Saturday, June 14, 2008

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Ex NBA ref Tim Donaghy alleges that refs manipulated the 2002 and 2005 playoff games to boost ticket sales and television ratings. In the meantime, the Boston Celtics could become the next NBA champions on Sunday night. Kevin Hench of Fox Sports dot com discusses it all with host Bill Littlefield.

John Force is a force to be reckoned with in the NHRA Funny Car circuit. The 14-time world champion seemed untouchable. That is, until his daughter came along. Ashley Force is now one of the up and coming stars of the drag racing world. She even beat her famous dad last April. Only A Game’s Greg Echlin reports on the father-daughter team, now affectionately known as "The Forces."

The USA Gymnastics Trials begin later this week in Philadelphia. Which athletes will have their chance to go for the gold? Bill joins Olympic expert John Powers of the Boston Globe for a look at some of the athletes that hope to make the journey to Beijing in August.

Overbearing parents and coaches. Career ending injuries. Eating Disorders. These are just some of the elements of gymnastics that author Jennifer Sey reveals in her new book Chalked Up. Bill talks with Jennifer about a side of the sport that is rarely discussed.

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: Doc Rivers and Phil Jackson's coaching, NASCAR's new issue to deal with and the Dallas Cowboys’ 1 billion dollar new toy.

Bill comments on the recent passing death of Eliot Asinof, author of “Eight Men Out.”

Wii and PlayStation 3 eat your hearts out. These systems have no place in the International Classic Videogame and Pinball Tournament. Here, Pac-Man and the Super Mario Brothers rule supreme, just as they did 25 years ago. Avishay Artsy reports from The American Classic Arcade Museum in New Hampshire to see who will be king of the joysticks.

This program aired on June 14, 2008.


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