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World Basketball Championships

USA's "Dream Team" image was seemingly shattered after dissapointing finishes at the 2002 World Championship and the 2004 Olympics. But with a new coach and younger, more motivated players, ESPN.com's Chris Sheridan thinks the US men can regain their glory.

Eyes on the Tigers

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Just three years ago, they were the laughingstock of a division nicknamed "Comedy Central". This year, they are the best team in baseball. Your 2006 Detroit Tigers are finally commanding a little respect.as Bill Littlefield reports.

Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game

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Baseball purists may argue that a complete baseball history requires more than 250 pages of material. George Vecsey's latest book causes Bill Littlefield to disagree. "Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game" not only accounts for the game's significant moments but includes them in an interconnected web of baseball history. Vecsey joins Bill from New York to talk "Baseball."

Tour de Farms

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Only A Game's very own Karen Given has decided to drag her old bicycle out of the shed and give it a healthy dose of WD-40. The Tour de France may have been over, but the Tour de Farms was just getting under way. Karen has more from in and around the Boston area.

Charlie Pierce

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Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Dandy Andy (not that one) defeats a Roger Dodger (yes, that one); Phonak is retro now!; Brady and Bonds, so happy together?

And Now...Your Jamaican Dogsledding Team!

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First came the extraordinary story of the 1988 Olympic bobsledding team. Now, Jamaicans have taken snow-less snow sports even further. Judith Ritter has the report on the Jamaican Dogsledding team.

Remembering Susan Butcher

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Bill Littlefield's comments on the late Susan Butcher, the first woman to win the Iditarod dogsled race.

This program aired on August 19, 2006.

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