Ahead of the 139th Kentucky Derby, 2009 winner Mine That Bird has been preparing for the Hollywood version of his own story. Gabe Bullard of WFPL in Louisville reports on the making of the film ’50 to 1.’
NBA veteran Jason Collins made history this week by announcing he is gay. The news appeared in an exclusive Sports Illustrated cover story. Bill Littlefield spoke with SI Executive Editor Jon Wertheim who was there for the Collins interview.
NBA journeyman Jason Collins is the first active male athlete from a major professional league to announce that he’s gay. We look at the announcement and some of the initial reactions from inside and outside the world of sports.
In his new book “Baseball’s Last Great Scout,” Dan Austin tells the story of Hugh Alexander, who became a scout at age 20 after losing his hand in an accident.
Bill Rodgers won the Boston Marathon four times. As if to prove he didn’t need a home-field advantage, he also won the New York Marathon four times. In a new book ‘Marathon Man’, Bill Rodgers and co-author Matthew Shepatin tell the story of Rodgers’s first Boston victory in 1975.
Winners of Monday’s Boston Marathon will receive a $150,000 prize. But that’s not all. Per tradition, the winners will also be outfitted with wreaths of olive branches imported from Greece. Bill Littlefield has the story.
Playing in the minor leagues prepared Jasha Balcom for the role of a lifetime: a stunt double in the new film about Jackie Robinson. Balcom tells Bill Littlefield what it was like to don Robinson’s Brooklyn Dodgers uniform.
In his new book “Mr. Wrigley’s Ball Club,” Roberts Ehrgott tells the wild history of the Chicago Cubs during the 1920s. Ehrgott joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the Cubs and his book.
It’s been 40 years since the American League instituted the designated hitter rule. Bill Littlefield takes a look back, with thoughts from Hall of Fame DH Orlando Cepeda and Ron Blomberg, the very first to play the position.
For 75 years, the winner of the NAIA basketball tournament has received the Maude Naismith Trophy, named after the wife of basketball inventor Dr. James Naismith. Many Naismith artifacts scattered are throughout the U.S. and Canada. As Only A Game’s Greg Echlin reports, some feel that Naismith’s collection should be concentrated in one location. The question is where.