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The Florida Panthers’ Empty Den

October 18, 2014
With lackluster attendance and the team in last place, the Florida Panthers' last playoff appearance in 2012 feels like a distant memory. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Attendance at Florida Panthers home games is bad. So bad, in fact, that beat writers for visiting teams have tweeted pictures of the half-empty arena for laughs. Bill Littlefield chats with Yahoo! Sports’ Greg Wyshynski about the Panthers’ attendance woes.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

October 18, 2014
The Kansas City Royals are going to the World Series for the first time since 1985, but Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce thinks their ride is coming to an end. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the Royals-Giants World Series matchup, the latest on Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and the sports-based appeal of a $26,000 watch.

Biking ‘Mountain To Mountain’ To Improve Lives Of Afghan Women

October 18, 2014
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Shannon Galpin didn’t plan to break cultural norms and ride a mountain bike in Afghanistan. But she did, and her new book, “Mountain To Mountain,” recounts her attempt to have a meaningful dialogue about women’s role in Afghan society.

Autographs And The NCAA’s ‘Own Little Universe’

October 18, 2014
Georgia running back Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely while he's investigated for allegedly accepting cash in exchange for his autograph. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Georgia running back Todd Gurley and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston are under investigation after an autograph-authentication business certified their signatures on thousands of items. But, as Michael Weinreb tells Bill Littlefield, it’s the image of the NCAA that’s taking the biggest hit from the scandal.

Mississippi State Is No. 1 For The First Time Ever

October 18, 2014
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen's job was in jeopardy a year ago. Now he has plenty of reason to celebrate. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Mississippi State started the season outside the AP Top 25 poll. Six wins later, the Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 in the country. How did it happen? The Clarion-Ledger’s Michael Bonner joins Bill Littlefield.

This Just In … The Cowboys Are Good

October 18, 2014
Rolando McClain and the Dallas Cowboys improved to 5-1 last Sunday when they topped the Seahawks, 30-23. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

2008 — that’s the last year the Dallas Cowboys finished the regular season with a winning record. But the Cowboys are off to a 5-1 start in 2014 and seem well on their way to NFL relevancy. Mac Engel of the Dallas Fort-Worth Star Telegram joins Bill Littlefield.

Rule 7.13: Baseball’s Crash Course On Eliminating Home-Plate Collisions

October 18, 2014
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This season Major League Baseball took a crash course in how to eliminate collisions at home plate. In its first year, Rule 7.13 has been celebrated and criticized, but a much bigger injury risk is still in play for catchers. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.

Royals Vs. Giants In Wild(-Card) World Series

October 18, 2014
With a dramatic walk-off home run from Travis Ishikawa (center), the San Francisco Giants punched their ticket to the World Series. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants represent a most unlikely World Series pairing. Bill Littlefield and ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian break down how each team arrived to the Fall Classic.

The Best Pictures From MLB’s Playoffs (So Far)

October 16, 2014
What, you didn't see this coming? The Kansas City Royals are World Series-bound. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

From a sullen Buck Showalter to a horizontal Mike Moustakas, Only A Game has compiled the best photos from the first three rounds of the 2014 MLB playoffs.

A Farewell To Landon Donovan

October 15, 2014
Long a mainstay for the U.S. Men's soccer team, Landon Donovan has donned the red, white, and blue for the last time. (Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Soccer star Landon Donovan has played his last game for Team USA. Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts on Donovan’s career and his impact on U.S. soccer.

Mayo, Ridley Out Of Patriots Game Vs. Jets

October 14, 2014
Trainers assist Stevan Ridley (22) after he was injured on a play in the second half of the Patriots' game against the Buffalo Bills. (Mike Groll/AP)

The New England Patriots have declared middle linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley out of their next game with right knee injuries.

Briere’s Goal Beats Clock; Avs Beat Bruins 2-1

October 13, 2014

Briere scored off a rebound with less than a second left in the third period to lift the Avalanche to a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday.

Brady Leads Patriots To 37-22 Win Over Bills

October 13, 2014
New England Patriots wide receiver Brian Tyms (84) catches a pass for a touchdown as he is defended by Buffalo Bills' Stephon Gilmore (24).(Gary Wiepert/AP)

Tom Brady threw four touchdowns to up his career record to 23-2 against Buffalo in a 37-22 win Sunday.

Brady Leads Pats To 37-22 Win Over Bills

October 12, 2014

Brady is now 23-2 against AFC East rival Buffalo with the Patriots (4-2).

Ovechkin Lifts Caps To 4-0 Win Over Bruins

October 12, 2014

Alex Ovechkin scored his first two goals of the season, Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots and Washington coach Barry Trotz earned his first win with the Capitals in a 4-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.

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