Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano, known partly for his books about soccer, passed away Monday at the age of 74. Only A Game’s Bill Littlefield remembers Galeano’s writing.
When spring arrives and baseball begins, it’s a time of hope and optimism for many fans. But for Bill Littlefield, it’s also a time to look back on players who have come and gone, including former big league slugger George Scott.
This week New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson tried to reassure season ticket holders that he had a “clear plan” to make the team better. Bill Littlefield wonders if that’s a good idea.
Bill Littlefield muses on the upcoming referendum in Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics.
Major League Baseball’s hit leader, Pete Rose, has applied to be returned to the good graces of the game. Bill Littlefield suggests Rose might want to think twice.
The NFL has been plagued by scandal. Two of college basketball’s elite programs have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. But fans continue to watch. Bill Littlefield wonders if sports have become “too big to fail.”
Duke’s men’s basketball team is preparing for another trip to the NCAA tournament, but Bill Littlefield says there should be bigger priorities for the team and coach Mike Krzyzewski after news of sexual assault allegations against a former player.
On Sept. 17, 2006, five members of the Duquesne University men’s basketball team were shot after leaving a dance on the Duquesne campus in Pittsburgh. A recent shooting provoked Bill Littlefield to revisit those circumstances.
After serving a 162-game suspension, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is returning to Major League Baseball. While most of the media go crazy over A-Rod’s recent handwritten apology, Only A Game’s Karen Given instead explains why she’s grateful to have the former star back in the spotlight.
“For sports, as for a lot of things, this February…is a tough month,” Bill Littlefield writes.