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August 17th, 2013

Manziel's Autograph Scandal Dampens Fan Fests

Allegations that Johnny Manziel sold his autograph could hurt Texas A&M’s chances on the field in the team’s opener later this month. But autograph seekers across the country are already feeling the impact. Yahoo! Sports’ columnist Pat Forde joins Doug Tribou to explain.

August 17th, 2013

Recruiting: College Football’s Hidden Cost

The University of Georgia spent $600,000 on recruiting high school prospects this past year. Where exactly is that money going? Doug Tribou speaks with ESPN.com’s David Ching to find out.

August 17th, 2013

The Past And Present Of Golf’s U.S. Amateur

The USGA’s oldest championship, the U.S. Amateur, dates back to 1895. Since its inception, the event has gone through a number of transformations, from the country’s premier event to a training ground for the world’s top golfers. Bill Littlefield reports on the historic event from the site of the 2013 competition in Brookline, Mass.

August 17th, 2013

Can Karate Hold Its Own In The Mixed Martial Arts Era?

As the popularity of UFC and mixed martial arts surges, karate and other traditional martial arts have seen a sharp drop in participation. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at how karate fits into the new martial arts landscape in the U.S.

August 17th, 2013

‘The Sports Gene’ Explores The Science Of Success

In his new book ‘The Sports Gene,’ David Epstein investigates the role genetics plays in forming elite athletes. His research took him all over the world and he shares some of his discoveries with Doug Tribou.

August 17th, 2013

Dallas Cowboys Receive Geometry Lessons

The Dallas Cowboys went 8-8 last season and haven’t reached the playoffs since 2009. Could opening a geometry textbook be the solution to the team’s problems? The Wall Street Journal’s Kevin Clark joins Doug Tribou to explain.

August 17th, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce joins Doug Tribou to discuss the latest twist in the Alex Rodriguez saga; the NFL’s plan to test for HGH; Whitey Bulger’s Stanley Cup ring; and Phil Jackson’s exchange with rapper Kendrick Lamar.

August 17th, 2013

MLB Plans To Expand Instant Replay

The MLB is hoping to expand its use of instant replay. But not everyone is happy with the proposed changes. SI.com’s Jay Jaffe shares his thoughts with Doug Tribou.

August 17th, 2013
By Charlie Schroeder

Finding Freedom In Hong Kong

Only A Game’s Charlie Schroeder found himself trapped in a room on the 10th floor of a Hong Kong high-rise. Since November, 30,000 people have willingly put themselves in the same position. Schroeder searches to find out why.

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