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Saturday, July 6, 2013

July 6th, 2013

Tim Kurkjian: MLB Midseason Report

It’s almost time for the All Star break, and there are surprises all around the league. ESPN baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian joins Bill to survey the first half of the MLB season.

July 6th, 2013

Remembering The Wimbledon Boycott Of ’73

The 2013 Wimbledon Championships may be remembered for the early departures of some of the game’s top players. But 40 years ago, many of world’s top players didn’t even compete. On the 40th anniversary of The Wimbledon Boycott of ’73, Matthew Futterman of the Wall Street Journal gives Bill Littlefield a history lesson.

July 6th, 2013

New Project Attempts To Tackle Concussions

The University of Nebraska’s Center for Brain Biology and Behavior will join with the school’s football team to try to detect concussions faster. Bill Littlefield wonders if the promising partnership will be fruitful.

July 6th, 2013

An American Soccer Pro In Afghanistan

Nick Pugliese’s post-grad plans took an unusual turn when he quit his job at a telecommunications company to join a professional soccer club in Afghanistan. Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Grant Wahl shares Nick’s story with Bill Littlefield.

July 6th, 2013

Controversy And Triumph At The Stanley Cup Of Stone Skipping

Stone Skipping is an annual 4th of July tradition on Mackinac Island in Michigan. Eric “The Voice” Steiner joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the craft of calling a stone-skipping competition.

July 6th, 2013

‘The Ghost Horse’ Tells A Mysterious Tale

Journeyman horse trainer Tim Snyder’s wife told him on her deathbed that she would come back as a horse. Seven years later, Snyder began training a horse that would go on to win a race at Saratoga. Bill Littlefield speaks with Joe Layden, the author of “The Ghost Horse.”

July 6th, 2013

Charlie Pierce: This Week In Sports

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce and Bill Littlefield discuss the value of an Aaron Hernandez jersey, the obliviousness of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, and the case for Dennis Rodman’s Nobel Peace Prize.

July 6th, 2013
By Elissa Ely

The Places Love Appears

Only A Game commentator Elissa Ely found a surprise inside a library book.

July 6th, 2013
By Bill Kelly

100 Years Of Sunday Baseball In Nebraska

This summer marks the 100th anniversary of a historic change in Nebraska law that made America’s national pastime legal…seven days a week. Bill Kelly tells the surprising story.

July 6th, 2013

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik divulges the tuneage and then splits for a week.

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