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Preakness entrant Flying Private works out at Pimlico Race Course with exercise rider Taylor Carty on Thursday, May 14, 2009, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)
Preakness entrant Flying Private works out at Pimlico Race Course with exercise rider Taylor Carty on Thursday, May 14, 2009, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

Bill Littlefield talks with Kevin Hench from Fox Sports about the NBA playoffs.  On tap for discussion are the upcoming Game 7s for the Celtics and Lakers, and potential finals showdown between Kobe and LeBron.

The reaching tentacles of the economic crisis have grasped hold of one of horse racing’s most storied racetracks.  With the Preakness Stakes coming up this weekend, Only A Game’s Sarah Richards discusses the future of Baltimore’s historic Pimlico Race Track, which finds itself in heavy debt.

Dozens of college athletic programs have fallen victim to budget cuts.  Only A Game’s Ron Schachter was in Vermont to spend time with the University of Vermont’s baseball program, which will cease to exist after this year.

Bill talks with NCAA President Myles Brand about athletic departments making hard budgetary choices about which sports programs to keep and to cut.

Bill responds to letters from listeners about past stories on dwindling MLB attendance, the potential relocation of the Phoenix Coyotes, and new Detroit Mayor Dave Bing.

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill to discuss the Preakness, the NBA and NHL playoffs, and an unusual wish from an Olympic hopeful.

Only A Game’s Karen Given provides an inside look at the busy lives of children whose fathers sail around the world in the Volvo Ocean Race.  While many pre-teen children concentrate on the usual activities such as soccer, television, and video games, the kids who have fathers in the race partake in a traveling school that leads to an unconventional education.

This program aired on May 16, 2009.

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