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Join your host Vito Chirco for the sixth episode of Five Wide Sports Live without FWS.com's Kyle O'Connor for the second straight week. Remember, you can catch new episodes of FWS Live every Saturday from 11:30AM - 1PM ET on The Sports Geeks Radio Network on BlogTalkRadio.

Today's Topics

11:30am ET: Sports media writer Ed Sherman of The @Sherman_Report -

1.) Expectations for Fox Sports 1's debut on August 17th and the chances of the new sports network being able to succeed in providing direct competition to the Alleged Worldwide Sports Leader, ESPN

2.) Thoughts on Fox Sports 1's advertising campaign that features the slogan of "Sports will be fun again" and whether or not the sports network will be able to live up to its commitment to make sports fun again.

3.) Method of Fox Sports 1 to poach talent directly from ESPN such as Charissa Thompson formerly of SportsNation and superb color commentator Bill Raftery formerly of the Big East on ESPN

4.) Thoughts on the format of Fox Sports 1's flagship news & sports highlights program Fox Sports Live that will feature legendary TSN SportsCentre anchor duo Jay Onrait & Dan O'Toole plus the aforementioned Thompson of SN fame and a former pro athlete such as Andy Roddick or Donovan McNabb breaking down the top sports headlines of the day

5.) Will the chemistry and humor of Canada's best Onrait & O'Toole translate to the states? 

6.) Where will Fox Sports 1 rank among ESPN's current cable sports network competitors 3-5 years from now, and what will the network be characterized as and known for within that time period as well?

Noon ET: Chirco & Company contributor Brenden Kudla @brendenkudla of Alma College

1.) Biggest winners & losers from this year's MLB Trade Deadline