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Saturday, August 24, 2013

August 24th, 2013

Ohio State Eyes Return To Top

After a postseason ban kept Ohio State from threatening Alabama for the national title a season ago, the Buckeyes enter the 2013 season with the No. 2 ranking and championship aspirations.

August 24th, 2013

New Technologies In The Fight Against Concussions

Only A Game’s Karen Given visits three companies that are taking three different approaches to manufacturing football helmets. But each shares the same goal: making football safer.

August 24th, 2013

Dr. Bill Meehan And The Science Of Helmets

Karen Given visits Dr. Bill Meehan, the director of Boston Children’s Sports Concussion Clinic, who explains why helmets cannot prevent concussions. But Meehan says there’s still hope for making contact sports safer.

August 24th, 2013

Wetzel: Little League Stars Should Be Paid

Should pre-teens competing at the Little League World Series be paid? Yahoo! Sports’ National Columnist Dan Wetzel thinks so.

August 24th, 2013

Three Dolphins Latest Athletes To Spurn White House Invitation

President Barack Obama invited members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins to the White House for an honorary ceremony on Tuesday, but three Dolphins declined on political grounds. As Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch explains, it wasn’t the first time an athlete has declined an invitation from the president.

August 24th, 2013

‘Rising Tide’ Explores Namath’s Ups And Downs At Alabama

In ‘Rising Tide’ Randy Roberts and Ed Krzemienski detail Joe Namath’s lows and highs – from a suspension to a stunning Orange Bowl victory – while playing for Paul “Bear” Bryant at Alabama. The authors join Karen Given.

August 24th, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce weighs in on Yasiel Puig’s basepath struggles; Ichiro’s historic hitting milestone; Green Bay’s street-sign dilemma; RGIII’s potential return for Week 1; Serena Williams’ surprising loss … to a three-fingered opponent; and J.R. Smith’s new car, er, tank.

August 24th, 2013

LA KISS: The AFL’s Newest Rock Stars

Pro football is coming back to Los Angeles, and you can thank Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS … seriously. The duo’s new team, the LA KISS, will play in the Arena Football League. Paul Stanley shares the details with Karen Given.

August 24th, 2013

Catching Up With A Lovable Loser: Zippy Chippy

After 100 races — and zero victories — Zippy Chippy called it quits. But his futility has made him a celebrity in horse racing circles. We first profiled Zippy in 1999. Now Bill Littlefield catches up with the lovable loser, who’s enjoying a pleasant retirement.

August 24th, 2013

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik comes back from bear country with a whale of a play list.

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