Commentary: La Liga Appeals To FIFA — On Its Own Terms
Spain's top soccer league, La Liga, filed an appeal to FIFA regarding the timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The competition is set to take place in November and December instead of during the summer, as is custom. Bill Littlefield weighs in on the situation.
Stories from this broadcast: Darts Study Proves The Power Of Rivalries; Inside South American Soccer Rivalries; MLB Draft Pick Pat Connaughton Drafted Again By NBA; Ken Dryden On Canada's Stanley Cup Rivalry With The U.S.; In Chess, The Computer Rival Becomes The Teacher
Pete Rose-Colored Glasses: A Case For Charlie Hustle
The ongoing campaign by Pete Rose to return to baseball's good graces and become eligible for the Hall of Fame hit another bump in the road this week when ESPN revealed evidence that Rose had bet on games when he was a player ... something he had denied. Bill Littlefield thinks Rose should be enshrined anyway.
Stories from this broadcast: MLB Hack, 'Royal' All-Star Worries And USWNT's Slow(?) Start; Golden State Warriors' No. 1 Fan Reflects On 40 Years Of Loyalty; Audio Diary: Father And Son Journey From Little League To The Pros; As Ultramarathoning Grows, Overtraining Syndrome Looms; Empty Seats In Chile's Estadio Nacional Tell A Haunting Story
Stories from this broadcast: NHL Beards, Education For Athletes, And Women's Sports On TV; Brazil's Neymar And Marta: Two 'Magicians,' Two Very Different Stories; Cleveland's Sports Title Drought: Five Decades And Counting; Against The Odds: Trying To Become A Great American Jockey; 'Split Season' Details The Strike Shortened 1981 MLB Season; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; MC Hammer And The Oakland A's; From College World Series To MLB World Series In 4 Months
Commentary: Women's World Cup Still In The Back Seat
The U.S. is currently at the top of their group in the Women's World Cup, having beaten Australia on Monday. But Only A Game's Bill Littlefield is focusing less on individual results than on the progress of the game the women are playing.
Stories from this broadcast: Littlefield: Slipping And Sliding Through My First Ice Hockey Practice; Forget Rings. One Year The Canadiens Got Championship TVs.; Hollywood Scores A 'Miracle' With Locker Room Speech; Why Coach K Kept Hanging Up On Shane Battier; 3,997 Hours To Go: One Man's Quest For Golf Mastery; Gobbled Up By The Peloton: A Cyclist Gets A Hand...And A Push; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; Elissa Ely: A Knee Injury, A 'Miracle' Exercise And A Dilemma; 'Molina' Remembers A Father Who Raised Three World Series Champs; Bill Littlefield: A Closing Thought On Motivation In Sports
Stories from this broadcast: Why Did FIFA Re-elect Sepp Blatter?; Switzerland For Sports, Tennis Rules And Steph Curry's Daughter; Inside The Winner's Circle With Basketball's Sue Bird; Changing Youth Sports Culture ... One School At A Time; Getting Down With Former MLB Player Lenny Randle; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; Commentary: The Real Reason Pro Athletes Draw Huge Salaries; The 'Secret History' Of Skateboarding's Most Fundamental Trick
Seven high-ranking FIFA executives were arrested early Wednesday morning in Switzerland. Bill Littlefield weighs in on the allegations of bribery, kickbacks and illegal arrangements regarding the scheduling and marketing of major soccer tournaments.