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Feature
August 30th, 2014
By Greg Echlin

For Kansas City Royals’ G.M., Patience Pays Off

The Kansas City Royals haven’t been in the playoffs since they won the 1985 World Series. But that may change this year, thanks in large part to the efforts — and patience — of general manager Dayton Moore.

In The News
August 28th, 2014

Goodell Announces New NFL Domestic Violence Policy

After being widely criticized for his handling of Ravens running back Ray Rice’s suspension, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced new, stricter league policies regarding domestic violence.

Feature
August 23rd, 2014
By Todd Melby

Popping Wheelies And Busting Tires At The Lawnmower Demolition Derby

In Zumbrota, Minn., you don’t need a car to experience Demolition Derby. Todd Melby visits the Goodhue County Fair, where lawnmowers get turned into destructive machines.

Interview
August 23rd, 2014

Dick Bavetta, The NBA’s Iron Ref, Retires After 2,635 Consecutive Games

Dick Bavetta officiated NBA games for 39 years. He worked a record 2635 consecutive regular season games before retiring this week. Bavetta joins Bill Littlefield to look back on his career in stripes.

Featured Book
August 23rd, 2014

‘The Opening Kickoff’ Reveals Parallels Between Football’s Early Years And Today

Pay for play? Academic eligibility issues? Concerns about player safety? Those topics are big news in college football today, but they were just as prevalent in the 1890s when the game was new. Big Ten Network anchor Dave Revsine joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book ‘The Opening Kickoff.’

Feature
August 23rd, 2014
By Charlie Schroeder

7,985 Miles From Williamsport: Hong Kong Plays Little League

Making it as a baseball player in Hong Kong isn’t easy. The fields are unkempt and the opportunities limited. But, as reporter Charlie Schroeder learns, there’s something to gain from learning America’s national pastime abroad.

In Depth
August 23rd, 2014
By Ian Mount

Inequality, Debt Hold Spanish Soccer Back

In Spain’s top soccer league, TV money isn’t split equally. That’s pushed smaller-market teams to spend more to keep up, creating an economic crisis that’s trickled down to the lower leagues. Ian Mount has more from Barcelona.

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.

Feature
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.

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