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A year ago, we told the story of Jose Reza, a teenager who fled cartel violence in Mexico. Jose is now a college runner. This week on Only A Game, we have an update on Jose. Also, a blind rower gets the chance to go out on her own, thanks to a new invention. Plus, the story behind a heart transplant between pro athletes. Join us!

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'I Find An Obstacle, I Overcome It': Jose Reza Runs For His Family, Future

We first met Jose Reza, an undocumented student-athlete, in 2016 as he was beginning his first year at Allen Community College in Kansas. One year later, Jose is still fighting for his education.

3 Stories: Blundering Browns, Tips For Astros' Fans, Cavs' Slow Start

Will Leitch of Sports on Earth and The Ringer's Claire McNear joined Bill Littlefield.

Sofia Rows Solo, Thanks To Her Coach's Innovation

Sofia Priebe was born with a rare inherited retinal disease. She can't see well enough to steer a boat, but thanks to her coach's new invention, Sofia can now row by herself.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the Houston Astros' exciting 2017 title run. Also, how Steph Curry plays into the new Republican tax plan. And, why some Parisians have taken to throwing axes.

MLB Legend Rod Carew And The Former NFL Pro Who Gave Him A New Heart

Former NFL tight end Konrad Reuland died of a brain aneurysm in 2016, at the same time his childhood hero, Rod Carew, needed a new heart. Now, their families have become one.

This program aired on November 4, 2017.

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