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.
As part of a long hockey tradition, each member of the team that wins the Stanley Cup holds onto the iconic award for a day. Scott Jagow talks to Cup keeper Phil Pritchard about where the object has traveled.
The stage is set in China for the Olympic Games, but with so many companies looking for a slice of the world's attention, it's increasingly difficult to tell who's a sponsor and who's an impostor. Scott Tong reports.
The NBA's one-and-done rule forbids drafting picks straight from high school before they do a year of college. Renita Jablonski talks to sports writer Donnell Alexander about problems arising from the rule.