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January 24th, 2014

An Excerpt From ‘Ping Pong Diplomacy’

An excerpt from “Ping Pong Diplomacy” by Nicholas Griffin.

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January 11th, 2014

‘Kick And Run’ Explores Life Through Soccer

In his new memoir, author Jonathan Wilson recounts his life, through the lens of soccer. The author joins Bill Littlefield to discuss “Kick and Run.”

January 9th, 2014

An Excerpt From ‘Kick And Run’

An excerpt from ‘Kick and Run: Memoir with Soccer Ball” by Jonathan Wilson.

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January 4th, 2014

The Best American Sports Writing

The best sports writing isn’t really about sports, at least not according to Best American Sports Writing Series Editor Glenn Stout. Bill speaks with Glenn and with 8-time contributor ESPN’s Wright Thompson.

Interview
December 28th, 2013

Phil Jackson Reflects On His Historic NBA Career In ‘Eleven Rings’

Phil Jackson won more NBA rings than any other coach. Bill Littlefield talks with Jackson about his days as a player, his more unusual coaching techniques, Shaquille O’Neal’s shy side, and his book ‘Eleven Rings.’

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December 21st, 2013

In Rwanda, Cycling Is More Than A Sport

Tim Lewis joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book, ‘The Land of Second Chances,’ and to explain how a bicycle can change lives in Rwanda.

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December 14th, 2013

In ‘Offensive Conduct,’ NFL Great Hannah Details His ‘Living Nightmare’

Football fans know John Hannah as one of the game’s finest offensive lineman. But his recent autobiography reveals the personal struggles he faced during and after his football career.

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November 30th, 2013

‘Collision Low Crossers’ Shares Intimate Portrait of New York Jets

Nicholas Dawidoff spent a year with the New York Jets. He joined Bill to discuss his book, ‘Collision Low Crossers,’ which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the team’s 2011 season.

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November 22nd, 2013

‘Our Boston’ Essay: Is Boston Really A Great Sports Town?

Is Boston a great sports town? That’s the question Bill Littlefield sets out to answer in his chapter of ‘Our Boston,’ a collection of essays about the city by Boston-area writers.

In Depth
October 12th, 2013

Weighing In On ‘League Of Denial’

After weeks of anticipation, the Frontline documentary “League of Denial” aired Tuesday. The movie–and its accompanying book–sharply criticize the NFL’s handling of the concussion crisis. But will anything change? Bill Littlefield weighs in.

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