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July 4th, 2015

Has The Wrong Coolidge Been Added To The Nats’ Presidents Race?

Calvin Coolidge is joining the Presidents Race, the mascot competition held during Washington Nationals home games. Coolidge was in office the last time a club from D.C. won the World Series. Even so, Ben Freed of the Washingtonian thinks a different Coolidge should be have gotten the call.

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July 4th, 2015
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Physical Pain, Emotional Healing At U.S. Army ‘Combatives’ Tournament

Borrowing techniques from mixed martial arts, the U.S. Army combatives program helps military personnel improve their hand-to-hand combat abilities. Reporter Zachariah Hughes visited a military base in Alaska and found that some soldiers believe practicing this violent skill is a way to heal unseen wounds.

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June 27th, 2015
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The Battle For The Waves: Surfers Vs. S.U.P.ers

Stand-up paddle boarders are encroaching on surfers’ ocean turf. Saul Gonzalez explains the competition to catch waves.

Featured Book
June 27th, 2015

‘Great Men Die Twice’ Revisits The Writing Of Mark Kram

Mark Kram was a legendary sports writer for Sports Illustrated in the 1960s and ’70s. His exit from S.I. caused problems for his son Mark Kram, Jr., who had the name first and also became a sports writer. Kram, Jr. edited the new collection of his father’s work titled “Great Men Die Twice” and joins Bill Littlefield.

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June 27th, 2015

MLB Draft Pick Pat Connaughton Drafted Again By NBA

Most athletes will never be drafted by one pro team, let alone two. Notre Dame graduate Pat Connaughton signed with the Baltimore Orioles in 2014 and this week was chosen in the NBA Draft. In an interview with Bill Littlefield, Connaughton says he’s not ready to pick one sport over the other.

Featured Book
June 20th, 2015

‘You Can’t Make This Up’ Chronicles Al Michaels’ Half Century In Sports

Chances are, if you have watched a sporting event on television, you’ve heard Al Michaels’ voice. Michaels joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his career, his famous “Miracle on Ice” call, and his new memoir, “You Can’t Make This Up.”

Only A Blog
June 17th, 2015

NBA Finals A Win-Win For Australian Hoops Fans

Basketball fans down under were riding high during the NBA Finals. No matter which team won, at least one Aussie was going to be a champion.

Featured Book
June 13th, 2015

‘Split Season’ Details The Strike Shortened 1981 MLB Season

The 1981 baseball season was shaping up to be a great one, behind Pete Rose’s bat and Fernando Valenzuela’s arm. But the season was interrupted by a strike, which is the focus of author and mayor of Cooperstown Jeff Katz’s new book. Katz talked with Bill Littlefield.

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June 13th, 2015
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Against The Odds: Trying To Become A Great American Jockey

The horse racing industry industry is shrinking, but there are still an estimated 2,000 jockeys trying to make it in the U.S. Reporter Anne Marshall spent some time with one young jockey who’s sacrificing his health to break into the sport.

In Depth
June 13th, 2015

Cleveland’s Sports Title Drought: Five Decades And Counting

The Cleveland Cavaliers are two wins away from claiming the first NBA title in team history. If the Cavs can beat Golden State, they’ll also give the city of Cleveland its first pro sports championship in more than 50 years. We asked Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto to share his thoughts about the title drought and his city’s championship close calls through the years.

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