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