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July 12th, 2014

Meet Chuck Taylor: The Man Behind The All Star

We look back at the best-selling basketball sneakers of all time and Hall of Famer who gave them their name. No, not Michael Jordan. We’re talking about Chuck Taylor.

Only A Blog
July 1st, 2014
By Martin Kessler

FIFA Video Game Scores American Soccer Fans

Record numbers of Americans are tuning in to watch the 2014 World Cup. FIFA, a soccer video game, may have something to do with it.

Photo Essay
June 25th, 2014

In Search Of Bacon At IronPigs Baseball

Inspired by an interview she produced for Only A Game, Karen Given traveled to Allentown, Pennsylvania to sample the sports, entertainment, and culinary offerings of Minor League Baseball’s Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

In The News
June 24th, 2014

LeBron James Opts Out, Opens Door For Another ‘Decision’

Decisions, decisions. The Associated Press is reporting that LeBron James has told the Miami Heat he will opt out of the final two years of his contract and test the free agency market.

only a blog
June 19th, 2014
By Martin Kessler

To Assist World Cup Fans, Countries Get Creative

From late start times to power shortages, countries are facing challenges — and coming up with creative solutions — to make sure fans at home are able to watch broadcasts of World Cup games.

In Depth
May 31st, 2014

Braves’ Move To Cobb County Raises Suspicions

Turner Field opened in 1997, but the Atlanta Braves are looking to move. Officials in Cobb County, Georgia, approved a $392-million deal for a new stadium. Some residents have complained that the process was too secretive. Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky joins us to explain.

Interview
May 31st, 2014

Darren Rovell Dishes On Pat Riley’s ‘Three-Peat’ Trademark

Miami Heat President Pat Riley has never been involved in a “three-peat” — not even when he coached the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s. But that hasn’t stopped him from profiting off the term. With the Heat on the verge of a third straight title, ESPN’s Darren Rovell joins us to explain.

Feature
May 24th, 2014

Who Can Profit Off A College Athlete's Image? Not The Athlete

The NCAA has long held the legal right to use student-athletes’ likenesses for profit. But today, some athletes are fighting to be compensated for their work inside and outside of sports. Harvest Public Media’s Jeremy Bernfeld reports from Kansas.

In Depth
May 24th, 2014

Division III Colleges Recruiting High School Benchwarmers

In order to fill rosters — and get more tuition dollars — some Division III colleges are recruiting less-than-heralded high school athletes. Bob Cook, who writes about youth sports for Forbes and is the father of one such athlete, joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

Feature
May 10th, 2014

Pro Football Hall Of Famers Converge In Cleveland

Last weekend, NFL legends traveled to Cleveland for the first Pro Football Hall of Fame “Fan Fest.” Organizers say the event is the largest gathering of Hall of Famers aside from enshrinement ceremonies in Canton, Ohio. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.

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