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Saturday, August 10, 2013

August 10th, 2013

Alex Rodriguez’s Past, Present and Future

The MLB Players Association has appealed the 211-game suspension of Alex Rodriguez. What’s next for the former MVP? Bill Littlefield shares insights from A-Rod’s high school coach, Sports Illustrated Legal Analyst Michael McCann, and CBSSports.com National Baseball Writer Danny Knobler.

August 10th, 2013
By LaToya Dennis

Struggling Brewers Offer Food Vouchers To Fans

The Brewers occupy last place in the NL Central and recently lost star Ryan Braun to the Biogenesis scandal. As such, the team felt it owed something to the fans, so they’re giving out vouchers. LaToya Dennis reports from Milwaukee.

August 10th, 2013

Clint Dempsey Comes Home To MLS

Clint Dempsey’s decision to leave the English Premier League and sign with the Seattle Sounders shocked many. Bill calls on Alexi Lalas to help make sense of the move.

August 10th, 2013

Former Rivals Unite After Philly High Schools Merge

The players on Martin Luther King High School’s football team face an unusual set of challenges heading into the 2013 season. Jere Longman of the New York Times joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

August 10th, 2013

Conflict And Change In The ‘Southern League’

Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. But, integrated baseball didn’t come to Birmingham, Alabama for another 17 seasons. Author Larry Colton joins Bill Littlefield to chat about those events and his new book, “Southern League.”

August 10th, 2013

The NFL Is Coming, The NFL Is Coming

The start of the NFL preseason means one thing: it’s time for other professional sports leagues to start moving out of the way.

August 10th, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

This week Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the suspensions of 13 players stemming from Major League Baseball’s Biogenesis investigation; the latest controversy surrounding Johnny Manziel; an unusual morning at the Summit County Courthouse in Akron, Ohio; and the rap careers of the Manning brothers.

August 10th, 2013

Remembering Football’s Art Donovan

Former Baltimore Colts defensive tackle Art Donovan passed away on Sunday. While Donovan earned a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Peter Richmond remembers Donovan for much more than his play on the field.

August 10th, 2013

Music On Only A Game

OAG’s Gary Waleik lists the tunes featured on this week’s show.

August 10th, 2013
By Whitney Jones

Tone Staubs Leads The Way For Extreme Pogo

Extreme pogo sticking is an actual sport, and Tone Staubs is its literal posterchild. Only A Game’s Whitney Jones has the story from New York.

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