January 30th, 2016

Why Donald Trump Will Be The Next FIFA President

While the U.S. Presidential hopefuls are getting ready for the first primary ballots to be cast, another heavily contested election is heating up across the globe — the race to replace Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA. Bill Littlefield examines the parallels between the two contests.

January 23rd, 2016

Match-Fixing In Tennis: From 2007 To Today

BuzzFeed and the BBC made waves this week with their joint report on alleged match-fixing in international tennis. Bill Littlefield explores the controversy and tries to figure out if “the fix” is in.

January 9th, 2016

The Glasnost Bowl And The Strange History Of American Football In Russia

In 1989, the USC and Illinois football teams were supposed to play a game in Moscow. Bill Littlefield discovers why the ‘Glasnost Bowl,’ as it was to be called, was cancelled — and learns how a group of high school seniors from Oklahoma eventually brought American football to the USSR.

In The News
October 10th, 2015

Why You Should Embrace The Rugby World Cup

The U.S. lost its first three games at the 2015 Rugby World Cup by a total of 96 points. Even so, Matthew Futterman of the Wall Street Journal thinks the Americans could one day thrive at the sport. He makes his case to Bill Littlefield.

October 3rd, 2015

Basketball Meets The CIA In Uganda

The story of Jay Mullen — CIA agent turned basketball coach — starts at a small women’s college in 1970 and ends up in Uganda at a basketball game during the Cold War. Journalist Shaun Raviv joined Bill Littlefield to help tell Mullen’s story.

September 26th, 2015

Syrian Refugee’s New Life In The Media Spotlight

Millions around the world saw the video of a Syrian refugee who was tripped by a journalist. But since it was revealed that Osama Abdul Mohsen is also a professional soccer coach, his story has taken some unexpected turns. Ian Mount reports.

September 12th, 2015

AFC Bournemouth: From The Brink Of Extinction To The EPL

Seven years ago, AFC Bournemouth was competing in the fourth tier of English soccer and in dire financial straits. Now the club plays in the English Premier League. Reporter (and longtime Bournemouth fan) Russell Crewe visits Bournemouth to find out how a team from a small resort town made it to the top.

August 8th, 2015

Game Of Drones: Drone Racing Takes Flight In Los Angeles

What do you get when you combine flying gadgets, high-tech goggles and competitive racing? From Los Angeles, Saul Gonzalez has the answer: a drone race.

August 8th, 2015

Laughter In Paris, But Lament Back Home

On a recent vacation, Bill Littlefield found himself surrounded by people laughing and playing in a Paris park. That got him to thinking about some notable sports figures back home who probably weren’t sharing the good cheer.

In Depth
August 1st, 2015

Dutee Chand Wins Gender Fight In Track And Field

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has naturally high levels of testerone. Last year, the IAAF banned her from competing against other women. This week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport allowed Chand to run again. Only A Game spoke with Juliet Macur from New York Times.

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