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Saturday, June 22, 2013

June 22nd, 2013

Miami Heat Repeat As NBA Champions

LeBron James and the Miami Heat have done it again, winning their second straight title by defeating the San Antonio Spurs. Dave Hyde of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel discusses the accomplishment with Bill Littlefield.

June 22nd, 2013

Blackhawks, Bruins Take Different Approaches To National Anthem

In the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins went into overtime three times en route to splitting the first four games. The teams have shown some serious sports symmetry, but as Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports they take very different approaches to the national anthem.

June 22nd, 2013

Judge Hears Arguments, Class Action Lawsuit Against The NCAA

Former college basketball standout Ed O’Bannon’s suit against the NCAA has taken another pivotal step. Rachel Bachman of the Wall Street Journal has been following the story and joins Bill Littlefield to discuss where the case is headed.

June 22nd, 2013

Elena Delle Donne Soars With The Chicago Sky

One month into their eighth season, the Chicago Sky are trying to do something they’ve never done before: qualify for the WNBA playoffs. To help them in that quest, the team has an asset they’ve never had before: rookie Elena Delle Donne. Only A Game’s Karen Given has our story from Chicago.

June 22nd, 2013

Dealing With Civil Unrest, Istanbul’s 2020 Olympic Bid Takes A Hit

The conflict between the Turkish government and protesters has some worried just three months before the IOC votes on Istanbul’s bid for the 2020 Olympics. Christopher Clarey went to Istanbul and speaks with Bill about his experience.

June 22nd, 2013

One World Futbol Ensures Everyone Can Play

Tim Jahnigen didn’t like that kids around the world were playing with makeshift soccer balls, so he created one that can withstand even the most difficult circumstances. Gwen Knapp wrote about his project and speaks with Bill Littlefield.

June 22nd, 2013

Charlie Pierce: This Week In Sports

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss 2013’s entertaining NBA and NHL finals, San Jose’s plan to court the MLB, and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s NFL championship ring.

June 22nd, 2013

Team Names, Whistling Memories And More From The OAG Inbox

Recent stories have inspired our listeners to write, post, and tweet. Bill Littlefield sifts through Only A Game’s electronic mailbag.

June 22nd, 2013

Jimmy Connors Shows He’s Still ‘The Outsider’

Legendary tennis player Jimmy Connors made a career out of challenging everyone. His new book is no exception. He joins Bill Littlefield to talk about his life and his book.

June 22nd, 2013

Music On Only A Game

Gary Waleik records this week’s music. Well…doesn’t record it. He just writes it…ahhhh, never mind.

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