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  1. 50 Years After John Carlos And Tommie Smith, Stories Of Protest2018/10/26
    On Oct. 16, 1968, Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos stood on the medal podium at the Olympic Games and protested for human rights by raising black-gloved fists. Fifty years later, Only A Game shares stories of protest, from fellow '68 Olympic champion Wyomia Tyus to Polish pole vaulter Władysław Kozakiewicz. Plus, a more complicated protest myth out of 1930s Austria. Join us!
  2. Women's Basketball Sneakers, Powerlifter, Land Speed Record2018/10/19
    In 1996, Nike released the Air Swoopes, the first women's signature basketball shoe. Today, there are no WNBA players with their own shoe lines. This week on Only A Game, the history of women's basketball sneakers. Also, how powerlifting changed Colleen Tighe's life. And tales from Craig Breedlove's quest for the land speed record. Join us!
  3. Nike's HIV-Positive Runner Ad, Baltimore Colts Mania, Charm School2018/10/12
    Nike drew headlines last month for making Colin Kaepernick the face of its "Just Do It" campaign. But before Kaepernick, Nike had Ric Muñoz. This week on Only A Game, the story behind Nike's 1995 HIV-positive runner ad. Plus, the father-son story behind a Baltimore Colts fan website. And the Women's Basketball League team that sent its players to charm school. Join us!
  4. Briana Scurry, Sports Talk Radio, Ashe And Connors2018/10/05
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  5. #OutrunCancer, Jim Sterkel Court And Other Sports Assists2018/09/28
    In sports, it's usually the one who scores who gets the most glory. Assists are often less flashy, but they're just as important. This week on Only A Game, we're sharing stories of sports assists that transcend sports — from a duo who #outruncancer to the organ donation that connects an MLB Hall of Famer to the family of a former NFL player. Join us!
  6. Baseball Rule Proposal, Poet/Basketball Fan, Chicago Sting's Cuba Visit2018/09/21
    The average Major League Baseball game this season has taken three hours and four minutes. This week on Only A Game, NYU game theorists propose a radical rule change to shorten games. Plus, the story of a poet who is obsessed with NBA guard D'Angelo Russell. And the Chicago Sting's trailblazing 1978 trip to Cuba. Join us!
  7. Battle Of The Sexes, Native Hockey Trailblazer, Atlanta Braves' Organist2018/09/14
    This week on Only A Game, how Billie Jean King's 1973 win over Bobby Riggs sparked a scary confrontation on the Alaskan tundra. Plus, the story of Fred Sasakamoose's journey from an Indian residential school to the NHL. And the Atlanta Braves' organist who loves playing walk-up songs ... for the visiting team. Join us!
  8. Rowing The Atlantic, Kamau Murray, Med Student/Linebacker2018/09/07
    This week on Only A Game, the story of a biology teacher who set out to row from Newfoundland to England. Also, Kamau Murray is famous for coaching 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens. But that's not his only job — Murray also runs a tennis center on the south side of Chicago. Plus, the story of an NFL linebacker who moonlighted as a med student. Join us!
  9. Ora Washington, Baseball Card Collector, 'Star-Spangled Banner'2018/08/31
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  10. College Football's Future, Judo At A Japanese Internment Camp, Urban Meyer2018/08/24
    Despite growing evidence about the dangers of football, the number of colleges offering the sport isn't shrinking. In fact, it's growing. This week on Only A Game, we look at the morality of college football and the future of the sport. Plus, the story of an LAPD sergeant who brought LA kids to a Japanese internment camp during World War II for judo tournaments. Join us!
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An award-winning weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield.

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