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July 28th, 2015

NFL Upholds Brady Suspension: The Ruling And Responses

The NFL upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in the Deflategate saga Tuesday. Only A Game has compiled a collection of links to the official report and the heated responses. We also look at how the ruling plays into the ongoing discussion of Brady’s legacy.

Only A Blog
July 28th, 2015

Boston 2024’s Demise Opens Door For Other North American Cities

Boston is out as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics. Now other North American cities are reviving their push to host the Games.

In Depth
July 25th, 2015

The Future Of Practice? Virtual Reality And Football Collide

Strap on a virtual reality headset and watch film to get better at football? A virtual reality startup company is working with three NFL teams to help quarterbacks prepare for games. Former Stanford kicker Derek Belch is the founder of STRIVR Labs and he joins us to explain how the new technology works.

Featured Book
July 25th, 2015

‘Dancing With The Devil’ Details Rio’s Prep For 2016 Olympics

When Rio de Janeiro was awarded the Summer Olympics, Brazilians celebrated. Six years, an economic nosedive and a World Cup later, the country’s residents feel very differently. In her new book “Dancing with the Devil in the City of God,” Brazilian journalist Juliana Barbassa chronicles the change.

3 Stories You Should Know
July 25th, 2015

Feds Drop Case Vs. Bonds; UAB Football Returns; And ESPN’s Talent Troubles

Toronto Star sports columnist Bruce Arthur and sports writer Erik Malinowski join OAG guest host Shira Springer for this week’s edition of “3 Stories You Should Know.”

In Depth
July 18th, 2015

15 Years Later: Revisiting The Stadium Staple ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’

The Baha Men’s “Who Let the Dogs Out” was more than a hit song, Sports Illustrated’s Ben Reiter argues. It also changed the relationship between sports and the music industry. Fifteen years after the song’s release, Reiter joins Bill Littlefield to make his case.

Profile
July 18th, 2015

Big-League Reporter Comes Home To Her Local Newspaper

Why would a reporter trade MLB parks for high school sports? Only A Game’s Doug Tribou profiles Maureen Mullen, an accomplished sports reporter who returned to the hometown newspaper she once delivered door to door.

3 Stories You Should Know
July 18th, 2015

NCAA Payments; All-Star Slump; And Coaches On Confederate Flags

Colleges could soon be bidding on football and men’s basketballs recruits; the MLB All-Star Game received record-low ratings; and (some) SEC football coaches shared their thoughts on the Confederate flag. Patrick Hruby and Pat Forde join Bill Littlefield for this edition of “3 Stories You Should Know.”

Commentary
July 15th, 2015

NCAA Ordered To Pay $46 Million In Fees In O’Bannon Case

The NCAA has been ordered to pay $46 million in fees in the Ed O’Bannon class-action lawsuit. Twenty people, including O’Bannon, sued the NCAA, claiming the organization violated U.S. antitrust laws. Bill Littlefield is among those applauding the decision.

Commentary
July 8th, 2015

Commentary: Golf Turns Against Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s recent comments about Latin American immigrants have drawn sharp criticism and prompted both ESPN and the PGA to cancel events at a Trump-owned golf course. Bill Littlefield weighs in.

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