What happens to baseball players who take performance-enhancing drugs to get to the majors and the teammates they leave behind? Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci joined Bill Littlefield on this week’s Only A Game to discuss that subject.
Athletes have long found themselves in legal trouble for what they do on their own time. But, as the recently abandoned case against Lance Armstrong shows, prosecuting athletes for transgressions that occur during competition is a tricky affair. Bill Littlefield has the story.
Bill Littlefield updates the latest on the Roger Clemens perjury trial.
In the largest ruling of its kind, a federal judge has awarded St. Louis Rams linebacker David Vobora $5.4 million in his suit against a supplement manufacturer whose product was tainted with steroids. Vobora was suspended by the NFL for four games in 2009 after a positive test. He says the court case has restored his reputation, but Only A Game’s Karen Given explores whether that’s possible for Vobora and other athletes who’ve inadvertently run afoul of anti-doping measures.
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 […]
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.
Barry Bonds’ prejury trial was scheduled to begin next week, but a late appeal delayed it. This week on Only A Game, which legal team will hit the most home runs? Also, a World Baseball Classic Preview, and remembering Game 7 of the 1960 World Series between the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates.
It’s hard to find anyone these days who doesn’t have an opinion about Alex Rodriguez’s admission that he used steroids. Bill Littlefield wasn’t one of those who was counting on A-Rod to be the savior of baseball’s reputation. But, he’s still irked by the latest news.
If Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby is The Beatles, then Washington’s Alex Ovechkin must be The Rolling Stones. This week on “Only A Game,” a tale of two hockey rockstars. Also, the latest in the A-Rod affair and a day on the slopes with The National Brotherhood of Skiers.
An old saying recited to young athletes time and time again is that cheaters never prosper. According to the decision by the International Olympics Committee to revoke the gold medals of the relay-mates of admitted steroid user Marion Jones, neither do their teams. What if such a standard, penalizing entire teams for the poor behavior of an individual, were applied to some […]