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College Basketball’s Greatest Comeback? The Patrick Steeves Story

January 30, 2016
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard men's basketball team defeated BYU 85-82 in OT to advantage to the second round of Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic on December 22 in Honolulu, Hawaii in the Stan Sheriff Center.

When Harvard’s Patrick Steeves made it back on the court after injuries, he accomplished something that, near as we can tell, no other player had done in the history of college basketball. Only A Game’s Martin Kessler has the story.

After Motorcycle Crash, NBA’s Jay Williams Chases A New Dream

January 30, 2016
Now an analyst for ESPN, Jay Williams played for the Chicago Bulls during the 2002-2003 season. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The No. 2 pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, Jay Williams might have been the next Chicago Bulls superstar. But after his rookie season, Williams nearly died in a motorcycle accident. He shares the story of his recovery and attempted basketball comeback.

Jim Harbaugh’s Weirdest Moments: From Walruses To Judge Judy

January 27, 2016
Michigan football Jim Harbaugh is known for the enthusiastic way in which he approaches the game. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Whether he’s climbing a tree, doing his best DJ Khaled impersonation, dabbing, or inviting himself over for a sleepover, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has been busy this recruiting season.

Sports-Related Dog News And Dog-Related Sports News

January 27, 2016
Two young Ottowa Senators fans scored a puppy when Bobby Ryan netted home a goal against the New York Rangers. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

It’s not entirely true that Bill Littlefield thinks sports are going to the dogs. But it’s sort of true.

Crowder, Thomas Lead Celtics To Rout Of 76ers

January 25, 2016

Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points each and the Celtics cruised to a 112-92 victory.

No Super Bowl Return For Patriots; Broncos Hold On For AFC Title Game Win

January 24, 2016
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passes during the second half of the AFC Championship. The Broncos held on to beat the Patriots 20-18. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

New England (13-5) came up short and won’t get a chance to go back-to-back and win a fifth Lombardi Trophy.

‘A Coin-Flip Game’: Denver Post’s Kiszla Previews Patriots-Broncos AFC Championship

January 24, 2016

Mark Kiszla, sports columnist for The Denver Post, gives his predictions for Sunday’s big game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos.

Patriots, Broncos Fans Gear Up For What ‘Should Be A Hard-Fought’ AFC Title Game

January 24, 2016

Many fans are excited to see Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning face each other once again — and for what could be the last time.

eSports Comes Of Age: Filling Arenas, Paying Millions

January 23, 2016
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR 2K - Giant Bomb's Alex Navarro and GameSpot's Giancarlo Varanini play WWE 2K15 at the video game's press event at Cicada Restaurant, on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Invision for 2K/AP Images)

eSports — professional video gaming — is now older than some eAthletes. How do the lives of today’s professional gamers compare to those of the “sport’s” pioneers? To find out, reporter Jeremy Dalmas spends some time at the home of one of today’s top teams.

Remembering A Summer of Law Books And Silly Games

January 23, 2016
The Manhattan skyline in the New York city of Bill Littlefield's youth.(Phil Burchman/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Bill remembers back to a time when our games were no more important, but at least we played them together.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

January 23, 2016
during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 17, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss this weekend’s AFC and NFC championships, Terrell Owens’ Super Bowl proposition, and the NBA’s plan to potentially schedule morning games.

Stephen Curry, Under Armour And The Fall Of The Dunk

January 23, 2016
Last season, Stephen Curry hit 286 three-pointers -- an NBA record. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The slam dunk. It’s basketball’s most exciting play. But now the dunk is facing a challenge — from a skinny point guard and an upstart sneaker brand. Only A Game’s Martin Kessler has the story.

3 Stories You Should Know: Cardinals, Sports Betting, Facebook

January 23, 2016
The Arizona Cardinals are facing the Carolina Panthers for the NFC title this Sunday -- could this finally be the year when the Cardinals get to the Super Bowl and win? (Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Is it time to jump on the Arizona Cardinals bandwagon? Should sports betting be legalized? And do we really need another social media feature? Sports On Earth’s Will Leitch join Only A Game’s Karen Given and Bill Littlefield for this week’s roundtable.

‘Brady Vs. Manning’ Delves Into QB Rivalry — And Practical Jokes

January 23, 2016
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Nobody is happier than Gary Myers that Sunday’s AFC Championship is set to bring about one final confrontation between the Patriots’ Tom Brady and the Broncos’ Peyton Manning. Myers is the author of “Brady Vs. Manning: The Untold Story Of The Rivalry That Transformed The NFL.”

Match-Fixing In Tennis: From 2007 To Today

January 23, 2016
A 2007 match between Russia's Nicolay Davydenko and Martin Vassallo Arguello had enough abnormal betting activity that Betfair suspended all bets on the contest.

BuzzFeed and the BBC made waves this week with their joint report on alleged match-fixing in international tennis. Bill Littlefield explores the controversy and tries to figure out if “the fix” is in.

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