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.
Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Maria Sharapova has been suspended for two years for violating the ITF's banned substances policy. Is the punishment fair? And should MLB really consider letting a pitcher participate in this year's Home Run Derby? Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce debate.
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.
A Magazine Editor's Attempt To Get (Very) Good At Tennis
Not until he was in his mid-50s did former New York Times Magazine editor Gerald Marzorati decide to take tennis seriously. Very seriously. Marzorati hired a coach and spent hours practicing. He chronicles his quest in his new book, "Late to the Ball."
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.
No Matter The Sport, Women Athletes Are Always Paid Less
No one is surprised that women get paid less than men in sports. The same is true in nearly every other profession. What's surprising is that female athletes routinely get paid less than they should, even after accounting for revenue, profits and popularity. Bill Littlefield explores the story.
3 Stories You Should Know: Andrews, Endorsements, Sharapova
Has the world gotten any safer for female sportscasters? Should we pay attention to political endorsements made by sports stars? And who should decide whether athletes can take prescription drugs for medical conditions? Sports on Earth's Will Leitch and NFL Network and HBO's Andrea Kremer join Bill Littlefield for this week's roundtable.
3 Stories You Should Know: Cardinals, Sports Betting, Facebook
Is it time to jump on the Arizona Cardinals bandwagon? Should sports betting be legalized? And do we really need another social media feature? Sports On Earth's Will Leitch join Only A Game's Karen Given and Bill Littlefield for this week's roundtable.
3 Stories You Should Know: Rose Loses, Williams Wins, Wambach Retires
After the decision to uphold Pete Rose's lifetime ban from the baseball, do fans finally have closure? Should a horse have been Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year? And is it too early to say that newly-retired Abby Wambach is one of soccer's greatest athletes ever?
4 For 40: Impressive Performances From Athletes 'Over The Hill'
Minnesota Twins outfielder Torii Hunter recently announced his retirement at the age of 40, bringing an end to his 19-year career. Hunter's decision prompted Only A Game to take a look back at athletes who had successful careers well into their 40s.
Photos: The 2015 US Open In Review
The 2015 US Open ended on Sunday night with Novak Djokovic taking down Roger Federer. In the women's final Saturday, Flavia Pennetta defeated Roberta Vinci. Perhaps the biggest moment of the tournament, though, came in the semifinals when Vinci upset Serena Williams, ending her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam. Here's a look back at the 2015 US Open in pictures.