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.
All Things Must Pass
Hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg exit the show stage left _ but not before culling the best moments from 160 episodes at breakneck speed. They pull out postcards from far-flung visits, thank their famous and not-so-famous guests, and as always, cap it off with one last great food fight.
There’s No Going Back Now…
Hoops legend Earl ‘The Pearl’ Monroe sparkles in a wide-ranging interview, telling hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg that while he’s thrilled today’s NBA players wield way more power, he wonders whether they’re having as much fun. On the menu: Gallimaufry, anyone? Anyone?
Three More Cups of Coffee for the Road
Hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg dissect the head-to-toe saga of woe that Antonio Brown brought to the Raiders, then bring on Oakland-based AP sports writer Josh Dubow to fit the pieces back together. Next up is USA Today columnist Nancy Armour on gymnast Simone Biles’ riveting performance en route to a sixth straight national all-around title. On the menu: The nectar of the gods.
Will Tom Brady Replace the Statue of Liberty?
Hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg wonder whether the Pats QB can stay upright long enough to cash out his latest contract, then bring AP NFL writer Barry Wilner aboard to sift through news from training camp. Next, FOX and YES TV analyst Sarah Kustok discusses the new “Batman-and-Robin” pairings trend in the NBA, as well USA Basketball’s tough recruiting week. On the menu: Your people eat some funny foods.
‘It’s a Hurt Business'
After two boxers are killed within days, hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg discuss why they _ and so many others _ find the brutal sport so compelling. Then AP women’s basketball writer Doug Feinberg joins them to lighten the mood with news from the WNBA’s All-Star weekend in Las Vegas and what to look for in the second half of the season. On the menu: You can never go wrong with French fries.
‘Run Like You Stole Something!’
A hands-across-the-Atlantic episode: Hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg (from Northern Ireland) recap Irishman Shane Lowry’s emotional British Open win with AP golf writer Doug Ferguson. Then the pair pedal south to the Tour de France, where AP cycling expert Sam Petrequin previews the lung-busting final week of the world’s greatest bicycle race. On the menu: The NBA trophy dines out with a couple of champions _ Nick Nurse and Joe Maddon.