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Only A Blog
November 4th, 2015
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4 For 40: Impressive Performances From Athletes ‘Over The Hill’

Minnesota Twins outfielder Torii Hunter recently announced his retirement at the age of 40, bringing an end to his 19-year career. Hunter’s decision prompted Only A Game to take a look back at athletes who had successful careers well into their 40s.

Only A Blog
September 13th, 2015
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Photos: The 2015 US Open In Review

The 2015 US Open ended on Sunday night with Novak Djokovic taking down Roger Federer. In the women’s final Saturday, Flavia Pennetta defeated Roberta Vinci. Perhaps the biggest moment of the tournament, though, came in the semifinals when Vinci upset Serena Williams, ending her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam. Here’s a look back at the 2015 US Open in pictures.

3 Stories You Should Know
September 12th, 2015

Memphis Reverses Calipari Decision; An Old-School Umpire Dispute; Fun At The US Open

Should controversial college basketball coach John Calipari be celebrated by Memphis? Arguing with the umpire — charming or just obnoxious? And can sports journalists still have fun at games? Sports journalists Will Leitch and Andrea Kremer join Bill Littlefield for this week’s edition of “3 Stories You Should Know.”

In The News
July 4th, 2015

Dustin Brown: A Tennis Man With A Van

Ranked No. 102 in the world, Dustin Brown was relatively unknown until Thursday, when he beat 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon. Now, the tennis world is fascinated by the German-Jamaican player who spent years traveling between tournaments in a camper van. Bill Littlefield speaks with SI’s Greg Bishop about Brown’s unusual road to success.

3 Stories
May 30th, 2015

Switzerland For Sports, Tennis Rules And Steph Curry’s Daughter

Why are so many sports governing bodies calling Switzerland home? Why does Rafael Nadal have a say in who officiates his French Open matches? And should pro athletes like Steph Curry be allowed to bring their children to postgame press conferences? That’s this week’s “3 Stories You Should Know.”

In The News
April 18th, 2015
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Hecklers Welcome At Big 12 Tennis Matches

With the number of college tennis programs and scholarships dropping, the Big 12 Conference is trying to drum up interest in the sport by allowing fans to yell and cheer during play. The Wall Street Journal’s Tom Perrotta witnessed a noisy match between Baylor and Oklahoma and joins Bill Littlefield to share what he learned — and heard.

In the News
February 14th, 2015

Krickstein V. Connors, The Rematch

Two tennis milestones were reached last Tuesday when Aaron Krickstein and Jimmy Connors played a rematch of a famed 1991 U.S. Open meeting: Connors played his final public tennis match, and Krickstein beat Connors for the first time. The Wall Street Journal’s Tom Perrotta was there and he joins Bill Littlefield.

In Depth
January 31st, 2015

Madison Keys: America’s Next Tennis Star?

At the 2015 Australian Open, 19 year old Madison Keys topped Venus Williams to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal. She fell to Serena Williams on Thursday, but the teenager’s future is bright. Sports Illustrated’s Courtney Nguyen joins Bill Littlefield.

Interview
December 27th, 2014

Billie Jean King: 'Fight For Equality And Inclusion For Everyone'

Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes back in the 1973 but in the decades since she’s continued to champion women’s rights. She spoke with OAG’s Karen Given about her advice for college grads, her experience at the Sochi Olympics and the fight for gender equality.

In The News
September 6th, 2014

Andy Murray, Amelie Mauresmo And Tennis’ Glass Ceiling

Andy Murray is the only man ranked in the top 40 with a female coach. He was eliminated in the quarterfinals the 2014 U.S. Open, but Juliet Macur of The New York Times says he’s still pushing gender equality forward in a sport that’s “behind the times.”

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