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.
With Baylor star Brittney Griner now playing in the WNBA, who is the top player in women’s college basketball? ESPNW’s Michelle Smith shares her pick with Bill.
Experts feared that the WNBA was going under, but with three dazzling rookies, a new website, logo, and colors, interest is rising. Will the WNBA be able to grow and prosper? Nate Taylor from the New York Times joins us to discuss the leagues fate.
One month into their eighth season, the Chicago Sky are trying to do something they’ve never done before: qualify for the WNBA playoffs. To help them in that quest, the team has an asset they’ve never had before: rookie Elena Delle Donne. Only A Game’s Karen Given has our story from Chicago.
In the aftermath of the Super Bowl, it figures that lots of are still thinking about the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Bill Littlefield finds himself thinking about an athlete for whom the latter concept is apparently inconceivable.
The WNBA playoffs are underway, with the Minnesota Lynx facing up against the Phoenix Mercury in the Western Conference Final and the Indiana Fever playing the Atlanta Dream in the East. Clay Kallam of FullCourtPress.com joins Only a Game this week.
In the largest ruling of its kind, a federal judge has awarded St. Louis Rams linebacker David Vobora $5.4 million in his suit against a supplement manufacturer whose product was tainted with steroids. Vobora was suspended by the NFL for four games in 2009 after a positive test. He says the court case has restored his reputation, but Only A Game’s Karen Given explores whether that’s possible for Vobora and other athletes who’ve inadvertently run afoul of anti-doping measures.
The trading deadline’s come and gone and A-Rod (finally) got his 600th home run. With that out of the way, we’ll talk with ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian about baseball’s stretch run. Also, we’ll profile Mamie Johnson, the first woman to pitch in the Negro Leagues, and check in on a team upsetting the delicate balance of power in unicycle basketball. Join us!
This week on Only A Game, Lance Armstrong may not be wearing his customary yellow jersey at this year’s Tour de France, but the race has still provided plenty of fireworks (and even some flying fists). Plus, Greg Echlin reports on Marion Jones’ comeback not on the track, but on the basketball court. Also, author Dave Zirin speaks about how George Steinbrenner changed the business of sports ownership, and Bill talks to Esquire writer Chris Jones about the man who figured out “The Price is Right.”
This week on Only A Game, a look back at the 1968 Summer Olympics with SI Senior Writer Richard Hoffer. Also, the Los Angeles Angels try to regain their 2002 form, and…Here ye, Here Ye!…a competition featuring Town Criers.