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Show rundown for 7/28/2001

Tim Kurkjian

As the trading deadline nears for Major League Baseball, as many as 16 teams still have a legitimate shot at the playoffs. Bill Littlefield turns to ESPN's Tim Kurkjian for a survey of the baseball scene.

Shea Ralph Update

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As the trading deadline nears for Major League Baseball, as many as 16 teams still have a legitimate shot at the playoffs. Bill Littlefield turns to ESPN's Tim Kurkjian for a survey of the baseball scene.

Alexi Lalas

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Six years ago, when Major League Soccer came onto the scene, Alexi Lalas was the league poster boy and star player. Today, he's sitting on the bench for the Los Angeles Galaxy. But, as Bill Littlefield discovers, Alexi is happier now than he's ever been.

Info Break

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Bill Littlefield updates the annual Wife Carrying Race.

Tour De France Update

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Lance Armstrong is poised to become the first American to win three tours in a row. Bill Littlefield takes a look at his chances.

Amare Staudomire

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Bill Littlefield speaks to HBO "Real Sports" correspondent Armen Keteyan about the story of Amare Staudomire, a high school basketball star caught between unscrupulous coaches and sneaker executives trying to cash in on his potential.

Faust's Gold

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For years, American athletes and observers have suspected that East German athletes were using steroids. But now, recent court documents prove that steroid use was a state sponsored activity in East Germany, and those who refused to take the drugs were dropped from athletic training. Bill Littlefield talks with Dr. Steven Ungerleider, author of "Faust's Gold", a chronicle of the East German doping trials.

Charlie Pierce

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Bill Littlefield and "Only A Game" analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Salt Lake bribery trials end, Shaq finds a new career, and Black Betsy goes up for sale.

WPSL

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The Women's Professional Softball League isn't much of a league. They have only two teams and an abbreviated schedule. But, as Bobbie O'Brien reports from Florida, the players are hoping that their barnstorming efforts will save the fledgling league. Visit www.prosoftball.com.

This program aired on July 28, 2001. The audio for this program is not available.

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