Saturday, June 28, 2014

June 28th, 2014

U.S. Advances In World Cup: ‘This Is A New Tournament’

The U.S. men’s soccer team couldn’t beat Germany on Thursday, but still managed to move on thanks to their goal differential advantage over Ghana and Portugal. Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated joined Bill Littlefield.

June 28th, 2014

World Cup Fever In Los Angeles: One City, Many Fan Bases

Like much of the planet, Los Angeles has World Cup fever. And in L.A., you can find fans of any country. Reporter Saul Gonzalez watched games with fans all over the city and talked to them about their soccer loyalties.

June 28th, 2014

An Open Letter To Soccer-Hating Sports Writers

Every four years they appear: columns by sports writers explaining whey they hate soccer. Bill Littlefield has a tip for those scribes: take a vacation during the World Cup.

June 28th, 2014

Shabazz Napier, LeBron, Carmelo And The Already-Crazy NBA Offseason

It’s the NBA offseason, but teams are still competing. Superstars LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony could potentially be on the move, and the 2014 NBA draft was held on Thursday. USA Today’s Sam Amick joins Bill Littlefield with an update.

June 28th, 2014

A Basketball Dream, But A Backup Plan Too

When young athletes come out of the inner city and try to go pro, the road is rarely traveled alone. Only A Game’s Karen Given introduces us to David Lovett and his mentor.

June 28th, 2014

Damages Not Capped In New NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement

A new agreement would remove a cap on the total damages the NFL could pay retired players suffering from concussion-related health issues. Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann joins Bill Littlefield to explain the latest news.

June 28th, 2014

Sports News Of The Week With Charlie Pierce

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the top picks in the NBA draft, Tim Lincecum’s surprising second no-hitter against the Padres, and a new world record with a holiday twist.

June 28th, 2014

Defending Champ Bartoli Returns To Wimbledon — As A Spectator

In 2013, Marion Bartoli won her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon. It also proved to be her last. The 28 year old Bartoli retired from tennis just 40 days after her victory. This year she returned to Wimbledon to take in the action from the stands.

June 28th, 2014

‘The Chalmers Race’ Remembers Controversial 1910 Batting Title

In 1910, when Hugh Chalmers offered one of his sought-after cars to the winner of the 1910 batting title, a battle ensued between Ty Cobb and Napoleon Lajoie. Rick Huhn’s ‘The Chalmers Race’ captures the controversial events surrounding that contest. Huhn joined Bill Littlefield.

June 28th, 2014

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik runs down this week’s songs.

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