President Barack Obama says the Ray Rice domestic violence case showed that the National Football League was “behind the curve” in setting policies about athlete behavior. He says new policies now in effect will send a message that there is no place for such behavior. Continue reading
At bat for the last time on his home field, Yankees player Derek Jeter made the winning run of the game. That emotional farewell comes at a time when pro sports and athletes have been in the headlines for troubling and criminal behavior. Jeffrey Brown talks to Christine Brennan of USA Today and ABC News and Mike Pesca of Slate and NPR about Jeter’s closer, plus a scandal in sports opinion journalism. Continue reading
Wednesday wasn’t a great night for Mo’ne Davis, the teenage pitching phenom making headlines for her performance in this year’s Little League World Series.
In an effort to bring the digital currency bitcoin more mainstream, BitPay, an Atlanta based bitcoin payment processor, signed a deal with ESPN Events to sponsor the former NCAA Beef O’Brady’s Bowl hosted in St. Petersburg, Florida. Continue reading
NBA star LeBron James announced Thursday that he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat. Judy Woodruff reports on the media frenzy surrounding his decision and examines the reactions of fans in both Cleveland and Miami with two sports analysts. Continue reading
The annual Scripps National Spelling Bee has gained more attention on the small screen in recent years thanks to a number of big screen hits. James Maguire, author of the book “American Bee: The National Spelling Bee and the Culture of Word Nerds,” explores the factors behind the rise in popularity and the effects on kids.