Dec. 23, 2003
Financially Viable Women's Sports
Young women have established themselves on the playing fields of America, but the professional women's soccer league was forced to fold earlier this year. Kwame Holman reports that female athletes and their promoters are taking their best shot to establish financially viable women's athletic leagues.
Nov. 14, 2003
Drugs and Sports
In recent random tests of almost 1,200 Major League Baseball players, between 5 and 7 percent of them tested positive for the use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. Jeffrey Brown gets perspective from Sports Illustrated senior baseball writer Tom Verducci.
Oct. 22, 2003
Roger Rosenblatt considers the engagement of the common fan in the arena of professional sports.
Oct. 13, 2003
In Memoriam: Legendary Jockey Bill Shoemaker
Bill Shoemaker died in his sleep at his home near Los Angeles. Shoemaker won 8,833 horse races, including 11 Triple Crown events. Jay Hovdey, columnist for the Daily Racing Form and friend of Shoemaker, remembers the remarkable career of a man who helped make the heydays of horse racing.
Oct. 9, 2003
Playing by the Numbers
As two historically "cursed" baseball teams, the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox, drum up hopes for a trip to the World Series, Paul Solman explores how economists see behavioral theories at work in baseball and its management.
Sept. 19, 2003
ESPN and ABC Sports President George Bodenheimer
George Bodenheimer, president of ESPN and ABC Sports, discusses how his networks score major advertising contracts and capture new viewers of extensive sports programming.
Sept. 19, 2003
CBS Sports President Sean McManus
CBS Sports President Sean McManus discusses the surge in demand for broadcast sports, why football is the most profitable venue for television, the migration of televised sports from broadcast to cable networks, and new strategies to capture the attention of younger audiences.
Sept. 2, 2003
The New Face of Baseball
Ray Suarez discusses "The New Face of Baseball" with author Tim Wendel.
Aug. 25, 2003
Pete Sampras: Bowing Out
Tennis champion Pete Sampras officially retired at the beginning of the U.S. Open. Terence Smith looks at Sampras' career with sportswriter John Feinstein.
Aug. 4, 2003
Jeffrey Kaye looks at the changing face of major league baseball.
July 28, 2003
Lance Armstrong: Tour de Force
Lance Armstrong achieved his fifth straight victory at the Tour de France. Spencer Michels reports.
June 6, 2003
Funny Cide at the Belmont Stakes: America's Horse
Betty Ann Bowser reports on this weekend's Belmont Stakes, in which the horse Funny Cide could win the Triple Crown.
May 29, 2003
Climbing Mt. Everest: 50 years Since Sir Edmund Hillary's Summit
It's been 50 years since Sir Edmund Hillary and his guide Tenzing Norgay became the first team to reach the top of Mt. Everest. Two experts discuss the historic event and Everest's lure for climbers.
May 23, 2003
Fairway Frenzy: Annika Sorenstam
Annika Sorenstam became the first woman to play in a Professional Golf Association tour event in 58 years. Margaret Warner talks about Sorenstam and her performance thus far with Sally Jenkins, a sports columnist for The Washington Post.
Feb. 20, 2003
A Master's Challenge: Augusta National Golf Club and Women
Terence Smith reports on a golf story that is reverberating beyond the fairway.