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Show rundown for 7/14/2001

John Powers

It's time to say goodbye to Juan. John Powers of the Boston Globe analyzes the changes in the International Olympic Committee as it's poised to make a historic change in leadership on the heels of one of its most important decisions in Olympic history.

The Fight For Florida

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Greg Lamphear reports on a baseball rivalry in between two bad teams in Florida and the fans that don't seem to care.

Info Break

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Bill Littlefield comments on the new movie trailer based on the sport of Quidditch, and one man who thinks that Harry Potter and his friends are riding their brooms all wrong.

The Dearly Departed

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It's rare that a golf novel would downplay the role of golf in the story. But Elinor Lipman's book "The Dearly Departed" does just that. Bill Littlefield talks to the author about her book and her distain of traditional sports book convention.

American Star

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Bill Littlefield visits a couple of Massachusetts oarsmen who own the "American Star", a row boat to end all rowbats, as they prepare for the ultimate race in the annals of endurance rowing. No sea shanties, we promise.

Letters

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We go through some listener e-mail.

Charlie Pierce

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Bill Littlefield and "Only A Game" analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: The IOC, Ichiro takes a stand against the media hordes, and yet another golf tournament ruined by Tiger Woods.

Arena Football

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It's Football. It's indoors. It's got nets. Why it's Arena Football. And, believe it or not, it's now 15 years old. Michelle Seaton has a report on the funny little football league that still is going strong.

This program aired on July 14, 2001. The audio for this program is not available.

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