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Interview
August 29th, 2015

No Sibling Rivalry Here: Katie And Michael Ledecky

At this month’s world swimming championships in Russia, Katie Ledecky won five gold medals. There to cheer her on was her No. 1 fan: older brother Michael. The Ledecky siblings join Bill Littlefield to talk about their close relationship, their earliest days in the pool and Katie’s first win against her brother.

In Depth
August 22nd, 2015
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Meet Jen ‘Dr. J’ Welter, The NFL’s First Female Coach

The Arizona Cardinals made history this summer by hiring the league’s first female coach as an intern during training camp. And as reporter Phil Latzman found out, Jen Welter, aka “Dr. J,” has already made an impression on players.

Interview
August 22nd, 2015

Tom Watson, A Man Of Many Titles, Winds Down His Career

After six decades of golfing, Tom Watson is starting to wind down his career. “The kids hit the ball a lot farther than the old guys do,” he tells Bill Littlefield. The six-time PGA Player of the Year discusses his storied career as well as the evolution of the sport.

Feature
August 15th, 2015

Mo Englander: 80-Years-Old But Still Throwing Strikes For His Son

Mo Englander used to pitch for a team of seniors in Quincy, Mass. But the squad disbanded. Now he pitches for a new team: his son’s. Bill Littlefield has the story.

In-Depth
August 1st, 2015

NFL Youth Exercise Program: Healthy Fun Or Marketing Ploy?

NFL training camps are getting started after what’s been a tough year or so for the league’s image. But would anyone criticize the league for teaching kids about exercise? Well, it turns out they would. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at the NFL “Play 60″ program and hears from one of its critics.

Feature
August 1st, 2015
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After Accident, ‘Madman’ Poole Uses Handcycle To Conquer Backcountry

Growing up, David Poole earned the nickname “Madman” for his hard-charging ways in the backcountry. But a skiing accident left him paralyzed from the sternum down. Reporter Danielle Thomsen tells the story of Poole’s journey back to the outdoors.

Featured Book
August 1st, 2015

‘Mashi’ Chronicles Journey of Japan’s First MLB Player

The first Major League Baseball player from Japan was a 20-year-old pitcher by the name of Masanori Murakami. The lefty only played two seasons in the MLB, but his journey is the subject of the new book called “Mashi” by Robert Fitts. Murakami, Fitts and translator Yuriko Romer joined Only A Game’s Doug Tribou.

In Their Own Words
August 1st, 2015

Champion Boxer Daniel Jacobs’ Biggest Fight Wasn’t In The Ring

Daniel Jacobs is a champion boxer. Four years ago, he encountered an opponent he didn’t see coming — cancer. The 28-year-old recovered and became the first cancer survivor to win a boxing world championship. He tells Only A Game the story “In His Own Words.”

Interview
August 1st, 2015

Employee Rights: Tom Brady v. The Average Man

This week, the NFL upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension in the Deflategate saga. As the league and its players union prepare for a court battle, guest host Doug Tribou speaks with employee rights expert Lewis Maltby about how this situation might have played out if Tom Brady delivered pizza for a living.

Only A Blog
July 28th, 2015

NFL Upholds Brady Suspension: The Ruling And Responses

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.

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