Only A GameAuthor: NPR
22 Sep 2018

Only A Game

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An award-winning weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield.

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    Baseball Rule Proposal, Poet/Basketball Fan, Chicago Sting's Cuba Visit

    The average Major League Baseball game this season has taken three hours and four minutes. This week on Only A Game, NYU game theorists propose a radical rule change to shorten games. Plus, the story of a poet who is obsessed with NBA guard D'Angelo Russell. And the Chicago Sting's trailblazing 1978 trip to Cuba. Join us!

  • Posted on 21 Sep 2018

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    Battle Of The Sexes, Native Hockey Trailblazer, Atlanta Braves' Organist

    This week on Only A Game, how Billie Jean King's 1973 win over Bobby Riggs sparked a scary confrontation on the Alaskan tundra. Plus, the story of Fred Sasakamoose's journey from an Indian residential school to the NHL. And the Atlanta Braves' organist who loves playing walk-up songs ... for the visiting team. Join us!

  • Posted on 14 Sep 2018

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    Rowing The Atlantic, Kamau Murray, Med Student/Linebacker

    This week on Only A Game, the story of a biology teacher who set out to row from Newfoundland to England. Also, Kamau Murray is famous for coaching 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens. But that's not his only job — Murray also runs a tennis center on the south side of Chicago. Plus, the story of an NFL linebacker who moonlighted as a med student. Join us!

  • Posted on 07 Sep 2018

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    Ora Washington, Baseball Card Collector, 'Star-Spangled Banner'

    Next week the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will induct one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. Her name is Ora Washington, and her story was almost lost to history. Plus, a baseball card collector helps honor a former Major Leaguer. And the "Star-Spangled Banner" is played before sporting events at every level. But that might never have come to be if not for the 1918 World Series. Join us!

  • Posted on 31 Aug 2018

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    College Football's Future, Judo At A Japanese Internment Camp, Urban Meyer

    Despite growing evidence about the dangers of football, the number of colleges offering the sport isn't shrinking. In fact, it's growing. This week on Only A Game, we look at the morality of college football and the future of the sport. Plus, the story of an LAPD sergeant who brought LA kids to a Japanese internment camp during World War II for judo tournaments. Join us!

  • Posted on 24 Aug 2018

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