MLS has locked out its referees, who have formed a new union, over a contract dispute. Bill Littlefield looks at the situation and compares it to recent labor issues in other sports leagues.
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On Saturday, two Ohio high school hockey teams played a state championship to remember. The game lasted seven overtimes before the teams were declared co-champions. Bill Littlefield weighs in on the decision to stop the game.
Wichita State is 31-0. Are they really as good as their record shows? OAG’s Zoë Sobel looks into the Shockers’ postseason prospects.
Rubin “Hurricane” Carter is dying, and the former boxer has one final wish. Bill Littlefield interviewed Carter years ago and shares his thoughts about a man who avoided bitterness after being wrongfully imprisoned.
Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith is campaigning to make Opening Day a national holiday. Only A Game’s Gary Waleik sees some stumbling blocks in the base paths.
The NFL is considering a rule that would penalize teams if one of their players used a racial slur on the field. Only A Game’s Zoë Sobel asks if this a good idea or a violation of freedom of speech.
As Jason Collins and Michael Sam make news for their pioneering roles as gay athletes, Bill Littlefield wonders if a certain political controversy will collide with the world of sports.
There aren’t any teams close to as good as the U.S. and Canada at women’s ice hockey. We take a look at the potential repercussions of these teams dominance.
With the Sochi games drawing to a close, Bill Littlefield says the best thing about the Olympics might be the variety of highlights.
Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lets the chores wait while an Olympic goalie puts on a show.