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September 14th, 2013

Portugal, Brazil Fans Flock To Gillette For ‘Football’ Friendly

Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium typically plays host to the NFL’s New England Patriots, but on Tuesday it was the site of a friendly between two of the world’s top soccer teams: Portugal and Brazil. In addition to sharing a native tongue, the countries also share high hopes for the 2014 World Cup.

September 14th, 2013

An Excerpt From ‘The Great Tamasha’

An excerpt from ” The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption, and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India” by James Astill.

Interview
September 14th, 2013

The 40-Minute NBA Game: Simple Proposal, Complex Consequences

Zach Lowe’s proposal to cut NBA games by eight minutes seems like a simple enough solution for shortening games. But the change could have indirect consequences on player salaries and the league standings.

In The News
September 14th, 2013

An Olympic Update With John Powers

The IOC wrapped up its 125th session this week in Argentina. Boston Globe Olympic correspondent John Powers stops by to chat with Bill Littlefield about the reinstatement of wrestling, the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Brazil’s preparations for the 2016 Games, and much more.

Commentary
September 4th, 2013

Tokyo, Madrid, Istanbul Brace For IOC Decision

This weekend, the Lords of the Rings will decide the site of the 2020 Summer Olympics. Bill Littlefield has been following the competition to host the competition.

Feature
August 17th, 2013
By Charlie Schroeder

Finding Freedom In Hong Kong

Only A Game’s Charlie Schroeder found himself trapped in a room on the 10th floor of a Hong Kong high-rise. Since November, 30,000 people have willingly put themselves in the same position. Schroeder searches to find out why.

Featured Book
August 17th, 2013

‘The Sports Gene’ Explores The Science Of Success

In his new book ‘The Sports Gene,’ David Epstein investigates the role genetics plays in forming elite athletes. His research took him all over the world and he shares some of his discoveries with Doug Tribou.

Feature
July 13th, 2013
By Ken Shulman

Baseball Camp Offers Nicaraguan Children Hope

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 has the story.

Interview
July 6th, 2013

An American Soccer Pro In Afghanistan

Nick Pugliese’s post-grad plans took an unusual turn when he quit his job at a telecommunications company to join a professional soccer club in Afghanistan. Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Grant Wahl shares Nick’s story with Bill Littlefield.

In The News
June 1st, 2013

Wrestling Hopes For An Olympic Reprieve

In September, the IOC will vote to add wrestling, baseball/softball, or squash to the 2020 Olympic program. The Lords of the Rings had hoped to add a new sport to the Games, but The Boston Globe’s John Powers tells Bill Littlefield that they’re likely to bow to pressure and reinstate wrestling instead.

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