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August 28th, 2013

ESPN And Frontline Part Ways Over ‘League Of Denial’

ESPN has pulled out of a partnership with the PBS series “Frontline,” ending a collaboration on a documentary about concussions in the NFL. Given ESPN’s ties to the league, the move raised concerns about conflicts of interest in sports reporting, but Bill Littlefield says we should stay focused on the issues on the field.

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August 21st, 2013

A History Of Pulling Double Duty

Middle infielder Jake Elmore did everything but hawk peanuts and Cracker Jack for the Houston Astros on Monday, pitching, catching and batting in the same game. But, as Karen Given explains, there’s precedent for pro athletes donning multiple hats.

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August 14th, 2013

Jerry Lucas Letting Go Of $500,000 In Basketball Memories

After finding a closet full of memories, Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas opted to put his awards and memorabilia on the open market. But as Doug Tribou notes, Lucas’ accomplishments are far from forgotten.

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August 7th, 2013

Despite Scandal, Magic Of Baseball Still Exists

Major League Baseball has suspended Yankees star Alex Rodriguez for 211 games, leading some fans to lament the state of the game. Bill Littlefield offers some encouraging words.

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July 24th, 2013

Lessons Children Can Learn

Bill Littlefield has long been of the opinion that athletes make poor role models. But, recent off-field events involving steroids, robbery and barking at dogs have convinced him that children have much to learn from star athletes.

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July 17th, 2013

The Old Hockey Guy And Bill Littlefield

Try as hard as he might, Bill Littlefield just can’t get away from sports. This week he ran into a former NHL star at the dry cleaner’s.

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July 3rd, 2013

Inbee Park On Cusp Of A Major Accomplishment

South Korea’s Inbee Park made history on Sunday by becoming the first woman to win the first three majors of the year since Babe Didrikson Zaharias did it in 1950. Among those impressed was Bill Littlefield.

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June 25th, 2013

Elation And Disappointment As Chicago Wins Stanley Cup

The Chicago Blackhawks claimed the Stanley Cup in dramatic fashion Monday night. Bill Littlefield looks at the wide range of emotions that come out at the end of an NHL season.

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June 19th, 2013

NFL Rookies Have Lots Of Learning Still To Do

Next week the rookies entering the NFL will gather in Aurora, Ohio for a symposium designed to prepare them for life as professional football players. The occasion provides Bill Littlefield with the opportunity to speculate on the program.

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June 12th, 2013

The Stuff Kids (Like Kobe) Leave Behind

The sad story of how Mom threw out your potentially valuable baseball card collection got an update and a new wrinkle this week. As a man who still laments the loss of the shoe boxes full of cards he left behind when he left his parents’ home, Bill Littlefield has something to say about it.

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