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Laila and Muhammad Ali. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Laila and Muhammad Ali. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

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!

Note: This week, Karen Given guest hosts for Bill Littlefield. Find out how to tune in live here — or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

Thousands Of Miles Apart, Two Friends #outruncancer Together

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.

3 Stories: White House Visits, Lance Berkman, College Athlete Contracts

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.

Laila Ali Is Undefeated — Even Against Her Father

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.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

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.


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