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August 16th, 2014

Why Are NFL Joint Training Camps On The Rise?

In preparation for the 2014 regular season, 13 NFL teams are participating in joint practices with other teams. ESPN senior NFL writer and commentator John Clayton joins Bill Littlefield to explain why.

August 16th, 2014

No Quarterback, No Problem For Alabama?

Even with an unknown starting quarterback, Alabama enters the 2014 season ranked No. 2 in the country. Some say coach Nick Saban has created a system with an interchangeable quarterback. But will that strategy continue to work for the Crimson Tide?

August 16th, 2014
By Afi Scruggs

As Culture Shifts, Gay Games 9 Looks To The Future

The Gay Games were originally intended to change minds about gay athletes. But with more athletes coming out, the Gay Games can focus on sports, not politics. Afi Scruggs reports from Cleveland.

August 16th, 2014

Making Racing Safer In The Wake Of Kevin Ward’s Death

Last Saturday, 20-year-old Sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. was struck and killed by the car driven by NASCAR’s Tony Stewart. Bill Littlefield speaks with ESPN the Magazine’s Ryan McGee about the dangers inherent in the sport.

August 16th, 2014
By George Lavender

‘Power Soccer’ Puts Wheelchair Athletes Into The Game

The U.S. men didn’t bring home any hardware from this year’s World Cup in Brazil, but there’s one U.S. national soccer side currently in possession of the cup, with the help of electric motors. George Lavender introduces us to the champions of “power soccer.”

August 16th, 2014

‘Football’ Collects Writing From All Sides Of Gridiron

Some say baseball and boxing produce the best writing about sports, but a new collection of football essays challenges that notion. Bill Littlefield speaks with John Schulian, editor of ‘Football: Great Writing About The National Sport.”

August 16th, 2014

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward, Jr.; MLB’s new commissioner; and the distinction Buffalo Bills fans might not be proud to have earned.

August 16th, 2014

Why Olympic Skiers And Snowboarders Are Training In The Ocean

A group of Olympian skiers and snowboarders are diving dozens of feet under water and holding their breath for several minutes. The idea? Learning how to stay calm under pressure. The Wall Street Journal’s Matthew Futterman joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

August 16th, 2014

Ancient Game Of Lawn Bowls Adds New Chapter In Glasgow

Lawn bowls was already old when Shakespeare started mentioning it in his plays. At the Commonwealth Games in Scotland, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou got a primer on this ancient game from some of the world’s best bowlers.

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