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Applauding Boston's Move Toward An Olympic Referendum

Bill Littlefield muses on the upcoming referendum in Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

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Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Stories from this broadcast: At NCAA Tournament, Refs Also Compete To Reach Final Four; Jim Boeheim And The Syracuse Investigation; Americans Suit Up In Iraqi Basketball League; NFL Running Back Andre Williams On Chris Borland's Retirement; NFL Wives Call For More Help For Older Retirees; Dressed All In Pink, This Strongwoman Takes On The World; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; Inspired By MLB Star, Teenage Girl Trades Softball For Baseball; In 'Cuba Straits,' Doc Ford Series Takes The Diamond

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An Open Letter To Pete Rose

Major League Baseball's hit leader, Pete Rose, has applied to be returned to the good graces of the game. Bill Littlefield suggests Rose might want to think twice.

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Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Stories from this broadcast: NFL Free Agency Begins Before It Begins; Cable Bill Going Up? Blame Sports; De$ignated Hitter: Why The National League Will Soon Cash In; In The Philippines, Manny Pacquiao Is More Than A Boxer; 'Champs' Looks At Boxing Beyond The Ring; W.C. Heinz Revisited ... And Republished; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; Report: Responsibility For Doping Problem Goes Beyond Armstrong; Skiing The Thunderbolt: A Modern Day Sport Tackles A Historic Trail

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Have Sports Become 'Too Big To Fail'?

The NFL has been plagued by scandal. Two of college basketball's elite programs have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. But fans continue to watch. Bill Littlefield wonders if sports have become "too big to fail."

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Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Stories from this broadcast: One-And-Done: Making A 'Mockery' Of College Education?; No. 1-And-Done: How Kentucky Has Changed The Recruiting Landscape; Former NHL Enforcer On Why Hockey's Fighters Can't Find Jobs; Curt Schilling Fights Back Against Daughter's Twitter Trolls; College Basketball's Overlooked Phenomenon: Fatherhood; One Man's Quest To Prove He's Wilt Chamberlain's Son; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; BMX Riders Find Winter Escape In Limestone Mine 100 Feet Underground; Former Dodgers First Baseman Gil Hodges Lived 'A Hall Of Fame Life'

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Greater Than Championships: Ending Culture Of Silence In Sexual Assault Cases

Duke's men's basketball team is preparing for another trip to the NCAA tournament, but Bill Littlefield says there should be bigger priorities for the team and coach Mike Krzyzewski after news of sexual assault allegations against a former player.

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Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Stories from this broadcast: Life On Major League Soccer's Minimum Salary; Stars Drive MLS Popularity, But Is That The Right Strategy?; The Dangers Of The 'Perfect' Court Storm; How Young Is Too Young To Start Recruiting Kids?; Ralph Nader And A Plan To 'Save Sports'; Former Olympian Edwin Moses: American Sports Don't Need Saving; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; Utah Women's Gymnastics Team: The Greatest Show On Mats; Remembering 'Sports Phone,' The Go-To Service For Sports Fans, Gamblers

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Nine Years Later, Revisiting Duquesne Men's Basketball Shooting

On Sept. 17, 2006, five members of the Duquesne University men's basketball team were shot after leaving a dance on the Duquesne campus in Pittsburgh. A recent shooting provoked Bill Littlefield to revisit those circumstances.

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Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Stories from this broadcast: Dismissal Of Elite Women’s Hockey Coach Raises Questions; Female Coaches: The Next Title IX Battleground?; NCAA Football Programs Use Social Media Blitz To Recruit; Joe Paterno: A Case Study In Sports Figures Who Fall From Grace; Kevin Durant: ‘Too Nice’ To Win A Championship?; ‘Maximalist’ Shoes: The Latest Running Craze?; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; Afghanistan Reaches Cricket World Cup, Provides ‘Symbol Of Hope’; ‘The Monopolists’ Uncovers The Origins Of Monopoly

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