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Show rundown for 1/19/2002

Jordan Returns

Michael Jordan is back, as almost anyone will tell you. This weekend, Bulls fans will get to see their former hero play in Chicago for the first time in more than two years. And now that Jordan plays for the Washington Wizards, suffering Bulls fans don't know who to root for.

Mark Cuban

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Mark Cuban, the "regular guy" owner of the Dallas Mavericks has attracted headlines for sitting in the cheap seats, insulting NBA referees, and, most recently, spending an afternoon working at the local Dairy Queen. Anthony Brooks talks to Mark Stein of the Dallas Morning News about Mark Cuban's gig at the scoop shop as well as the way he runs his NBA team.

Info Break

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A German speedskater offers beer for everyone!

Celtics Comeback

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For the past decade, Celtics fans have known all about suffering as their team has fallen hard from the glory days. But now the Celtics are back amongst the best teams in the NBA. Anthony Brooks looks at how they did it.

Unlucky Referee

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You're the referee of a soccer match that has become a blowout. The ball comes your way. What do you do? Well, if you're English referee Brian Savill, you shoot and score and get in a lot trouble. Anthony Brooks talks with Savill about the incident that cost him his job.

Commentary

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Next week, Thomas Junta will be sentenced for beating another father to death over a dispute at a youth hockey game. Anthony Brooks comments on the "Rink Rage" trial.

Charlie Pierce

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Anthony Brooks and "Only A Game" analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: NFL match-ups, MLB business, and the great Olympic disappointment.

Dinka Dunkers

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When Ajou Deng and Deng Gai left Sudan for tiny Fairfield University, they had a basketball tradition, of sorts, to uphold. Deng and Gai are members of Sudan's Dinka tribe, just like 11-year NBA veteran Manute Bol. Only A Game's Ken Shulman visited the pair to find out why they came so far.

This program aired on January 19, 2002. The audio for this program is not available.

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