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21 Jan. 2014
High Times/Boomer & Gunnar/Sacramento's King
"High Times" investigate marijuana use in the NFL and discovers that some players use it for pain management. "Boomer and Gunnar" profiles the former NFL quarterback about his fund raising efforts against cystic fibrosis a disease which affects his son. "Sacramento's King" talks to the new owner of the Sacramento Kings.
25 Feb. 2014
Kids & Guns/Larry Brown/Hockey's Darkest Day
"Kids and Guns" looks at how gun manufacturers are now marketing their products to young children even though studies suggest that they are incapable of absorbing proper gun safety lessons. "Larry Brown" profiles the legendary basketball coach. "Hockey's Darkest Day" revisits a story on a 2011 charter airline craft that too the lives most of Russia's Yaroslavl Lokomotiv hockey team.
25 Mar. 2014
Higher Education?/Rez Ball/Peace of Mind/Raging Bulls
"Higher Education?" examines the success of the NCAA's Academic Reform Movement which created ten years ago in order to improve scholarship in college athletics. "Rez Ball" profiles two Native American sisters who are playing college basketball. "Peace of Mind" profiles an ultramarathoner whose brain damage has made her a better runner. "Raging Bulls" revisits a story on professional bull riding.
22 Apr. 2014
Basketball Bedlam/Fair Fight?/Unnatural Selection/Team Hoyt
"Basketball Bedlam" takes a behind-the-scenes look at the popular studio sports show NBA on TNT. "Fair Fight?" profiles trans-gender MMA fighter Fallon Fox. "Unnatural Selection" looks at the Westminster Dog Show and examines the questionable practice of breeding dogs for beauty over health. "Team Hoyt" revisits a family who have used road racing to overcome disability.
20 May 2014
White Elephants/It's Time to Rumble!/Fields of Hate/Death at the Track
"White Elephants" examines how stadiums built for international sporting events can sometimes have little practical use after the event is complete. "It's Time to Rumble!" profiles announcers Michael and Bruce Buffer. "Fields of Hate" revisits a story on racism in elite professional soccer. "Death at the Track" examines the use of drugs in horse racing.
24 Jun. 2014
The Big Fix/Born Again/Bring It On/Pumped
"The Big Fix" examines a global match-fixing scheme that is plaguing professional soccer across several continents. "Born Again" profiles former baseball player and recovering drug addict Darryl Strawberry who has managed to turn his life around. "Bring It On" investigates allegations of financial exploitation and mistreatment in NFL cheerleading. "Pumped" revisits the world of women's bodybuilding.
22 Jul. 2014
The Price of Glory/The Future of Golf/A League of Their Own
"The Price of Glory" examines the corruption scandal surrounding the 2022 Qatar World Cup selection. "The Future of Golf" examines the recent slowdown in the growth of golf and considers what can be done to help the sport. "A League of Their Own" visits a softball camp for kids who have had an amputation or are missing limbs.
19 Aug. 2014
Magic Man/Street Smarts/The Survivor
"Magic Man" profiles Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos and discusses his love of magic. "Street Smarts" talks to former professional skateboarder and entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek about the growth of his sport. "The Survivor" talks to the sole survivor of boating accident that took the life of NFL players.
23 Sep. 2014
Urban Renewal/Risky Business/Sports Jester
"Urban Renewal" profiles Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer and asks him why he returned to the game after retiring. "Risky Business" looks at the growing trend in daily fantasy sports betting. "Sports Jester" profiles popular sports comedian Frank Caliendo.
21 Oct. 2014
Violent Connection/Playing for Peanuts/Eat What You Kill/Revenge of the Nerds
"Violent Connection" examines the connection between CTE and physical violence in athletes. "Playing for Peanuts" looks at the plight of inadequately payed minor league baseball players. "Eat What You Kill" looks at a group of people who insist that you should only eat meat if you hunt and kill the animal. "Revenge of the Nerds" revisits the growing market of competitive gaming or eSports.
25 Nov. 2014
The Maverick/The Watts Bears/The Flying Squirrel/Ref Assaults
"The Maverick" profiles Mark Cuban the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks. "The Watts Bears" looks at a football team that is helping to unite one of the most divided communities in Los Angeles. "The Flying Squirrel" profiles six year old surfer Quincy Symonds. "Ref Assaults" revisits a story on a disturbing trend of attacks on sports referees.
16 Dec. 2014
Roundtable Review of 2014
Real Sports finishes its 20th season with a special roundtable review of the shows most memorable moments of the year. Bryant Gumble and the shows correspondents discuss their favorite stories and the interviews and segments that they felt had the greatest impact on them.

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