Latest Show: #outruncancer, Laila Vs. Muhammad Ali, Blind Broadcaster
Most people know about Muhammad Ali’s most famous fights. This week on Only A Game, a look back at the boxer's toughest bouts -- against his youngest daughter, Laila.
Thousands Of Miles Apart, Two Friends #outruncancer Together
Vanessa Oshima promised to run every day until Caroline Steer ended cancer treatment. Then Vanessa was diagnosed.
Seeing Home: Baseball Broadcaster Ed Lucas Defies The Odds
"Baseball took my sight, but it also gave me a life," Ed Lucas says. Ed tells his story.
Laila Ali Is Undefeated — Even Against Her Father
Laila Ali battled her father over religion and her own boxing career. And she won both bouts.
Littlefield: For Bill Russell, 'A Lifetime Achievement Award Feels About Right'
Bill Russell will receive the NBA Lifetime Achievement Award on June 26.
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After Foul Ball Accident, Young Fan Turns Away From Baseball
Six-year-old James David was sitting in the first row at a Charlotte Knights game when a line drive foul ball hit him in the head. James' parents, Kristy and Eddie, tell the story of the accident and the rules change they hope their story will inspire, In Their Own Words.
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Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Karen Given and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the recent triumphs of the Golden State Warriors and Pittsburgh Penguins. Also, find out where you can go on Sunday for a Father's Day baseball game — and a pregnancy test.
3 Stories: White House Visits, Lance Berkman, College Athlete Contracts
Cindy Boren of the Washington Post and Julie DiCaro, a host at Chicago's 670 The Score, join Karen Given to discuss White House visits, the St. Louis Cardinals' Christian Day and a new contract for college athletes.