As Chargers Leave, PR Director Stays In San Diego With Wife, Family
The San Diego Chargers' decision to move to Los Angeles affects more than just the team's players and fans. For Bill Johnston, former Chargers public relations director, it meant leaving his job to stay with his wife, who is battling Huntington's disease.
3 Stories: The Indestructible NFL, Art Briles' Apology, Paralympics Scheduling
Will Americans ever stop loving football? Is former Baylor football coach Art Briles' apology any indication that the culture of college football is changing? And should the Paralympics take place before the Olympics? ESPN's Don Van Natta Jr. and Shira Springer of the Boston Globe join Bill Littlefield.
3 Stories: Kaepernick, Tebow's Baseball Dreams, Olympic Medal Justice
How do Colin Kaepernick's statements compare to those made by Jackie Robinson? What does Tim Tebow's baseball workout prove about fame and celebrity in sport? And how might the International Olympic Committee finally rectify a 40-year-old injustice? Craig Calcaterra and Mina Kimes join Bill Littlefield.
'Why Can't I Remember That?' — Former NFL TE Ben Utecht, Age 35
Former NFL tight end Ben Utecht still remembers what it's like to play in front of a crowd of 70,000. But he can't remember singing at his close friend's wedding. At 35 years old, Utecht has written a book to try to preserve his life's memories.
3 Stories: Permanent Olympic Sites, Gold Medal Greed, Roger Goodell's Power
Will the IOC finally consider permanent sites for the Olympics? How many gold medals is enough gold medals for U.S. fans? And how can NFL players curb Commissioner Goodell's power? Shira Springer of the Boston Globe and David Steele of Sporting News join Karen Given.
3 Stories: A-Rod's Retirement, Dumbed-Down Olympics Coverage, Golf In Rio
What will Alex Rodriguez's legacy be? Could an Olympic sprinter beat an NFL running back in a 40-yard dash? Was it smart to add golf to the Summer Olympics? Sports writer Erik Malinowski and Morgan Campbell of the Toronto Star join Karen Given.
3 Stories: Heads Up Football, A Rookie's Bad Day, Caffeine Doping
Can football actually be made safer? Can one unlucky pitcher bounce back from his nightmare major league debut? And which performance enhancer is immune from the Olympic banned substances list? Rachel Bachman of the Wall Street Journal and Will Leitch of Sports on Earth join Bill Littlefield.
Gino Marchetti: From The Battle Of The Bulge To The 'Greatest Game Ever Played'
"Joining the Army was the best thing I ever done, because without that kind of discipline that they teach you, I wouldn’t have been able to play football, I think," Gino Marchetti says. The former NFL champion reflects on the decision that changed his life.
3 Stories: Johnny Manziel, Olympic Hoops, Marcus Willis
At this point, should Manziel's NFL future be our biggest concern? Also, is the U.S. basketball team doomed at the Olympics without LeBron and Steph? And how did the world's 772nd-best tennis player make it to the second round at Wimbledon? Nancy Armour of USA Today and Will Leitch of Sports on Earth join Bill Littlefield.
'Concussiongate': Meet The School Board Candidate Running To Ban High School Football
Russell Davis is running for a position on the school board in Nevada's Clark County. Among the tenets of his platform are mandatory personal finance classes, nutrition education... and a ban on high school football.
Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
One game into the 2016 NBA Finals, is it fair to say LeBron and the Cavs are big underdogs? And why does forward Anderson Varejão have better odds than anyone else of getting a championship ring? Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce and Bill talk NBA playoffs and more.