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Torino Update

Bill checks in with John Powers of the Boston Globe for an update on the many stumbles, surprises, and successes of the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.

The Boston Speed Skating Club

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Bill infiltrates the close-knit Boston speed skating community.

NBA All-Star Game

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The 55th NBA All-Star game in Houston this Sunday will be accompanied by a weekend packed with skills competition, dunk contests and all sorts of spectacle, both hoop-related and otherwise. Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle joins Bill from the Bayou City.

Las Vegas

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Enough of the 2006 NBA All-Star Game...let's jump ahead to 2007, when the big guys in long shorts will jet to Las Vegas to dribble, dunk and double down. That spectacle is sure to feature glitz, glamour and maybe even a showgirl or two. And, as Karen Given reports, authorities in Las Vegas hop the All-Star Game will open the door to major league sports in Sin City.

Commentary

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On the eve of NASCAR's biggest race in Daytona, Florida, Bill looks at the how the sport has become less lethal almost five years to the day of the death of its biggest star.

Torino, Terriers and More with Charlie Pierce

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Bill and "Only A Game" analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: The newest great Olympic sport, a bad week for college basketball coaches, and a gambler's getaway.

Bob Knight: The Unauthorized Biography

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To say Texas Tech coach Bob Knight has left his mark on college basketball is kind of like saying Mt. Vesuvius made its presence known in Pompeii. "Bob Knight: The Unauthorized Biography" written by Steve Delsohn and Mark Heisler tells the story of the irascible, sometimes violent, sometimes repugnant but almost always successful coach.

This program aired on February 18, 2006.

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