Oct. 30, 2006
Basketball Legend, Red Auerbach Died Saturday at Age 89
Basketball legend, Red Auerbach, who was enshrined at the Basketball Hall of Fame died of a heart attack, Saturday at the age of 89. He had guided the Celtics to 16 championships- first as a coach and later as general manager.
Oct. 23, 2006
Detroit Tigers Defy Expectations in Bid for World Series
The Detroit Tigers beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the second game of the World Series Sunday. NewsHour Correspondent Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW in Chicago reports on a comeback for the Tigers and what their place in the World Series means to the struggling city of Detroit.
Oct. 9, 2006
Baseball Legends Passes Away at 94
NewsHour Correspondent Spencer Michels remembers baseball legend Buck O'Neil, two-time batting champion for the Kansas City Monarchs.
Sept. 25, 2006
New Orleans Celebrates Reopening of Superdome
Monday night's kickoff between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints will mark the first regular season game at the Louisiana Superdome since Hurricane Katrina turned the stadium into a haven for people fleeing the floodwaters after the storm.
Sept. 1, 2006
Retiring Agassi Impacts Game of Tennis
Andre Agassi, who is retiring at the end of the 2006 U.S. Open, entered the third round after winning a grueling match Thursday night. Tennis commentator Patrick McEnroe discusses Agassi's career and his chances of winning one last title.
July 24, 2006
Americans Win Two European Championships
The United States won two important European championships this weekend: the British Open and Tour de France. A sports writer and commentator for NPR discusses the two American wins.
July 12, 2006
Tim Shriver Discusses His Mother, Eunice Shriver, and the Special Olympics
Tim Shriver, Eunice Kennedy Shriver's son, talks about his mother and her legacy, the Special Olympics. Eunice Kennedy Shriver celebrates her 85th birthday this week.
July 10, 2006
America's Interest in Soccer Perks This Year After the World Cup
U.S. interest in soccer perked up during this year's World Cup tournament. Two soccer journalists debate the trends of soccer in America and their origins.
June 9, 2006
2006 World Cup Kicks Off in Germany
As soccer's World Cup kicks off in Germany, two authors talk about the history and culture of the tournament.
May 29, 2006
Sports Author Discusses Biography on Latino Baseball Great, Roberto Clemente
Washington Post associate editor David Mananiss talks about his biography "Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero" and Roberto Clemente's career as a baseball player.
May 22, 2006
Kentucky Derby Winner Barbaro Breaks Hind Leg in Preakness
Race horse Barbaro, who won the Kentucky Derby, suffered a serious hind-leg break at the Preakness race Saturday.
April 11, 2006
DNA Evidence Further Complicates Duke Rape Scandal
The college town of Durham, N.C. has been shaken by allegations that three members of Duke University's predominately white men's lacrosse team raped a black woman. A reporter covering the case updates the situation.
April 5, 2006
NCAA Women's Tourney Slow to Gain Audience
The Maryland Terrapins won the 2006 NCAA woman's basketball tournament in a dramatic comeback against the Duke Blue Devils but twenty-five years after the first women's tournament, women's basketball still trails men's in attendance, revenue and television coverage.
April 3, 2006
Steroid Scandal Casts Shadow Over Baseball Season
As Major League Baseball begins another season, more and more players have reportedly been using steroids. An analysis of the steroid problem in baseball and how it will effect the year.
March 31, 2006
Final Four Casts Spotlight on George Mason
George Mason University was thrown into national prominence by making it to the NCAA men's basketball Final Four, but some argue that universities are chasing illusory athletic glory and, in the process, betraying their principle educational mission.
March 20, 2006
Upsets Mark Second Round of NCAA Tournament
In college basketball's championship tournament this month, several teams considered underdogs beat their heavily favored rivals. Jeffrey Brown reports on the unpredictable March madness.
Feb. 28, 2006
Effa Manley Becomes First Woman in Baseball Hall of Fame
Effa Manley was the co-owner of the Negro League baseball team the Newark Eagles during the 1930s and '40s. Monday, she became the first woman ever elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Feb. 27, 2006
Olympics Ratings Lowest Since 1992
NBC aired hundreds of hours of prime time coverage of this year's Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, but saw the lowest overall ratings since the 1992 games in Albertville, France. Two guests discuss NBC's Olympic coverage and the reasons for low primetime ratings.
Feb. 20, 2006
Drama Marks Tumultuous Weekend at Olympics
After a background report, a discussion on the confrontation, controversy and celebration at the Turin Winter Games.
Feb. 17, 2006
Olympics Give Rise to Unexpected Stars
After a background story, a conversation with a sports analyst on the week's competition and the rise of new olympic stars.
Jan. 5, 2006
Texas Defeats USC in a Classic Championship Game
In a game likely to be remembered as one of the greatest in college football history, Texas defeated USC 41-38 in the Rose Bowl to capture the school's first national championship since 1970.