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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.