American Ted Ligety won the giant slalom race at the Alpine World Ski Championships in Beaver Creek, Colorado today. Fifth after the first run, he came back to beat rival Marcel Hirscher of Austria by nearly half a second. This is the third consecutive time he’s taken gold in the event.
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — Six-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller was forced to pull out of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships last night, following a harrowing crash during the Super-G race on the slopes of Beaver Creek, Colorado. Continue reading
The U.S. Ski Team is hoping for big medal wins and greater recognition at the Alpine World Ski Championships this week. A more rigorous training schedule and equipment improvements have made these American skiers more competitive. The NewsHour’s Mary Jo Brooks reports from Vail. Continue reading
Do you remember where you were during key moments of Sunday’s Super Bowl? If the answer was on Twitter, then you were not alone. Continue reading
From domestic violence to deflated footballs, this NFL season has been rife with scandal, and yet its viewership has remained loyal. Ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl, Hari Sreenivasan takes stock of the year in pro-football with Kevin Blackistone of ESPN and Christine Brennan of USA Today. Continue reading
Economics correspondent Paul Solman visits Las Vegas, the global epicenter of sports gambling, to learn how research and analytics separates the sports betting pros from the average joes. Continue reading
The Patriots and the Seahawks aren’t the only ones with a lot riding on this Sunday’s Super Bowl. Plenty of professional gamblers will also be watching the score — and every interception in between — in the hopes of boosting their own fortunes. Paul Solman caught up with one of those bettors in Las Vegas during the NLF playoffs. Continue reading
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.