August 8th, 2015

Game Of Drones: Drone Racing Takes Flight In Los Angeles

What do you get when you combine flying gadgets, high-tech goggles and competitive racing? From Los Angeles, Saul Gonzalez has the answer: a drone race.

August 8th, 2015

Laughter In Paris, But Lament Back Home

On a recent vacation, Bill Littlefield found himself surrounded by people laughing and playing in a Paris park. That got him to thinking about some notable sports figures back home who probably weren’t sharing the good cheer.

In Depth
August 1st, 2015

Dutee Chand Wins Gender Fight In Track And Field

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has naturally high levels of testerone. Last year, the IAAF banned her from competing against other women. This week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport allowed Chand to run again. Only A Game spoke with Juliet Macur from New York Times.

Only A Blog
July 29th, 2015

Combo Sports: When Two Sports Become One

Why play a single sport when you could play two — at the same time? From Chess Boxing to Headis, Only A Game takes a look at four hybrid sports that have gained popularity.

Only A Blog
July 28th, 2015

Hyperandrogenic Sprinter Wins Right To Race

Sport’s highest court has ruled that Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, who has naturally high levels of testosterone, can compete against other women again.

July 25th, 2015

Dogs Play For Free At Sunningdale Golf Club

At the Sunningdale Golf Club outside of London, dogs are free to roam the course with their owners. It’s a tradition that dates back more than 100 years. Secretary Stephen Toon explains the history — and shares his favorite story from the dog-friendly links.

Featured Book
July 25th, 2015

‘Dancing With The Devil’ Details Rio’s Prep For 2016 Olympics

When Rio de Janeiro was awarded the Summer Olympics, Brazilians celebrated. Six years, an economic nosedive and a World Cup later, the country’s residents feel very differently. In her new book “Dancing with the Devil in the City of God,” Brazilian journalist Juliana Barbassa chronicles the change.

July 18th, 2015

Pes├Ąpallo: Finland’s Faster, Action-Packed Version Of Baseball

“It’s a little bit of ‘just like baseball’ and ‘nothing like baseball.'” — that’s how the Wall Street Journal’s Brian Costa describes Pes├Ąpallo, a Finnish version of baseball that features very few strikeouts and a whole lot of running. Costa recently traveled to Finland to check out the sport and he joins Bill Littlefield to share what he learned.

Featured Book
July 11th, 2015

‘Bulls Before Breakfast’ Recaps 12 Years — And Counting — Of Running With The Bulls

Peter Milligan has run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, for the last 12 years. In his new book “Bulls Before Breakfast,” Milligan explains why he keeps going back year after year.

July 1st, 2015

Commentary: La Liga Appeals To FIFA — On Its Own Terms

Spain’s top soccer league, La Liga, filed an appeal to FIFA regarding the timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The competition is set to take place in November and December instead of during the summer, as is custom. Bill Littlefield weighs in on the situation.

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