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July 22nd, 2014

Commonwealth Games: More Than A Mirror Of Olympic Sports Schedule

The Commonwealth Games have many of the events you see in the Olympics — and many you don’t. And this year, Commonwealth Games spectators will get a glimpse of some things on the horizon for the Olympics. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports from Glasgow.

Only A Blog
July 22nd, 2014

Commonwealth Games Bring History And The Queen’s Baton To Glasgow

The Olympics have a torch. The Commonwealth Games have the Queen’s Baton, which travels through all of the 71 participating nations and territories on its way to the Games.

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July 19th, 2014

No Shortage Of Real Athletes In ‘Big Man Run’

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.

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July 19th, 2014

Revisiting Ali, Frazier And Foreman In Richard Hoffer’s ‘Bouts of Mania’

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.

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July 19th, 2014
By Dan Brekke

Football Legends Face Off At Candlestick Park’s Farewell Game

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.

Interview
July 5th, 2014

Brandi Chastain: Leave Heading To Grown-Ups

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.

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July 5th, 2014

‘The Karen’ Will Eat You Alive: ‘Learning To Breathe Fire’ And The Rise Of CrossFit

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.

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July 5th, 2014

WNBA Cashing In With Pro-LGBT Campaign

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.

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June 28th, 2014

‘The Chalmers Race’ Remembers Controversial 1910 Batting Title

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.

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June 28th, 2014

A Basketball Dream, But A Backup Plan Too

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.

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