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Terrell Owens Strikes Again … In Bowling!

July 12, 2014
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Terrell Owens is a six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver. In his 15 seasons with NFL teams, he racked up nearly 16,000 receiving yards, but in the fall of 2013, he started over in a new sport. And that sport was bowling. Owens joined Bill Littlefield to discuss his new passion.

Cristiano Ronaldo And The Celebration Of Self

July 12, 2014
Ronaldo or wax Rondaldo? It's hard to tell determine which is the real deal. (Andres Kudacki/AP)

Yet another wax sculpture of Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled in 2013. This event provoked Bill Littlefield to think about how we praise famous men and the extent to which some of them find it necessary to praise themselves.

Controversy And Triumph At The Stanley Cup Of Stone Skipping

July 12, 2014
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Stone Skipping is an annual 4th of July tradition on Mackinac Island in Michigan. Eric “The Voice” Steiner joined Bill Littlefield last summer to discuss the craft of calling a stone-skipping competition.

Catching Up With A Lovable Loser: Zippy Chippy

July 12, 2014
Zippy Chippy wishes you a happy New Year. (Bill Littlefield/Only A Game)

After 100 races — and zero victories — Zippy Chippy called it quits. But his futility has made him a celebrity in horse racing circles. We first profiled Zippy in 1999. Last summer Bill Littlefield caught up with the lovable loser, who was enjoying a pleasant retirement.

Diamondbacks Draft Paralyzed Former Arizona State Player

July 12, 2014
Cory Hahn (seated) at a game with his Arizona State teammates. Hahn was paralyzed in his third game for ASU in 2011. (Courtesy of Arizona State University)

After being paralyzed from the chest down in 2011, college baseball player Cory Hahn thought his hopes of being taken in the MLB Draft were through. But in the 34th round of the 2013 draft, the Arizona Diamondbacks selected Hahn. He joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the draft and his future.

Meet Chuck Taylor: The Man Behind The All Star

July 12, 2014
One of the original 1917 Converse All Stars. Chuck Taylor's name was added in 1932. (Courtesy of Converse)

We look back at the best-selling basketball sneakers of all time and Hall of Famer who gave them their name. No, not Michael Jordan. We’re talking about Chuck Taylor.

LA KISS: The AFL’s Newest Rock Stars

July 12, 2014
Paul Stanley (above) and Gene Simmons of the rock band Kiss are bringing an Arena Football League team to Los Angeles. (Joel Ryan/AP)

The biggest news coming out of the Arena Football League last summer was Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock band KISS bringing an expansion team to Los Angeles, aptly named “The LA KISS.” Paul Stanley joined Only A Game’s Karen Given after he purchased the team.

Red Sox Rally To Snap Skid, Beat White Sox

July 10, 2014

The Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit to snap their losing streak.

A ‘Nightmare’ Of A Game: Framingham Brazilians Watch 7-1 Defeat

July 9, 2014

WBUR’s Fred Thys was in Framingham Tuesday, where high hopes were devastated during Brazil’s 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semifinals.

Red Sox Skid Continues With 8-3 Loss To White Sox

July 9, 2014

It was Boston’s fourth straight loss and seventh in eight games.

Red Sox Lose To White Sox 4-0

July 8, 2014

The Red Sox managed just two hits in their sixth loss in seven games.

Red Sox Lose In 12 Innings To Orioles

July 7, 2014

An impressive seventh-inning rally only postponed defeat a couple of hours for the Red Sox.

Cruz Gets 5 Hits As Orioles Earn DH Split

July 6, 2014
Boston Red Sox's third baseman Brock Holt, top, tags Baltimore Orioles' Nelson Cruz trying to reach on a double in the eighth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

The Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 Saturday night to earn a split of a day-night doubleheader.

Herrera Hits Big In 9th, Lifts Red Sox To Win 3-2

July 5, 2014

After poor hitting and fielding spoiled Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester’s attempt for a 10th win, the Red Sox rallied in the ninth.

Looking Back On Lou Gehrig’s ‘Luckiest Man’ Speech, 75 Years Later

July 5, 2014
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Seventy-five years ago Lou Gehrig delivered his famous farewell speech, widely regarded as the greatest speech in sports history. Richard Sandomir spoke with Karen Given about how the speech has endured since July 4, 1939.

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