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ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian joins Bill to discuss baseball’s Midsummer Classic and all the storylines that go with it.  Among them: a potential Triple Crown candidate, an All-Star on the trade block, and the old guy with the funny pitch.

The defending WNBA Champion Detroit Shock lost their head coach and general manager, Bill Laimbeer, just three games into the season and are currently sitting at 2-7.  But as Only A Game’s Ron Schachter reports, the Shock are channeling the resiliency of another Bad Boy coach, Rick Mahorn, in their hopes to win their fourth championship in seven years.

The LPGA is in trouble.  Sports Illustrated’s Alan Shipnuck fills Bill in on the latest about embattled commissioner Carolyn Bevins, who is reportedly stepping down, and the future of the tour.

Over 28 million Americans play golf but the sport has proven to not be immune from the hurting economy.  Dwindling memberships and a general public unwilling to splurge has taken its toll on both public and private courses.  Only A Game’s Doug Tribou has the story.

The self described “super hot” tennis superstar Serena Williams chats with Bill about competing against her sister and a peculiar admission out of London.

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill to discuss a NASCAR driver who claims he did no wrong, but probably should have known better, and the profane duet that Kevin Garnett and Rasheed Wallace will make in Boston.

Bill reads listener’s letters, one of which chimes in about what it really means to be “old,” another fondly remembers a child’s game, and many more correct Charlie’s definition of “British.”

The Lebowski Fest, inspired by the cult classic film “The Big Lebowski,” takes place at bowling alleys across the country where amateur Dudes and Strangers re-live moments from their favorite movie.  Only A Game’s Charlie Schroeder witnessed the latest Fest in Southern California.

This program aired on July 11, 2009.