Show rundown for 6/7/2003

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NBA Update

We'll update the latest news from the NBA Finals.

Remembering the 1976 Finals

While the Spurs and the Nets are relatively evenly matched, that's not always the case in the NBA finals. It certainly wasn't in 1976, when the heavily favored Boston Celtics took on an upstart team for the NBA championship. Members of that Phoenix Suns team still vividly remember that contest, though some would rather not. Steve Goldstein of member station KJZZ in Phoenix has our report.

French Open

Once again, the French Open has an obscure player come from nowhere to reach the final. Bud Collins who covers tennis for both the Boston Globe and NBC, joins us from Roland Garros to tell us how dutchman Martin Verkerk will fare and how the end of "Sister Slam," may be upon us.

Mother Knows Best

A hole in one is easy...if your son happens to be the golf course designer.

The Belmont Stakes

Many, in recent years, have come close to winning the Triple Crown of horse racing and fallen short. But things seem to be falling in place for Funny Cide. We talk to Jenny Rees, who covers horse racing for the Louisville Courier-Journal, and see if she thinks another horse could stop Funny Cide's try for history.

Native Dancer

Often, when there's not a Triple Crown prospect in the field, the Belmont Stakes can take on a rather stunted status. That was not the case in 1953, when Native Dancer, beaten by a nose in the Kentucky Derby, was the Belmont's prime attraction.

Sammy Sosa and More with Charlie Pierce

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Sammy Sosa uncorks a doosey, the Mighty Ducks avoid become pate, and cloning a Triple Crown prospect.


We'll dip into the Only A Game mailbag.

Old Time Baseball

At Old Sturbridge Village, it's the 1830's version of baseball that's available, along with the black smithing, crop planting, and other remembrances of life in New England nearly 200 years ago. We'll check in on a baseball game where pitchers don't try to strike anyone out and batters are encouraged to run the bases clockwise.

This program aired on June 7, 2003.


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