Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is facing a first degree murder charge. He’s being held without bail as the investigation into the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd continues. Bill Littlefield spoke Tom E. Curran, who covers the Patriots and the NFL for Comcast Sports New England.
Journalist Jeff Benedict has spent more than two decades studying the link between football and crime. He joins Bill to discuss how his research applies to former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez.
Federer, Nadal, and Sharapova are all already out at the All England Club. The Guardian’s Kevin Mitchell thinks Federer’s loss is the greatest upset in the history of the event and defended his claim in an interview with Bill Littlefield.
The consensus first pick went sixth, David Stern got booed, and 1984 No. 1 selection Hakeem Olajuwon made an appearance. Henry Abbott of ESPN’s TrueHoop joins Bill to recap the 2013 NBA Draft.
The Chicago Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup in Boston after rallying to beat the Bruins in Game 6 on Monday. After a lockout that nearly killed the season, the NHL roared back and closed out the campaign with the first Finals matchup of “Original Six” teams since 1979. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.
Daniel Lilie fell in love with soccer despite the less-than-ideal soccer scene in the 1970s in Connecticut where he grew up. In ‘Soccer In The Weeds,’ Lilie writes about his experiences with the game. He joins Bill to about the book.
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: the Chicago Blackhawks’ classic (and classy) Stanley Cup victory, Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig’s snazzy new nickname, and Wimbledon flame-out Roger Federer’s lucky shoes.
On Thursday, the Chicago Cubs cleared the first of many hurdles in their plan to renovate Wrigley Field. The Commission on Chicago Landmarks approved some of the team’s proposed changes to the historic ballpark, but delayed voting on a controversial video screen and right field advertising sign. Only A Game’s Karen Given visited Chicago, and she has our story.
Sometimes we go to the sports stories and sometimes they come to us. This week Boston had more sports news than any one city needs. Bill Littlefield reflects on a wide range of “big news.”
Gary Waleik reveals this week’s playlist.
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