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May 21st, 2011

Teammate Says Lance Armstrong Took EPO

Retired American cyclist Tyler Hamilton has accused former teammate Lance Armstrong of injecting himself with the blood booster EPO during Armstrong’s first Tour De France win in 1999 and while training for the event in 2000 and 2001. Armstrong denies Hamilton’s claims, and hopes his perfect drug test record will speak for itself.

May 10th, 2011

Not Dead Yet

Phil Southerland, competitive cyclist and founder of Team Type 1, joined Bill Littlefield for a conversation about living (and competing) with diabetes back in March. His new biography, Not Dead Yet, is now available in bookstores.

March 5th, 2011

Team Type 1 and the Race Against Diabetes

Phil Southerland was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at seven months old and must test his blood sugar up to 20 times a day. However, Southerland hasn’t let the disease stop him. He cycled at the collegiate level and co-founded Team Type 1, a professional cycling team for athletes with diabetes. Bill talks with Southerland about raising diabetes awareness across the globe.

February 16th, 2011

Lance Armstrong: Retirement 2.0

After un-retiring in 2009, Lance Armstrong has once again called it quits. Bill Littlefield probably isn’t the only one who wonders if this retirement will stick.

January 22nd, 2011

“The Case Against Lance Armstrong”

Cyclist Lance Armstrong is ¬†facing a federal investigation examining allegations that he organized blood doping on the US Postal Service team between 1999 and 2004. Armstrong has vehemently denied ever using performance enhancers. In their article, “The Case Against Lance Armstrong” in the current issue of Sports Illustrated, reporters David Epstein and Selena Roberts examine […]

October 2nd, 2010

I Won't Have What He's Having

Anyone know which supermarket sells that steroid meat Alberto Contador’s been eating? Charlie Pierce joins Bill to discuss the cyclist’s strange doping explanation and the rest of the week’s sports news.

July 17th, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

This week on Only A Game, Lance Armstrong may not be wearing his customary yellow jersey at this year’s Tour de France, but the race has still provided plenty of fireworks (and even some flying fists). Plus, Greg Echlin reports on Marion Jones’ comeback not on the track, but on the basketball court. Also, author Dave Zirin speaks about how George Steinbrenner changed the business of sports ownership, and Bill talks to Esquire writer Chris Jones about the man who figured out “The Price is Right.”

July 10th, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Whether you think LeBron James is a selfless future NBA champion or a traitorous reality TV star, his announcement live on ESPN that he will play for the Miami Heat finally ended the circus that has dominated sports conversation for months. Saturday on Only A Game, Bill speaks with FoxSports.com’s Kevin Hench about the end of LeBronapalooza. Plus, biking in the Big Apple, Tim Kurkijan recaps the first half of the baseball season, and Bill previews Sunday’s World Cup Final. Join us.

July 8th, 2010

Bike Snob

You might want to think twice before swinging open your car door into the legs of a passing biker. Otherwise, you may become a target of ridicule for Eben Weiss, author of the popular blog Bike Snob NYC. Now, Weiss has written a book, in which he unleashes his snarky wit on anyone from pretentious Brooklyn pedestrians to professional cyclists. Bill provides his review of Bike Snob.

May 22nd, 2010

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

This week on “Only a Game,” NASCAR’s gas men, jack men, and catch can men compete trackside in the pit crew challenge, Diego Maradona tries to hold it together for the World Cup, and Henry “The Hammer” Aaron gets a big, thick book.

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