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June 14th, 2014

World Cup Reactions With ESPN’s Roger Bennett

The World Cup has finally begun, as host country Brazil defeated Croatia 3-1. ESPN’s Roger Bennett joined Bill Littlefield to talk about the upcoming matches.

June 14th, 2014
By Matthew Nelson

Angel With The Bent Legs: Garrincha’s Brief Reign Atop The Soccer World

He made his World Cup debut in the same game as Pele and helped Brazil win the World Cup in 1958 and 1962, but Garrincha is unknown to many soccer fans. Matthew Nelson brings us the story of the right winger who overcame physical disability to reach stardom — only to quickly lose his spot at the top.

June 14th, 2014

Kings Knock Off Rangers For Second Title In Three Years

In the NHL, the Los Angeles Kings won their second Stanley Cup in three years with a 3-2, double-overtime win over the New York Rangers on Friday night. Reporter Susan Valot joined Bill Littlefield from Los Angeles after Game 5 to discuss the series.

June 14th, 2014
By Phil Latzman

Ray Allen: Heat’s Elder Statesman Still Shooting

Ray Allen, 38, is the third oldest active player in the NBA, but he’s still playing a critical role for the Miami Heat on the league’s biggest stage.

June 14th, 2014

Where No Trekkie Has Gone Before: A Conversation With NBA Great James Worthy

Hall of Famer James Worthy won three championships over the course of 12 years with the Los Angeles Lakers. But did you know that he also appeared on an episode of Star Trek? Worthy discusses his brief acting career, the 2014 NBA Finals and more with Bill Littlefield.

June 14th, 2014

‘The Big Fix’ Explores Soccer’s Betting Scandals

During the World Cup, gamblers worldwide bet on every facet of the month-long contest. But is the Cup safe from the match-fixing that plagues the lower levels of soccer on every continent? Brett Forrest, author of ‘The Big Fix’ joined Bill Littlefield.

June 14th, 2014

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the Knicks’ plan to keep Carmelo Anthony in New York, FIFA’s strategy to distract soccer fans from controversy, and the Jacksonville Jaguars’ latest bid to keep fans entertained.

June 14th, 2014

New Hall Of Fame Exhibit Honors 100th Anniversary Of Babe Ruth’s MLB Debut

The Baseball Hall of Fame opened a new exhibit on Babe Ruth in honor of the 100th anniversary of his MLB debut. Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson joins Bill Littlefield to talk about the Babe and preview what the Hall has in store for its own anniversary.

June 14th, 2014

Mo Englander: Nearly 80 Years Old But Still Throwing Strikes For His Son

Mo Englander used to pitch for a team of seniors in Quincy, Mass. But the squad disbanded. Now he pitches for a new team: his son’s. Bill Littlefield has the story.

June 14th, 2014

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists this weekend’s sporty song selections

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