At the London 2012 Olympics, sprinter Oscar Pistorius made history as the first double-amputee to compete in the games. Pistorius was taken into police custody after his girlfriend was shot dead in his home. Rohit Kachroo of Independent Television News reports from Pretoria, South Africa with the latest on this shocking case. Continue reading
South Africans are in shock after their native son and historic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was charged with the murder of his girlfriend. Pistorius competed in the London 2012 Olympics as the first double-amputee track athlete. Ray Suarez talks with Michael Sokolove who profiled Pistorius in 2012 for the New York Times Magazine. Continue reading
After completing an extensive investigation, the European Union’s police agency Europol suspects nearly 680 soccer matches between 2008 and 2011 — including World Cup qualifying matches and the European Championships — were fixed. For more, Hari Sreenivasan talks with Kevin Baxter, who covers soccer for the Los Angeles Times. Continue reading
On this edition of the Doubleheader, where we tackle the sport of politics and the politics of sports, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks begin with the decision by former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown to … Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown talks with Dr. Gary Small of UCLA about how new procedures may enable doctors to identify serious head injuries in athletes and others, and the grave importance of protecting our brains from physical trauma. Continue reading
My assignment to myself last weekend: Rest, take it easy, fight off a cold. The only obligations: football and reading.
In a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey, former celebrated cyclist Lance Armstrong admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs. Ray Suarez looks at reactions from the United States and abroad to Armstrong’s admission. Continue reading
Junior Seau #55 of the Miami Dolphins tackles Tiki Barber of the New York Giants during their game at Giants Stadium in 2003. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images. All last weekend, there were a lot of “thwacking” noises coming from … Continue reading