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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PodcastOne Sports Now

I'm Coming With Bad Intentions

A boxing-basketball-baseball combination punch: Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder tells Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg he wants to wreck upcoming opponent Dominic Breazeale because "it's personal." Then the hosts roam West to East looking in on the NBA playoffs. Finally, author Kevin Cook discusses his latest book, "Ten Innings at Wrigley" _ the May 17, 1979 game at the tipping point of the new era in baseball. On the menu: You did what with cauliflower?
00:48:59 5/14/2019

Past Episodes

An NBA, horse racing and hockey triple-header. Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse takes the pulse of the playoffs for hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg. Then they replay the replay fiasco that was the Kentucky Derby and finally catch a Zamboni ride with AP hockey writer Stephen Whyno and get up to speed up on the NHL playoffs. On the menu: Who counts your calories?
00:41:41 5/7/2019
A Kentucky Derby-NBA double-header episode: First, Hall of Fame trainer and 5-time Derby winner Bob Baffert loads hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg into the starting gate at Churchill Downs. Then they're joined by professor, analyst, map-maker and author Kirk Goldsberry, whose new book "Sprawlball" tracks the evolution of the 3-point shot and how it's changed the NBA. On the menu: What to eat before you listen to rap music.
00:40:07 4/30/2019
NFL draft guru Ross Tucker takes a break from his own PodcastOne show to school hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg on what to expect when Round 1 begins later this week in Nashville. Then FOX analyst and former U.S. international Alexi Lalas previews the Champions League semifinals and weighs in on instant replay in soccer. On the menu: The Chicken that Babe Ruth Made Famous.
00:45:57 4/23/2019
Tiger Woods' win at the Masters is still a hot topic. PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg look back at the memorable moment that transcended the sports world. Litke and Dahlberg also discuss what Woods may do next for his career and the sport with AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson, who was honored last week for receiving the PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism. Guest host Larry Lage catches up with Mike Tirico of NBC Sports after he filled in as an announcer at the Masters for Westwood One Radio. Jemele Hill, a staff writer for The Atlantic and host of "Jemele Hill is Unbothered," shares her thoughts on Woods' comeback and the essay Kyle Korver of the Utah Jazz recently wrote about white privilege for The Players' Tribune. ESPN analyst Chauncey Billups wraps up the weekly podcast, talking about his admiration for Woods. The 2004 NBA champion also breaks down the NBA playoffs, recalls being part of the infamous brawl involving the Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers and fans nearly 15 years ago and says he wants to be an NBA general manager.
00:45:45 4/16/2019
Hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg read the weather map, get a recap of Round 3 from AP golf writer Doug Ferguson and issue their forecast for a wild final round. Then major champions and TV analysts Curtis Strange and Paul Azinger recall what it's like to wake up with a chance to win a major championship. On the menu: Cold pizza and tequila.
00:42:58 4/12/2019
Valentino Dixon tells host Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg the remarkable story of how his drawings of golf holes from a prison cell set in motion a lengthy process that overturned his wrongful conviction in a 1991 shooting. Also joining the interview is Golf Digest writer Max Adler, who advocated on Dixon's behalf. On the menu: Cocktails with two-time Masters champ Bernhard Langer.
00:42:45 4/12/2019
Golf guru Butch Harmon, caddie emeritus Carl Jackson and former winner Ian Woosnam weigh in on what makes a good Masters start. Then hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg recall a pilgrimage to the statue of Augusta native son James Brown. On the menu: single-malt scotch.
00:29:39 4/11/2019
Rick Reilly, author of "Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump," tells hosts Jim Like and Tim Dahlberg how he pulled the best-selling book together. Then the hosts review the men's and women's NCAA championship games and join AP golf writer Doug Ferguson on-site at Augusta National Golf Club for a sneak preview of the Masters. On the menu: Pastries? Bagels? Oatmeal? Grits? Eggs and sausage? Or all of the above?
00:41:02 4/9/2019
Hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg choose sides in the title game and remember the best college basketball teams that got derailed on their way to the coronation (1991 UNLV's Runnin' Rebels, anyone?) Then AP's Doug Feinberg previews the NCAA women's championship game from Tampa, and Aaron Beard takes a break from the Final Four in Minneapolis and hands over his list of best-nevers for debate. On the menu: How coffee got its groove on.
00:36:00 4/7/2019
Hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg debate whether a Final Four long on experienced teams and short on "one-and-done" stars signals a shift in the power dynamic between coaches and athletes. Then they're joined by AP sports writers Dave Skretta and Dave Campbell on-site for a preview of the games and how Minneapolis is rolling out the red carpet (and chain-link fences). On the menu: Where's the beef?
00:39:30 4/5/2019
Sportscaster Ernie Johnson takes hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg on a behind-the-scenes tour of the TBS studios during March Madness, then weighs in on the debate over Coach K's late-game play-calling in Duke's loss. Next, updates on the NCAA women's tournament from AP's Doug Feinberg and the NFL's (latest) instant replay tweak from pro football writer Barry Wilner. On the menu: Beer for breakfast.
00:44:58 4/2/2019
Hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg put big-time coaches on the couch as the Final Four comes into focus, analyzing how the different approaches of guys like Coach K and Tom Izzo yield championship results. Next, they're joined by AP sports writers Stephen Whyno and Dave Skretta for previews of the day's big games. On the menu: That bottle of wine cost how much?
00:37:07 3/31/2019
ESPN analyst former NBA star Jalen Rose helps Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg navigate the Sweet 16 bracket and hands out grades to the NBA-readiest prospects. Then the hosts play their own version of "College Bowl," arguing whether classroom smarts translate to the hardwood. On the menu: What do you call a 20-pack of individually wrapped hummus servings? Hummui?
00:33:35 3/28/2019
Guest host Tim Reynolds talks with New York's all-time leading high school scorer, Joseph Girard III of Glens Falls, New York about his incredible career, how fellow Glens Falls alum Jimmer Fredette was a mentor and his future playing for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse. And then the hoops talk continues with Reynolds' fellow AP Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney, who discusses Dwyane Wade's final game at Madison Square Garden, why Golden State is still the favorite and what should happen with Kemba Walker. Also included: Shoutouts to UCF and Gronk.
00:34:21 3/26/2019

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