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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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Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Stories from this broadcast: Before He Was MVP: Steve Nash's Career At Santa Clara; 30-0 = No. 8 Seed? The Plight Of The Mid-Major In Women's Hoops; NFL Gives Concussion Spotters More Power With 'Julian Edelman' Rule; As Tommy John Surgeries Soar, MLB Focuses On Youth Baseball; After Testing Fails, Expert Says Education 'Only Weapon' In Steroid Fight; Protecting High School Athletes From Preventable Deaths; Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports; Florida Panthers Teammates Not Only Work Together, They Live Together; John Lucas: Former NBA Player, Former Coach And Recovering Addict

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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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