April 23rd, 2016

3 Stories You Should Know: Steph’s Ankle, Ads On Jerseys, Time 100

Could Stephen Curry’s ankle injury actually be good for the NBA? Is it a shrewd business move to put ads on NBA jerseys? And which athletes should have been included on Time’s list of 100 Most Influential People? Erik Malinowski and Mina Kimes join Bill Littlefield.

April 20th, 2016

What To Do While Waiting For The Inevitable Spurs-Warriors Matchup

The regular season series between the Warriors and the Spurs was the highlight of the NBA season. Hoops fans are itching for more — but it will be another four weeks before the teams can meet again in the Western Conference Finals. Don’t fret. Here are some ways you can pass the time.

April 16th, 2016

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

The Golden State Warriors made history Wednesday night when they won their 73rd game. Did Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce stay up to watch? Bill and Charlie also talk NBA playoff odds and Jordan Spieth’s historic Masters collapse. Plus, is it too early to hop aboard the Cubs’ bandwagon?

April 16th, 2016

No Matter The Sport, Women Athletes Are Always Paid Less

No one is surprised that women get paid less than men in sports. The same is true in nearly every other profession. What’s surprising is that female athletes routinely get paid less than they should, even after accounting for revenue, profits and popularity. Bill Littlefield explores the story.

April 14th, 2016

Mamba Out: The Best Moments From Kobe’s Retirement Tour

Wednesday night brought an end to Kobe Bryant’s career and his five-month long retirement tour. Much has been said about the merits of a season-long tribute, but there’s no doubt that they provide for some pretty memorable moments. Here are some of the best, and weirdest, moments from Bryant’s send-off.

April 2nd, 2016

3 Stories You Should Know: Lakers Scandal, NCAA Transfers, USWNT Wages

What does the D’Angelo Russell-Nick Young saga say about the social media era? Does the NCAA need to change its transfer rules? And, does the USWNT have a proper case against the U.S. Soccer Federation for wage discrimination? Michael Lee and Patrick Hruby join Bill for 3 Stories You Should Know.

March 26th, 2016

Jonathan Abrams On Lenny Cooke And The NBA’s Prep-To-Pro Era

Fifteen years ago, Lenny Cooke seemed to be a player of infinite promise, poised to enter the NBA Draft out of high school. But unlike his contemporary LeBron James, Cooke went undrafted and faded into obscurity. Bill speaks to author and basketball writer Jonathan Abrams about Cooke’s story and the NBA’s age limit.

March 11th, 2016

Time To Say Goodbye: Memorable Athlete Retirements

Peyton Manning is not the first, and won’t be the last, athlete to retire in memorable fashion. Here’s a look back at some other notable moments.

March 1st, 2016

Damian Lillard, Shaq, Serena Williams And Other Notable Rap-letes

When Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was left off of the 2016 NBA All-Star team, he responded in the recording booth. Lillard is far from the first athlete to try his hand at rapping. From Shaq to Clint Dempsey, here are other notable players that have stepped behind the mic.

February 27th, 2016

3 Stories You Should Know: Medical Privacy, Golden State, Court Storming

Can everyone agree that tweeting an athlete’s medical records is an overreach? Is there any limit to the dominance of the Golden State Warriors? And is court storming a fun college tradition or a dangerous phenomenon? Michael Lee and Shira Springer join Bill Littlefield to discuss.

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