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In The News
December 7th, 2013
By Phil Latzman

Beckham, LeBron Consider Teaming Up For MLS Franchise

What happens when you combine David Beckham’s soccer expertise and LeBron James’s knowledge of the Miami market? Only A Game’s Phil Latzman reports on the superstars’ possible collaboration to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Miami.

In the news
November 16th, 2013

Clippers Gain On Lakers As L.A.’s Hot Ticket

Although the Clippers and the Lakers share the same home court, fans will play more this season to see the Clippers host the Lakers than the Lakers host the Clippers. Jesse Lawrence, founder and CEO of Tiqiq, joins Bill to discuss the changing NBA ticket market.

Feature
November 16th, 2013
By George Lavender

Fan-Owned Football In Manchester

Football, as soccer is called in England, is a multi-million dollar industry in the U.K. But in one of the world’s most famous footballing towns, a group of fans are having success running their own club. George Lavender shares the story from Manchester.

Feature
November 2nd, 2013

Meet Chuck Taylor: The Man Behind The All Star

As the NBA opens a new season, we’re looking back at the best-selling basketball sneakers of all-time and their Hall-of-Famer namesake. No, not Michael Jordan. We’re talking about Chuck Taylor. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou has our story.

interview
October 26th, 2013

Meet The Man Who Revolutionized Charity Walk-A-Thons

Steve Biondolillo was an accomplished wrestler. He is being inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, but not for his contributions to the sport. Biondolillo spoke with Bill Littlefield about his work to revolutionize the charity walk-a-thon.

In The News
August 31st, 2013

Sports And The Media: A Conflicted Relationship

ESPN has come under fire for backing out of its partnership with Frontline to produce a documentary about concussions in the NFL. But ESPN is hardly the only media outlet to face criticism for its relationship with pro sports leagues and teams. Only A Game’s Karen Given has more.

Commentary
August 28th, 2013

ESPN And Frontline Part Ways Over ‘League Of Denial’

ESPN has pulled out of a partnership with the PBS series “Frontline,” ending a collaboration on a documentary about concussions in the NFL. Given ESPN’s ties to the league, the move raised concerns about conflicts of interest in sports reporting, but Bill Littlefield says we should stay focused on the issues on the field.

Interview
August 24th, 2013

LA KISS: The AFL’s Newest Rock Stars

Pro football is coming back to Los Angeles, and you can thank Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS … seriously. The duo’s new team, the LA KISS, will play in the Arena Football League. Paul Stanley shares the details with Karen Given.

Interview
August 3rd, 2013

Taking The “Camp” Out Of NFL Training Camp

Not long ago, most NFL teams held preseason workouts at remote locations that allowed fans to see their favorite players up close. But today more and more teams are holding training camp at their year-round practice facilities, keeping fans at a distance. One former player is speaking out against the trend.

Feature
July 20th, 2013

Golf Carts Beware: Hovercrafts Are Here

Once a thing of the Space-Age future, hovercrafts now exist. An Ohio golf course is about to become the first club to put them into regular use as golf carts. Bill Littlefield speaks to the course’s managing director about the plan.

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