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Only A Game

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

Copyright: Copyright Trustees of Boston University

Archenemies: Harrison V. Doubt, Walton V. Pain, Hardy V. Sexism

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:54:16 -0400

Summer is a time for superhero blockbusters. This week on Only A Game, we have stories about athletes taking on their archenemies. Our heroes: American hurdler Kendra Harrison battles self-doubt. Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton struggles against chronic back pain. And boxer Heather Hardy fights for gender equality. Join us!

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Latest Show: Race Across America, Beep Baseball, Snowkiting

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:47:53 -0400

As long as she's been an athlete, Trish Karter has faced adversity. This week on Only A Game, the 60-year-old athlete tells the story of a discouraging high school coach, a traumatic brain injury and the Race Across America. Plus, a baseball player finds his way back to the field after losing his vision. And one thrill-seeker takes on his lifelong obsession with Mount St. Helens using a snowkite. Join us!

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Latest Show: Jason Collins, George Washington, Gut Bacteria

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:46:17 -0400

In 2013, Jason Collins became the first openly gay male athlete in any of the the U.S.'s four major sports leagues. This week on Only A Game, Collins tells his story. Also, one of George Washington's descendants tries to get closer to his famous ancestor — through dancing, bowling and other sports. And a former DI basketball player brings sports and science together — by studying gut bacteria. Join us!

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Summer Vacations: White Dragon Horse, Mini Golf, Remembering Johnny

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:41:39 -0400

This week on Only A Game — we're telling stories of summer vacations. We follow one cyclist's cross-country search for humanity on the White Dragon Horse. Plus, we meet a Cape Cod couple who won't sell their mini golf course — not even for a million bucks. And, we hear the story of a father who's spreading his son's ashes at all 30 MLB ballparks. Join us!

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Latest Show: Rio's Olympic Legacy, Ichiro's Milestone, Tup Holmes

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:31:41 -0400

Last summer, all eyes were on Rio as the world's best athletes competed at the 2016 Olympics. This week on Only A Game, a look at Rio's legacy of displacement, despair — and resistance in Vila Autódromo. Also, the story of one baseball superfan's 18-month quest to witness Ichiro Suzuki's 3,000th career hit. And, Alfred "Tup" Holmes' fight to desegregate golf in Atlanta in the 1950s. Join us!

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Latest Show: Jim Abbott, Yale's Worst Rower, Rubik's Cube History

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:40:48 -0400

Jim Abbott was a pitcher in the Major Leagues for a decade. He was also born without a right hand. This week on Only A Game, Abbott tells the story of a teacher who taught him an important lesson. Also, the self-proclaimed worst oarsman in Yale history finds an unlikely rowing partner in Italy. And the rise, fall and rise of the Rubik's Cube. Join us!

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Latest Show: Baseball Diplomacy, Tom Meschery, Williams-DiMaggio Swap?

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:06:24 -0400

Randy Kaplan has collected 350 baseballs signed by world leaders. This week on Only A Game, Kaplan talks about popes, presidents and Vladimir Putin. Plus, a descendant of Leo Tolstoy talks about his decade in the NBA — and poetry. And the story of a Ted Williams-Joe DiMaggio trade that almost happened...maybe. Join us!

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Latest Show: Life After BALCO, The 1st Tour De France, Golf In Herat

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:52:08 -0400

BALCO founder Victor Conte spent four months in prison after a federal raid of his offices in 2003. This week on Only A Game, Conte opens up about peddling steroids — and switching sides in the fight against doping. Plus, a tale of violence and deception at the first Tour de France. And the golf shot that changed the life of an Afghan woman. Join us!

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Latest Show: Mack's Legacy, Energetic Wrestlers, Backyard Baseball

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:21:53 -0400

Mack Brady was just 8 years old when he died of sepsis. This week on Only A Game, how Mack's family and friends embraced joy — and soccer. Plus, the Lefever boys were destroying their home, until their mother put a wrestling mat in the basement. And how Backyard Baseball's Pablo Sanchez became an unlikely hero — and one of the greatest video game characters of all time.

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Latest Show: #outruncancer, Laila Vs. Muhammad Ali, Blind Broadcaster

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:21:39 -0400

Most people know about Muhammad Ali's most famous fights. But this week on Only A Game, a look back at the boxer's toughest bouts — against his youngest daughter, Laila. Also, two childhood friends had fallen out of touch, until one of them was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, they both want to #outruncancer. And broadcaster Ed Lucas explains how baseball took his sight — but gave him a life. Join us!

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