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Show rundown for 6/9/2001

LA Lakers

Does L.A. really need another championship? Nick Roman visits with some fans and merchandisers who are happy to watch their team in another NBA Final Series.

Bud Collins

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Pete Sampras might never get his chance to win the French Open, but another well-known star is on her way to her first championship at Rolland Garros. Bill Littlefield talks to the Boston Globe's Bud Collins about Jennifer Capriati's surprising comeback and the rest of the play at the French Open.

Dying Foals

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Kentucky's thoroughbred breeding industry took a huge hit this spring as unprecedented numbers of mares lost their fetuses or gave birth to stillborn foals. Kathleen Adams investigates the mysterious disease which will likely cost the industry 225-million dollars.

The Race For The Triple Crown

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There won't be a Triple Crown winner in today's Belmont Stakes. There hasn't been a Triple Crown winner since 1978. But that doesn't surprise author Joe Drape, who examines the pitfalls of Triple Crown racing in his new book, "The Race for the Triple Crown." Bill Littlefield talks with him about the book and this year's Belmont Stakes.

Charlie Pierce

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Bill Littlefield and "Only A Game" analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Stanley Cup Game 7, A Hall of Famer's new digs, and remembering the Babe

Commentary

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This week, members of the European Union heard President George Bush using sports metaphors to underline the need for a missile defense system. But, Bill Littlefield believes that sports metaphors should be reserved for sports, and vice versa.

Arli$$

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Arli$$, the HBO show, may be the only time a slimy, underhanded, fictional sports agent will make you laugh. John Kalish reports from the Los Angeles show that has caught the attention of many real-life sports stars.

This program aired on June 9, 2001. The audio for this program is not available.

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