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February 16th, 2013

Preview: The NBA’s 2013 Playoff Drive

Midway through the NBA season, three teams boast winning percentages above .700, Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard joined Bill Littlefield to break down this season’s title contenders.

February 16th, 2013
By Keith O'Brien

Davis Brings Hope To New Orleans

The New Orleans Hornets may be changing their nickname and team colors next season, but but one thing will remain the same: last year’s overall No. 1 draft pick, Anthony Davis, is the future of the franchise. He’s 6-foot-10, signed to a $16-million contract, and is still just 19 years old. From New Orleans, Keith O’Brien has this story.

February 16th, 2013

Golden State Warriors Unveil Sleeved Jerseys

The NBA’s Golden State Warriors have raised eyebrows with their new alternate uniforms, which have sleeves. Bill Littlefield spoke with Paul Lukas of Uni Watch about the team’s new look.

February 16th, 2013
By Scott Graf

The Future Of Freestyle Snowmobiling

Freestyle snowmobiler Caleb Moore died a week after sustaining head and chest injuries at last month’s Winter X Games in Colorado. Now, other similar competitions have been cancelled. As Scott Graf reports, the accident happened at a time when the sport was reaching new heights.

February 16th, 2013

Olympic Wrestling Felled By IOC

On Tuesday, the IOC Executive Board dropped wrestling, one of the oldest Olympic sports. To discuss what the move means for the sport and for the Games, Bill Littlefield spoke with the Boston Globe’s John Powers.

February 16th, 2013

The Douglases: Two Olympic Trailblazers, 64 Years Apart

The oldest living African American to win an Olympic medal is Herb Douglas, and the youngest African American to win an Olympic medal is Gabby Douglas. The former is 90. The latter is 17. Both Herb and Gabby Douglas joined Bill Littlefield.

February 16th, 2013

A Goalie’s Bizarre Exit From High School Hockey Game

A high school hockey game in Minnesota took a bizarre turn on Tuesday when senior goaltender Austin Krause scored on his team’s own goal — on purpose. Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky joined Bill Littlefield to explain.

February 16th, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

OAG analyst Charlie Pierce discusses the muder charge against Olympian Oscar Pistorius, the 50th birthday of Michael Jordan, and the title contenders in the NBA and NHL. He also discusses an affenpinscher who made history at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and one of the Cleveland Indians’ newest promotions.

February 16th, 2013

Letters From OAG’s Listeners

Bill Littlefield responds to comments from OAG’s listeners about deer antler spray, the Super Bowl, and much more.

February 16th, 2013

‘Game Over': The Intersection Of Politics And Sports

In his new book ‘Game Over,’ author Dave Zirin commends athletes who have taken political stands. Bill Littlefield spoke with Zirin about his new book and the intersection of sports and politics.

February 16th, 2013

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik crushes it, Friday-style.

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