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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and John Wooden couldn't have appeared less alike on the surface. This week on Only A Game, how the two men forged a 50-year friendship.
Former MLB Hurler Remembers 5 Pitches That Derailed His Career
Rick Ankiel seemed to be on his way to becoming a top MLB pitcher. Until one inning changed his life.
50 Years Of Coach Wooden And Kareem, Through Racism, Olympic Boycotts And More
On the surface, coach John Wooden and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar couldn't have seemed less alike.
A Mensa Member's Decade-Long Quest To Fix Basketball
A middle school principal/MLB groundskeeper/Mensa member has spent a decade devising a new way to end basketball games.
Littlefield: Seasons And Sports
Bill Littlefield thinks he’d enjoy the basketball season – and all the other seasons – if they weren’t so long.
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After Foul Ball Accident, Young Fan Turns Away From Baseball
Six-year-old James David was sitting in the first row at a Charlotte Knights game when a line drive foul ball hit him in the head. James' parents, Kristy and Eddie, tell the story of the accident and the rules change they hope their story will inspire, In Their Own Words.
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Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the legal merit of a lawsuit filed by a San Antonio fan after Spurs star Kawhi Leonard was injured by an opponent. Also, Terry Francona's funny scoreboard message, and Duke Athletics looks for an indentured servant.