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October 18th, 2014
By Beverly Amsler

Pea Shooting: A Sport For Everyone

Pea shooting, popular in the U.K. for years, is a relatively new sport in the U.S. Just this month, the first U.S. Championships took place in Roanoke, Va. Beverly Amsler brings us the story.

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September 27th, 2014
By Susan Valot

National Pro Grid: Exercise Becomes Sport

A new pro sports league is capitalizing on the growing popularity of CrossFit. But can the National Pro Grid League take off? Susan Valot travels to Long Beach, Calif. to check out a competition.

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.

Feature
September 13th, 2014
By Lauren Ober

Start Your Flippers: Pinball World Championship Comes To Pittsburgh

In mid-August, players from all over the world gathered in Pittsburgh for a world championship that you probably didn’t even know existed. Lauren Ober has the story.

In The News
August 30th, 2014

Oakland Ends 80-Year Ban On Pinball

After an 80-year ban, pinball is legal again in Oakland. Wired’s Bo Moore joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the game’s strange history and to look ahead to its future.

Feature
August 23rd, 2014
By Todd Melby

Popping Wheelies And Busting Tires At The Lawnmower Demolition Derby

In Zumbrota, Minn., you don’t need a car to experience Demolition Derby. Todd Melby visits the Goodhue County Fair, where lawnmowers get turned into destructive machines.

Feature
August 16th, 2014

Ancient Game Of Lawn Bowls Adds New Chapter In Glasgow

Lawn bowls was already old when Shakespeare started mentioning it in his plays. At the Commonwealth Games in Scotland, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou got a primer on this ancient game from some of the world’s best bowlers.

In Depth
August 16th, 2014

Why Olympic Skiers And Snowboarders Are Training In The Ocean

A group of Olympian skiers and snowboarders are diving dozens of feet under water and holding their breath for several minutes. The idea? Learning how to stay calm under pressure. The Wall Street Journal’s Matthew Futterman joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

Only A Blog
August 15th, 2014

A Cap Of A Yankee In Queen Elizabeth’s Court

Only A Game’s Doug Tribou traveled to Scotland for the Commonwealth Games, but he couldn’t totally escape American pro sports teams.

Feature
August 9th, 2014

Making Contact In The ‘Olympics’ Of Ham Radio

In this internet age of Facebook and Twitter, there are those who still enjoy a more traditional form of communication. As Only A Game’s Karen Given reports, sometimes they make a sport of it.

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