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Today at Pimlico in Baltimore, two weeks after winning the Kentucky Derby, Big Brown will attempt to win the Preakness, the second jewel of racing’s Triple Crown. For a preview of today’s race, and to get her prediction, Bill Littlefield speaks to Jennie Rees of the Louisville Courier Journal.

The Colorado-based Team Slipstream says its recent success in the time trials in stage one of cycling’s Giro D’Italia was cleanly earned. But will Slipstream’s example be enough to help reestablish trust in one Europe’s most popular but tarnished sports? Only A Game’s Nancy Greenleese has our story.

Bill dissects the Celtics-Cavs and Lakers-Jazz NBA playoff series.

While the NBA wraps up its season, the WNBA is just beginning. Today in arenas around the country, the women’s professional basketball league gets underway. Bill previews the season with Clay Kallam of Full Court Press.

Clay Johnson is a martial arts teacher whose personal limitations are no limit when it comes to sharing knowledge with his students. Reporter Beverly Amsler catched up with Johnson, who disproves the addage, "Those who can do. Those who can't, teach."

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says that he’s officially closed the books on "Spygate," but why won’t the scandal go away? Bill offers a few thoughts.

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: LeBron’s Mom strikes back, prognosticating a Triple Crown, and winning a team sport..without a team.

A new collection of poems tells of the enduring romance of baseball and much, much more. Sarah Freligh is a former sports columnist and the author of the the collection titled Sort of Gone. She talks to Bill about her recent work.

This program aired on May 17, 2008.

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