With March Madness in full swing, it is likely that you or someone you know has filled out a bracket for this year’s NCAA Tournament. But those who’ve chosen to “make it interesting” should know that, outside of Las Vegas, betting on any almost any sporting event is illegal.
As we learn more about the effects of concussions and sports-related head trauma, parents, coaches and medical professionals are debating how to keep players safe. Some are looking to technology, like a device worn under the helmet that shows the force of impact after a fall or collision. Hari Sreenivasan reports as part of our Breakthroughs series. Continue reading
The undefeated University of Kentucky men’s basketball team is the favorite going into this year’s March Madness tournament. Judy Woodruff gets a preview of the upcoming matchups from John Feinstein of The Washington Post. Continue reading
It’s an underground adult playground, equipped with a zip-line course, a rope course and a tram that takes visitors on a historical ride through the cavern. Continue reading
The average length of a baseball game is three hours and two minutes, half an hour longer than in the 1980s, and officials are concerned the game is going on too long. To speed up the sport, Major League Baseball is experimenting with new rules during spring training, including what happens in between innings and in the batter’s box. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Mike Pesca of Slate’s “The Gist.” Continue reading
Soccer’s a contact sport. Kids can get hurt. I’m not looking to bubble-wrap my kids, but I’d be lying if I said my wife and I weren’t increasingly uneasy while watching from the sidelines. Continue reading
Youth soccer has become one of the leading causes of concussions for kids in the U.S. Now some parents — including a prominent neurosurgeon and World Cup champion Brandi Chastain — have begun to petition for taking headers out of the game for kids. NewsHour Weekend’s William Brangham reports. Continue reading
A beagle named Miss P won the 139th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday night, the second of its breed to take the title in the past decade. Continue reading