The host of NPR and WBUR's "Only A Game" since the program began in 1993, Bill joins us to talk about the latest news from the world of sports and the intersection of sports and storytelling.

The World of Sports

Feb 7, 2018

On the eve of the Winter Olympics, we discuss the latest news from the world of sports.  Topics to be discussed may include the Nassar sentencing, the Super Bowl outcome, the baseball Hall of Fame nominees, why pickleball may be the sport of the future, and whether checkers is a sport. 

Guests:  Glenn Jordan, staff writer for the Portland Press Herald

Karen Given, senior producer for “Only A Game” 

Update at 3:15 p.m. ET: Ali's Funeral Set For Friday

Muhammad Ali, the man considered the greatest boxer of all time, died late Friday at a hospital in Phoenix at age 74. He was battling respiratory problems.

He died of septic shock related to natural causes, with his family at his bedside, according to family spokesman Bob Gunnell.

Ali inspired millions by standing up for his principles during the volatile 1960s and by always entertaining — in the boxing ring and in front of a microphone.

Best-selling author, legendary sports writer, and NPR Morning Edition commentator Frank Deford joins us to talk sports - and more.

With this year’s Sea Dogs on the verge of breaking the 1995 record for wins in a season, Manager Billy McMillon reflected on the season at hand.

Sports Roundup

Jan 9, 2013

  Sports news in the headlines. The Baseball Hall of Fame results will be announced today. Are Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens headed to Cooperstown? Also the NFL playoffs, the end of the NHL lockout and steroids in sports.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Doug Tribou, producer of "Only a Game"

Michael Antonellis, director of broadcasting for and voice of the Portland Sea Dogs. He also hosts a Saturday morning sports show on The Jab.

  More and more women in Maine are looking to the outdoors for fun and recreation.  There is a rise in interest in hunting, fishing and other sporting activities once dominated by men, among women.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Robin Follette, Her blog, Robin’s Outdoors, appears in The Bangor Daily News.  She writes her column, The Maine Thing, for Lancaster Farming newspaper. She also publishes Maine Nature News.  Instructor at Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs, Board member at Becoming an Outdoors Woman