The Lakers may be struggling today, but in the 1980s they won five NBA titles. Jeff Pearlman joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book ‘Showtime’ which looks at L.A.’s glitz-and-glamour dynasty.
Rubin “Hurricane” Carter is dying, and the former boxer has one final wish. Bill Littlefield interviewed Carter years ago and shares his thoughts about a man who avoided bitterness after being wrongfully imprisoned.
Some might think that life in Triple-A baseball is a disappointment. But while researching ‘Where Nobody Knows Your Name,’ author John Feinstein found hope in baseball’s minor leagues. Feinstein talks to Bill about his new book.
It’s been 50 years since the heavyweight boxing match between Muhammad Ali — then Cassius Clay — and Sonny Liston. Bill reflects on that occasion and the state of boxing today.
As Jason Collins and Michael Sam make news for their pioneering roles as gay athletes, Bill Littlefield wonders if a certain political controversy will collide with the world of sports.
When Giants pitcher Juan Marichal hit Dodgers catcher John Roseboro in the head with a baseball bat it tarnished Marichal’s reputation. In “The Fight of Their Lives,” John Rosengren explores the circumstances that preceded the 1965 fight and the way both men found peace in its aftermath.
With the Sochi games drawing to a close, Bill Littlefield says the best thing about the Olympics might be the variety of highlights.
Ireland is not known for snow, so bobsledding isn’t a common sport for kids. Pete Donohoe got his start in his 30s and made it to the Olympics. Bill attended a class taught by Donohoe to learn more about the sport.
Derek Jeter is retiring, but not until the end of the 2014 MLB season. Bill ponders why Jeter decided to let everyone know so far in advance.
The Sochi Games may be remembered for Russia’s gay propaganda. Bill speaks with Helen Jefferson Lenskyj about her book detailing these events.