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After Drugs Drove Him From The NBA, Chris Herren Makes Off-Court Comeback

October 11, 2014
Addiction destroyed Chris Herren's basketball career. That downfall is the basis for his second career as a public speaker. (Jesse Costa/Only A Game)

Chris Herren was a basketball phenom who made the NBA only to flame out because of his addiction to drugs. At one point, Herren was spending $20,000 a month on his habit. Today Herren gives talks about his experience. Bill Littlefield reports.

NBA Inks New $24B TV Deal: Lockout Likely

October 11, 2014
The league's new TV deal could mean another NBA lockout. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The NBA struck a nine-year, $24 billion television deal with ESPN and Turner Sports. The new deal further solidifies the likelihood the league is headed for another lockout in 2017. Deadspin’s Kevin Draper joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

Jets’ Rex Ryan Era Could Be Coming To An End

October 11, 2014
Rex Ryan knows his days as Jets head coach could be numbered. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

After the New York Jets got off to a 1-4 start, head coach Rex Ryan has acknowledged his job is on the line. But is Ryan really the problem? Jason Keidel joins Bill Littlefield to take a closer look.

After 29-Year Playoff Drought, Kansas City Rallies Behind Royals

October 11, 2014
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Back in the playoffs for the first time since 1985, the Kansas City Royals have advanced to the American League Championship Series. Can they beat the Baltimore Orioles? Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star weighs in.

NLCS Preview With Tim Kurkjian

October 11, 2014
The St. Louis Cardinals have home-field advantage in the seven game series, which begins Saturday. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

In a rematch of the 2012 NLCS, the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants are squaring off again. The Giants prevailed in 2012, but who will advance to the World Series this year? ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian makes his prediction.

‘We Need To Talk:’ The All-Women’s Sports Show

October 10, 2014
Former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask is one of "We Need To Talk's" 12 commentators. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Every staff member of “We Need To Talk” — yes, this means producers, directors and 12 on-air commentators — is female.

A Brief History Of Feel-Good Sports Moments

October 9, 2014
Last Sunday the Patriots paid tribute to Devon Still's daughter, who is battling cancer. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Sports is all about winning — except when it isn’t. The New England Patriots reminded us of that last Sunday.

Once A Shooter, Always A Shooter

October 8, 2014
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A former college basketball star played pick-up games for years against younger competition. And then one day he decided to stop. Bill Littlefield shares his story.

Boston Rally For 2024 Summer Olympics Bid

October 6, 2014
In this July 28, 2012 file photo, British children pose for photos under a sculpture of the Olympics rings, in Coventry, England. Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington are the cities still in the running for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Boston is one of four cities on the United States Olympic Committee’s short list of potential host cities.

Patriots Quiet Doubters, And Tom Brady Seems Really Happy About That

October 6, 2014
Pats QB Tom Brady jogs back to the bench after throwing a touchdown pass -- and also passing the 50,000 career yard mark. After getting routed last week, Brady's team beat up on the Bengals Sunday night in Gillette. (Steven Senne/AP)

Tom Brady looked like his old self Sunday night, and Patriots fans can relax and put talk of the quarterback’s ability to perform behind them.

Brady Back In Form, Patriots Beat Bengals 43-17

October 6, 2014
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tossed two touchdowns in New England's 43-17 win. (Steven Senne/AP)

Tom Brady and the Patriots routed the Bengals and quieted the doubters. The quarterback tossed two touchdowns in New England’s 43-17 win.

Patriots Release Wide Receiver Kenbrell Thompkins

October 5, 2014

The New England Patriots signed linebacker Ja’Gared Davis to the 53-man roster from the practice squad Saurday and released wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins.

Spooner Scores 2 Goals As Bruins Beat Islanders

October 4, 2014

Ryan Spooner scored twice to lead the Boston Bruins to a 6-1 victory over the New York Islanders in a preseason game Friday night.

Baseball Behind Bars: A Tradition At San Quentin State Prison

October 4, 2014

The San Francisco Giants clinched their spot in the MLB playoffs this week. At San Quentin State Prison in California, another Giants team has already played their championship game. George Lavender travels to San Quentin to tell the story.

A Sub-Two-Hour Marathon? An Exercise Physiologist Weighs In

October 4, 2014
Kenya's Dennis Kimetto finished the Berlin Marathon in 2:2:57, a world record. (Tobis Schwarz /Getty Images)

Last weekend, Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto broke the marathon world record by 26 seconds, finishing in 2:02:57. This has led many to conclude that a sub-two-hour marathon is imminent. Exercise physiologist Ross Tucker tells Bill Littlefield why such thinking is premature.

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