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Hardwood Heroics Ahead

A Diesel out of gas? Pistons running on fumes? How about those upstart Mavericks? Benjamin Hochman of the New Orleans Times-Picayune addresses these questions and more when he joins us on the line.

Bombers Won't Back Down

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The New York Yankees are playing in the toughest American League East in years, their ace is struggling, and two-thirds of their outfield is ailing. Yet a couple of hours before they played the rival Red Sox on Wednesday, the Bombers from the Bronx showed no signs of panic. Bill Littlefield reports.

The 500 411

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From "Carb Day" to the milk bottles and the Danicamania in between, the Indianapolis 500 is sure to be a wild ride. Steve Ballard, who covers Indy racing for the Indianapolis Star joins us on the line.

Ice's Unsung Hero

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If you need a gleaming new sheet of ice, who are you going to call? Zamboni, of course. The mysterious ice grooming contraption of worldwide renown is examined from the source by Only A Game's Ken Shulman.

Letters

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Bill reads letters from the Only A Game mailbag.

Charlie Pierce

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Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: women in the driver's seat, Pujols's pace, and finally, some stability in Cleveland.

The Big Bam

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Focus has recently returned to George Herman "Babe" Ruth as Barry Bonds recently tied the Babe's homerun total of 714. Leigh Montville's biography "The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth" examines Ruthian exploits on and off the field. Montville joined us in the studio.

This program aired on May 27, 2006.

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