Banks, popularly known to fans as “Mr. Cub,” joined the team as its first black player in 1953. He hit 512 career home runs throughout his 19-season career with the Cubs and was famous for his catchphrase, “Let’s play two,” which adorns his statue at Wrigley Field. Continue reading
The National Football League released a statement on Friday regarding their investigation into the New England Patriots’ use of 11 underinflated footballs during Sunday’s championship game against the Indianapolis Colts.
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick denied any knowledge concerning the use of underinflated footballs during the team’s blowout victory against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday. Belichick, addressing the media Thursday morning about the controversy, said he didn’t learn about the accusations until the next day.
The first-ever college football championship playoffs will kick-off on New Year’s Day. But there’s been confusion about and criticism for the semifinal selection process. Judy Woodruff turns to Mike Pesca of Slate to sort out the new system. Continue reading
The Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday will hold a hearing on domestic violence in professional sports.
After a 13-year career in the NBA, Jason Collins, the first openly gay professional basketball player, is retiring. Eighteen months ago Collins came out as gay through a first person article published in Sports Illustrated. In the first line he wrote, “I am a 34-year old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” He announced his plans to retire today, again through first person, this time on The Players’ Tribune. Continue reading
National Football League teams were hit with surprise federal inspections on Sunday as part of an ongoing investigation of prescription drug abuse, tied to a lawsuit brought by former players. Jeffrey Brown talks to Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post, which broke the story. Continue reading
Reversing her earlier opinion, Brandi Chastain now says that heading in soccer should be removed for players aged 14 years and younger. NewsHour Weekend’s William Brangham discusses the issue with the World Cup and Olympic soccer champion. Continue reading
Physical education is required in most American high schools, but for teenagers with physical and developmental disabilities, there can be greater restrictions on how they can get active. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports on how schools in Florida’s Miami-Dade County are adapting activities like kayaking, sailing and golfing for more children. Continue reading