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January 24th, 2015

PGA Champions Tour, Golf’s Senior Circuit, Turns 35

After 35 years, the PGA’s Champions Tour is still extending older golfers’ careers. And this week, the tour announced a major business deal. OAG’s Doug Tribou talks with golf great Hale Irwin and others about the history and future of the tour.

Profile
January 19th, 2015
By Martin Kessler

That’s Just Wes

Harvard’s Wesley Saunders is one of college basketball’s top players, but he doesn’t act like a typical star. In his four years with the Crimson, the Pokemon-watching forward has developed the image of a nonchalant star, a player who has goofed his way to the top of college basketball. But don’t let that fool you.

Feature
January 17th, 2015
By Sadie Babits

Ice Climbing Festival Breathes Life Into Ouray, Colorado

The world’s top ice climbers flock to the small town of Ouray, Colo. every January for its annual ice festival. Reporter Sadie Babits has the story of how the festival began and why top climbers love Ouray Ice Park.

Feature
January 10th, 2015
By Abigail Wilson

Adaptive Bobsledder Hopes To Compete In 2018 Paralympics

Lance Roop was a high school quarterback when a car accident left him paralyzed from the chest down. He’s now a college sophomore and he competes on the bobsled track. Roop hopes to reach the 2018 Winter Paralympics as an adaptive bobsledder.

In The News
January 10th, 2015

Baseball Hall Of Fame Elects Four New Members

The Baseball Hall of Fame is getting four new members: pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz, along with Craig Biggio. Bill Littlefield has the rundown on the new electees.

Featured Book
January 10th, 2015

In New Biography, Former NHL Goalie Malarchuk Details Brushes With Death

Former hockey goalie Clint Malarchuk suffered a life-threatening injury in 1989 when his neck was slashed by a hockey skate. Off the ice, he’s struggled with mental health problems since childhood. He writes about both issues in his new book “A Matter of Inches,” which he joins Bill Littlefield to discuss.

In The News
January 8th, 2015

Boston Wins U.S. Olympic Bid for Summer 2024: Now What?

Boston is the United States’ choice to host the 2024 Olympic Games, but can the Massachusetts city beat out the international competition? We look at the pros and cons of the bid.

Feature
January 3rd, 2015
By Eilís O’Neil

Running With Purpose: 63 Days To Combat Smoking In Chile

Seventeen years ago, Matías Anguita was smoking as many as three packs of cigarettes a day. Then he quit and started running. Now, he hopes his grueling, two-marathon-a-day trek will inspire others in a country with a widespread smoking problem to quit the habit.

Featured Book
January 3rd, 2015

‘The Best American Sports Writing’ With Christopher McDougall

Series editor Glenn Stout and guest editor Christopher McDougall join Bill Littlefield to discuss the eclectic collection in ‘The Best American Sports Writing 2014.’

Feature
January 3rd, 2015
By Rachel Estabrook

‘Redskins’ Controversy Goes Beyond NFL

Washington’s NFL franchise has been in the spotlight for its controversial nickname, but several dozen high school sports teams are also known as the “Redskins.” Reporter Rachel Estabrook visits one Colorado community that might soon be forced to make a change.

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