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Sports
9:34 am
Fri July 27, 2012

"Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics"

London's "Olympic Stadium" looks to impress the world as all eyes are set upon it this evening during the opening. We talk NPR sports commentator, John Feinstein, about his Olympic thoughts and new book, Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics.

The Roundtable
10:00 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Kernan: Yankees might not be Girardi's dream job

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with New York Post columnist Kevin Kernan, author of Girardi: Passion in Pinstripes.

The Roundtable
11:08 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Four decades later, a true farm team still resonates

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Sports Illustrated senior writer Chris Ballard, author of One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, An Unlikely Coach, And A Magical Baseball Season.

Sports
6:20 am
Fri July 6, 2012

PG Jason KIdd to Join the Knicks

Jason Kidd

Well the Knicks have added a Kidd to their backcourt – but they haven’t gotten any younger…

ESPN reports this morning that veteran point guard Jason Kidd has decided to leave the Mavericks and join the Knicks to the tune of roughly $9 million dollars over three years.  This move comes as Houston and restricted free agent point guard Jeremy Lin have reportedly come to terms on a four year, $29 million dollar deal - the Knicks have three days to match the Rockets’ offer.

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Sports
6:20 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Lakers Land PG Nash, Rockets Make Offer to Knicks' Lin

Well one NBA club celebrated our nation’s independence by bringing a Canadian to town…

The Lakers have acquired point guard Steve Nash in a sign-and-trade deal with the Suns, who receive four draft picks in return: first rounders in 2013 and 2015, and second rounders in 2013 and 2014. Nash agreed to a three-year deal worth $27 million dollars.

To replace Nash, the Suns have re-acquired point guard Goran Dragic to the tune of $34 million dollars over four years.

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Sports
6:17 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Source: Nets Land Hawks' Johnson, Pursue PG Williams

Well according league sources, the Nets have made a major move – and the deal does not include the names Dwight or Howard. 

The Hawks and Nets have reportedly agreed to a trade that would send All-Star guard Joe Johnson to Brooklyn. Johnson has four years and $90 million left on his contract.  The Hawks will receive five players and a draft pick from the Nets, who are also trying to re-sign free agent point guard Deron Williams.

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Sports
6:21 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Yankees' Sabathia, Pettitte Placed on DL

Andy Pettitte

Well the Yankees starting rotation has taken a major hit…

Hours after the Yankees placed C.C. Sabathia on the DL with a strained groin, Andy Pettitte was hit by a line drive back through the box, breaking his left fibula right near the ankle.  Robinson Cano supplied a go-ahead, two-run shot to prevent the day from being a total loss, as the Yankees edged Cleveland 5-4.

In Boston, David Ortiz smacked his 399th career home run to help power the Red Sox, who scored six first-inning runs, to a 10-4 rout of Toronto.

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Sports
6:18 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Second Seeds Rafael Nadal, Victoria Azarenka Cruise on Day 2 of Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal

Well there were no real surprises on the second day of play at Wimbledon…

Second seeds Rafael Nadal and Victoria Azarenka were straight-sets winners.  Nadal beat Thomaz Bellucci 7-6, 6-2, 6-3. Azarenka got the better of American Irina Falconi 6-1, 6-4.

Other winners on the men's side include fourth seed Andy Murray, fifth-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, ninth seed Juan Martin del Potro, and No. 10 Mardy Fish. 

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Sports
6:12 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Yankees Rout Indians 7-1, Red Sox Fall to Blue Jays

Robinson Cano

Well the trade of Kevin Youkilis failed to spark the White Sox or Red Sox…

Last night in Boston, Jose Bautista, Colby Rasmus and J.P. Arencibia each slammed two-run homers, powering the Blue Jays to a 9-6 win over the Red Sox.  David Ortiz went deep twice for Boston in the loss, tying Ted Williams for the most multi-homer games in Red Sox history with 37.

In Minnesota, Kevin Youkilis went 1-for-4 in his White Sox debut, as his new club fell to the Twins 4-1. 

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The Roundtable
11:42 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Martin Daly - Snooker Expert

Alan is joined by Martin Daly, a Dublin-based snooker expert and manager. They discuss the rules and traditions of snooker.

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