Two Sportsmen Face Life After Paris

November 21, 2015
The Atlanta Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha spent three seasons playing for the pro French basketball team Élan Chalon. (Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)

Atlanta Hawks’ guard Thabo Sefolosha understands life in Europe: he is from Switzerland and played for three years on a French basketball team. Bill Littefield compares remarks Sefolosha recently made about the attacks in Paris with his own recent experience in the city.

With Shot Clock Shortened, Will Slower Offenses Struggle?

November 21, 2015
"I don't think shot clocks make people interested in a game or not interested in a game," Denver coach Joe Scott tells Bill Littlefield. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Under head coach Joe Scott, Denver’s men’s basketball team has played at one of the slowest paces in the country — last year they held onto the ball before shooting longer than all but two teams in Division I. How will the NCAA’s decision to reduce the shot clock affect the Pioneers? Scott joins Bill Littlefield.

Has College Basketball Gotten Boring?

November 21, 2015
With scoring averages down, the NCAA has tweaked some rules to try to make college basketball more exciting. But will it be enough? (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Come March, sports fans around the country will crowd around TVs to catch the three-week pandemonium that is March Madness. But how can the NCAA get people more interested in college basketball games occurring at the beginning of the season? Bill Littlefield speaks with the Wall Street Journal’s Ben Cohen about the latest attempt to make college hoops more exciting.

Mavericks Rally From 18 Down To Beat Celtics 106-102

November 19, 2015

The Celtics squandered an 18-point lead, to lose to the Dallas Mavericks.

Why Fighting Still Thrives In The NHL

November 18, 2015
at SAP Center on November 5, 2015 in San Jose, California.

When the Nashville Predators played the Anaheim Ducks Tuesday night, Mike Fisher knocked out one of Kevin Bieksa’s teeth. And, yes, is still in business. Bill Littlefield has always wondered why fighting, which is seriously discouraged in other sports, gets a pass in hockey.

Photos, Videos: A Look At Big Papi’s Big-Hitting, Big-Smiling Red Sox Years

November 18, 2015

Boston Red Sox clutch hitter David Ortiz is planning to retire after the 2016 season. Here’s a quick look back at his career.

On Big Papi’s 40th, A Big Announcement: Red Sox DH David Ortiz To Retire After 2016 Season

November 18, 2015
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz tips his cap during a game at Fenway Park in Boston in 2014. Big Papi announced he will retire after next season. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Ortiz led the Red Sox to three World Series championships, hitting 503 homers in a career full of clutch at-bats.

‘End Of An Era’: Reports Suggest Red Sox Slugger David Ortiz Will Announce Retirement

November 18, 2015
Red Sox's David Ortiz, left, greets teammates in the dugout in September 2015. (Kathy Willens/AP)

Widespread reports circulating Wednesday suggest Big Papi’s next season with the Red Sox may be his last. The team’s beloved slugger is expected to announce his retirement.

Thornton, Marleau Goals Lead Sharks To 5-4 Win Over Bruins

November 18, 2015
San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8) brings the puck up as Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33) defends during the game last night in Boston. The Bruins lost, 5-4. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Boston was called for too many men on the ice late in a power play and San Jose took the lead.

The Links At Petco Park — And Other Ballpark Transformations

November 17, 2015
The Links at Petco Park

Ever wanted to hit a golf ball from home plate? San Diego Padres fans recently got the chance to do just that when Petco Park was converted into a nine-hole golf course. This inspired Only A Game to look back at other times when ballparks hosted sports other than baseball.

N.Y. Supreme Court To Hear DraftKings’ Bid To Stay In Business In Empire State

November 17, 2015
DraftKings advertisements in Boston's South Station are seen in September. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

A hearing has been set for Nov. 25 to hear arguments in the legal fight between New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel.

Thomas Leads Celtics To Easy 111-95 Win Over Rockets

November 17, 2015
Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas (4) pushes against Houston Rockets' Ty Lawson during the game last night in Houston. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points and the Celtics used a 32-point third quarter to pull away over the Houston Rockets.

Brady Leads Late Field Goal Drive To Keep Patriots Undefeated

November 16, 2015
New England Patriots' Scott Chandler (88) catches a pass for a touchdown in tong of New York Giants' Craig Dahl (43) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. (Gary Hershorn/AP)

The Patriots (9-0) did that Sunday, driving 44 yards without any timeouts to set up a game-winning 54-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski with 1 second remaining in a 27-26 win over the New York Giants.

It Ain’t Over Till Gostkowski Sings: Patriots Beat Giants, 27-26

November 16, 2015
With one second remaining and the Patriots trailing by two points, kicker Stephen Gostkowski nailed a 54-yard field goal to give the Patriots a 27-26 win. (Gary Hershorn/AP)

The New England Patriots are 9-0. At MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday, the heavily-favored Patriots needed a last-second field goal to beat the New York Giants, 27-26.

Smart Leads Celtics Past Thunder 100-85

November 16, 2015

Marcus Smart scored a career-high 26 points to help the Boston Celtics beat the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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