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Steve Kyler – BasketballInsiders.com

Steve Kyler from BasketballInsiders.com joins us to talk about what could make the difference in Game 6 of the hotly contested NBA Finals and whether LeBron James is already the MVP of the Finals.

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Jason Sobel – ESPN.com lead golf writer

ESPN.com lead golf writer Jason Sobel tells us what he’s hearing from the pros about Chambers Bay, shares his prediction on who will win the Open and gives KPUG some advice on covering our first major golf tournament.

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Seen, Heard, Said

We recap the weekend that was in sports with Seen, Heard, Said.

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Erik Oas – Voice of the Bellingham Bells

The voice of the Bellingham Bells Erik Oas joins Doug to hit the high points so far in the Bells 4-2 start and they look ahead to weekend series against Klamath Falls.

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Sean Deveney – Sporting News

Sean Deveney from the Sporting News joins us to talk Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Can Cleveland keep up its defensive intensity? Are things as bad they seem for Steve Kerr and the Warriors? How do you stop (or contain) LeBron James?

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Zach Rymer – BleacherReport.com

Zach Rymer from BleacherReport.com helps us preview the Mariners series against the struggling division-leading Astros in Houston. Will Robinson Cano fix his hitting woes? Is Carson Smith the M’s “closer of the future”?

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Paul Madison – Outgoing WWU Sports Information Director

Western Washington University Sports Information Director Paul Madison is retiring after 50 years on the job and he gets a salute from Doug & Mark. He also shares his journey from Ferndale High School to WWU, his favorite stories from his time at WWU and what’s next after he retires.

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Mitchell Tripp – Former Meridian HS star

Mitchell Tripp of Meridian High School was a three-sport star but now finds himself a Cincinnati Red after being taken in the 36th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft. Tripp joins The Zone and talks about his journey from Meridian to being drafted by the Reds.

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Callers sound off on struggling Mariners

We take your calls and texts on the state of the M’s after Doug’s proclamation.

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Seen, Heard, Said

We re-live the sports weekend that was with Seen, Heard, Said.

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