Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci says the most interesting storyline of the first half has been the Pittsburgh Pirates. They haven't been this good in 20 years. Listen
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is happy to have his team in the position that they are in now. Hurdle thinks that Andrew McCutcheon needs to finish off the season strong. The Pirates may be in the position to make some deals at the trade deadline. Listen
Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander says pitching in the All-Star Game is still special. Listen
One Big Thing - Scott Van Pelt says Roger Federer is one his favorite athletes to watch in any sport. Federer has an uncommon ease, grace and elegance. Listen
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples talks about the trend of college football recruits starting to make themselves package deals with their boys. Listen
ESPN.com's Kevin Arnovitz says the Lakers are the one team that has elevated their status to elite in the offseason. Arnovitz hasn't been impressed with the Clippers. Listen
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Play Podcast One of "SVP & Russillo's" favorite fill-in hosts, Adnan Virk, suddenly turns into a wookie with very little explanation.
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Play Podcast ESPN Deportes' Kenneth Garay asks Ryen Russillo what's up!
Play Podcast ESPN Deportes' Kenneth Garay recites his most famous phrase.
Play Podcast The classic "Maybach music" drop from "SVP & Russillo"
Play Podcast Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski responds to Ryen Russillo calling him a meathead
Play Podcast The classic "Roadhouse" drop from "SVP & Russillo"
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