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Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Stories from this broadcast: Citing Fan Safety, Baltimore Orioles Close Stadium; Cavs' Blatt Took Unusual — And Occasionally Dangerous — Route To NBA; Commentary: Sports By The Numbers; Why A $1 Billion Weekend Won't Save Boxing; Former English Teacher Explores MMA Life "In The Cage"; Sand Volleyball's Popularity Spikes Upward; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; Rocky Balboa, Hall of Famer? Voting Underway For Fictitious Athlete Hall Of Fame; Documentary 'Bounce' Uncovers Origins Of Our Favorite Sports

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With Camden Yards Empty, Reflecting On The Events In Baltimore

Sports is full of stories about games played. This week Bill Littlefield is thinking about a couple that weren't.

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Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Stories from this broadcast: Steve Ballmer, 'The Most Normal $24 Billion Owner,' Lets Loose In L.A.; With Falling Numbers, Black College Basketball Coaches Form New Group; In Div. I, Small Gains For Female Athletic Directors; Making Sense Of The NFL's Concussion Settlement; Meet Joe Linta, An NFL Agent In Search Of Overlooked Prospects; In 'Natural Born Heroes,' McDougall Leaps Into Parkour; French Swimmer Leveaux's Autobiography Stirs Up Controversy; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; April 17, 1979: The Night Only 250 Fans Showed Up In Oakland; The Annapolis Cup: Drinks, Dancing And, Oh Yeah, Croquet

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Reds' Manager Bryan Price Bleeps His Way Through Rant Against Media

Baseball season has only just started, but one MLB manager is already frustrated. Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price had some choice words for the media on Monday.

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Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Stories from this broadcast: NBA's Serge Ibaka Returns Home In 'Son Of The Congo'; Islanders Fans Say Goodbye To Their 'Wonderful Dump,' Nassau Coliseum; N.Y. To Scranton Vs. K.C. To Hawaii: Triple-A Downgrades ... And Upgrades; MLB's DH Debate: Ortiz, Molitor, Davis Weigh In; Commentary: Tsarnaev Sentencing Looms Over 2015 Boston Marathon; Running To Remember: The Story Of Cancer Survivor Matt Tullis; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; Hecklers Welcome At Big 12 Tennis Matches; 'Course Correction' Details A Title IX Fight, A Naked Protest And An Olympian's Story

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Remembering Eduardo Galeano, Writer And Soccer Lover

Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano, known partly for his books about soccer, passed away Monday at the age of 74. Only A Game's Bill Littlefield remembers Galeano's writing.

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Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Stories from this broadcast: Psst, The Los Angeles Lakers Are Tanking...; No Tanking Here: NBA Exec Relies On 'Magical' Ping Pong Balls; mlbHarmony: Online Matchmaking For Major League Baseball Fans; Commentary: Raindrops Keep Falling On Baseball's Miami Marlins; The Woman Who Lured The Dodgers To L.A.; Sports Illustrated Documents Milton Bradley's History Of Domestic Violence; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; Indianapolis: How Sports Transformed A City; Commentary: Lauren Hill Made The Most Of Every Day She Had; 'Men In Green' Profiles Golf's Legends, Living And 'Secret'

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Remembering Baseball's George 'Boomer' Scott

When spring arrives and baseball begins, it's a time of hope and optimism for many fans. But for Bill Littlefield, it's also a time to look back on players who have come and gone, including former big league slugger George Scott.

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Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Stories from this broadcast: Duke's Tyus Jones: From WNBA Practice Team To The Final Four; Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw On Final Four, Airport Triathlons And Spiders; Tim Kurkjian's Strange And Surprising Opening Day Stories; Will The NFL, Finally, Return To Los Angeles?; Lacrosse Helmets: Good Enough For Boys, Why Aren't Girls Wearing Them?; Commentary: Safety First — More Complicated Than It Sounds; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; Reds' Nursing Suite: A New Formula To Attract (Very) Young Fans; 'Baseball's Flawed Genius' Chronicles Billy Martin's Unpredictable Life

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Phil Jackson's Plea To Knicks' Fans May Be Unwise

This week New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson tried to reassure season ticket holders that he had a "clear plan" to make the team better. Bill Littlefield wonders if that's a good idea.

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