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May 4th, 2013

The Story Behind The Jason Collins Story

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.

May 4th, 2013

‘You Can Play’ Promotes Acceptance In Pro Sports

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.

May 4th, 2013

Defending Champion Kings Fall Behind 2-0

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.

May 4th, 2013
By Gabe Bullard

Mine That Bird Races To The Big Screen

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.’

May 4th, 2013
By David Sommerstein

Honoring Bud Fowler, An African-American Baseball Pioneer

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.

May 4th, 2013

Early Baseball Film Discovered On Georgia Plantation

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.

May 4th, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

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.

May 4th, 2013
By Susan Sabin

Commentary: Sharing The Road

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.

May 4th, 2013

‘The Summer Of Beer And Whiskey': An MLB Franchise’s Boozy Beginnings

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.

May 4th, 2013

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This week’s custom OAG sports soundtrack

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