After 92 Years, The United States Still Holds The Olympic Rugby Crown
The Olympics are supposed to bring us together, right? Yeah, that's not what happened during the 1924 Olympic rugby final between France and the United States. And the events of that day helped keep rugby out of the Olympic program for the next 92 years.
Meet The Cold War Veteran Behind The MLB And NBA Logos
Out of college and uncertain about his future, Alan Siegel volunteered for the U.S. Army. It was while serving in Europe that he found his true passion: photography. Siegel shares the story of how that passion led to the creation of two of sports' most iconic images.
Forgive And Forget? For Olympian Shirley Babashoff, Maybe Not
At the 1976 Montreal Olympics, American swimmer Shirley Babashoff finished second to the East Germans in four events. Years later, it was proven that the East Germans had been doping. Today, Babashoff is still fighting for the gold medals she should have won -- and opening up about the sexual abuse she survived as a child.
The Little-Known Tale Of A Life Saved By Muhammad Ali
Among all of the told and retold stories that we cherish regarding the late heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, few are more emotional than the time he saved a life in downtown LA. Former police chief Bruce Hagerty, who was on the scene over 35 years ago, tells the story.
Tennis In Bullrings And On Ice: Rod Laver On The Pro Circuit's Early Days
Until the advent of the Open Era in 1968, professional tennis players were excluded from the sport's top tournaments. So instead of competing at Wimbledon or the US Open, tennis pros toured the world, often playing in unusual -- and unfavorable -- conditions. Tennis Hall of Famer Rod Laver joins Bill Littlefield to talk about his experiences.
Hoover-Ball: A President's Game Becomes A CrossFit Sensation
Public perception of Herbert Hoover has, for the most part, always been tied to the economic troubles of the Great Depression. But the legacy of the 31st president isn't all bad...in fact, as a sport, it's pretty intense -- and CrossFit approved. Only A Game's Karen Given has the story.
'Casey At The Bat' — Revisiting The Mudville Nine And DeWolf Hopper
If you say “poetry” and “baseball” to lots of people, they will think of Ernest Thayer's doggerel "Casey at the Bat." As players gather at spring training, Bill Littlefield takes the opportunity to embark on a literary examination of the historic poem.
Nazis Pioneered Broadcasting... And Made Jesse Owens A Star
The Nazis pioneered modern, global sports broadcasting for the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. They just didn't know Jesse Owens was going to steal the show. Only A Game's Karen Given finds out more about the Nazis' role in broadcasting history.