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In Depth
June 7th, 2014

Skip The Sex … Win The World Cup?

Since the days of the ancient Greeks, there have been theories about sexual abstinence improving athletic performance. Now the topic is on the mind of many World Cup teams. Josh Goodman of the Associated Press joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

Featured Book
June 7th, 2014

‘Eight World Cups’ Finds Missteps And Joy In Soccer’s Grand Tournament

In ‘Eight World Cups’ George Vecsey chronicles his travels to past World Cups, as well as his analysis of soccer’s big-picture concerns and controversies. The author joins Bill Littlefield.

Feature
May 31st, 2014
By Emily Files

Tough Travel Schedules For Alaskan Sports Teams

In southeast Alaska, high school sports teams must travel by air or water to compete against each other. It’s difficult, but also a unique bonding experience. Emily Files spent time with the high school JV girls soccer team, the Lady Kings of Ketchikan.

Commentary
May 8th, 2014

World Cup Runneth Over With Unfulfilled Promises

As Brazil prepares for the World Cup, the enthusiasm has been palpable, but so has the dismay at promises broken and needs unmet. Bill Littlefield looks at the complexities of coordinating major sporting events.

In Depth
March 15th, 2014

Chivas USA Hopes To Turn The Page In 2014

Last year was one Chivas USA finished at the bottom of its MLS conference and was sued by two former employees. With the 2014 season just under way, Bill Littlefield spoke with Chivas USA President Nelson Rodriguez about the team’s future.

Only a blog
March 12th, 2014

MLS Starts Season Without Seasoned Officials

MLS has locked out its referees, who have formed a new union, over a contract dispute. Bill Littlefield looks at the situation and compares it to recent labor issues in other sports leagues.

In Depth
March 8th, 2014

Sporting KC Hopes For MLS Repeat

The MLS season kicks off this weekend. Bill Littlefield chats with Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star about defending champions Sporting Kansas City and their prospects this season.

Featured Book
January 11th, 2014

‘Kick And Run’ Explores Life Through Soccer

In his new memoir, author Jonathan Wilson recounts his life, through the lens of soccer. The author joins Bill Littlefield to discuss “Kick and Run.”

January 9th, 2014

An Excerpt From ‘Kick And Run’

An excerpt from ‘Kick and Run: Memoir with Soccer Ball” by Jonathan Wilson.

Feature
December 28th, 2013

Team IMPACT Helps Kids Find Joy During Illness

Team IMPACT pairs college sports teams and children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses. Karen Given talks with families and athletes benefiting from this new program.

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