Behind the scenes of MLB playoff baseball, teams partake in a manager-shifting exercise. The latest, most curious move places Terry Francona, a former Red Sox manager, with the Cleveland Indians. Bill talks with Bill Livingston of the ‘Cleveland Plain Dealer’ about the motivation behind Francona’s move.
On Tuesday, 68-year-old former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in state prison. Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports was there, and talks with Bill about the impact of Sandusky’s courtroom appearance.
Some NFL quarterbacks are forever associated with one team even after they’ve joined another. As former Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning settles into the saddle of his new steed, the Denver Broncos, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at some iconic quarterbacks and their second acts.
This week, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a report detailing testimony and scientific evidence of Lance Armstrong’s involvement in a doping scheme during his years as a professional cyclist. ESPN’s Bonnie D. Ford talks with Bill about the contents of the USADA report.
A school in Lawrence, Mass. is testing a new method for helping kids learn. South Lawrence 5th Grade Academy breaks up the 8-hour school day with three sessions of physical activity. Bill Littlefield visits the school and reports how how the kids–and administrators–are reacting to this new schedule.
The South Lawrence 5th Grade Academy uses exercise as a way to promote better learning, but does science support that notion? Bill turns to Dr. Majid Fotuhi, Chairman of the Neurology Institute for Brain Health and Fitness in Baltimore.
Dan Callahan, a.k.a. the “Iron Friar”, will race in the 140.6-mile Ironman World Championship in Hawaii this weekend. Callahan, a Franciscan Friar from Toronto, talks with Bill about how triathlons influence his profession and life.
Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce and Bill discuss the MLB playoffs, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s latest action in the Saints bounty scandal, and two sports records broken this week.
The new book, ‘The Queen of Katwe’ tells the story of a girl from a Ugandan slum who found solace in chess. Bill talks with the author, Tim Crothers.
Gary Waleik lists the music on this week’s show.
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