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Saturday, August 3, 2013

August 3rd, 2013
By Mike Foley

Goodell, Meyer Talk Safety With Football Moms

It wasn’t a typical audience for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer when they took the stage at a clinic in Columbus, Ohio this week. They were speaking to moms. Reporter Mike Foley has our story.

August 3rd, 2013

Taking The “Camp” Out Of NFL Training Camp

Not long ago, most NFL teams held preseason workouts at remote locations that allowed fans to see their favorite players up close. But today more and more teams are holding training camp at their year-round practice facilities, keeping fans at a distance. One former player is speaking out against the trend.

August 3rd, 2013

The OAG Inbox: Minor League Baseball Memories And Controversy In Russia

Thanks for all the comments in the wake of our 20th anniversary last week. We also asked you to write in with minor league baseball stories, and you did. Bill Littlefield shares some of the comments.

August 3rd, 2013

Red Sox Land Peavy For Playoff Push

The Boston Red Sox are hoping to close the 2013 MLB season on a high note after acquiring pitcher Jake Peavy at the trade deadline. Bill Littlefield was at Fenway Park after the news broke.

August 3rd, 2013

ESPN’s Wright Thompson On Johnny Manziel A.K.A. ‘Johnny Football’

Last year’s Heisman Trophy winner is getting a lot of attention for his actions off the football field. Wright Thompson recently profiled Johnny Manziel / “Johnny Football” for ESPN The Magazine and spoke with Bill.

August 3rd, 2013

RG3 And The Pinky Promise That Launched A Career

Robert Griffin III has played just one season for the Washington Redskins but that didn’t stop Dave Sheinin from penning a book about the NFL’s rising star.

August 3rd, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill Littlefield to discuss how the Philadelphia Eagles are dealing with Riley Cooper’s racist remark; the quiet passing of MLB’s trade deadline; Russia’s warning for gay athletes coming to Sochi for the Winter Games; and a zombie 5K that took a bloody turn.

August 3rd, 2013
By Ron Schachter

Shanshan Feng Helps Golf Grow In China

At the RICOH Women’s British Open this weekend at St. Andrews in Scotland, top-ranked Korean golfer Inbee Park is aiming to win an unprecedented fourth straight major in a single season. But as Only A Game’s Ron Schachter reports, there’s an opponent in the field from a nearby country who has already made some history of her own.

August 3rd, 2013

Remembering Ossie Schectman And The First Basket In NBA History

Ossie Schectman, who passed away on Tuesday, played just one season for the New York Knicks, but left his mark on the NBA, scoring the first points in league history. Basketball historian Charley Rosen joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the achievement.

August 3rd, 2013

Music On Only A Game

Gary Waleik lists the tunes while contemplating the question “Can’t we all just get along?”

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