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March 8th, 2014

Paralympics: Keeping Politics Out Of Sports

Now that the Olympics are over, the Paralympics in Sochi have begun. Bill Littlefield is joined by Craig Spence of the International Paralympic Committee to discuss how the crisis in Ukraine is–and isn’t–impacting the event.

March 8th, 2014

New Zealand Boy Losing His Sight Adds NBA Game To Visual Memory Bank

If you knew you were going blind, what would you go to see while you still could? A 12-year-old boy from New Zealand suffering from a degenerative eye condition traveled to the U.S. to see an NBA game. OAG’s Doug Tribou reports.

March 8th, 2014

Spring Training Mishaps With Tim Kurkjian

From intentionally dropped fly balls to a player running out to Wal-Mart to buy a glove, ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian shares his favorite stories from spring training.

March 8th, 2014

Sporting KC Hopes For MLS Repeat

The MLS season kicks off this weekend. Bill Littlefield chats with Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star about defending champions Sporting Kansas City and their prospects this season.

March 8th, 2014

UNC Hoops Legend Dean Smith Struggles With Dementia

Dean Smith won 879 games and two national titles while coaching the North Carolina men’s basketball team from 1961 to 1997. Now he’s suffering from dementia, a struggle chronicled by Tommy Tomlinson in his piece “Precious Memories.”

March 8th, 2014

‘Showtime’ Showcases Lakers’ Golden Years

The Lakers may be struggling today, but in the 1980s they won five NBA titles. Jeff Pearlman joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book ‘Showtime’ which looks at L.A.’s glitz-and-glamour dynasty.

March 8th, 2014

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

OAG analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill to discuss MLS soccer’s popularity with teenage boys; Gregg Popovich’s fallback coaching advice; Manny Ramirez’s chances of getting back into the MLB; and the Lakers lopsided loss.

March 8th, 2014

What Happened To Wheaties?

Star athletes still make it onto Wheaties boxes. But it seems that the cereal’s reign of popularity may be waning. The Wall Street Journal’s Kevin Helliker joins Bill Littlefield to discuss what’s happening to The Breakfast of Champions.

March 8th, 2014
By Rowan Moore Gerety

D-League Offers A Shot At The NBA Dream, Minus The Glamour

The average NBA player earns over $5 million a season, but there are only 400 jobs in the NBA. For players in the NBA Development League, life is a bit different. Rowan Moore Gerety has our story.

March 8th, 2014

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists this week’s music.

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