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Show rundown for 10/6/2001

Bonds/Henderson

The major league season is winding down as the chases for baseball history heat up. We'll update Barry Bonds' quest for 70 home runs and Rickey Henderson's attempt to surpass Ty Cobb's run record and get 3,000 career hits.

Jon Miller

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Bill Littlefield turns to Jon Miller, former Baltimore Orioles broadcaster and current San Francisco Giant broadcaster, for his take on Bonds' quest for 70 home runs and the retirement of Cal Ripken.

USA/Jamaica

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The US Men's Soccer teams' upcoming match against Jamaica could mean real trouble for its World Cup hopes if they do anything but win. Bill Littlefield visited the US team this week and has our report.

Infobreak

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Running to the South Pole...WHAT!??!?!

Hockey Returns

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Dave Naylor reports from Ottawa on the return of the NHL and the days leading up to the opening games.

Helene Elliott

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The NHL reporter for the Los Angeles Times and a regular analyst for Only A Game is back to give a preview of the just-started regular season.

Rowing Challenge

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We check in with Tom Malhiot, who will take part in the second Atlantic Rowing Challenge this Sunday. Malhiot and his partner John Ziegler hope to cross the Atlantic in about 40 days by row power alone. But racers have discovered that in addition to the physical dangers, there are plenty of monetary dangers that can sink their boats before they even get to sea.

Charlie Pierce

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Bill Littlefield and "Only A Game" analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Baseball's historic record breakers, money for Olympic security, and the Air Force Academy lets the fans back in.

Golden Ironman

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From Seattle, Rob Ballenger has the story of a septuagenarian triathlete who coaches and inspires athletes half his age.

Commentary

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Bill reflects on how sports are a common thread in every culture, as is love.

This program aired on October 6, 2001. The audio for this program is not available.

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