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Saturday, September 13, 2008

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DODGERSThe L.A. Dodgers have been less than impressive in the 2008 season...until now. Over the past few weeks the Dodgers have streaked their way to the number one spot in the NL West and are likely to keep their position heading in to October, just in time for playoffs. L.A. Times writer Dylan Hernandez joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the team's sudden surge of success and its newly found motivation.

This season the Tampa Bay Rays blazed through the competition toppling both the Yankees and the Red Sox to claim the number one spot in the AL East. Not bad for a team who's finished dead last nine times in eleven seasons. Bill Littlefield sits down with the Rays and senior advisor Don Zimmer to discuss the team's success and its hopes for post-season action in October.

Harness racing, one of the century's most popular sports, is trying to stage a comeback in the U.S. The only problem is no one has really heard of it. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann explores the stagnation, revitalization, and controversy surrounding the sport.

In an interview with Bill Littlefield, author W.D. Wetherell discusses the life lessons he discovered while writing his new book, Soccer Dad, a book dedicated to his experience as a sideline dad to his son's high school soccer team.

Bill Littlefield pays tribute to late basketball player and coach Don Haskins who died this past Sunday at the age of 78. Haskins was one of the most influential coaches of the past fifty years, and in 1966, with his NCAA squad from Texas Western College, he showed the world color has no place in sports.

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: why NFL owners are smiling and Chad Ocho Cinco isn't. Also,  could Michael Phelps have a future in the South Dakota Police Department?

lawn bowlingAs lawn bowling fanatics gear up for the 2008 U.S. National Open this week in Walnut Creek, California, Only A Game's Charlie Schroeder gives us a close-up look at the game and its competitors in his report from Santa Monica, California.

This program aired on September 13, 2008.


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