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May 14th, 2014

Sterling Continues To Detract From NBA Playoffs

Getting banned from the NBA has not silenced L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Bill Littlefield speculates on how all this is going down in the mind of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

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May 10th, 2014

‘Cheap Shot’ Brings Sports To Spenser Revival

Ace Atkins took over the Spenser series for Robert B. Parker after his death in 2010. His newest book ‘Cheap Shot’ has a sports hook. Atkins joins Bill Littlefield to discuss this novel and what it’s like to take over for another author.

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May 8th, 2014

World Cup Runneth Over With Unfulfilled Promises

As Brazil prepares for the World Cup, the enthusiasm has been palpable, but so has the dismay at promises broken and needs unmet. Bill Littlefield looks at the complexities of coordinating major sporting events.

Featured Book
May 3rd, 2014

‘The Reappearing Act’ Shares Fagan’s Experience Coming Out In Paranoid World Of College Athletics

‘The Reappearing Act’ chronicles Kate Fagan’s experience playing division I college basketball on a team filled with born-again Christians. She shares her story with Bill Littlefield.

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April 30th, 2014

Lifetime Ban For Clippers Owner Donald Sterling

On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that he was banning L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fining him $2.5 million for his racist comments that became public over the weekend. Silver is also pushing a vote that could force Sterling to sell the team. Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts on the situation.

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April 23rd, 2014

Quest For Seguin’s Cup

Sports fans are notorious for collecting obscure souvenirs of their favorite players. After one momento from last season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs was listed on eBay, Bill Littlefield wonders if fans have finally gone too far.

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April 16th, 2014

On Baseball In April

The cold, sometimes wet stretch of weather at the start of the baseball season has reminded Bill Littlefield of some of his most disappointing baseball days.

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April 9th, 2014

What This Year’s Boston Marathon Is About

Perhaps staging the largest, loudest Boston Marathon ever will be a way to say that “the best” can exercise “passionate intensity” in asserting that madness and murderous violence won’t prevail.

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April 5th, 2014
By Dr. Evelyn Dean-Olmsted

The Anthropology Of Basketball Fandom

Dr. Evelyn Dean-Olmsted, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras reflects on the game that helped her to realize that she loved basketball.

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April 2nd, 2014

Casino Logo Added To Fenway’s Green Monster

The Boston Red Sox have added a new sign to the Green Monster. It’s an ad for a casino. Bill Littlefield imagines some fans may be uncomfortable with the change.

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