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Bud Selig's White House Adventures, Hennessy, LAX Dad

After MLB players walked off the job in 1994, President Bill Clinton intervened. This week on Only A Game, former baseball Commissioner Bud Selig recounts his dealings with the White House. Also, the connection between cyclist Major Taylor and the cognac brand Hennessy. And John Grant Jr. retired from Major League Lacrosse in 2017. Then his daughter made him reconsider... Join us!

Bud Selig's White House Adventures, Hennessy, LAX Dad

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Investigating A Track Coach, Team Challenge ALS, Dolphins Owner

ESPN's Outside the Lines recently investigated track coach Conrad Mainwaring, who has been accused of abusing 41 boys and young men over 44 years. This week on Only A Game, the story behind the investigation. Plus, pro basketball player Sean Marshall is helping his former college roommate — and Ice Bucket Challenge inspiration — Pete Frates challenge ALS. And Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills has spoken out against team owner Stephen Ross, who is holding a fundraiser for President Trump. Join us!

Investigating A Track Coach, Team Challenge ALS, Dolphins Owner

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NBA 2K League Star, Soccer Family, Don Jackson Challenges The NCAA

In 2018, the NBA launched the 2K League, in which elite gamers compete in a video game version of NBA basketball. This week, the story of Albano Thomallari, aka oFab, one of the league's biggest stars.

NBA 2K League Star, Soccer Family, Don Jackson Challenges The NCAA

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Scott Hamilton, Pickleball in Jail, Pete Rose's Trip To Vietnam

Long before he won an Olympic gold medal, Scott Hamilton was just a sickly kid, trying on skates for the first time.

Scott Hamilton, Pickleball in Jail, Pete Rose's Trip To Vietnam

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A Hockey Sponsorship From A Dictator And Other Sports 'Hail Marys'

This week on Only A Game, we share some stories of last-chance efforts off the field.

A Hockey Sponsorship From A Dictator And Other Sports 'Hail Marys'

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Disco Demolition Night, A'ja Wilson Fan, Mascot Successes ... And Failures

In between a 1979 doubleheader at Comiskey Park, the Chicago White Sox took a giant pile of disco records to center field ... and blew them up.

Disco Demolition Night, A'ja Wilson Fan, Mascot Successes ... And Failures

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Vlad and Vlad Jr., Wheelchair Tennis Journey, Basketball And NASA

This week on Only A Game, a lifelong Montreal baseball fan remembers Vladimir Guerrero's Expos career — and discusses his excitement for the Hall of Famer's son.

Vlad and Vlad Jr., Wheelchair Tennis Journey, Basketball And NASA

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Andre Iguodala, Ultramarathon Origin, 'The Office' Plays Basketball

Golden State Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala started the first 758 games of his NBA career. But when Steve Kerr took over as Golden State's head coach, he had a new challenge for the 10-year veteran.

Andre Iguodala, Ultramarathon Origin, 'The Office' Plays Basketball

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Lauren And Aaron Holiday, The '69 Mets, Kalin Bennett's Basketball Journey

Last June, the Indiana Pacers selected Aaron Holiday in the first round of the NBA Draft. His older brothers, Jrue and Justin, have already established themselves as NBA veterans. But Aaron says his sister, Lauren, was the best basketball player in the family.

Lauren And Aaron Holiday, The '69 Mets, Kalin Bennett's Basketball Journey

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Father's Day Show: Dale And Yogi Berra, Dad And Barkley (Plus An Update)

Dale Berra used cocaine throughout his career as a Major League Baseball player. But when his family had had enough of his drug use, Dale's father, Yogi, showed his tough love. Join us!

Father's Day Show: Dale And Yogi Berra, Dad And Barkley (Plus An Update)

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