In Argentina, boys are given soccer balls on their first birthdays and men play the game with their friends after work. But women are generally excluded from the fun, and women’s soccer is never shown on television. In Buenos Aires, Eilís O’Neill met up with some women who’ve decided it’s time for things to change.
Imagine two nations that have more in common than most families. Then imagine four wars and a stockpile of nuclear weapons on both sides. This is the backstory each time India and Pakistan meet to play cricket. India and Pakistan recently played a three-game series in Delhi and Calcutta. Only A Game’s Ken Shulman was there.
A Massachusetts slow-pitch, senior softball league has been sending teams to Cuba for exhibition games since 2009. But this year, for the first time, a Cuban team received permission to come to the U.S. They just finished a week of games and festivities. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou covered the visit.
The Liverpool Football Club’s game against A.S. Roma at Fenway Park in Boston brought soccer to a hallowed hall of the national pastime. The game comes as a growing number of U.S. investors are buying European soccer teams. Bill Littlefield reports.
For one week, a youth baseball camp in Nicaragua gives kids a glimpse of a better future, while teaching them confidence and teamwork. Only A Game’s Ken Shulman reports.
“Elevate” follows the story of four high school students from West Africa who come to the U.S. with dreams of the NBA. Bill spoke with director Anne Buford about the film.
Bill is joined by New York Times sportswriter Jere Longman, whose recent Times column explores the various sports interests and unconfirmed athletic exploits of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
Some of the top female squash players in the world have gathered at Havard University for the Women’s World Junior Squash Championship. The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Cairo, but was moved due to the political unrest in Egypt. As Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports losing home court advantage hasn’t affected the Egyptian players one bit.
When Yao Ming announced his retirement this week, the 7-foot-6-inch NBA center left a massive question mark for Chinese basketball. Reporter Dan Levin wrote about Yao’s retirement for the New York Times. He joins Bill from Beijing to discuss Yao’s legacy and the unusual problems with China’s state-run basketball training program.
At the Ferrari World theme park in Abu Dhabi, automobile lovers can experience the life of a Formula One racer and ride the world’s fastest roller coaster. Only A Game’s Ken Shulman reports from the United Arab Emirates about the fast times at Ferrari World.