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In Depth
June 21st, 2014

2002 U.S. Team Recalls Victory Against Portugal

The U.S. national team beat Ghana this week, but this isn’t the first time the Yanks have surprised the soccer world. Gary Waleik has the story of the 2002 squad’s shocking win against Portugal.

In Depth
June 14th, 2014

New Hall Of Fame Exhibit Honors 100th Anniversary Of Babe Ruth’s MLB Debut

The Baseball Hall of Fame opened a new exhibit on Babe Ruth in honor of the 100th anniversary of his MLB debut. Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson joins Bill Littlefield to talk about the Babe and preview what the Hall has in store for its own anniversary.

Interview
June 14th, 2014

Where No Trekkie Has Gone Before: A Conversation With NBA Great James Worthy

Hall of Famer James Worthy won three championships over the course of 12 years with the Los Angeles Lakers. But did you know that he also appeared on an episode of Star Trek? Worthy discusses his brief acting career, the 2014 NBA Finals and more with Bill Littlefield.

Feature
June 14th, 2014
By Matthew Nelson

Angel With The Bent Legs: Garrincha’s Brief Reign Atop The Soccer World

He made his World Cup debut in the same game as Pele and helped Brazil win the World Cup in 1958 and 1962, but Garrincha is unknown to many soccer fans. Matthew Nelson brings us the story of the right winger who overcame physical disability to reach stardom — only to quickly lose his spot at the top.

Featured Book
June 7th, 2014

‘Eight World Cups’ Finds Missteps And Joy In Soccer’s Grand Tournament

In ‘Eight World Cups’ George Vecsey chronicles his travels to past World Cups, as well as his analysis of soccer’s big-picture concerns and controversies. The author joins Bill Littlefield.

Interview
June 7th, 2014

From The Navy To The Hall Of Fame: A Conversation With David Robinson

David Robinson knows a thing or two about the NBA Finals. Over the course of 14 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, Robinson earned the NBA’s Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and MVP, along with two championship rings. He joins Bill Littlefield.

In The News
June 7th, 2014

The NBA’s Disappointing History Of Finals Rematches

After a thrilling seven-game series between San Antonio and Miami in 2013, the Spurs and Heat are back at it in the 2014 NBA Finals. But don’t get too excited. The Wall Street Journal’s Chris Herring explains.

Interview
May 31st, 2014

Ottawa Honors Wrong Jack Purcell

In Ottawa, the Jack Purcell Park proudly honors a local hero who repaired hockey equipment for neighborhood youths. But park officials mistakenly constructed new sculptures in honor of a Canadian badminton champion, also named Jack Purcell.

Featured Book
May 31st, 2014

‘Duel For The Crown’ Captures Legendary Triple Crown Rivalry

‘Duel for the Crown’ by Linda Carroll and David Rosner delves into the legendary rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar for the 1978 Triple Crown. Carroll joins Bill Littlefield.

Sports History
May 31st, 2014

Bobby Mitchell, Washington’s First Black Player, Addresses Redskins Controversy

In the 1962 NFL season, Washington became the last franchise to add a black player to its roster. His name is Bobby Mitchell. The Hall of Famer recently broke his silence about the controversy over the team name Redskins. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.

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