Saturday, August 2, 2014

August 2nd, 2014

Lester, Lackey Gone As Sox Deal Big At Deadline

A flurry of trades from the Red Sox at the deadline have altered pennant races in multiple divisions (and leagues), while leaving the Fenway Faithful with mixed opinions. Bill Littlefield has the story and a reaction or two.

August 2nd, 2014

National Basketball Player’s Association Elects New Leader

Michele Roberts is the first female union head for a major North American male pro sports league, but that’s not the only reason her selection to lead the NBPA is intriguing. Sam Amick of USA Today joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

August 2nd, 2014

Meet Michele Roberts: The NBPA's New Boss

The NBA is headed for more labor woes in the summer of 2017 but newly elected National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts doesn’t expect a “barnyard fight.” She shares her vision with Bill Littlefield.

August 2nd, 2014

Can Byron Scott Bring ‘Showtime’ Back To LA?

New Lakers head coach Byron Scott knows how to win in Los Angeles, but the former point guard may have been dealt a losing hand. Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times joins Bill Littlefield to assess the team’s future.

August 2nd, 2014

Ray Guy: The First Punter To Reach The Hall Of Fame

On Saturday, Ray Guy will become the first punter to be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Doug Tribou talks to the former Raider about his colorful career.

August 2nd, 2014

‘Race Horse Men’ Examines Horse Racing In The Antebellum South

Katherine Mooney’s “Race Horse Men: How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack” discusses the meteoric rise of early horse racing and illuminates how slavery became an inseparable aspect of antebellum America’s favorite sport.

August 2nd, 2014

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the winners and losers of MLB’s trade deadline, Houston running back Arian Foster’s strategy to deal with the media and scratch and sniff tickets for fans of the Oregon Ducks.

August 2nd, 2014

Team Ethan Takes On Cleveland Triathlon

Rachel Prior, 12, completed the Cleveland Triathlon while pushing and pulling her best friend Ethan who has cerebral palsy. She told Bill Littlefield the story of their friendship.

August 2nd, 2014

Skateboarding On The Reservation

For some Native Americans living on reservations in the American Southwest, skateboarding is more than just a recreational activity — it also offers a reprieve from some of life’s challenges. Ken Shulman reports from Arizona.

August 2nd, 2014

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists this week’s sports smash hits.

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