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June 14th, 2014
By Matthew Nelson

Angel With The Bent Legs: Garrincha’s Brief Reign Atop The Soccer World

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.

Feature
June 7th, 2014
By Eilís O’Neill

For Chile’s Homeless, Soccer Is More Than A Game

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.

Featured Book
June 7th, 2014

‘Eight World Cups’ Finds Missteps And Joy In Soccer’s Grand Tournament

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.

Feature
June 7th, 2014

Five-Time Olympian Dara Torres: Out Of The Water But Close To The Pool

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.

Interview
June 7th, 2014

From The Navy To The Hall Of Fame: A Conversation With David Robinson

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.

Feature
May 31st, 2014
By Emily Files

Tough Travel Schedules For Alaskan Sports Teams

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.

Featured Book
May 31st, 2014

‘Duel For The Crown’ Captures Legendary Triple Crown Rivalry

‘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.

Sports History
May 31st, 2014

Bobby Mitchell, Washington’s First Black Player, Addresses Redskins Controversy

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.

Interview
May 24th, 2014

A Conversation With Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski

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.

Feature
May 24th, 2014

Who Can Profit Off A College Athlete's Image? Not The Athlete

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.

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