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Saturday, October 4, 200827:06

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Brewers Phillies Matchup BaseballKaren Given updates last night’s scores in Major League Baseball’s American League Divisional Series.

Philadelphia Phillies fans are notorious for their negativity, but this year they’re summoning their inner optimists to cheer their team on. But, will anything less than a World Series Championship satisfy hungry Philadelphians? Karen talks with David Murphy, who covers the team for the Philadelphia Daily News.

In Spanish, “Sueno” means “dream.” For the fans of Chivas USA, “Sueno” is winner of a reality TV show who earned a try-out with the team. Jorge Flores beat the odds and made the roster of Chivas USA. But, as Only A Game’s Charlie Schroeder reports, he still has a long way to go before his dream is complete.

For the past year and a half, we’ve been hearing about former NFL players who are exhibiting signs of a brain disease doctors used to think only happened to boxers. Some can’t remember the names of their teammates, and others have succumb to dementia and severe depression. Now, a new brain study center at Boston University is researching athletes from all sports to try to find a cure. Karen Given has the story.

The Cincinnati Bengals won the NFL’s AFC North Division in 2005. They haven’t had a winning season since, and this year they’re off to an 0 and 4 start. Karen talks with Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati Enquirer Columnist and WLW radio host.

Karen Given and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: why the Raiders need a new owner, why the Cubs need to lift the curse, and how you can own your own Sarah Cuda.

Not surprisingly, the search for the next Tiger has been on since Woods first donned the green jacket at Augusta in 1997. Tiger Woods isn’t the focus of Kevin Cook’s new book, Driven: Teen Phenoms, Mad Parents, Swing Science and the Future of Golf, but his name is mentioned on nearly ever page. Karen speaks with Kevin Cook about his new book.

This program aired on October 4, 2008.

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