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Saturday, September 14, 2013

September 14th, 2013

Detroit Tigers Face Pressure To Win…Now

Will any team be able to catch the Detroit Tigers? Can the Tigers change their playoff stripes? Matthew Mowery of the Oakland Free Press joins Bill Littlefield to answer these questions and more.

September 14th, 2013

NASCAR Spins Out Into ‘Chase’

NASCAR hit a caution flag on its way to the Chase for the Cup. ESPN’s Brant James joins Bill Littelfield to discuss the Clint Bowyer’s controversial spinout and its impact on NASCAR’s upcoming postseason.

September 14th, 2013

Safety Lessons From The Boston Marathon

Since April 15, when two bombs were detonated near the finish line of the Boston marathon, changes have been made to the way public safety officials plan for disasters at sporting events. Only A Game’s Karen Given reports from the EMS World Expo and World Trauma Symposium.

September 14th, 2013

An Olympic Update With John Powers

The IOC wrapped up its 125th session this week in Argentina. Boston Globe Olympic correspondent John Powers stops by to chat with Bill Littlefield about the reinstatement of wrestling, the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Brazil’s preparations for the 2016 Games, and much more.

September 14th, 2013

New Zealand Nears America’s Cup Victory

Team New Zealand has defending champion Team USA on its heels at this year’s America’s Cup. Stu Woo is covering the races for the Wall Street Journal and joins us to examine how the Kiwis took a different approach to funding and racing to surprise the field.

September 14th, 2013

‘The Great Tamasha’ Examines The Evolution of Cricket In India

Cricket holds a special place in India’s social and popular culture. James Astill, author of ‘The Great Tamasha,’ joins Bill Littlefield to detail the evolution of the sport in India.

September 14th, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

What have two NFL quarterbacks put on the line in advance of their Sunday matchup? Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill Littlefield to answer that question and many more.

September 14th, 2013

The 40-Minute NBA Game: Simple Proposal, Complex Consequences

Zach Lowe’s proposal to cut NBA games by eight minutes seems like a simple enough solution for shortening games. But the change could have indirect consequences on player salaries and the league standings.

September 14th, 2013

Portugal, Brazil Fans Flock To Gillette For ‘Football’ Friendly

Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium typically plays host to the NFL’s New England Patriots, but on Tuesday it was the site of a friendly between two of the world’s top soccer teams: Portugal and Brazil. In addition to sharing a native tongue, the countries also share high hopes for the 2014 World Cup.

September 14th, 2013
By John Perotti

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