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February 22nd, 2014

John Powers: Ice Hockey And More

The Boston Globe’s John Powers has been in Sochi for the Winter Olympics. He shares one final update, including his prediction for the men’s ice hockey final.

February 22nd, 2014
By Jessica Golloher

Sochi’s Stray Dog Controversy

Activists have criticized Russia’s handling of stray dogs in Sochi and say the animals are not being treated humanely. Jessica Golloher brings us the story from Sochi.

February 22nd, 2014

Spectator Etiquette: To Cheer Or Not To Cheer

Each sport has its own set of rules for spectators. The New York Time’s Sam Dolnick has been covering the Olympics, and he joins Bill to explain the trouble Russian fans have had in understanding the rules of cheering in the sport of biathlon.

February 22nd, 2014

New Developments In Dolphins’ Bullying Scandal

Independent investigator Ted Wells released an almost 150-page report detailing the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal. The Miami Herald’s Adam Beasley joins Bill to discuss the new developments and potential changes in the NFL.

February 22nd, 2014
By John Rabe

‘Where They Raced’ Details History of Los Angeles Auto Racing

In 1913, 100,000 people turned out for an auto race in Southern California. A new documentary details the intertwined history of racing and Los Angeles. KPCC’s John Rabe reports.

February 22nd, 2014

‘The Fight Of Their Lives’ Chronicles 1965 Roseboro-Marichal Fight

When Giants pitcher Juan Marichal hit Dodgers catcher John Roseboro in the head with a baseball bat it tarnished Marichal’s reputation. In “The Fight of Their Lives,” John Rosengren explores the circumstances that preceded the 1965 fight and the way both men found peace in its aftermath.

February 22nd, 2014

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss a controversial finish in Sochi, a World Cup declaration from Brazil’s president, and the legalization of a new “sport” in Wisconsin.

February 22nd, 2014
By Nina Keck

Ski Resorts Struggle To Balance Popularity And Risks Of ‘Skinning’

More and more skiers are skipping the chairlift by putting skins on their skis and climbing up. “Skinning” is generating uphill traffic on downhill slopes, and creating new safety concerns for resorts. Vermont Public Radio’s Nina Keck reports.

February 22nd, 2014

Legendary Golfer Gary Player On The Death Of The Eisenhower Tree

Golf legend Gary Player joins us to discuss the death of the tree that plagued U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower’s golf game.

February 22nd, 2014

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik runs down the list of this week’s music

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