Texas tackles a ticket tax

May 24, 2007
The state of Texas wants to test high school athletes for steroids. Trouble is, lawmakers there can't agree on how to cover the costs and a proposal to tax football and basketball tickets isn't winning over a lot of fans. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Sports, Taxes

Cycling in crisis

May 18, 2007
With some 100 world-class cyclists accused of doping and longtime sponsors considering pulling their support from the Tour de France, the sport of cycling has truly reached a crisis point. Diana Nyad says science is its best hope for a cure.
Posted In: Sports

Starting at small forward. . . London

May 17, 2007
The NBA is capitalizing on its growing international appeal and opening up shop in London. The league says it wants to be closer to its European fans, whose numbers are growing by leaps and bounds, so to speak. Pat Loeb has details.
Posted In: Canada, Sports

Filling up on sports coverage

May 10, 2007
From your cell phone to the gas pump, technology is making it easier than ever to watch games and get sports news just about anytime, anywhere. And that's nudging the industry ever closer to the entertainment model, says David Carter.
Posted In: Science, Sports

You gotta pay to play, kids

May 7, 2007
Critics of a deal that gives 20 NYC private schools dibs on the best practice times at Randall's Island ball fields say it's shutting out low-income kids who would most benefit from the space. Alisa Roth has the story.
Posted In: New York, Sports

Study: Foul calls are often black and white

May 2, 2007
A study has found that white NBA referees call more fouls on black players, and black refs call more on white players. Allan Schwarz of The New York Times wrote a story about it. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Sports

The biggest non-event on sports TV

Apr 26, 2007
The NFL's 2007 draft takes place this weekend, an occasion that will draw more viewers to ESPN than any sporting event other than Monday Night Football. David Carter tells us what that means for sponsors.
Posted In: Sports

Another NHL ratings flop

Apr 20, 2007
It's NHL playoff time and fans are attending games — but no one's watching on TV. Diana Nyad says maybe it's time for the league to come through on that promise of a dedicated 24-hour NHL Network.
Posted In: Sports

NHL's ratings still in the deep freeze

Apr 19, 2007
Attendance at its games remains strong, but the National Hockey League's TV audience is a fraction of what it once was. Sports-business analyst Ed Derse discusses the NHL's challenges with host Bob Moon.
Posted In: Sports

LA v. Chicago decision at hand

Apr 12, 2007
This weekend, the U.S. Olympic Committee will choose which city gets to move forward with America's bid to host the 2016 Olympics. And it's going to be a tough decision says USC's David Carter.
Posted In: Sports