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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.

Feature
August 2nd, 2014
By Ken Shulman

Skateboarding On The Reservation

For some Native Americans living on reservations in the American Southwest, skateboarding is more than just a recreational activity — it also offers a reprieve from some of life’s challenges. Ken Shulman reports from Arizona.

In Depth
August 2nd, 2014

Team Ethan Takes On Cleveland Triathlon

Rachel Prior, 12, completed the Cleveland Triathlon while pushing and pulling her best friend Ethan who has cerebral palsy. She told Bill Littlefield the story of their friendship.

Interview
August 2nd, 2014

Ray Guy: The First Punter To Reach The Hall Of Fame

On Saturday, Ray Guy will become the first punter to be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Doug Tribou talks to the former Raider about his colorful career.

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