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Saturday, July 5, 2014

July 5th, 2014

Up Next, 2018: The Future Of The U.S. Men’s National Team

The U.S. made it out of group play at the 2014 World Cup but was stopped in the Round of 16. Can the team go further in in 2018? Greg Lalas of MLSsoccer.com joins Karen Given to discuss what’s next for coach Jurgen Klinsmann and the U.S. national team.

July 5th, 2014

Are Soccer’s Penalty Kicks Too Easy?

Since 1966, players have converted 81 percent of all World Cup penalty kicks. Grantland writer Kirk Goldsberry thinks it’s time for soccer to consider moving the penalty kick spot back.

July 5th, 2014

Tour De France Honors Riders, Soldiers Killed In World War I

The 2014 Tour de France begins Saturday in Leeds, England. This year’s race, which falls on the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, will include a number of tributes to those who were killed.

July 5th, 2014

Penny Hardaway’s Second Act: Coaching Middle School Basketball

This week, former NBA star Penny Hardaway was inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame. Hardaway spoke with Karen Given about his playing days and his new job: coaching at his former middle school in Memphis, Tenn.

July 5th, 2014

WNBA Cashing In With Pro-LGBT Campaign

Early in its history, the WNBA took steps to avoid becoming known as a “lesbian league.” But this summer, the WNBA held its first nationally televised Pride game, acknowledging those fans who’ve been there from the beginning. Karen Given has the story.

July 5th, 2014

‘The Karen’ Will Eat You Alive: ‘Learning To Breathe Fire’ And The Rise Of CrossFit

J.C. Herz’s ‘Learning to Breathe Fire: The Rise of CrossFit and the Primal Future of Fitness’ offers an inside look at the fitness sensation that she describes as “a good cult.” The author joins Karen Given.

July 5th, 2014

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

OAG analyst Charlie Pierce and guest host Karen Given discuss the opposing views of Jurgen Klinsmann and Landon Donovan; tight end Jimmy Graham’s failed attempt to become a wide receiver; and an unusual honor for the NCAA’s president.

July 5th, 2014

Brandi Chastain: Leave Heading To Grown-Ups

Former U.S. women’s national soccer team star Brandi Chastain doesn’t want kids to learn one of the important skills of the game. She explains her reasoning to Karen Given.

July 5th, 2014

Looking Back On Lou Gehrig’s ‘Luckiest Man’ Speech, 75 Years Later

Seventy-five years ago Lou Gehrig delivered his famous farewell speech, widely regarded as the greatest speech in sports history. Richard Sandomir spoke with Karen Given about how the speech has endured since July 4, 1939.

July 5th, 2014

Music On Only A Game

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

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