The Basketball Battle for Texas
Saturday, the third game in the basketball battle for Texas...or the I-35 Series, if you prefer...will take place when the three-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs will be hosted by the zero-time NBA champion Dallas Mavericks. Art Garcia, who covers the Mavericks for the Forth Worth Star Telegram, joins us on the line.
Two's Company, Three's a Crowd?
For nearly a decade, when the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox haven't finished one and two in the American League's Eastern Division, they've finished two and one. Don't tell that to the Toronto Blue Jays, who are primed for a run at the AL East crown. Bill Littlefield reports on the surging Blue Jays and the threat they pose to the Sox and Yankees.
Mascot Madness at Illinois
This year, the first two rounds of the Division I Men's Tennis Championship will be held at the University of Louisville. The University of Illinois, where the tournament has previously been held, has had its hosting privileges withdrawn because of a controversial mascot. John Supinie, who covers Illinois sports for the Copley News Service joins us on the line.
By the time he was sixteen years old, Gabriel Sandoval was an accomplished amateur boxer. A year later, he was convicted of armed robbery and sent to jail. "Standing Eight" tells the story of Sandoval's deportation, comeback, and his two World Titles. Bill Littlefield interviews Sandoval and "Standing Eight's" author, Adam Pitluk.
Floyd Patterson and More with Charlie Pierce
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: LeBron tries to make his mark, Charlie gets it wrong, and Maria Sharapova picks her boys.
Skydiving without the Sky
For those who would like to experience body flight without jumping from an airplane, instructors are standing by at six indoor skydiving centers across the United States.
This program aired on May 13, 2006.