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Ines, Gail and Bill
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Sports & Torts is heading south of the border for a conversation with Mexico’s hottest sports reporter Ines Sainz. Then, we talk Lakers and NBA Playoffs with Basketball Hall of Famer Gail Goodrich, and round the bases with former Cub Bill Buckner.
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Sports and Torts: Ines Sainz
She’s beautiful. She’s smart. And she loves sports! A winning combination in any country! We talk to Inés about her favorite sports, athletes, and why you shouldn’t judge a female reporter by what she wears.
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Sports and Torts: Gail Goodrich
Gail dishes on the NBA Playoffs and thinks Dallas is the team to beat. He gives his thoughts on new Lakers coach Mike Brown, and where the 1971-72 Lakers rank among the all time great teams.
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Sports and Torts: Bill Buckner
After 22 years in the big leagues, Bill is now in his first season managing in the Can-Am league. He talks about what he’s passing on to his players, and what he learned from some of the great managers he’s played for. We also find out what it was like being in the broadcast booth for the Cubs v Red Sox series, and why he prefers Fenway over Wrigley.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Inés Sainz
Inés Sainz is a sports reporter for TV Azteca in Mexico and Azteca America in the United States. She is widely known as the Woman of Sports in Mexico. She is a trained lawyer with graduate degrees in tax law and sports business administration. Although she first came to public eye as a model in 1997, she never lost sight of her childhood dream of a sports career and worked endlessly to combine her two biggest passions in life: sports and being a TV anchor. Inés created alongside Héctor Pérez, the original Dxtips TV show, in which for the first time in Mexico’s history, great international sport figures were interviewed, in order that Mexican viewers would have the chance to know different stories of success, personalities and life philosophies behind each sport figure. This TV show was on air for 8 years in TV Azteca, where she began her work as a sports narrator. Among the international coverage she has done for many sports’ events, Inés has participated as an anchor and producer. This world-wide coverage include events such as the 2004 Olympics in Athens, the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, UEFA Champions League Finals, the past 8 Super Bowls, Tennis Masters and Grand Slams, Champions League finals, International Boxing fights and an endless list of events which back up her career. This has made her earn great credibility and a privilege position in sports. Nowadays she is an icon of TV Azteca and one of the most solid personalities in this company.

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Gail Goodrich
A Los Angeles native, Goodrich’s storied career gained national attention at UCLA where he helped lead the Bruins to consecutive NCAA Championships in 1964 and 1965, the first two of head coach John Wooden’s record 10 titles. A two-time All-America and the Helms Foundation’s “Co-Player of the Year” (along with Princeton’s Bill Bradley), he was a first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Lakers in 1965, playing three seasons for the team before being acquired in the expansion draft by the Phoenix Suns in 1968. As a member of the Suns from 1968-70, Goodrich was voted to the 1969 NBA All-Star Game. Goodrich was traded back to the Lakers in 1970 where he became part of one of the most dominant teams in NBA history. During the 1971-72 season, Goodrich, alongside Jerry West in the backcourt and Wilt Chamberlain in the frontcourt, helped to lead the Lakers to a 69-13 record, including a record 33 consecutive game win-streak, and the NBA title. The team’s leading scorer for four consecutive seasons (1971-72 to 1974-75), he led the 1971-72 championship team with a 25.9 scoring average. A five-time NBA All-Star (1969, 1972-75), Goodrich served as captain of the Lakers from 1974-76 before he joined Pete Maravich and the New Orleans Jazz in 1976, finishing his 14-year career in 1979. Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996, Goodrich scored 19,181 points during his NBA career. Goodrich’s number 25 jersey was retired by both the Lakers (1996) and the Bruins (2004).

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Bill Buckner
Bill Buckner played 22 years in the Major Leagues, primarily for the Chicago Cubs and Boston Reds Sox. He had a lifetime batting average of .289 with 2,715 hits, 174 home runs, 498 doubles and 1,208 RBI’s. He won one batting title and was named an All-Star in 1981. He is one of a small number of players who had 200 hit-seasons in both leagues and played in four decades. Buckner grew up in Napa, CA, and was drafted out of high school in the 2nd round of the MLB draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. His first manager was Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda. Lasorda would later manage the Dodgers, but even as a minor league skipper, he had a way with players. Lasorda had his young players believing they were ready for the majors. One of Lasorda’s exercises was to have his players write letters to the Los Angeles starters to let them know they were coming. Buckner wrote his letter to Dodgers first baseman Wes Parker. “I wrote a letter to Wes Parker and told him I was going to take his job,” Buckner said. Buckner first made it to the majors with the Dodgers in 1969 at the age of 19 and was hitless in his one at-bat. He won a permanent starting job in 1971. He split time in the outfield and at first base, hitting .271 with 5 HR and 41RBI. He went on to win the NL batting title with the Dodgers in 1974. One interesting side note regarding Buckner’s time with the Dodgers is that he was playing leftfield when Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record on April 8, 1974. In a five-player deal in 1977, Buckner and Ivan DeJesus were traded to the Cubs for Rick Monday. The move also saw Buckner shift primarily to first base. Buckner enjoyed success with the Cubs, winning the National League batting title in 1980 after hitting .324 and playing in the 1981 All-Star game. He also led the league in doubles twice in 1981 and 1983. In 1984, the Cubs traded Buckner to the Red Sox for pitchers Dennis Eckersley and Mike Brumley. Buckner immediately became the starting first baseman. In 1985, Buckner tied a Major League record by playing in 162 games at first base. He also broke the Major League record with 184 assists and also had 110 RBI’s. In 1986, Buckner had 102 RBI’s and 18 home runs in helping the Red Sox reach the World Series, where they lost to the New York Mets in seven games. Over the next few years Buckner played for the California Angels, Kansas City Royals and again with the Red Sox, with whom he retired in 1990. After retiring, Buckner stayed involved in baseball, coaching six years for the Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox. He and his family moved to Idaho, where Buckner also got involved in real estate and other business dealings. Among his hobbies are golf, fishing and hunting. In 2011, Buckner got back involved in baseball by being named manager of the Independent Cam-Am League Brockton Rox.

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