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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.

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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.

In Depth
May 3rd, 2014

The Future Of Sports On Television

Changes to the cable industry could mean higher prices for sports fan — and give an even greater competitive advantage to teams from New York and Los Angeles. Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch joins Bill Littlefield to look into the future of sports on television.

Commentary
April 30th, 2014

Lifetime Ban For Clippers Owner Donald Sterling

On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that he was banning L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fining him $2.5 million for his racist comments that became public over the weekend. Silver is also pushing a vote that could force Sterling to sell the team. Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts on the situation.

In the news
April 26th, 2014

Rethinking Everest After 16 Perish

After an avalanche left 16 dead, Everest has been all but shut down for the season. Bill Littlefield is joined by Outside magazine’s Grayson Schaffer to discuss the implications of the tragedy on the future of the world’s highest peak.

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