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The Spurs' Dynasty?

The National Basketball Association crowned a new champion on Thursday night when the San Antonio Spurs beat the Detroit Pistons 81 to 74. The NBA had previously announced a new agreement between the players and the league that will, among other things, prevent high school players from trying to become the next Kevin Garnett or Tracy McGrady. We'll speak with Jack McCallum of Sports Illustrated.

Formula One's Bumpy Ride

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Formula One auto racing is one of the most popular sports in the world, but the sport has never taken hold here in the states. Organizers and fans had hoped the U.S. Grand Prix last Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway would give the sport a boost, but a last minute disagreement prompted 14 of the race's 20 drivers to pull into the pits moments before the race was to begin. Fans responded by throwing beer bottles and suing for refunds. Bill Littlefield looks at the fall out from Sunday's F1 debacle.

The Beautful Game

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Priests face an unlikely foe...on the soccer pitch.

We Don't Need no Stinkin' Fines

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When pro football players wear logos the league doesn't like on their sweatbands or pro baseball players throw chairs over the bullpen wall, they are fined. The fines often seem inconsequential in terms of the percentage of the miscreant's salary they represent. In a recent Wall Street Journal article, staff reporter Jon Weinbach reveals that those fines may be considerably less consequential than they have seemed.

Plunked Into History

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We'll update Craig Biggio's march towards a painful record.

Everybody Loves Goalball

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This weekend, teams from all over the U.S. are competing in the National Goalball Championships in Colorado Springs. Goalball was a highlight of the Paralympics in Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney and Athens. The game is played by blind and visually impaired athletes, but now the sighted are seeing what all the excitement is about. Judith Ritter saw...and heard...the reigning Paralympic champions at a recent practice, and she has this report.

Letters

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Formula One auto racing is one of the most popular sports in the world, but the sport has never taken hold here in the states. Organizers and fans had hoped the U.S. Grand Prix last Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway would give the sport a boost, but a last minute disagreement prompted 14 of the race's 20 drivers to pull into the pits moments before the race was to begin. Fans responded by throwing beer bottles and suing for refunds. Bill Littlefield looks at the fall out from Sunday's F1 debacle.

The NBA Finals and More with Charlie Pierce

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Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Grading the Finals, Mr Formula One, and the NBA avoids the NHL's fate.

"Spinning the Globe"

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Asked once how the team he managed, the Harlem Globetrotters, survived the Great Depression, impresario extraordinaire Abe Saperstein replied, "All the banks were closing, so we went where there were no banks."

This program aired on June 25, 2005.

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