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Show rundown for 8/18/2001

PGA Update

Pippin Ross updates the PGA Championship.

LA Sparks

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The Los Angeles Lakers are the rulers of the NBA. And their counterparts, the Sparks are the toast of the WNBA. And, according to Nick Roman of member station KLON in Long Beach, CA, they look primed to finally win their first league title.

Info Break

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Pippin Ross discusses the latest accessory trend in women's professional tennis: portable pet dogs.

Chess Drug Testing

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Drug testing? In chess? It happened recently at an international youth tournament as part of the sport's bid to become an Olympic sport. But, some American chess champions think testing is unnecessary and have begun lobbying against it. Pippin discusses these issues with current US Chess Champion, Joel Benjamin.

Kids And Exercise

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It's almost time to go back to school. But, after a sedentary summer, most kids aren't ready for after school sports. Pippin and Dr. Avery Fagenbaum of the American College of Sports Medicine discuss ways to prepare kids for the sports season and prevent serious injury.

Rowing For Teen Mothers

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Pippin Ross went to Holyoke, Massachusetts where teen mothers are getting free rowing instructions and equipment in preparation for their first regatta.

Sleeper Cars And Flannel Uniforms

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Eldon Auker played for ten years in the Major Leagues, sharing the field with legends like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, and Hank Greenburg. He talks with Pippin about his new memoir of those day, "Sleeper Cars and Flannel Uniforms".

Charlie Pierce

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Pippin Ross and "Only A Game" analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Tony Glenn's wild ride, John McCain's silly new bill, and the cross-country trek of a nude walker.

Boston Cannons

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Only A Game's Michelle Seaton visits with the Boston Cannons, a professional outdoor lacrosse league in it's first season.

This program aired on August 18, 2001. The audio for this program is not available.

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