He made his World Cup debut in the same game as Pele and helped Brazil win the World Cup in 1958 and 1962, but Garrincha is unknown to many soccer fans. Matthew Nelson brings us the story of the right winger who overcame physical disability to reach stardom — only to quickly lose his spot at the top.
The organization Homeless Soccer works to provide sports to Chile’s homeless and has been enjoying huge success — including a berth in the 2011 Homeless World Cup. Eilís O’Neill has the story.
In ‘Eight World Cups’ George Vecsey chronicles his travels to past World Cups, as well as his analysis of soccer’s big-picture concerns and controversies. The author joins Bill Littlefield.
Though former Olympic swimmer Dara Torres won’t be participating in the upcoming Rio games, the 47-year-old Torres is still working hard to get kids — including her own — to swim competitively. Bill Littlefield has the story.
David Robinson knows a thing or two about the NBA Finals. Over the course of 14 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, Robinson earned the NBA’s Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and MVP, along with two championship rings. He joins Bill Littlefield.
In southeast Alaska, high school sports teams must travel by air or water to compete against each other. It’s difficult, but also a unique bonding experience. Emily Files spent time with the high school JV girls soccer team, the Lady Kings of Ketchikan.
‘Duel for the Crown’ by Linda Carroll and David Rosner delves into the legendary rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar for the 1978 Triple Crown. Carroll joins Bill Littlefield.
In the 1962 NFL season, Washington became the last franchise to add a black player to its roster. His name is Bobby Mitchell. The Hall of Famer recently broke his silence about the controversy over the team name Redskins. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.
What would he say if the Cleveland Cavaliers asked for advice on who take with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft? Hall of Fame Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski joins Bill Littlefield to answer that question and to discuss hip replacements, Olympic basketball and NBA prospect Jabari Parker.
The NCAA has long held the legal right to use student-athletes’ likenesses for profit. But today, some athletes are fighting to be compensated for their work inside and outside of sports. Harvest Public Media’s Jeremy Bernfeld reports from Kansas.