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The NBA Finals

Ugly is a good way to describe the first game of the NBA Finals, especially if you were a Detroit Pistons fan. Drew Sharp, a columnist of the Detroit Free Press joins Bill from San Antonio to talk about how bad things were and how bad they could be for Detroit if they don't win Game 2.

Aussie Golfers

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On Thursday in Pinehurst, North Carolina, most eyes will be on the foursome of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, and Ernie Els. But when you check the US Open leaderboard, don't be surprised to see names like Adam Scott, Stuart Appleby, or Peter Lonard. This week Ron Schachter caught the latest wave of Australian golfers playing at the Booz Allen Classic in Bethesda, Maryland, and he has our report.

Numbers Game

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Sometimes, you just have sue for your uniform number.

Smarty Jones

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Today in Elmont, New York, the horses will run the 137th Belmont Stakes. Belmont Park's pigeons, plungers, railbirds, stoopers and swells won't see a triple crown winner this year because Giacomo won the Kentucky Derby and Afleet Alex won the Preakness. But there is a place racing fans can go to see the horse that, only one year ago, came within one length of racing immortality. Kathleen Adams reports.

She's Got Next

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Fifty-seven pages into her new book, "She's Got Next", Melissa King writes "It's funny how a game can take you to the truth of things sometimes." It's an audacious assertion, or it would be if she hadn't several times over earned the right to it by page fifty-seven. King joins Bill from the studios of KUAF in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Letters

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Bill dips into the "Only A Game" mailbag.

Picking the Ponies and More with Charlie Pierce

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Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: the not-so-over NHL lockout, the fun of saying Manu Ginobili, and adopting a "healthy lifestyle".

The Red Dress

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Finishing the Bermuda One-Two yacht race is a dream for many sailors. For Moe Roddy, the race is not only a dream, its a mission. Roddy is a cardio-thoracic nurse who's using her passion for sailing to increase awareness about women's heart health.

This program aired on June 11, 2005.

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