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After the Germans bombed Rotterdam and invaded the Netherlands, a soccer player named Meijer Stad joined the Dutch resistance. (AP)
After the Germans bombed Rotterdam and invaded the Netherlands, a soccer player named Meijer Stad joined the Dutch resistance. (AP)
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Meijer Stad was a Dutch soccer player — and a resistance fighter during World War II. This week on Only A Game, the story of Stad's double life. Plus, Arlene Piper was the first woman to officially complete a marathon in the U.S. But for 50 years, she didn't know she had a place in sports history. Plus, a pickup basketball league's 25-year reunion brings together long-lost friends. Join us!

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Arlene Pieper: The Marathon Pioneer Almost Forgotten By History

For half a century, Arlene Pieper had a place in running history — and she didn’t even know it.

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Soccer Player, Resistance Fighter And Holocaust Survivor: The Story Of Meijer Stad

By 1939, Meijer Stad had made a name for himself in Dutch soccer. But his physical fitness and willingness to take risks took him beyond the pitch — to the Dutch resistance movement and several concentration camps.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss a NFL prospect's claim that he's a hybrid of Tom Brady and Cam Newton. Also, was Detroit Tigers outfielders' recent inability to catch fly balls the fault of the fans? And why did dead rats rain down on a Danish soccer match?

'Over The Hill' League Celebrates Basketball ... And Friendship

Twenty five years after starting the Over The Hill Basketball League, Pat Dowdall planned a reunion to celebrate all those who had participated. That led him to track down one former player who had lost his vision due to multiple sclerosis.

This program aired on April 22, 2017.

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