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Tim Kurkjian

The Major League Baseball season is at the halfway point. Tim Kurkjian of ESPN will update the close pennant races, including one that involves some old rivals.

Detroit Tigers

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The Tigers have been at or near the bottom of the American league for over a decade. At the helm this year, the latest of a long line of rebuilding years, is Alan Trammell, a link to their last world championship almost 20 years ago. Bill visited the team which hopes it's glorious past can help its bleak present.

Toe Down

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English wrestlers toe the line in an unusual championship.

Steroids in Baseball

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The Tigers have been at or near the bottom of the American league for over a decade. At the helm this year, the latest of a long line of rebuilding years, is Alan Trammell, a link to their last world championship almost 20 years ago. Bill visited the team which hopes it's glorious past can help its bleak present.

Rucker Park

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This year's Rucker Park Tournament is underway and will run through August. For more than 30 years Rucker Park in Harlem has been home to some of the finest playground basketball in the nation. Named after a New York City Parks worker who started a summer basketball league in the late 1940's, the storied park has been celebrated in movies, rap songs and now a new book on the history of the Rucker Tournament. Jon Kalish reports from the asphalt in Harlem.

True Believers

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At one point in his book, "True Believers: The Tragic Inner Life of Sports Fans," writer Joe Queenan claims that sports has ruined a better part of his life. On the other hand, he acknowledges that he loves football more than life itself because, "pro football provides more thrills than life itself."

This program aired on June 28, 2003.

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