Show rundown for 4/12/2003

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Masters golf update

Bill Littlefield updates the latest scores from the wet and soggy Master's tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

Women of Augusta

Outside Augusta National's wrought iron gates, much of the focus has been on Martha Burke and the National Council of Women's Organizations' movement to force the club to admit female members. Women in Augusta have found themselves at the center of the controversy. We'll talk with Anna Hargis, a local Martha Burke supporter and Allison Greene, founder of "Women Against Martha Burke".

The Timberwolves

No matter what happens, the Minnesota Timberwolves find a way to make the playoffs. On the other hand, the Minnesota Timberwolves always find a way to not make it past the first round. "Only A Game"'s Mary Stucky visits the team that may finally break through to the second round of the playoffs while leaving several years of turmoil behind.

Yet another billboard of Saddam Hussein

A driving range encourages duffers to take a shot at the former leader of Iraq.

Facing Ali

Figuring that nobody knows a boxer better than the guy up against him in the ring, journalist Stephen Brunt decided to ask some of Muhammad Ali's opponents about their battles with the camp. The result is Facing Ali: 15 Fighters, 15 Stories. Stephen Brunt joins us to talk about his new book.

NHL Playoffs

The only post season in professional sports that feels longer than the regular season, the NHL playoffs, has begun. Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times joins us for a preview of what is already a surprising second season.

Mourning Marquette and more with Charlie Pierce

This week Bill Littlefield and "Only A Game" analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Picking up the Final Four pieces, hitting the phones in Cleveland, and more Bull than Durham at the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.

Spring Training in the Mountains

Hundreds of top mountain bike racers converged on Monterey, California this week for the Sea Otter Classic, the first major race of the year. Just a few weeks ago, many of these riders tuned up in the southwest desert. Arizona Public Radio's Sadie Babits reports.

This program aired on April 12, 2003.


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