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Derrick Jones Jr. has embraced his time in the D-League. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Like lots of talented basketball players, Derrick Jones Jr. went pro after one year in college. Unlike lots of pro basketball players, he wanted to stay in school. This week on Only A Game, Jones Jr's unlikely route to the NBA. And, what's harder than running a marathon? Running it on a treadmill...in prison. We'll have the story of an ex-con running toward a better life. Plus, we'll meet a man devoted to collecting baseball cards featuring Mike Piazza...in a Marlins uniform. Join us!

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Littlefield: A Poem For March Madness

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From Prison Treadmill To Boston Marathon: Former Inmate Runs On

Keith Giroux discovered his love of running in prison, doing laps around the inside of an electrified, razor wire fence. Then, he conquered 26.2 miles on a prison treadmill. Now on the outside, he's after the Boston Marathon.

3 Stories: Women's Hockey Boycott, World Baseball Classic, Taylor Swift?

The U.S. women's ice hockey team is boycotting the 2017 world championship. The World Baseball Classic has been hit with criticism. And Taylor Swift may be responsible for the success of the Houston Astros. Craig Calcaterra and Claire McNear join Bill Littlefield for 3 Stories You Should Know.

After College Career Cut Short, Derrick Jones Jr. Stakes His NBA Claim

Derrick Jones Jr. planned to spend multiple years at UNLV before going pro. But an NCAA decision forced Jones Jr. to leave college earlier than he wanted. He needed somewhere else to develop. So he embraced the D-League.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill and Charlie discuss Barack Obama's first post-presidential NCAA brackets, a potential endorsement deal that Nike may or may not be able to refuse, and Manny Ramirez in sushi heaven.

Piazza's 8 Days, 5 Games With Marlins Leads To Decades-Long Obsession

Mike Piazza's short stint with the then-Florida Marlins was just a blip in his Hall of Fame career. But for Jerry Dworkin, it has inspired the world's largest collection of its kind.

This program aired on March 18, 2017.

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