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In The News
September 21st, 2013

Balentien Tops Oh’s Japanese HR Record

Wladimir Balentien has hit it out of the park! Balentien just broke the Japanese single-season home run record in a season with unusually unlively balls.

Interview
September 21st, 2013

NBA's Cartwright Coaches In Japan

Former NBA player and coach Bill Cartwright has a long basketball resume that includes five NBA championship rings. Cartwright recently took on the challenge of turning around a struggling Japanese basketball team. He joined Bill Littlefield to talk about the experience.

Feature
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.

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