NASCAR has switched to a bigger, heavier car that was tough on tires, and Goodyear -- the exclusive tire supplier for the sport -- wasn't able to come up with a tire deemed safe and good on the track. Scott Graf reports.
Besides food scandals, there are lots of issues for Marketplace's Shanghai Bureau Chief Scott Tong to take on. Kai Ryssdal talks to him about reporting on China's complex economy and how the nation is dealing with the global economic crisis.
The Phillies are back in the World Series for the first time in 15 years, and the team's home city finds itself a little unprepared. Peter Crimmins reports why Philly's hotels are booked and the bars are out of beer.
Maple wood baseball bats are favored by about 60% of Major League Baseball players because they perform better. But maple bats can shatter and hurt people, which has drawn the scrutiny of an MLB safety committee. Nancy Farghalli reports.
The financial downturn in Russian markets is affecting an unlikely area: English football. Some of the super-rich Russians who own U.K teams have lost a lot of money. London Bureau Chief Stephen Beard reports on how that's playing out.
The economic downturn has spread to almost every industry, and sports is no exception. Host Kai Ryssdal gets details from business of sports expert Diana Nyad about the affect on sponsorships, TV ratings and more.