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The NBA's Gambling Problem

Is Tim Donaghy just the tip of an NBA officiating crisis iceberg? Sports Illustrated senior writer Jack McCallum and Kevin Hench of FOX Sports join Bill to discuss how NBA Comissioner David Stern will handle the issue and whether there will ever be a pro team in Las Vegas.

Au Revoir

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You may have noticed that the Tour de France is having some problems with drugs this year. So did Bill Littlefield, and he couldn't help but say something about it.

Playing America's Game

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Everybody knows that Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color line. But Adrian Burgos, Jr. joins Bill to discuss his new book, "Playing America's Game," which points out that baseball should be celebrating several other pioneers besides Robinson.

Weird Events at Wrigley

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The Cubs haven't won a World Series in 99 years. But after a weak start to their 2007 season, Yolanda Perdomo reports on how some fans think that a series of weird events in June have inspired the team in their post-season push.

Letters

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Does somebody actually think that doping doesn't detract from the beauty of bike racing? Find out when Bill pulls a few from this week's mailbag.

Chatting with Charlie Pierce

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The Boston Globe's Charlie Pierce joins Bill to talk about Michael Vick, Iraq's soccer team, and a very unique case of identity theft.

Not Your Typical Olympics

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Last week, 500 participants and 1000-plus spectators flocked to Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Alaska for the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics. Rebecca Sheir of the Alaska Public Radio Network was there, and she has our report.

This program aired on July 28, 2007.

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