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Saturday, May 18, 2013

May 18th, 2013
By Paul Flahive

San Antonio Spurs Are A Model Of Consistency

The San Antonio Spurs have made it far in the NBA Playoffs yet again. Is anyone surprised? Probably not. Paul Flahive of Texas Public Radio reports on what’s kept the team in the postseason for 16 straight years.

May 18th, 2013

Family Sues NHL After Hockey Player’s Death

This week the family of deceased former NHL player Derek Boogaard filed a wrongful death lawsuit, accusing the league of over-medicating Boogaard and ignoring the consequences of the concussions that he had suffered. Nathan Fenno has written about the case for the Washington Times and spoke with Bill Littlefield about it.

May 18th, 2013
By Sam Gallant

Shoe Maker Primes Horses For The Track

With the Preakness right around the corner, Only A Game’s Sam Gallant takes us behind the scenes at Victory Racing Plates, a horse shoe manufacturer that dates back to the early 20th century.

May 18th, 2013

Beckham’s Contributions Impossible To Ignore

As soon as David Beckham announced his retirement, some soccer commentators started saying he was never much of a player. Bill Littlefield disagrees.

May 18th, 2013

Budgets And Box Scores: Funding Sports In Boston Public Schools

Over the past decade, while Boston’s pro sports teams were hoisting Lombardi and O’Brien, ending Babe Ruth’s curse, and drinking from Lord Stanley’s Cup, Boston’s public school soccer teams were practicing without a goal. OAG’s Karen Given and Doug Tribou examine the unusual public-private partnerships that are turning things around.

May 18th, 2013

‘The DiMaggio Brothers’ Goes Beyond Baseball

To say baseball ran in the DiMaggio family is just a bit of an understatement. Tom Clavin’s new book ‘The DiMaggio Brothers’ details the lives of Joe, Dom and Vince on and off the diamond. Bill Littlefield speaks with Clavin.

May 18th, 2013

Sports News Of The Week With Charlie Pierce

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the NBA Playoffs, the latest news regarding the Sacramento Kings’ possible move to Seattle, and the lawsuit Derek Boogard’s family has brought against the NHL.

May 18th, 2013

Derrick Rose: The Fallout From Sitting Out

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose chose to sit out the end of the NBA season and the playoffs even though doctors cleared him to play in March. Rose had knee surgery last year. The decision left some fans frustrated as the Bulls fizzled out in the second round of the playoffs against Miami. ESPNChicago.com columnist Jon Greenberg joins Bill Littlefield to discuss Rose’s decision.

May 18th, 2013

A Derby Of The Sexes

Roller derby used to be rigged … and for women. Today’s competitors say their sport is on the up-and-up. And Bill Littlefield recently took in matchup pitting an all-male squad against a crew of women ready to rumble.

May 18th, 2013

Music On Only A Game

Gary Waleik lists the songs on this week’s show.

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