decision shook loose one of Bill Littlefield’s memories from his college days.