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Soccer And Addiction, 'Settle Your Beefs,' Football After Hurricane Florence

(Courtesy Jon Cross)
(Courtesy Jon Cross)
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Each of Jon Cross' older siblings played Div. I soccer. But drug and alcohol addiction derailed Jon's career before he even graduated high school. This week on Only A Game, Jon shares how rehab and recovery brought him back to soccer. Also, a former high school lacrosse player settles a spat with his nemesis. And a football coach brings his community together after Hurricane Florence. Join us!

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The Athlete Who Was Granted An NCAA Medical Waiver For Addiction
Jon Cross’ three older siblings all played Division I soccer in college. He always assumed he’d follow in their footsteps. But along the way, his dreams were derailed.

3 Stories: Andy Murray, Football Insurance, 'Robo QB'
Lindsay Gibbs of ThinkProgress and Mike Pesca, host of the daily Slate podcast the Gist, join Only A Game's Karen Given.

How Two High School Lacrosse Nemeses 'Settled Their Beefs'
Otis Gray remembers losing a challenge to his high school nemesis during lacrosse practice. Years later, he reconnected with Andrew Boyle.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Karen Given and Charlie Pierce discuss how Kyrie Irving is dealing with the challenges of team leadership, the NBA’s decision to allow fans to interact with refs via social media during games and Snoop Dogg’s foray into play-by-play in the coolest sport.

After Hurricane Florence, A N.C. High School Football Team Rebuilds
Kevin Motsinger was one of many North Carolinians displaced by Hurricane Florence. Despite his own devastating losses, the high school football coach focused on rebuilding his small, rural town.

This program aired on January 19, 2019.


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