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October 21st, 2014

Dallas Cowboys Cut Michael Sam

The Dallas Cowboys have cut Michael Sam from their practice squad. Sam would be the first openly gay player in NFL history, but has yet to make a regular-season roster.

Feature
October 18th, 2014
By Beverly Amsler

Pea Shooting: A Sport For Everyone

Pea shooting, popular in the U.K. for years, is a relatively new sport in the U.S. Just this month, the first U.S. Championships took place in Roanoke, Va. Beverly Amsler brings us the story.

Featured Book
October 18th, 2014

Biking ‘Mountain To Mountain’ To Improve Lives Of Afghan Women

Shannon Galpin didn’t plan to break cultural norms and ride a mountain bike in Afghanistan. But she did, and her new book, “Mountain To Mountain,” recounts her attempt to have a meaningful dialogue about women’s role in Afghan society.

In Depth
October 18th, 2014

Rule 7.13: Baseball’s Crash Course On Eliminating Home-Plate Collisions

This season Major League Baseball took a crash course in how to eliminate collisions at home plate. In its first year, Rule 7.13 has been celebrated and criticized, but a much bigger injury risk is still in play for catchers. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.

Feature
October 11th, 2014
By Annie Ropeik

Alaskan Soccer Game With Roots In Russian-American Fishing Venture

Inspired by a silver trophy from 1987, a diverse group of athletes in a remote Alaskan fishing hub recently participated in the International Friendship Cup. Annie Ropeik has the story of this unique community-building soccer tournament on Unalaska Island.

Featured Book
October 11th, 2014

Daniel Rodriguez: From Soldier To College Athlete In ‘Rise’

While serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, Daniel Rodriguez made a promise — that when he returned home, he would play college football. Rodriguez joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book, ‘Rise: A Soldier, a Dream, and a Promise Kept.’

Feature
October 4th, 2014
By George Lavender

Baseball Behind Bars: A Tradition At San Quentin State Prison

The San Francisco Giants clinched their spot in the MLB playoffs this week. At San Quentin State Prison in California, another Giants team has already played their championship game. George Lavender travels to San Quentin to tell the story.

In Depth
October 4th, 2014

A Sub-Two-Hour Marathon? An Exercise Physiologist Weighs In

Last weekend, Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto broke the marathon world record by 26 seconds, finishing in 2:02:57. This has led many to conclude that a sub-two-hour marathon is imminent. Exercise physiologist Ross Tucker tells Bill Littlefield why such thinking is premature.

Interview
October 4th, 2014

Women’s Soccer Stars Sue Over Artificial Turf Plan At World Cup

Games at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup are scheduled to be played on artificial turf. Players from around the world have filed a lawsuit that claims gender discrimination. Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl and U.S. player Heather O’Reilly join Bill Littlefield to delve into the story.

Featured Book
October 4th, 2014

‘Boy On Ice’ Details Troubled Life Of NHL Enforcer Boogaard

John Branch’s new book “Boy On Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard” profiles the career of a pro hockey “enforcer.” Branch joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his book and the culture surrounding concussions in the NHL.

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