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Featured Book
October 25th, 2014

Bob Ryan Reflects On A Life In Sports In ‘Scribe’

From basketball to football, the Olympics to golf, long-time Boston Globe sports writer and ESPN personality Bob Ryan has covered it all. He joins Bill Littlefield to talk about his new book, “Scribe: My Life in Sports.”

In Depth
October 18th, 2014

Rule 7.13: Baseball’s Crash Course On Eliminating Home-Plate Collisions

This season Major League Baseball took a crash course in how to eliminate collisions at home plate. In its first year, Rule 7.13 has been celebrated and criticized, but a much bigger injury risk is still in play for catchers. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.

Feature
October 11th, 2014
By Annie Ropeik

Alaskan Soccer Game With Roots In Russian-American Fishing Venture

Inspired by a silver trophy from 1987, a diverse group of athletes in a remote Alaskan fishing hub recently participated in the International Friendship Cup. Annie Ropeik has the story of this unique community-building soccer tournament on Unalaska Island.

In The News
October 11th, 2014

NBA Inks New $24B TV Deal: Lockout Likely

The NBA struck a nine-year, $24 billion television deal with ESPN and Turner Sports. The new deal further solidifies the likelihood the league is headed for another lockout in 2017. Deadspin’s Kevin Draper joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

Only a blog
October 9th, 2014
By Eric Larrabee

A Brief History Of Feel-Good Sports Moments

Sports is all about winning — except when it isn’t. The New England Patriots reminded us of that last Sunday.

Feature
October 4th, 2014
By George Lavender

Baseball Behind Bars: A Tradition At San Quentin State Prison

The San Francisco Giants clinched their spot in the MLB playoffs this week. At San Quentin State Prison in California, another Giants team has already played their championship game. George Lavender travels to San Quentin to tell the story.

In Depth
September 27th, 2014

Forty Years Later, Soviet Athlete’s Life-Saving Heroics Remembered

Shavarsh Karapetyan had recently been cut from the Soviet swim team when he went for a run along a lake in his home country of Armenia. Then a trolleybus went off the tracks and plunged into the water. Grantland’s Carl Schreck joins Bill Littlefield to recount the tragic events of that afternoon nearly 40 years ago.

Featured Book
September 27th, 2014

‘Draw In The Dunes’ Details Ryder Cup’s First Tie

In 1969, for the first time, the Ryder Cup ended in a tie, thanks in part to a gesture of sportsmanship by golfer Jack Nicklaus. Bill Littlefield speaks with author Neil Sagebiel about his new book, ‘Draw in the Dunes,’ which chronicles the tournament.

Featured Movie
September 20th, 2014

‘No No’ Chronicles Odd No-Hitter — And A Fascinating Man

Dock Ellis famously pitched a no-hitter after he dropped LSD. But, as filmmaker Jeffrey Radice shows in his new documentary, there was much more to the story of the former Pirates All-Star. Radice and Tom Reich — Ellis’ longtime agent — join Bill Littlefield.

Update
September 18th, 2014

After 260 Years, Royal And Ancient Golf Club Votes To Admit Women

As Scotland awaited the results of its independence referendum, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews voted to welcome women members for the first time in its 260-year history. In an update to our earlier story on the vote, Doug Tribou reports.

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