December 19, 2007
Steroid Report Raises Questions on Baseball's Future
Former Sen. George Mitchell released the results of his 20-month probe into the use of steroids in Major League Baseball last week. Dozens of players, including seven time Cy Young award winning Yankee pitcher Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte and Miguel Tejada, were named in the report. Two sportswriters answered your questions.
December 14, 2007
Steroid Report Puts New Focus on Baseball's Future
A report released Thursday exposing widespread steroid use in baseball's highest ranks caused a massive media storm. The NewsHour discusses the recent revelations with two baseball experts.
December 14, 2007
Shields and Brooks Mull Iowa Election Push, Baseball Scandal
The final Republican and Democratic debates took place in Iowa this week ahead of the state's Jan. 3 caucus, a spending fight continued in Congress and a report brought new focus on the use of steroids in professional baseball. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the events of the week.
December 13, 2007
Mitchell Blames Players, Management in Baseball Steroid Investigation
A report released Thursday by former Sen. George Mitchell on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in pro baseball named many of the game's top athletes and cited both players and management for allowing the abuse. Sen. Mitchell discusses the 20-month investigation.
November 26, 2007
Experts Detail Concussion Treatment
A test that measures cognitive impairment after a concussion is helping coaches and doctors realize that young athletes are sometimes sent back to the playing field too quickly after suffering a head injury. Two neuropsychologists and an athletic trainer answered your questions on concussions.
November 16, 2007
Democrats Square-Off in Vegas Debate; U.S. Envoy Puts Pressure on Pakistan
Democratic candidates debated their policy views in heated exchanges in Thursday's Las Vegas debate and political turmoil engulfed Pakistan, straining its relations with the United States. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks look at the week's news.
November 16, 2007
Baseball Star Bonds Indicted over Steroids Probe
Barry Bonds, who holds the all-time homerun record in baseball, was indicted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice Thursday in connection with an investigation on steroid use in professional sports. An investigative sports journalist assesses the implications of Bonds' indictment.
October 25, 2007
Poet Reflects on Family and a Trip to the World Series
Poet Karen Zaborowski Duffy has been a high school English teacher for 20 years. She's been a Philadelphia Phillies fan for even longer. Although her beloved team is not in this year's World Series, she shares a poem about being at the event years ago with her daughter.
October 16, 2007
Colorado Rockies on a winning streak
The Colorado Rockies are on a surprising winning streak in the playoffs. The NewsHour talks to a sports reporter about the team's success and how they've been able to accomplish it.
October 5, 2007
Track Star Jones Pleads Guilty to Steroids Use
Olympic track star Marion Jones pleaded guilty to the use of steroids before competing in the 2000 summer games. The NewsHour talks to a reporter following the story for an update.
September 13, 2007
Buffalo Bills Football Player Receives New Spinal Treatment
An experimental treatment was used on Buffalo Bills football player Kevin Everett to prevent paralysis from a spinal injury. A spinal cord injury specialist discusses the treatment and its possibilities.
August 8, 2007
Bonds New Home Run Record Draws Mixed Reaction
San Francisco Giants star Barry Bonds hit his 756th home run Tuesday, breaking Hank Aaron's lifetime record. But the baseball legend's link to a steroids scandal raises questions about his achievement. Sports analysts examine the milestone and the controversy.
July 24, 2007
Sports Reporter Discusses Recent Sports Scandals
The recent rash of scandals in the sports world has raised questions about ethics and athletics. Sports reporter and author John Feinstein talks about what it all means.
July 19, 2007
Dog Fighting Still Prevalent Sport in U.S.
Although dog fighting is illegal in the United States and a felony in 48 states, it is still occurring throughout the United States. An animal rights advocate and a dog-fighting documentarian discuss the savage sport.
July 12, 2007
Scientists Explore Physics of Baseball Feats
A home run is one of the biggest crowd-pleasers in baseball. A physicist, physics teacher and pitching coach talk about the physics behind a home run, a 90-mile-per-hour fastball and other baseball feats.
May 24, 2007
Tour de France Champion Suspected of Doping Gets Hearing
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency held hearings on allegations that 2006 Tour de France champion Floyd Landis used steroids. The NewsHour looks at his case and the broader issue of steroids in sports.
March 30, 2007
Colleges Need to Improve Academic Success of Athletes, Studies Show
Recent studies of NCAA programs suggest that colleges need to do more to ensure their student-athletes graduate, rather than simply generate revenue and attention for their schools. The NewsHour takes a closer look at the issue.
February 2, 2007
Essayist Reflects on Racehorse Barbaro's Image
Roger Rosenblatt takes a look at last year's Kentucky Derby winner, Barbaro, who recently died.