Preparing for the Olympics is hard. This week on Only A Game we look at the special challenges facing Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics. We dive into Boston’s bid for the 2024 Games and try to find out why the proposal has failed to gain traction. Plus, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle discusses the DeAndre Jordan saga, an historic moment for a female coach, and “Sharknado 3.” And we meet a 130-pound woman who sumo wrestles.
With the 2015 WNBA season just past its halfway point, Only A Game was reminded of the story of Seattle Storm guard and basketball great Sue Bird, who has found success throughout her legendary hoops career.
Why play a single sport when you could play two — at the same time? From Chess Boxing to Headis, Only A Game takes a look at four hybrid sports that have gained popularity.
The NFL upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in the Deflategate saga Tuesday. Only A Game has compiled a collection of links to the official report and the heated responses. We also look at how the ruling plays into the ongoing discussion of Brady’s legacy.
Sport’s highest court has ruled that Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, who has naturally high levels of testosterone, can compete against other women again.
Boston is out as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics. Now other North American cities are reviving their push to host the Games.
Jenelle Hamilton is not your typical sumo wrestler. She weighs just 130 pounds and competes against men three times her weight. Now, six years after she hit the mat for the first time, Hamilton is preparing for a return to the US Sumo Open.
Strap on a virtual reality headset and watch film to get better at football? A virtual reality startup company is working with three NFL teams to help quarterbacks prepare for games. Former Stanford kicker Derek Belch is the founder of STRIVR Labs and he joins us to explain how the new technology works.
Is their latest trade a sign that the suddenly splendid Houston Astros are going all-in for a shot at a title? Should U.S. men’s soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann be fired? Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce looks at those issues and FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s unexpected [fake] cash windfall.
At the Sunningdale Golf Club outside of London, dogs are free to roam the course with their owners. It’s a tradition that dates back more than 100 years. Secretary Stephen Toon explains the history — and shares his favorite story from the dog-friendly links.
When Rio de Janeiro was awarded the Summer Olympics, Brazilians celebrated. Six years, an economic nosedive and a World Cup later, the country’s residents feel very differently. In her new book “Dancing with the Devil in the City of God,” Brazilian journalist Juliana Barbassa chronicles the change.
Boston is known as a sports town, but the city’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics has failed to garner widespread support. Why is it so hard to bid for the Olympics? Where did Boston go wrong? And can the bid be fixed? Only A Game guest host Shira Springer investigates.
Toronto Star sports columnist Bruce Arthur and sports writer Erik Malinowski join OAG guest host Shira Springer for this week’s edition of “3 Stories You Should Know.”
Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle joins us to discuss the DeAndre Jordan free-agency saga, Becky Hammon and female coaches in the NBA, and Mark Cuban’s appearance in “Sharknado 3.”
Writer, filmmaker and professional cyclist Kathryn Bertine tried to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. Bertine tells Only A Game’s Karen Given about the time she tried to gain qualifying points by breaking away from the peloton during a race in El Salvador.
The Disc Golf World Championships aren’t as popular as the NBA Finals or World Series, but the tournament is Red Whittington’s Super Bowl and he’s isn’t going to let heart surgery slow down his quest for a fourth title. Liz Reid of Only A Game affiliate WESA in Pittsburgh spoke with Whittington.