In Depth
August 23rd, 2014

Eugenie Bouchard: The Next Star Of Women’s Tennis?

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard is 20 years old. She has a crush on Justin Beiber and she enjoys snacking on baby food. But she’s also the eighth-best female tennis player in the world. Is she the next big star of women’s tennis?

Featured Book
July 12th, 2014

Jimmy Connors Shows He’s Still ‘The Outsider’

Legendary tennis player Jimmy Connors made a career out of challenging everyone. His 2013 book was no exception. He joined Bill Littlefield last summer to talk about his life and his book.

In The News
June 28th, 2014

Defending Champ Bartoli Returns To Wimbledon — As A Spectator

In 2013, Marion Bartoli won her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon. It also proved to be her last. The 28 year old Bartoli retired from tennis just 40 days after her victory. This year she returned to Wimbledon to take in the action from the stands.

In Depth
June 7th, 2014

The Life Of A French Open Ball Kid

Three-thousand children applied for jobs as ball boys and girls at the French Open this year, but only 250 made the cut. John Martin of the New York Times joins Bill Littlefield to explain what set that group apart and what life is like for the ball-kid elite.

In Depth
May 24th, 2014

Max Decugis: France’s Forgotten Tennis Champion

Rafael Nadal needs one more victory at the French Open to have more men’s French singles championships than any other player. The man he would pass? Max Decugis. Chris Clarey of the New York Times join Bill Littlefield to share the story of France’s long-forgotten champion.

May 10th, 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.

Only a blog
February 15th, 2014

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.

In Depth
January 18th, 2014

ITF’s Anti-Doping Program Faces Criticism

The 2014 pro-tennis season is in full swing, but the International Tennis Federation is facing criticism of its anti-doping program. Christopher Clarey of the New York Times joins Bill to discuss the program and the recent reduction in penalties for two players.

September 21st, 2013

Shaun Powell: Mariano Rivera Going Out On Top

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is nearing the end of his illustrious career, but he’s not the only athlete who’s walked away while still successful. Shaun Powell of Sports on Earth joins Bill to talk about others who went out on top.

In The News
August 31st, 2013

New Allegations That ‘The Battle Of The Sexes’ Was Rigged

It’s been 40 years since Billie Jean King topped Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes, but recent testimony from a Florida man has thrust the contest back into the national spotlight. ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr. joins Bill Littlefield to explain how a group of mobsters could have influenced the match.

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