Picture a distance runner and you probably see someone small and thin. Maybe even shockingly small and thin. But Only A Game’s Karen Given recently attended a running event where bigger is, for once, better.
Richard Hoffer’s ‘Bouts of Mania’ chronicles the “Golden Age” of heavyweight boxing as well as the era’s three main figures: Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Hoffer joins Bill Littlefield.
San Francisco’s long, long goodbye to Candlestick Park continues. This past week saw what was billed as the final football game, ever, at the 54-year-old wind tunnel by the Bay. As KQED’s Dan Brekke reports, 49ers legends and their fans visited the park one last time.
Former U.S. women’s national soccer team star Brandi Chastain doesn’t want kids to learn one of the important skills of the game. She explains her reasoning to Karen Given.
J.C. Herz’s ‘Learning to Breathe Fire: The Rise of CrossFit and the Primal Future of Fitness’ offers an inside look at the fitness sensation that she describes as “a good cult.” The author joins Karen Given.
Early in its history, the WNBA took steps to avoid becoming known as a “lesbian league.” But this summer, the WNBA held its first nationally televised Pride game, acknowledging those fans who’ve been there from the beginning. Karen Given has the story.
In 1910, when Hugh Chalmers offered one of his sought-after cars to the winner of the 1910 batting title, a battle ensued between Ty Cobb and Napoleon Lajoie. Rick Huhn’s ‘The Chalmers Race’ captures the controversial events surrounding that contest. Huhn joined Bill Littlefield.
When young athletes come out of the inner city and try to go pro, the road is rarely traveled alone. Only A Game’s Karen Given introduces us to David Lovett and his mentor.
Like much of the planet, Los Angeles has World Cup fever. And in L.A., you can find fans of any country. Reporter Saul Gonzalez watched games with fans all over the city and talked to them about their soccer loyalties.
New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire has long enjoyed cooking for friends and family. Now, with help from his personal chef Maxcel Hardy, the six-time All Star has released his own cookbook. Stoudemire and Hardy spoke with Only A Game’s Karen Given.