Jeff Gordon, NASCAR’s New ‘Ironman,’ Says Goodbye To Racing

September 26, 2015
(Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

Jeff Gordon, winner of 92 NASCAR races and four Cup Championships, hasn’t missed a race since 1992. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the end of his final season as a full-time driver and his plans for life after racing.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

September 26, 2015
Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter is being investigated by Swiss prosecutors for criminal wrongdoing. (Michael Buholzer/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the criminal investigation into FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s “misappropriation,” Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s aches and pains, and the legacy of baseball great Yogi Berra.

Remembering Yogi Berra: The Fork In The Road

September 26, 2015
Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra passed away this week. Bill remembers sitting down with him for an interview in 1998. (Jeff Zelevansky/AP)

When Hall of Famer Yogi Berra talked about taking that fork in the road, he wasn’t being metaphorical. Bill talks about meeting Berra and what made Yogi so…Yogi.

‘Saban’ Sheds Light On College Football’s Premier Coach

September 26, 2015

Other college football coaches envy his success. His recruits love him. And yet he never seems to be satisfied with his results. Monte Burke’s biography “Saban: The Making of a Coach” examines what drives Nick Saban. Burke joins Bill Littlefield.

Beanball Retaliation, Cubs’ World Series Drought And Collegiate Boxing

September 26, 2015
Baltimore Orioles v Washington Nationals

Should pitchers be using fastballs as a form of retaliation? Would it be best for Chicago Cubs fans if their team didn’t end up winning the World Series…ever? And what’s making boxing more popular at universities around the country? Rachel Bachman and Craig Calcaterra join Bill Littlefield for this week’s “3 Stories You Should Know.”

WNBA’s Liberty Focus On Defense — Not Distractions — During Playoffs

September 26, 2015
New York Liberty center Avery Warley says players are focusing on their game. That focus shows. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

When former player and failed New York Knicks GM Isiah Thomas was hired as the President of the WNBA’s Liberty, critics predicted a tough season ahead. But the team had their best-ever regular season and is powering through the playoffs. Bill Littlefield has the story.

Caron Butler: From Drug Dealer To NBA Veteran

September 26, 2015
Detroit Pistons v Boston Celtics

As a child, Caron Butler looked forward to little more than a life of struggle and crime. Now entering his 14th season in the NBA, Butler tells the story of his journey from drug dealer to pro basketball player.

DraftKings Is Shooting To Be Boston’s Next Sports (Business) Champion

September 25, 2015
It's impossible to miss advertising for Boston-based DraftKings at South Station. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The young Boston-based company is competing to become the dominant player in the fast-growing field of daily fantasy sports.

Ortiz Homers, But Red Sox Fall To Rays 4-2

September 25, 2015
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts sets to make the tag while catching Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier trying to steal second base at a game at Fenway Park on Thursday. (Charles Krupa/AP)

David Ortiz had a two-run homer to put his RBI count at 101, reaching the century mark for the ninth time.

Red Sox Name Mike Hazen As New General Manager

September 24, 2015
Mike Hazen, then Boston Red Sox director of player development, looks onto the practice field during the Red Sox rookie training program at Boston College in Boston, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008. He's been named the team's new general manager. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Hazen’s promotion from assistant GM is the first big move by Dave Dombrowski since he took over as president of baseball operations in August.

Porcello Pitches Decent In Boston’s 6-2 Loss To Rays

September 24, 2015
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello delivers during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, on Wednesday. (Charles Krupa/AP)

The Sox were shut out until the very end, when they scored their two runs with two outs in the ninth.

Prepare For The Curse Of Ragnar

September 23, 2015
Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings

It’s been almost 40 years since the Minnesota Vikings reached the Super Bowl. Bill Littlefield worries that with the recent firing of the team’s beloved mascot, Ragnar, it might be another 40 more.

From The Archives: A Conversation With Yogi Berra

September 23, 2015
Yogi Berra (AP/File)

Yogi Berra died Tuesday at the age of 90. “He bore with such grace and good humor the mantle of master of the malapropism.” writes Bill Littlefield, who spoke with Berra in 1998. Listen here to that conversation from our archives.

Yogi Berra Remembered As One Of The Greatest MLB Catchers Of All Time

September 23, 2015

Baseball legend and Yankees icon Yogi Berra died in his New Jersey home Monday. He was 90.

Rays Beat Red Sox 5-2

September 23, 2015
Tampa Bay Rays' Mikie Mahtook, left, slides safe at home plate as Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan, right, tries to tag him in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at Fenway Park, in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)

After spending the first day out of last place in more than two months, the Sox are back at the bottom of the AL East.

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