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Exercise rider Horacio De Paz takes Devil May Care for a workout in preparation for the 136th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Thursday, April 29, 2010, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo)
Exercise rider Horacio De Paz takes Devil May Care for a workout in preparation for the 136th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Thursday, April 29, 2010, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo)

And they’re off! Well…not quite yet, but the contenders of the 136th Kentucky Derby are ready to race. Bills talks with Jenny Rees of the Louisville Courier-Journal about what to expect in the Run for the Roses.

Many of the horses racing on Saturday will go on to have successful careers and comfortable retirements, but recreational horses might not be so lucky. Nevins Farm in Methuen, Massachusetts provides a home for these neglected or unwanted animals. Only A Game’s Emma Jacobs reports.

The Sydney Olympics have been over for a decade, but the 2000 U.S. gymnastics team is still winning medals. China was stripped of the bronze for using an underage athlete earlier this week, and the prize was given to Team USA. Bill speaks with 2000 Olympic team member Dominique Dawes and our Olympic expert, John Powers of the Boston Globe.

Christina Kim and Alan Shipnuck’s new book, Swinging From My Heels: Confessions of an LPGA Star, is a diary of Kim’s experiences on and off the pro tour. Bill talks with the authors about some of Kim’s confessions and her goals for 2010.

Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce have another hectic week in sports to discuss, including more problems with NBA officiating, Charlie’s Kentucky Derby prediction, and the most hated team in baseball (any guesses?).

Bill opens the Only A Game virtual mailbag to read some of our listeners’ comments.

Maybe you can walk the dog, shoot the moon, or even go around the world, but in the world of competitive yo-yo, those tricks are mere child’s play. The 2010 Northeast Regional Yo-Yo Championships took place last weekend, featuring “counterweights,” “grinds,” and a whole lot more. Bill has the story.

This program aired on May 1, 2010.

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