With just 30 days until the opening ceremonies, there are still a lot of cranes working over Beijing. Host Kai Ryssdal asks Marketplace's Lisa Chow how much work is left to prepare the city for the big event.
China's new Olympic security rules are proving such a hassle to foreign companies that some are looking to take their business elsewhere. Host Bob Moon asks Marketplace's Scott Tong about the new hassles.
With no American in the men's quarterfinals at Wimbledon, viewers in the U.S. are passing on TV coverage of this year's championships. Host Bob Moon asks commentator Diana Nyad if tennis has an image problem?
Major League Baseball has seen its viewership declining over the last 10 years or so, but MLB commissioner Bud Selig hopes instant replays will help turn heads. Renita Jablonski talks to sports writer Donnell Alexander.
The rekindling of the storied Lakers-Celtics rivalry was supposed to save the NBA's sagging television ratings. Host Bob Moon asks ESPN's Henry Abbott if the series turned out to be a slam dunk for the league.
The Puma shoe brand was born when the brothers who founded Adidas split in a dispute that divided their family. Kai Ryssdal talks with "Sneaker Wars" author Barbara Smit about how the family feud behind the two powerhouses shaped the face of global sports.
Big golf fans will soon be able to play on the same courses as the pros did during the U.S. Open. Scott Jagow talks to sports commentator Diana Nyad about why accessible courses are starting to host the tournament.
Attention will be on the Belmont Stakes on Saturday as Big Brown tries to capture the Triple Crown. But thoroughbred racing's not what it used to be. Attendance is down and the money wagered has dropped $1 billion in five years. Kai Ryssdal reports.
If Big Brown wins the Belmont Stakes tomorrow, he'll be the first horse in 30 years to win the coveted Triple Crown. But Ashley Milne-Tyte reports some fans are turned off enough by team management to not be excited.