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Join Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg for their newsy take on the week in sports, backed by the shoe leather, insight, experience and worldwide reach of The Associated Press sports department. Over the last three decades, they've covered every major championship around the globe multiple times, so expect cameos from big names and guests drawn from the week's headlines.

LATEST EPISODE

'I Shouldn't Be Out Here Anymore'

Co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg finally agree on something:  cornerback Vontae Davis made the right call when he retired from the NFL and the Buffalo Bills _ at halftime of a game! _ and their first guest, AP NFL writer Barry Wilner, makes it a unanimous decision. Then AP's Mitch Stacy joins them from Columbus, Ohio, where Buckeye coach Urban Meyer marks his official return from suspension with a less than air-clearing news conference. On the menu: LA is basically one big drive-in.
00:33:55 9/18/2018

Past Episodes

Co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg spar over boxing's greatest pound-for-pound champions ahead of the upcoming rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez. Then, sportswriting veteran Jeff Pearlman joins them to discuss his new book about the league that got knocked out: 'Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL.' On the menu: Is the pepperoni on your pizza trying to tell you something?
00:36:00 9/11/2018
Mark Leibovich, author of "Big Game: Dangerous Times in the NFL," tells co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg how he gained entry to the NFL owners' inner circle and how unnerved members have become by the spectacle of players protesting during the national anthem. Then London-based AP soccer Writer Rob Harris takes listeners on a whirlwind tour of Europe's top leagues. On the menu: If it's Minnesota, I'll have the walleye, por favor.
00:44:32 9/3/2018
Co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg range far and wide. They take college football's pulse ahead of its season-opening kickoff with AP's Ralph Russo, then have legendary fight promoter Bob Arum recall his work with the late John McCain on a boxing safety measure. Next up is a review of the Europe's top league matches with soccer writer Rob Harris and finally, their U.S. Open tennis preview. On the menu: Sometimes, the simple things in life really are the best.
00:42:05 8/28/2018
Hall of Fame pitcher and FOX analyst Jon Smoltz talks candidly about the trends threatening to make baseball unwatchable and how to fix it. Then co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg train their sights on another season in serious need of fixing _ even before college football really kicks off _ and ask former LA Timesman and founding tmgcollegesports.com writer Chris Dufresne for help. On the menu: There was actually a game once named the "Salad Bowl."
00:56:08 8/21/2018
Co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg wade into the white-hot debate over NFL players demonstrating during the national anthem with some common-sense solutions, then try to temper their excitement over Tiger Woods being back on the prowl. Also on the show: AP racing writer Jenna Fryer asks whither NASCAR in the wake of CEO Brian France's DUI arrest and soccer writer Rob Harris reviews the Premier League's opening weekend. On the menu: pasta, veal and 'No Heimlich for you!'
00:45:40 8/14/2018
Terrell Owens skipped the Pro Football Hall of Fame festivities and threw his own party. Guest host Rob Maaddi, an Associated Press Pro Football writer, sticks up for T.O. while fellow AP NFL writer Barry Wilner gives a voter's perspective and shares his views on Brian Dawkins' inspiring speech in Canton and the NFL's new helmet rule. Tennessee AP sports writer Teresa Walker gives an insider look at T.O.'s party. Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson shares his journey from player to high school coach to Super Bowl champion coach in a special interview, and Rob defends millennials from critics blaming them for baseball's decreased attendance.
00:35:05 8/7/2018
Ice Cube's crossover dribble into the sports world has him leading the BIG3 basketball league for a second season. Guest host Larry Lage of The Associated Press kicks it with the entertainment mogul about 3-on-3 hoops, music and movies to tip off a star-studded lineup of guests. Purdue basketball coach Matt Painter opens up about the lives of his children along with his passion for the Chicago Cubs and music. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford discusses how fatherhood has changed his perspective. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league wants a cut of the action from gambling profits if anyone wants to use its assets. NBC Sports and MSG Network hockey analysts Anson Carter wraps up the podcast, expanding on his thoughts about a move he didn't like made earlier this year by USA Hockey.
00:41:45 7/31/2018
It's two years until the 2020 Olympics, and so there's plenty of Olympic sports to talk about right now - golf, basketball and swimming among them. Guest host Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press talks to four-time Olympian Sue Bird about the state of the WNBA and her future plans, as well as has a chat with four-time Olympian Ryan Lochte about his latest turbulent chapter. Plus, Tim Dahlberg and AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson wrap up the British Open, golf's third major of the year. Finally, we tell the tale of how an act of kindness by a now-departed football coach changed one kid's life.
00:41:04 7/24/2018
Co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg look back on a quarter-century covering Tiger Woods and wonder what he has left heading into the final round of the British Open. Then AP golf writer Doug Ferguson weighs in on a generation that only saw Tiger's best on TV and wonders how they'll respond if Woods can wake up the echos. On the menu: if you want to make an omelet, you have to break an egg ... or nine.
00:31:13 7/22/2018
Co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg zoom in on the moment at major tournaments that make champions, then bring Doug Ferguson on-board to recap the second round and preview the third at the British Open. Also on the show: another day without luggage and anything good to eat.
00:27:13 7/21/2018

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