PodcastOne Sports Now

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.

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ESPN college basketball sage Jay Bilas features in a wide-ranging episode. Hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg rank national-anthem performances at sporting events through the years, turn to AP football writer Barry Wilner for the latest on the NFL and bring on a special guest to preview Saturday's championship game in the notoriously tough 8-and-under girls' league in Las Vegas. On the menu: Tacos. Always tacos.
00:41:11 11/13/2018

Past Episodes

East Stroudsburg coach Denny Douds kicks off an election-week episode with co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg, explaining his sudden stage-left exit _ during a timeout with 0:13 on the clock _ after 43 years in charge of the Warriors' football program. Then Adam Greenberg recounts his two major-league plate appearances _ seven years apart _ and why he decided to to run for the Connecticut State Senate. Finally, NFL writer Rob Maaddi settles the Brady vs. Rodgers debate and brings the hosts up to speed at the season's midway point. On the menu: Can man live on Barstow tacos alone (and why would he want to)?
00:00:00 11/6/2018
Toronto Raptors rookie head coach Nick Nurse features in a wide-ranging episode, detailing the long journey from a pole-vaulting pit in his Iowa backyard and a detour through Europe's pro circuits to the top of the NBA's early-season standings. Then co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg recap the zany NFL weekend, weigh in on the Tiger vs. Phil and MJ vs. the world debates before previewing the upcoming rugby triple-header Saturday at Soldier Field with Team USA women's captain Kate Zackary. On the menu: Where to find carnitas in St. Louis and why the French dip sandwich was born in LA.
00:39:52 10/30/2018
Co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg get the lowdown on Jeff Hall's years-long quest to spread some of his brother's ashes at every one of the major league's 30 ballparks. Then they preview the World Series, deliver a round-by-round of Rockets-Lakers opening-week NBA brawl, and delve into how the NFL got its mojo back so soon. On the menu: Put down that mayonnaise. Now!
00:39:55 10/23/2018
Don't give the Kansas City Chiefs the AFC crown after only five games, AP NFL writer Rob Maaddi says in the latest episode of "PodcastOne Sports Now." And, the NBA Eastern Conference will finally crown a team that doesn't have LeBron James on its roster. AP NFL writer Barry Wilner joins Maaddi to discuss the NFL and AP Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney breaks down the East and West heading into the season.
00:38:35 10/16/2018
Desmond Howard, Ndamukong Suh and Brandon Graham join guest host Larry Lage of The Associated Press to talk about football and off-the-field topics. Howard, a Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP winner, previews a handful of games involving ranked teams and explains what he meant by saying Clemson runs with finesse. Suh shares some thoughts on the undefeated Los Angeles Rams and what he has learned from his friend, Warren Buffett. Graham insists the Eagles are not 2-3 because of a Super Bowl hangover and he compares the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia and Ann Arbor, Michigan.
00:37:46 10/9/2018
October has arrived, and that means football is rolling, the baseball playoffs are here and the NBA is on the way as well. For Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, this will be his first full season as a dad and he joins AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds to talk about how his first son has changed his perspective on just about everything. Jim Litke and Doug Ferguson wrap up the Ryder Cup debacle for the U.S., and AP Baseball Writer Ben Walker tells us why the Boston Red Sox might not win the World Series.
00:40:12 10/2/2018
Co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg wonder whether a U.S. team short on leadership and facing a historical deficit can thread the needle in singles and match the greatest comebacks in the event's history. Then, golf writer Doug Ferguson and Steve Douglas review Day 2 action and weigh in on the captains' final-day lineups. On the menu: Even good whisky can't salvage a bad tuna fish sandwich.
00:35:25 9/30/2018
Co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg question whether aging stars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are holding back a U.S. squad that once again seems to be less than the sum of its parts, and investigate why the Europeans play so well together. Then they're joined by the AP's Douglas duo _ golf writer Doug Ferguson and Steve Douglas _ for an in-depth preview on Round 2. On the menu: Where did that tuna sandwich come from?
00:36:28 9/29/2018
Co-hosts Jim Litke (in Paris) and Tim Dahlberg (at home) take the temperature of the City of Light before the first shot of the Ryder Cup is struck, then bring on AP golf writer Doug Ferguson and all-arounder Steve Douglas to preview the chances of the Americans and their European hosts. On the menu: No French fries in France?
00:34:03 9/28/2018
Co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg are joined by AP golf writer Doug Ferguson from Paris to gauge what Tiger's ground-shaking win at the Tour Championship  means for the game and preview the upcoming Ryder Cup matches in France. Then NFL writer Rob Maaddi sorts out a zany Week 3, including whether the Patriots have misplaced their mojo. On the menu: from the Baja to the Yucatan, Mexican food is on the march.
00:41:53 9/25/2018
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
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

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