December 22, 2004
Ray Suarez discusses building new stadiums with Andrew Zimbalist, professor
of economics at Smith College and author of "May the Best Team Win: Baseball Economics
and Public Policy," and Michael Beyard, economic development expert at the Urban
December 9, 2004
A sportswriter and commentator joins correspondent Jeffrey Brown
for a look at the legacy of soccer star Mia Hamm.
December 6, 2004
Jeffrey Brown leads a discussion on Major League Baseball's
steroid scandal with three sportswriters.
November 22, 2004
Ray Suarez joins Greg Anthony, former NBA point guard and current ESPN
analyst, and Jack McCallum, senior writer for Sports Illustrated, for a look at
the fallout from Friday's player-fan basketball brawl.
Ray Suarez speaks with Leigh Montville of the Boston Globe for a look
at the Red Sox's first world championship in 86 years.
October 19, 2004
The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees will face off in game six of the AL championship series. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Leigh Montville,
sports columnist for The Boston Globe, and NewsHour essayist Roger Rosenblatt
about the storied rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.
August 20, 2004
American athletes have swam, scored and vaulted to victory in many events
at the XXVIII Summer Olympic Games this week in Athens. Jeffrey Brown discusses
the Americans' surprise success in gymnastics with former U.S. Olympic gymnast
and coach Muriel Grossfeld and the overall progress of the games with Sports Illustrated
writer Brian Cazeneuve.
August 16, 2004
The summer Olympics in Athens got underway over the weekend without
any major security or facilities delays, but the U.S. team has struggled so far
in its traditional strengths of basketball and swimming. Jeffrey Brown gets a
progress report on the games from Sports Illustrated writer Brian Cazeneuve in
July 12, 2004
Gold-medal sprinter Marion Jones has avoided indictment in the BALCO
performance-enhancing drug investigation, but she failed in another high-profile
trial, the U.S. Olympic qualifying race for the 100-meter dash on Saturday in
Sacramento, Calif. Ray Suarez discusses the doping scandal with San Jose Mercury
News sports reporter Elliott Almond.
May 20, 2004
Sprinter Kelli White, who won the 100 and 200 meter races at the
World Track and Field Championships last summer, was banned from the sport for
two years Wednesday after she admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs. Jeffrey
Brown discusses the widening investigation into steroids in sports with New York
Times sportswriter Liz Robbins and Dr. Gary Wadler, a drug-policy adviser for
the White House and the NBA.
April 5, 2004
at the Old Ballgame
Opening weekend for Major League Baseball came amid league-led
efforts to stamp out the use of steroids. Terence Smith discusses the battle against
performance-enhancing drugs with Buster Olney of ESPN magazine.
Seven women, including a former place kicker, have accused football
players at the University of Colorado of sexual assault in recent years. Spencer
Michels reports on the investigation at the Boulder campus and what it may mean
for the football program and its coach.
February 13, 2004
The trainer for the San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds was
among the people indicted earlier this week in a federal steroid sting. Spencer
Michels looks at the challenges new sophisticated performance-enhancing drugs
are presenting in policing the Olympics and professional sports leagues.
A federal judge ruled that a 1990 NFL regulation requiring players
to be out of high school for three years before they may join the league violates
antitrust laws and "must be sacked." Ray Suarez gets reaction to ruling from sportswriter
January 6, 2004
on the Game
Pete Rose admitted this week that he bet on baseball but maintains
that he never wagered against his own team. Ray Suarez discusses with Roger Angell,
senior editor for the New Yorker, and author Jim Bouton, a former New York Yankees
pitcher, whether this admission could earn Rose entry into the Baseball Hall of
January 1, 2004
Down on Doping
Twenty-five athletes, including San Francisco Giants
slugger Barry Bonds, were called last fall to testify about their ties to a California
laboratory accused of manufacturing an illegal anabolic steroid never seen before.
Spencer Michels looks at this case and the challenges sophisticated performance-enhancing
drugs are presenting in policing the Olympics and professional sports leagues.