Most people know about Muhammad Ali’s most famous fights. But this week on Only A Game, a look back at the boxer's toughest bouts — against his youngest daughter, Laila. Also, two childhood friends had fallen out of touch, until one of them was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, they both want to #outruncancer. And broadcaster Ed Lucas explains how baseball took his sight — but gave him a life. Join us!
When Caroline Steer was diagnosed with breast cancer, Vanessa Oshima promised to run every day until her treatment was done. Four and a half years later, Vanessa was diagnosed with breast cancer and her promise was put in jeopardy.
Cindy Boren of the Washington Post and Julie DiCaro, a host at Chicago's 670 The Score, join Karen Given to discuss White House visits, the St. Louis Cardinals' Christian Day and a new contract for college athletes.
Who could defeat Muhammad Ali not once, but twice? Leave that to his daughter Laila Ali, who battled her father over religion and her own boxing career.
Karen Given and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the recent triumphs of the Golden State Warriors and Pittsburgh Penguins. Also, find out where you can go on Sunday for a Father's Day baseball game — and a pregnancy test.
Seeing Home: Baseball Broadcaster Ed Lucas Defies The Odds
"Baseball took my sight, but it also gave me a life," Ed Lucas says. Ed and his son, Chris, tell their story, In Their Own Words.
This program aired on June 17, 2017.