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April 23rd, 2016

What’s In A Name: Horsey McHorseface Becomes A Star

Trainer Bjorn Baker was having trouble selling shares in his new horse … until he named him Horsey McHorseface.

April 16th, 2016

Flatball Radio: Ultimate Frisbee’s First Live Storytelling Series

Matt Mastrantuono didn’t just set out to mash together two ideas. He set out to mash together two communities. Karen Given has the story of how he combined Ultimate Frisbee and live storytelling to create an unlikely mix. Or maybe it’s not so unlikely.

March 19th, 2016

Philadelphia Neighbors’ Homegrown Game Of Stones Rolls To Popularity

Ten years ago, two neighbors from Philadelphia went on a camping trip. They came home with a new game. Reporter Shai Ben-Yaacov brings us the story of “Stones.”

March 5th, 2016

Hoover-Ball: A President’s Game Becomes A CrossFit Sensation

Public perception of Herbert Hoover has, for the most part, always been tied to the economic troubles of the Great Depression. But the legacy of the 31st president isn’t all bad…in fact, as a sport, it’s pretty intense — and CrossFit approved. Only A Game’s Karen Given has the story.

January 27th, 2016

Sports-Related Dog News And Dog-Related Sports News

It’s not entirely true that Bill Littlefield thinks sports are going to the dogs. But it’s sort of true.

January 23rd, 2016

eSports Comes Of Age: Filling Arenas, Paying Millions

eSports — professional video gaming — is now older than some eAthletes. How do the lives of today’s professional gamers compare to those of the “sport’s” pioneers? To find out, reporter Jeremy Dalmas spends some time at the home of one of today’s top teams.

January 9th, 2016

Kurt Searvogel Cycles 75,065 Miles In A Year…And Keeps Going

You might think that the Tour de France is cycling’s most grueling feat. Last year’s course included 21 stages over 23 days, covering just over 2,000 miles. But Only A Game’s Karen Given has the story of a cycling challenge that might make you reconsider.

January 2nd, 2016

The Business Deal That Altered The Course Of Bobblehead History

Bobbleheads now have a Hall of Fame and their own day on the calendar, Jan. 7. Only A Game’s Karen Given tries to solve the mystery of why bobbleheads have ruled sports promotions since 1999.

December 12th, 2015

‘The Brothers:’ A Tradition Unlike Any Other

Every year, Golf Digest Ireland releases a list of the top 100 golf courses in the country. And every year, the courses in Kenmare, a small town in the Southwest of Ireland, fail to make the cut. But once a year, Kenmare is overrun — by brothers.

November 21st, 2015

A Real Page-Turner: Libraries Battle For Book-Sorting Championship

The library is rarely the first place to turn if you’re hoping to catch some high-intensity sporting competition. That is, unless you know about the annual book-sorting competition between the King County Library System and the New York and Brooklyn Public Libraries. Bill Littlefield gets the inside scoop.

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