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Tim Kurkjian

The Major League Baseball trading deadline has come and gone. Tim Kurkjian of ESPN gives his take on which teams made themselves even better as the 2003 season heads into its final two months.

Damn Yankees

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The Representation of Baseball in movies and plays has not been entirely successful, in part because the casting has too often been unconvincing. A current production of "Damn Yankees" is attempting to address this problem by grafting life onto art. "Only A Game's" Pippen Ross has our report.

Winning Karaoke

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A warbling Englishman takes home a world karaoke title.

Barcelona V. Juventus

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Some of the world's most accomplished and famous soccer clubs are in the United States playing in a series of games called the Champions World Series. Bill caught a game at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts and found a colorful, multinational crowd that was treated to an exciting game between Juventus and F.C. Barcelona.

Seamus Malin

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With the Champions World Series, the MLS All-star game and the Women's World Cup just around the corner, there's plenty going on in the world game to talk about. Soccer commentator Seamus Malin joins Bill in the studio to cover all those topics and more.

Letters

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Bill opened the "Only A Game," and came away with these gems sent by listeners.

Hickory Open

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This weekend in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, golfers will tee it up at the National Hickory Championship. They'll have to negotiate the historic Oakhurst links, where the fairways are maintained by sheep and they'll be using equipment from the turn of the century. Over the last ten years, there's been a growing interest in playing competitive golf with hickory-shafted clubs. Interlochen Public Radio's Peter Payette reports.

This program aired on August 2, 2003.

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