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WNBA Finals

The WNBA Finals between the Sacramento Monarchs and the Connecticut Sun are currently tied at a game apiece.

Tim Kurkjian

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While most major league baseball teams are preparing for the off-season, there are still plenty fighting for a post-season berth. Tim Kurkjian of ESPN and ESPN the Magazine will help clear the muddled pennant race.

Parlimentary Dress Code

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Some Australian Football fans can't show their true colors.

Viva Baseball

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Latino influence in modern baseball is undeniable: Currently 44% of all pro baseball players in the U.S. are from Spanish-speaking countries. But contemporary fans of the international pastime might be surprised to learn that there's been a strong Latin-American influence in Major League Baseball for almost a century. "Viva Baseball" is a new film that celebrates that influence. Dan Klores, the film's producer and director joins Bill from NPR's New York Bureau.

The LPGA Grind

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This week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a bevy of bunker brigands in braces is trying to wrest the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic title from last year's winner, the venerable grand dame of the LPGA tour, Annika Sorenstam. But the early success of Michelle Wie, Paula Creamer, and others has many on the tour wondering about the ability of teen linksters to balance the demands of pro golf with the rest of their lives. Greg Echlin reports.

Letters

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Bill reads a few from the OAG mailbag

Farewell Mark Messier and More with Charlie Pierce

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Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: The "big" NHL radio deal, Miami's new sherriff and teasing Miss Congeniality.

Lineman's Rodeo

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Today in Kansas City, over 200 teams from the United States, Ireland, Great Britain, Canada and Jamaica will compete in the third and last day of the 2005 International Lineman's Rodeo.

This program aired on September 17, 2005.

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