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Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Stories from this broadcast: Michael Sam, Women's World Cup And The NBA's Foul Problem; Sport Is Politics For 73-Year-Old FC Barcelona Fan; American Pharoah Could Win Triple Crown ... But Won't Save Racing; Can A Love Of Horse Racing And A Love Of Animals Co-Exist?; '(Dis)Honesty' Explores Why People — And Athletes — Cheat; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; 'League Of Outsider Baseball' And The Sino-Japanese War; Competitive Hoop Rolling: A Wellesley College Tradition

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Commentary: Taking All The Air Out Of Deflate-Gate

Why is America abuzz with the NFL's Deflate-Gate news when three other major sports are in full swing? Bill Littlefield offers one theory...

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Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Stories from this broadcast: Deflate-Gate: The NFL's Master Stroke In Self-Promotion?; Denise McCluggage: The First Lady Of Racing; Isiah Thomas Named President Of WNBA's Liberty. Wait, What?; Was Baseball Great Ty Cobb Really A Racist? New Biography Says No; Penn Athlete's Life And Death Inspires Social Media Movement; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; Teams Honoring The Military: Feel Good Moment ... For Sale?; 'Yiddish Fight Club' And A 600-Pound Jewish Wrestler

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As Concussion Crisis Mounts, NFL Turns To ... Cardiology Specialist?

Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, president of Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, was recently appointed the National Football League's chief medical adviser. Bill Littlefield looks at the implications of the move.

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Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Stories from this broadcast: Catching Up With A Lovable Loser: Zippy Chippy; Powerlifter Not Daunted By Down Syndrome; Baseball Isn't Just for Boys Anymore; Ottawa Honors Wrong Jack Purcell; Team IMPACT Helps Kids Find Joy During Illness; 'A Home Run For Bunny' Tells Inspiring Tale; Ancient Game Of Lawn Bowls Adds New Chapter In Glasgow; Why We Stopped Avoiding Clichés...Like The Plague

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The 'Flop Of The Century'

The fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather was supposed to have been the Fight of the Century. Bill Littlefield is among those who don't think it was.

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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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