AP Sports Weekly

Join Jim Litke with his newsy take on the week in sport, backed by the shoe leather, insight, experience and worldwide reach of the Associated Press sports department. Jim joined AP in 1978 and became a sports columnist in 1989. He's covered every major championship around the globe and expect some cameos, along with guests drawn from the week's headlines.


What Becomes a Legend Most?

Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg delve into what makes a sports legend, sampling the martial arts with UFC star Daniel Cormier and asking former NBA All-Star  BJ Armstrong and Toronto Raptors assistant coach Nick Nurse to preview the playoffs before choosing sides in the "best-ever" hoops debate. Also on the show: baseball's upcoming series in Puerto Rico from AP reporter Tim Reynolds on the scene, and TD's taco-every-day regimen in back on.
00:46:15 4/17/2018

Past Episodes

Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg put on golf shoes to recap the Masters with golf writer Doug Ferguson, switch into cleats to preview the midweek Champions League matches with Madrid-based soccer writer Talles Azzoni, and then lace up the sneakers to debate LeBron vs. MJ and pick the NBA playoffs. On the menu: healthy fare vs. the "Triple Ferguson."
00:34:55 4/10/2018
Bob Costas joins Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg to discuss his broadcasting life after letting go of the Olympics, why baseball has always been his first love, and whether the NFL's day of reckoning is on the horizon. The hosts also recap the men's and women's NCAA tournaments and preview the Masters. On the menu: Waffle House hash browns, smothered and covered.
00:29:11 4/3/2018
Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg shred brackets with ESPN's Jay Bilas, remember Yogi ahead of Opening Day with baseball writer Ben Walker and get an update on Steph Curry and the Holy Family third-grade girls basketball team from NBA writer Brian Mahoney. In-N-Out burgers back on the menu.
00:36:34 3/27/2018
Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg investigate whether some unseen force _ karma, anyone? _ is behind all the crazy-mad upsets in March, then preview the women's bracket and ask the tough question: Will men tune in? They also talk Tiger, pimento cheese sandwiches and wonder what's up with those green Masters jackets.
00:29:51 3/20/2018
Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg debate how not to fill out your NCAA brackets, but bring on ESPN's Jay Bilas to bring some order to the selection process. Then they drop down to Florida, where AP pro football writer Rob Maaddi talks about the swap market in the NFL as free agency begins this week. And as always, some food talk included.
00:27:26 3/13/2018
Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg ask college basketball writer Aaron Beard whether the FBI investigation and the cloud hanging over the game will dissipate anytime soon, then segue to spring training and baseball writer Janie McCauley for stories about the Giants, Cubs and her mountaintop meeting with pitcher Johnny Cueto.
00:29:55 3/5/2018
Ben Walker on a big proposed baseball rule change; Arnie Stapleton on the NFL combine; Dan Orlovsky on whether the Super Bowl hero should be packing his bags; and Dan Gelston on Philadelphia's quest for NBA relevance.
00:46:53 2/27/2018
Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg discuss Olympic long shots, narrow wins and the virtues of Vegemite with guest John Pye, the AP's man from Sydney.
00:23:00 2/20/2018
Eddie Pells joins Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg to recap the United States' medal progress - including Chloe Kim's gold medal and what Shaun White plans to do in the half pipe.
00:19:00 2/13/2018
Olympic tales of overcoming injury, and families united by divided loyalties. Plus doping, of course. And a quick look at the NBA as the trading deadline looms. Program Note: Look for the AP Sports Special Events daily show from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. We'll resume AP Sports Weekly after the Games.
00:38:30 2/6/2018
Armstrong kicks off this week talking about life after coming clean on "Oprah," and why he campaigned for the Academy Award-nominated documentary "Icarus" about doping in sports. Then we'll head -- in order -- to the Super Bowl to talk Hall of Fame, Las Vegas for some crazy Super Bowl bets, Cleveland to learn what's up with LeBron and finally, south of the border for the story of another promising U.S. national soccer team prospect that got away
00:51:30 1/29/2018
We roam from the Garden State Parkway to Melbourne to pack five sports and six guests into this week's look at the sports world.
00:38:30 1/22/2018
We whip around through the NFL's Final Four, and look at the lure of sports betting
00:30:11 1/16/2018
AP Sports Columnist Jim Litke looks at the week's top stories and a few things you might have missed
00:27:48 1/9/2018

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