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Only A Blog
August 21st, 2014

In The NFL, It’s Raining Flags

If you like football and yellow’s your favorite color, you’re in luck. NFL penalty flags are logging some serious frequent flier miles this preseason as officials work to enforce the league’s “points of emphasis” for the upcoming season.

Commentary
August 20th, 2014

‘If They Don’t Win It’s A Shame:’ What’s Happened To Youth Baseball?

With the Little League World Series championship this Sunday, Bill Littlefield reflects on “America’s Pastime,” which each year seems to become less and less of a pastime for young ballplayers.

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August 16th, 2014

Ancient Game Of Lawn Bowls Adds New Chapter In Glasgow

Lawn bowls was already old when Shakespeare started mentioning it in his plays. At the Commonwealth Games in Scotland, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou got a primer on this ancient game from some of the world’s best bowlers.

Featured Book
August 16th, 2014

‘Football’ Collects Writing From All Sides Of Gridiron

Some say baseball and boxing produce the best writing about sports, but a new collection of football essays challenges that notion. Bill Littlefield speaks with John Schulian, editor of ‘Football: Great Writing About The National Sport.”

Feature
August 16th, 2014
By George Lavender

‘Power Soccer’ Puts Wheelchair Athletes Into The Game

The U.S. men didn’t bring home any hardware from this year’s World Cup in Brazil, but there’s one U.S. national soccer side currently in possession of the cup, with the help of electric motors. George Lavender introduces us to the champions of “power soccer.”

Feature
August 16th, 2014
By Afi Scruggs

As Culture Shifts, Gay Games 9 Looks To The Future

The Gay Games were originally intended to change minds about gay athletes. But with more athletes coming out, the Gay Games can focus on sports, not politics. Afi Scruggs reports from Cleveland.

Only A Blog
August 14th, 2014
By Martin Kessler

The O’Bannon Decision: What Does It Mean For Athletes And The NCAA?

The NCAA can no longer prohibit schools from compensating men’s basketball and football players. But will players be paid fairly? And does the ruling mean the end for schools with smaller athletic budgets? We round up some of the pros and cons.

Feature
August 9th, 2014
By Beverly Amsler

Family, Football And Bare Feet: ‘The Shoeless Wonders,’ An Unlikely Football Dynasty

For more than 30 years, children from the Presbyterian Home in Lynchburg, Va., defeated rival football teams while playing in their bare feet. The “Shoeless Wonders” gained national attention and are now the subject of an upcoming movie. Beverly Amsler speaks with three former Shoeless Wonders about the team.

In The News
August 9th, 2014

Former Teammate Assesses Becky Hammon’s New Role As NBA Pioneer

The San Antonio Spurs have hired WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. Is this a sign that more women will fill the NBA coaching ranks? ESPNW’s Kate Fagan shares her thoughts.

Only A Blog
August 6th, 2014
By Martin Kessler

Kevin Durant, Misty Copeland And Under Armour’s Big Moves

Under Armour has made two moves this past week that could expand the reach of the sports apparel company.

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