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June 8th, 2013
By Susan Valot

Hollywood Park Readies For Swan Song

As horses and jockeys prepare for this Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, one of horse racing’s historic venues is preparing to cease operation. Only A Game’s Susan Valot has the story.

May 25th, 2013
By Dan Kraker

World-Class Whitewater Lures Kayakers To Upper Midwest

Every spring, the rivers that feed into Lake Superior generate whitewater that attracts elite kayakers from all over the country. Only A Game’s Dan Kraker reports on the scene and the man who helped educate people about the rivers of the Upper Midwest.

In Depth
May 4th, 2013
By David Sommerstein

Honoring Bud Fowler, An African-American Baseball Pioneer

Decades before Jackie Robinson’s historic achievements, Bud Fowler became the first African-American professional baseball player. Fowler grew up in Cooperstown, N.Y., and the village recently held a ceremony honoring him. David Sommerstein of North Country Public Radio was there.

April 27th, 2013
By Phil Latzman

Mike Piazza Readies For Ballet Debut

Former All-Star Mike Piazza retired in 2007 after smacking 427 home runs, tops of any catcher in MLB history. But his athletic career isn’t over. Piazza will make an appearance with the Miami City Ballet.

April 6th, 2013

World Synchro Championships Boast 16 Matching Marilyn Monroes

The 2013 World Synchronized Skating Championships are being held this weekend in Boston. Only A Game’s Karen Given couldn’t resist the urge to drop in on the rapidly growing sport for a short visit.

April 6th, 2013
By Greg Echlin

Collectors Commemorate James Naismith

For 75 years, the winner of the NAIA basketball tournament has received the Maude Naismith Trophy, named after the wife of basketball inventor Dr. James Naismith. Many Naismith artifacts scattered are throughout the U.S. and Canada. As Only A Game’s Greg Echlin reports, some feel that Naismith’s collection should be concentrated in one location. The question is where.

February 23rd, 2013
By Yolanda Perdomo

New Exhibit Honors Unheralded NASCAR Great

Fred Lorenzen won the Daytona 500 in 1965, but his very short career — and quiet life off the track — may be why he’s not as famous as other NASCAR drivers from the sport’s Golden Era. As Yolanda Perdomo reports, efforts are underway to get Lorenzen onto the next ballot for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

February 9th, 2013
By Mitch Teich

A Marathon… On Ice

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi are one year away. But, for one hearty group of speedskaters, Olympic distances are simply inadequate. Mitch Teich of Milwaukee Public Radio catches up with some of the sport’s die hards at an oval in Wisconsin.

January 19th, 2013
By Ken Shulman

India Vs. Pakistan: A Cricket Rivalry That Transcends Sports

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.

December 29th, 2012

Blind Drag Racing Crew Chief Sees Track To Success

After losing his sight in an workplace accident, Jay Blake pursued his dream of owning a race car. Today he works on a car that tops out at 260 miles an hour as part of his job as crew chief for the drag racing team “Follow A Dream.” Only A Game’s Doug Tribou caught up with Blake and his crew at a stop on the alcohol funny car circuit.

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