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February 28th, 2015

Former Olympian Edwin Moses: American Sports Don’t Need Saving

Would the appointment of a sports minister improve the athletic landscape in the United States? Former Olympian Edwin Moses, who is now the chairman for the Laureus Sports for Good Foundation, doesn’t think so. He joins Bill Littlefield to explain why he thinks sports should stay in the private sector.

February 28th, 2015

Ralph Nader And A Plan To ‘Save Sports’

From the pros down to the pee-wees, author Ken Reed and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader think that U.S. sports need an overhaul. They join us to discuss their proposals and Reed’s new book, “How We Can Save Sports.”

February 28th, 2015

How Young Is Too Young To Start Recruiting Kids?

NBA star LeBron James is asking colleges to stop making offers to his 10-year-old son. Dr. Dan Gould, director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University, weighs in on recruiting young kids.

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February 14th, 2015
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Ambidextrous Pitcher Still Looking For A Chance In The Majors

Switch-hitters are common in baseball. But switch-pitchers? Not so much. Greg Echlin speaks with Pat Venditte, who’s trying to work his way up to the big leagues.

Featured Book
February 14th, 2015

‘The Whistleblower’ Explores The Life Of A College Basketball Ref

Author Bob Katz chronicles the life of referee Ed Hightower in his new book “The Whistleblower.” Katz joins Bill Littlefield to share what he learned from the project.

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February 14th, 2015

Phoenix Is NBA’s City Of Brotherly Love

At Sunday night’s NBA All-Star Game, two brothers, Chicago’s Pau Gasol and Memphis’ Marc Gasol, will square off for the opening jump ball. But the most unusual NBA sibling story is happening in Phoenix. OAG’s Doug Tribou and Curt Nickisch report.

Only A Blog
February 10th, 2015

Iconic Scottish Golf Club Admits First Female Members

One of golf’s most storied institutions is welcoming its first female members. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland, announced Tuesday that seven women are now honorary members of the club, including Queen Elizabeth’s daughter Princess Anne and golfer Annika Sorenstam.

Featured Book
February 7th, 2015

‘Circus Maximus’ Tallies The Real Cost Of Hosting The Olympics

The cost of hosting events like the Olympics and FIFA World Cup is higher than most proponents care to admit. Economist Andrew Zimbalist explains the cost in his book ‘Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup.’ He speaks with Bill Littlefield.

In Depth
January 24th, 2015

PGA Champions Tour, Golf’s Senior Circuit, Turns 35

After 35 years, the PGA’s Champions Tour is still extending older golfers’ careers. And this week, the tour announced a major business deal. OAG’s Doug Tribou talks with golf great Hale Irwin and others about the history and future of the tour.

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January 19th, 2015
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That’s Just Wes

Harvard’s Wesley Saunders is one of college basketball’s top players, but he doesn’t act like a typical star. In his four years with the Crimson, the Pokemon-watching forward has developed the image of a nonchalant star, a player who has goofed his way to the top of college basketball. But don’t let that fool you.

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