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In The News
March 8th, 2014

Spring Training Mishaps With Tim Kurkjian

From intentionally dropped fly balls to a player running out to Wal-Mart to buy a glove, ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian shares his favorite stories from spring training.

Commentary
March 5th, 2014

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter’s Final Wish

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter is dying, and the former boxer has one final wish. Bill Littlefield interviewed Carter years ago and shares his thoughts about a man who avoided bitterness after being wrongfully imprisoned.

Feature
March 1st, 2014
By Scott Graf

Baseball Card Industry: 25 Years Of Upper Deck

25 years ago, a California company named Upper Deck exploded onto collectible sports card scene. What followed was a surge in the popularity of baseball cards that hasn’t been matched since. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Graf shares the birth of Upper Deck and how it changed the sports card industry.

In Depth
March 1st, 2014

The State Of Boxing 50 Years After Clay vs. Liston

It’s been 50 years since the heavyweight boxing match between Muhammad Ali — then Cassius Clay — and Sonny Liston. Bill reflects on that occasion and the state of boxing today.

Interview
February 22nd, 2014

Legendary Golfer Gary Player On The Death Of The Eisenhower Tree

Golf legend Gary Player joins us to discuss the death of the tree that plagued U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower’s golf game.

In Depth
February 22nd, 2014
By John Rabe

‘Where They Raced’ Details History of Los Angeles Auto Racing

In 1913, 100,000 people turned out for an auto race in Southern California. A new documentary details the intertwined history of racing and Los Angeles. KPCC’s John Rabe reports.

Only a blog
February 15th, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

Gay Athletes: Billie Jean King to Michael Sam

Missouri star and NFL prospect Michael Sam might soon be the first active gay NFL player. Here’s a look back at some of the LGBT athletes who came before him.

Only A Blog
February 13th, 2014

Ask OAG: Women’s Vs. Ladies’ Olympic Sports

Why do “women” compete in ice hockey, while figure skating is reserved for “ladies?” Only A Game’s Karen Given searches for the answer …

In Depth
February 8th, 2014

Clearview Golf Course Ripe With History

In 1946, William Powell opened the first integrated golf course in the United States. Bill was joined by Powell’s daughter Renee and USGA historian Michael Trostel to explore the significance of Clearview Golf Club.

Featured Book
February 8th, 2014

‘Brooklyn Bounce’ Explores Nets’ Relocation

After calling seven different arenas home in 49 years, the Nets have found what they hope is a permanent location in Brooklyn. Jake Appleman’s book ‘Brooklyn Bounce’ chronicles the team’s first season in its new home.

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