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September 6th, 2014

‘Club Soccer 101′ Highlights Sports’ Best Stories

Need an introduction to soccer beyond MLS? Luke Dempsey’s got you covered with ‘Club Soccer 101: The Essential Guide to the Stars, Stats, and Stories of 101 of the Greatest Teams in the World.’ Dempsey spoke with Bill Littlefield.

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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.”

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August 9th, 2014

‘A Good Walkthrough’ Explores ‘Insider’ Football — And Lots Of It

Mike Tanier’s “A Good Walkthrough” is packed with stories from the writer’s time at Football Outsiders, providing plenty of material for the avid football fan. Tanier spoke with Bill Littlefield.

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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.

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June 28th, 2014

‘The Chalmers Race’ Remembers Controversial 1910 Batting Title

In 1910, when Hugh Chalmers offered one of his sought-after cars to the winner of the 1910 batting title, a battle ensued between Ty Cobb and Napoleon Lajoie. Rick Huhn’s ‘The Chalmers Race’ captures the controversial events surrounding that contest. Huhn joined Bill Littlefield.

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June 21st, 2014

Rick Reilly Gets Personal In ‘Tiger, Meet My Sister…’

ESPN columnist Rick Reilly has made a career out of his detailed, often hilarious profiles of athletes from all walks of life. In his new book, “Tiger, Meet My Sister…: And Other Things I Probably Shouldn’t Have Said,” he collects some of his most memorable columns. Reilly joined Bill Littlefield.

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June 14th, 2014

‘The Big Fix’ Explores Soccer’s Betting Scandals

During the World Cup, gamblers worldwide bet on every facet of the month-long contest. But is the Cup safe from the match-fixing that plagues the lower levels of soccer on every continent? Brett Forrest, author of ‘The Big Fix’ joined Bill Littlefield.

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June 7th, 2014

‘Eight World Cups’ Finds Missteps And Joy In Soccer’s Grand Tournament

In ‘Eight World Cups’ George Vecsey chronicles his travels to past World Cups, as well as his analysis of soccer’s big-picture concerns and controversies. The author joins Bill Littlefield.

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May 31st, 2014

‘Duel For The Crown’ Captures Legendary Triple Crown Rivalry

‘Duel for the Crown’ by Linda Carroll and David Rosner delves into the legendary rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar for the 1978 Triple Crown. Carroll joins Bill Littlefield.

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April 19th, 2014

Remembering ‘The Bilko Athletic Club’

Before the Dodgers moved to L.A., the biggest name in town was Steve Bilko. He played for the Los Angeles Angel of the Pacific Coast League, but author Gaylon White says the team was better known as the Bilko Athletic Club. The author joins Bill.

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