Only A Game | PodcastAuthor: NPR
14 Dec 2018

Only A Game | Podcast

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

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    Bob Cousy And Bill Russell, Grandmother Marathoner, Rugby Referee

    Bob Cousy and Bill Russell won six NBA championships together on the Boston Celtics. This week on Only A Game Cousy says he regrets not doing more for his teammate off the court. Plus, kid reporters interview a 73-year-old marathoner. And how rugby refereeing transformed one athlete's Olympic dream. Join us!

  • Posted on 07 Dec 2018

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    Dragon Boat Racing, Latina Commissioner, Stanford Band

    Breast cancer survivors had long been told that upper-body exercise was dangerous — then a group in Vancouver started challenging that idea ... by dragon boat racing. This week on Only A Game, how a 2,000-year-old Chinese sport has been embraced by women worldwide. Also, the story of Gloria Nevarez, the first Latina commissioner of a Div. I conference. And the play that cemented the Stanford band's place in history. Join us!

  • Posted on 01 Dec 2018

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    Latest Show: Thanksgiving Leftovers

    This week on Only A Game, we share a full plate of "leftover" stories that didn't fit in past episodes. A marathon swimmer's matchup against jellyfish and lampreys. A unexpected night with Mike Tyson. A WNBA legend's first pair of basketball shoes. And the rock band that may have saved Fenway Park. Join us!

  • Posted on 23 Nov 2018

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    Verne Lundquist, Yosemite Climbers, Bluegrass And Football

    Verne Lundquist has broadcast sports for decades. But he also played a minor role in the coverage of the John F. Kennedy assassination 55 years ago. Also this week on Only A Game, the story of the first team to scale El Capitan. And the story of a bluegrass radio station and a high school football team in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Join us!

  • Posted on 16 Nov 2018

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    Exonerated Golf Course Artist, UNC Stadium, Accidental Veteran

    Valentino Dixon spent 27 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. While incarcerated, he started drawing golf courses. This week on Only A Game, how Dixon's artwork led to his recent exoneration. Also the connection between UNC's football stadium and the 1898 Wilmington Massacre. And Bill Brannon's accidental journey from the baseball field to the battlefield. Join us!

  • Posted on 09 Nov 2018

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