NBA veteran Jason Collins made history this week by announcing he is gay. The news appeared in an exclusive Sports Illustrated cover story. Bill Littlefield spoke with SI Executive Editor Jon Wertheim who was there for the Collins interview.
The You Can Play Project, founded in 2012 by former Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke and his son Patrick, was created to promote tolerance in professional sports. Patrick Burke joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the group’s efforts and the impact of Jason Collins’s recent announcement.
The Los Angeles Kings need a big comeback if they’re going to defend their Stanley Cup title. The St. Louis Blues jumped out to a 2-0 lead over the Kings in their opening round playoff series. Helene Elliott of the L.A. Times joins Bill Littlefield for an update.
Ahead of the 139th Kentucky Derby, 2009 winner Mine That Bird has been preparing for the Hollywood version of his own story. Gabe Bullard of WFPL in Louisville reports on the making of the film ’50 to 1.’
Decades before Jackie Robinson’s historic achievements, Bud Fowler became the first African-American professional baseball player. Fowler grew up in Cooperstown, N.Y., and the village recently held a ceremony honoring him. David Sommerstein of North Country Public Radio was there.
An early 20th-century film recently surfaced and shows African-American baseball players from a Georgia plantation. New York Times reporter Robbie Brown joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the signficance of the discovery.
OAG analyst Charlie Pierce weighs in on the Golden State Warriors’ upset of the Nuggets, Sidney Crosby’s return to the ice, and the Falcons’ proposed one billion dollar stadium.
Susan Sabin loves the sport of cycling, but for her it is forever associated with tragedy. The amateur cyclist shares her thoughts on sharing the road.
In his new book ‘The Summer of Beer and Whiskey,’ Edward Achorn looks back at the history of the St. Louis Cardinals and the life of Chris Von der Ahe, a beer hawker with big dreams and a big personality.
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