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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.

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.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

October 4, 2014
GM Billy Beane saw his Oakland A's drop the wild-card play-in game this week to the Kansas City Royals. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s lack of postseason success, Derek Jeter’s new website (which features Russell Wilson as senior editor), a concussion controversy at the University of Michigan, and a long list of demands from the IOC.

Letters: Snubbing Derek Jeter, And Charlie Strong’s Future

October 4, 2014
Derek Jeter left the game after hitting an infield single in the top of the third. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

After last week’s show, some listeners wrote in expressing their disappointment with our coverage of Derek Jeter’s final MLB games. Others shared their concern about coach Charlie Strong’s future at Texas now that he’s prioritizing values over wins.

Women’s Soccer Stars Sue Over Artificial Turf Plan At World Cup

October 4, 2014
Women's World Cup soccer players are suing FIFA over the proposed use of artificual turf fields at the 2015 World Cup. (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Games at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup are scheduled to be played on artificial turf. Players from around the world have filed a lawsuit that claims gender discrimination. Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl and U.S. player Heather O’Reilly join Bill Littlefield to delve into the story.

‘Boy On Ice’ Details Troubled Life Of NHL Enforcer Boogaard

October 4, 2014
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John Branch’s new book “Boy On Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard” profiles the career of a pro hockey “enforcer.” Branch joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his book and the culture surrounding concussions in the NHL.

Helene Elliott’s 2014-15 NHL Season Preview

October 4, 2014
There will be no more spin-o-rama goals this NHL season -- a rule change the LA Times' Helene Elliott laments. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The 2014-15 NHL season is right around the corner. Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times joins Bill Littlefield to assess the Kings’ chances of repeating as champions and to explain why the NHL was wrong to eliminate the “spin-o-rama.”

Out Of Prison, Running Back Returns To College Football

October 4, 2014
Vershon Moore (front row, center) (Greg Echlin/Only A Game)

Vershon Moore spent more than two years in jail for the armed holdup of a credit union not far from where he now attends class and plays football at Washburn University. Reporter Greg Echlin spoke with Moore about his life after prison.

Amid Nickname Controversy, Washington’s NFL Franchise Struggles

October 4, 2014
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With its starting quarterback on the shelf and controversy swirling over its nickname, the Washington NFL franchise has limped into last place in the NFC East. Washington Post columnist Liz Clarke joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the state of the team.

MLB Playoffs: A Guide For Haters

October 4, 2014
Brian Wilson and the Los Angeles Dodgers score high on the hateability index, but they're not No. 1. (Justin Aller/Getty Images)

For the second year, the New York Yankees failed to reach the playoffs. So who are MLB fans supposed to root against this October? Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal has updated his “Hateability Index” of the least loveable teams in baseball.

Eight Reasons To Rejoice During MLB’s Playoffs

October 2, 2014
The Kansas City Royals' dramatic walk-off win on Tuesday night marked the beginning of baseball's postseason. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Still despairing the departure of summer? Here’s something to cheer you up — postseason baseball! Only A Game has your MLB playoff primer.

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