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Jack Sanford with his brothers and mother: Front row (L-R) Philip, Genevieve, Jack, Bill. Back Row (L-R) Ed and Bob. (Karen Given/Only A Game)

Jack Sanford was a high schooler when news of the Pearl Harbor attack broke and many of the country's best athletes joined the service. This week on Only A Game, the story of a lesser-known athlete who answered the call of duty. Plus, a World War I veteran who returned from service and saved 28 people from drowning in the Niagara River. And, a tale of two World War II veterans who met on the Rose Bowl gridiron, on the battlefield in Italy and then again after the war. Join us!

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From WWII To The Cape Cod League, A Veteran Shares His Stories

When the U.S. entered World War II, many prominent athletes rushed to join the war effort. Only A Game's Karen Given has the story of a lesser-known athlete and veteran whose story you might not have heard.

3 Stories: Popovich And Trump, Army Fitness Test Changes, Jerry Jones V. NFL

The Wall Street Journal's Rachel Bachman and The Atlantic's Erik Malinowski joined Bill Littlefield.

Daredevilry, Rescue And The Family That Couldn't Escape The Niagara Falls

William “Red” Hill Sr. saved 28 people from drowning. But some members of his family couldn't be saved from the dangerous allure of the Niagara Falls.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss LeBron James becoming the youngest NBA player to reach 29,000 career points. Also, remembering Roy Halladay. And Roger Federer and Andy Murray don some unusual threads for a recent match.

1942 Rose Bowl Rivals Reconnect During WWII

In 1942, the Rose Bowl was played outside of Pasadena for the first and only time. The reason? Fears of a Japanese attack on the West Coast. Brian Curtis joined Bill Littlefield to tell the story of two opponents from that game who reconnected on a World War II battlefield.

This program aired on November 11, 2017.

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