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Saturday, July 26, 2014

July 26th, 2014

Concerns Mount Over NFL Concussion Deal

The NFL has agreed to pay former players for the long-term effects of concussions, but some are concerned the deal will exclude many of those who need help. Bill Littlefield speaks with Sports on Earth’s Patrick Hruby.

July 26th, 2014

McIlroy – Woods: A Rivalry That Could Save Golf?

With his win at the British Open, Rory McIlroy became the first golfer since Tiger Woods to win three majors by age 25. Meanwhile, Woods’ career seems to be going in the opposite direction. ESPN’s Farrell Evans joins Bill Littlefield.

July 26th, 2014

As Traditional Golf Courses Shutter, Topgolf Draws Crowds

While the rest of the golf industry is in a tailspin, one company has managed to thrive. Using new technology, Topgolf is drawing crowds to its 10 locations in the United States. Topgolf CEO Ken May joins Bill Littlefield to share the company’s secrets.

July 26th, 2014

Tim Kurkjian On Theo Epstein And MLB’s Competitive Balance Draft Lottery

The competitive balance lottery was designed to help struggling MLB franchises. So why are the St. Louis Cardinals, winners of two World Series titles in the last decade, being awarded an extra draft pick? ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

July 26th, 2014

Drama And Heroics At Wiffle Ball All-Star Game

The Golden Stick Wiffle League All-Star series featured the best wiffle ball players from around the world — or at least the Northeast. Bill Littlefield was there to witness the fluttering pitches, the home run trots and the high hopes for the sport’s future.

July 26th, 2014
By Dan Brekke

Senior Hockey Tournament Honors ‘Peanuts’ Cartoonist On Home Ice

At an ice rink just north of San Francisco, players are proving the game of hockey is both timeless and, well…ageless. KQED’s Dan Brekke reports on a senior hockey tournament with close ties to a beloved American cartoonist.

July 26th, 2014

Crime And Punishment in Sports

How do our games respond to domestic violence? This week, the NFL suspended Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice for two games while the Minnesota Twins canceled the ceremony to honor former second baseman Chuck Knoblauch. Bill Littlefield weighs in.

July 26th, 2014

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss Donald Sterling’s latest lawsuit, the Baseball Hall of Fame’s most recent honorees and news from NFL training camps.

July 26th, 2014

Ji Cheng: China’s Rep At The Tour De France

Ji Cheng, the first Chinese rider to compete in the Tour de France, will likely finish in last place. But Ji isn’t upset about his position. Ian Austen of The New York Times joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

July 26th, 2014

Commonwealth Games: 71 Teams, 4,500 Athletes And A Common Bond In Glasgow

One of the world’s largest sporting events is happening now, and if you’re from the United States, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of it. From Canada to Cameroon and Pakistan to Papua-New Guinea, more than 4,500 athletes have traveled to Scotland for the 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games.

July 26th, 2014

Music On Only A Game

                The Simpson’s Theme by Adam Mormolstein (from Band Camp)   The Snail is Fast by Nomadik and V12 (from Turbo: The Motion Picture Soundtrack, Relativity, 2013)    Roller Boogie by Bisquit (from Roller Boogie Soundtrack, Casablanca, 1979)   Scottish National Anthem (Scotland the Brave) by The Scottish […]

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