Football Unites Rival High Schools In ‘We Could Be King’

August 30, 2014
Coach Ed Dunn cheers on the Martin Luther King High football team from the sidelines. The team's first season is the subject of the new documentary, 'We Could Be King' by Judd Ehrlich. (Courtesy Photo)

After reading about Philadelphia’s Martin Luther King High School merging with rival Germantown High School last year, documentary filmmaker Judd Ehrlich made ‘We Could Be King’, a film about the school’s resulting football season. Ehrlich and head coach Ed Dunn sat down with Bill Littlefield.

Jermaine Jones And The Bizarre Rules Of MLS

August 30, 2014
US midfielder Jermaine Jones warms up during a training session at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife on June 25, 2014 on the eve of the Group G football match between USA and Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)

In a highly-criticized move, a blind draw determined whether the U.S. national team’s Jermaine Jones ended up with the Chicago Fire or the New England Revolution. Bill Littlefield looks at the oddities of the MLS “designated player” rule.

Is It Time For Tennis To Get Loud?

August 30, 2014

Tennis is famous for playing its Grand Slams on different surfaces. But the tournaments are also known for having very different sounds, from the quiet of Wimbledon to the noise of the US Open. Ben Rothenberg of the New York Times joins Bill Littlefield to make some noise about, well, noise.

For Kansas City Royals’ G.M., Patience Pays Off

August 30, 2014
Dayton Moore took over as Kansas City's general manager in 2006. Last year the Royals finished above .500 for the first time under Moore. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Royals haven’t been in the playoffs since they won the 1985 World Series. But that may change this year, thanks in large part to the efforts — and patience — of general manager Dayton Moore.

Can Timberwolves Get Better Without Kevin Love?

August 30, 2014
In exchange for Love, the Timberwolves landed Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 pick at the 2014 NBA draft.( Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Timberwolves lost another NBA superstar when they traded Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But could the pieces they received in exchange change the franchise’s fortunes?

NFL Season Preview With Gregg Doyel

August 30, 2014
Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks open the 2014 NFL season Thursday against the Green Bay Packers. (Elaine Thompson/AP Images)

The NFL season begins Thursday with the Green Bay Packers visiting the Seattle Seahawks. Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports joins us to discuss the league’s new domestic violence policy, Johnny Manziel, and a surprising pick to win Super Bowl XLIX.

Goodell Announces New NFL Domestic Violence Policy

August 28, 2014
In a letter to team owners, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

After being widely criticized for his handling of Ravens running back Ray Rice’s suspension, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced new, stricter league policies regarding domestic violence.

Retirement Should Be ‘Brought Up’ After Welker’s Latest Concussion

August 27, 2014
Wes Welker wore a bigger helmet during Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seahawks after suffering a two concussions in 22 days. Now, after yet another concussion in the preseason, some are wondering if he should consider retirement. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

How many concussions is too many? Bill Littlefield hopes that Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is asking himself that question.

Revolution Introduce World Cup Star Jones

August 26, 2014
U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones (13) celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during a World Cup match against Portugal in Brazil on June 22. (Julio Cortez/AP)

U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones is now a member of the New England Revolution.

Patriots Trade Logan Mankins To Buccaneers

August 26, 2014
Logan Mankins has played with the Patriots for his entire nine-year career. (Elise Amendola/AP)

In exchange for the six-time Pro Bowler, the Patriots received tight end Tim Wright and a draft pick.

Red Sox Beat Blue Jays 4-3

August 26, 2014

The Red Sox snap their eight game losing streak with a win over the Blue Jays in ten innings.

Red Sox Lose 8-6 To Mariners

August 25, 2014

The Sox got swept again at Fenway. Their loss to Seattle was their eighth in a row.

Popping Wheelies And Busting Tires At The Lawnmower Demolition Derby

August 23, 2014
Head-on collisions are fun, but drivers say the best strategy is to pummel an opponent's tires. (Todd Melby/Only A Game)

In Zumbrota, Minn., you don’t need a car to experience Demolition Derby. Todd Melby visits the Goodhue County Fair, where lawnmowers get turned into destructive machines.

Dick Bavetta, The NBA’s Iron Ref, Retires After 2,635 Consecutive Games

August 23, 2014
Dick Bavetta restrains Miami's Dwyane Wade during a playoff game against Atlanta in 2009. Bavetta retired this week after 39 years of calling NBA games. (Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Dick Bavetta officiated NBA games for 39 years. He worked a record 2635 consecutive regular season games before retiring this week. Bavetta joins Bill Littlefield to look back on his career in stripes.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

August 23, 2014
Many people pay to see Katy Perry in concert. Should Katy Perry pay the NFL to play in the Super Bowl halftime show? (David J. Hogan/Getty Images)

OAG’s Charlie Pierce looks at the plethora of penalty flags flying in the NFL preseason; the settlement over a punch that ended an NHL career; the latest turn in O’Bannon v. NCAA; and paying for the honor of performing in the Super Bowl halftime show.

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