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Announcer Andrés Cantor became famous for calling soccer goals, but there's much more to his career. (Courtesy of Telemundo)
Announcer Andrés Cantor became famous for calling soccer goals, but there's much more to his career. (Courtesy of Telemundo)

Announcer Andrés Cantor is famous for his (lengthy) "gol" calls, but there's much more to his life and career. This week on Only A Game, Cantor shares his story of coming to the U.S. as a teenager — and reaching the top of the soccer commentating world. Also, revisiting the deaths of NHL enforcer Brian "Spinner" Spencer and his father. Plus, the story of a man who entered a horse race without a horse ... and invented the sport of trail ultramarathoning. Join us!

'Gooooool!': Soccer Commentator Andrés Cantor Is More Than His Famous Call
Cantor is best known for his legendary calls. But there's so much more to him.

A Horse Race Without A Horse: How Modern Trail Ultramarathoning Was Invented
The sport began when a man showed up to a 100-mile horse race all by himself.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Karen and Charlie discuss MLB's doubleheader madness ... and Bill Russell reminds fans that he's not dead.

'I Absolutely Froze': The Night 'Spinner' Spencer's Dad Attacked The CBC
Spencer's father held staffers hostage as his son was on the NHL's biggest stage.

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This program aired on August 8, 2020.

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