Soccer players in Massachusetts got a chance to learn some of the secrets behind FC Barcelona’s success during a youth camp run by the club this week. Bill Littlefield reports.
Why would an NHL star walk away from a lucrative contract to play for a lesser league? Former New Jersey Devil Ilya Kovalchuk will play for the Kontinental Hockey League next year, and the Wall Street Journal’s Mike Sielski says he’ll benefit from Russia’s lower tax rate.
Tim Tebow might be the best-known back-up quarterback in NFL history. The New York Jets cut him in April, but this week Tebow signed with New England. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou was on hand for his first Patriots practice and presents this portrait of a media circus.
Over the past decade, while Boston’s pro sports teams were hoisting Lombardi and O’Brien, ending Babe Ruth’s curse, and drinking from Lord Stanley’s Cup, Boston’s public school soccer teams were practicing without a goal. OAG’s Karen Given and Doug Tribou examine the unusual public-private partnerships that are turning things around.
As the NCAA tournament gets under way, Bill Littlefield wonders when athletes will see their share of the millions of dollars changing hands.
Could Toronto start two-timing on the Maple Leafs by becoming a two-team NHL town? As Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports, one suburb likes the idea.
The Golden State Warriors are off to a hot start, but one of the franchise’s young stars is someone you’ll never see on the court. Forbes Magazine recently named 24-year-old Warriors assistant general manager Kirk Lacob to the sports edition of its “30 Under 30″, a list of young and influential figures in the business of sports. Lacob joins Bill Littlefield.
Who won and who lost in the NHL labor struggle? And how will the rest of the season play out? Bill Littlefield talks with OAG’s hockey analyst Helene Elliott, who covers the NHL for the Los Angeles Times.
There will be an NHL season after all – or, at least, half a season. Bill Littlefield reports on how players and fans are reacting to the end of the lockout.
Flexible Flyer went downhill – in the business sense – for a time, but today the legendary sled brand is thriving in the hands of a family that spent generations competing against it. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.