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Saturday, February 8, 2014

February 8th, 2014

Sochi Olympic Preview With John Powers

The 2014 Winter Olympics have begun in Sochi. Boston Globe reporter and OAG Olympics analyst John Powers previews everything from new events (luge team relay) to old favorites (speed skating and downhill skiing).

February 8th, 2014
By Jessica Golloher

Sochi Olympics Filled With Political Controversy

It seems the Sochi Winter Olympics cannot start soon enough. The games have been awash in controversy with uproar at Russia’s anti-gay propoganda law, accusations of corruption, and terror threats. Jessica Golloher looks at the debate surrounding the games.

February 8th, 2014

Commentary: The Athletes’ Experience

With the Sochi Games finally underway, Bill muses about what the Olympics is like for the athletes.

February 8th, 2014

For Russia, It’s All About Hockey

Each country has its own favorite sport in the Olympics. For Russia, it’s hockey. SI’s Michael Farber joins Bill to discuss how Russia stacks up in Sochi.

February 8th, 2014
By Brian Grimmett

Women’s Ski Jumping Makes Olympic Debut

Women will compete in ski jumping at the Olympics for the first time ever at Sochi. Brian Grimmett shares the story of the three U.S. skiers and the long and difficult journey they took to get their sport recognized at the Olympics.

February 8th, 2014

‘Brooklyn Bounce’ Explores Nets’ Relocation

After calling seven different arenas home in 49 years, the Nets have found what they hope is a permanent location in Brooklyn. Jake Appleman’s book ‘Brooklyn Bounce’ chronicles the team’s first season in its new home.

February 8th, 2014

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss why the Super Bowl was “not good,” what’s made Philadelphia Flyers chairman Ed Snyder so upset, and how Clint Eastwood saved the day … again.

February 8th, 2014

Rodriguez Drops Lawsuits, Will Serve Suspension

Major League Baseball characterized Rodriguez’s decision as “in everyone’s best interest.”

February 8th, 2014

Travis Bader Breaks NCAA’s Three-Point Record

Forget the Super Bowl. The most exciting moment in sports last weekend was Oakland’s Travis Bader becoming the NCAA Division I career leader in three-pointers. Bader joined Bill to talk about the accomplishment.

February 8th, 2014

Clearview Golf Course Ripe With History

In 1946, William Powell opened the first integrated golf course in the United States. Bill was joined by Powell’s daughter Renee and USGA historian Michael Trostel to explore the significance of Clearview Golf Club.

February 8th, 2014

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik brings the music that’s Louder, Stronger, Goofier

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