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September 21st, 2013

Reid Returns To Philly As A Chief

Kansas City Chiefs Coach Andy Reid returned to Philadelphia to play his old team: the Eagles. The Chiefs emerged with the win while the Eagles are struggling to get aloft with new coach Chip Kelly. Bill speaks with Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

September 21st, 2013

Florida Faces NFL Woes

Local TV stations apologizing for broadcasting the games? Retired NBA players offering to play quarterback? Just what is happening to the sad luck Jacksonville Jaguars and the rest of Florida’s NFL teams? George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel joins Bill to explain.

September 21st, 2013
By Philip L. Graitcer

The Atlanta Braves: How Do They Do It?

Moving into the final two weeks of the season, the Atlanta Braves are among the top teams in baseball. But the year hasn’t gone according to plan: many of their key players have been hurt or under-performed. With so much going wrong, reporter Phil Graitcer looks into what went right.

September 21st, 2013

Balentien Tops Oh’s Japanese HR Record

Wladimir Balentien has hit it out of the park! Balentien just broke the Japanese single-season home run record in a season with unusually unlively balls.

September 21st, 2013

NBA's Cartwright Coaches In Japan

Former NBA player and coach Bill Cartwright has a long basketball resume that includes five NBA championship rings. Cartwright recently took on the challenge of turning around a struggling Japanese basketball team. He joined Bill Littlefield to talk about the experience.

September 21st, 2013

‘The System’ Looks At Money’s Influence On NCAA Football

In elite college football programs, the financial stakes are often higher than the stakes on the field. In their new book ‘The System,’ Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian go behind the scenes to find out how money influences the sport. The authors join Bill Littlefield.

September 21st, 2013

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss selling tickets for sewage at the home of the Oakland A’s; sneaky skywriting at Michigan State; and a previously portly and frequently inebriated pro golfer taking a swing behind the microphone.

September 21st, 2013

Shaun Powell: Mariano Rivera Going Out On Top

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is nearing the end of his illustrious career, but he’s not the only athlete who’s walked away while still successful. Shaun Powell of Sports on Earth joins Bill to talk about others who went out on top.

September 21st, 2013
By Dave Grunebaum

Baseball Comes To Myanmar

The Asian country of Myanmar has a national baseball team thanks to a Japanese coach. As Only A Game’s David Grunebaum reports, now all the squad needs is some opponents.

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