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Football Pioneer, Ron Guidry, Onion Vs. Secretariat
Fred Spiksley was a star footballer for Sheffield Wednesday from 1891-1903. He was also a womanizer and a gambler. This week on Only A Game, the story of a flawed football hero who helped spread the game all over the world. Also, the game that changed the course of pitcher Ron Guidry's career. And, how a horse named Onion upset Secretariat in 1973.
Two Journeys From Sports To Hollywood — And A Hike Gone Wrong
Growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Blondy Baruti and his family had to flee from violence. This week on Only A Game, the story of Baruti's journey to college basketball — and then Hollywood. Also, another sports-to-Hollywood story: Nell Scovell has written for "The Simpsons" and President Obama — but she started out as a sportswriter. And, how a day hike for Victoria Grover turned into four nights in the Utah wilderness with a broken leg. Join us!
Hoops Coach Makes Amends, Don Cherry's Championship, NYMA Baseball
Former college basketball coach Rus Bradburd believed he'd wronged one of his recruits. This week on Only A Game, the story of Bradburd's efforts to re-connect with his former player in a time of great need. Also, Don Cherry never coached a team to a championship — at least, that's what most people think. And a tale of batting practice that almost went horribly wrong. Join us!
Ryan Leaf, Safe Sport Act, Barnstorming Soccer Pioneers
With the 2018 NFL Draft underway, former No. 2 overall pick Ryan Leaf traces his journey from top prospect to prison. Also this week on Only A Game, the stories of Nancy Hogshead-Makar and Arianna Castillo — two survivors of sexual assault who helped pave the way for the recent passage of the Safe Sport Act. And the tale of Dick, Kerr Ladies FC, a women's soccer team founded during WWI that drew huge crowds — and the ire of the Football Association. Join us!
Iceland Vs. Mighty Ducks, Sled Dog Racer, Vertical Runner
In 1994's "D2: The Mighty Ducks," the lovable Ducks take on the big, bad skaters from Team Iceland. But in real life, hockey is not popular in Iceland. How did a nation with just two ice rinks end up as the "D2" villain? Also this week, a dog musher throws herself into danger to save one of her sled dogs. And, a runner moves from the track to the stairs — and becomes the world's top-ranked female vertical runner. Join us!