Original Air Date: Jan 8, 2014
Sharyn Alfonsi profiles 18-year-old skiing favorite Mikaela Shiffrin, who could be on her way to being one of the youngest women to win an Olympic gold medal. Three ex-NFL players - now successful Silicon Valley investors - tell James Brown how they began thinking about their post-football careers. Plus, Pam Oliver looks at team captain Vince Wilfork, the "heart and soul" of the New England Patriots; and Anderson Cooper on some of the daring films being made with GoPro, the wearable camera that's revolutionizing the sports world.
Original Air Date: Feb 5, 2014
Former running back Eddie George shows Armen Keteyian a thing or two about Shakespeare and the making of his post-NFL career. Pioneering snowboarder Jeremy Jones takes his board to some of the most remote mountain ranges on the planet with Sharyn Alfonsi. Plus, Jim Axelrod reminisces with community leaders from Lake Placid, NY, about how the small village put on a Winter Olympics in 1980 - a feat unimaginable today. And the secret to Hendrick Motorsports' phenomenal success.
Original Air Date: Mar 5, 2014
Even if New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie succeeds in legalizing - and taxing - sports gambling, illegal bookmakers will still have a thriving business according to two former mobsters who once took illegal bets, reports Jack Ford. Plus, pioneering snowboarder Jeremy Jones takes his board to some of the most remote mountain ranges on the planet with Sharyn Alfonsi. And James Brown reports on the unsung secret weapon behind University of Michigan's powerhouse football team: counselor Greg Harden.
Original Air Date: Apr 2, 2014
The Center for Brain Health is a state-of-the-art facility in Texas where retired athletes and war veterans who have had head trauma are learning about their brains. Jack Ford reports. Armen Keteyian details the new feelings of hope in Chicago, where the Ricketts family has been pumping millions of dollars into making competitors out of the Cubs. Plus, Bob Simon reports on the brutal battle that is rugby and its best team: New Zealand's All Blacks, which just might be the most successful professional sports team in the world.
Original Air Date: May 7, 2014
The men's national soccer team might be the best in US history. Sharyn Alfonsi talks with the players and coach Jurgen Klinsmann about their chances at winning the next World Cup. Plus, an inside look at the proliferation of big-brain Data Guys as thousands of these game-changers descend on Boston for the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. And unlikely mountaineer Alison Levine, one of the few people to complete "The Adventure Grand Slam" - climbing the highest mountains on all seven continents and skiing to the North and South Poles.
Original Air Date: Jun 4, 2014
The use of drugs in horseracing has reached critical mass - putting riders and animals at risk. Armen Keteyian reports on a sport that could be in for some major changes. Plus, Sharyn Alfonsi profiles fitness guru Kelly Starrett, whose emphasis on correct posture and motion in exercise is making waves in the workout world and beyond. And a rare look inside the ultimate tennis club: Wimbledon. Mark Phillips goes behind the ivy and finds a few changes - including a new role for bad boy John McEnroe.
Original Air Date: Jan 9, 2013
The first name in news magazines is now the last word in sports. In this edition, relive a rare interview with Lionel Messi, the record-breaking goal scorer for Spain's Barcelona Soccer Club. Then, an up close look at the tragic saga of Shannon Christy and one of the country's most dangerous kayak races. Plus, pioneering snowboarder Jeremy Jones takes his board to some of the most remote mountain ranges on the planet.
Original Air Date: Aug 6, 2014
The first name in news magazines is now the last word in sports. In this edition, relive a profile of world-class golf course designer Pete Dye. Then go inside the craze of fantasy football. Plus, a fishing guide they call "Fly Girl" on a mission to bring back an art.
Original Air Date: Sep 2, 2014
Jack Ford interviews future hall of famer Peyton Manning and his brother Eli about the critical role football coach David Cutcliffe has played in their stellar NFL careers - and also reports on the amazing turnaround of Duke's Blue Devils under Cutcliffe. Plus, Armen Keteyian goes underground into the world of bare-knuckle boxing, where the blood flows, the fights are secret and the characters involved are straight out of central casting. And Jeff Glor reports on "Formula E" racing on the eve of the electric cars' professional debut.
Original Air Date: Oct 7, 2014
Phil Ivey is arguably the best poker player in the world. However, as two casinos accuse him of cheating them out of $20 million while playing baccarat, James Brown sits down with Ivey to find out: was he playing fair or foul? Plus, New York Yankee Derek Jeter's legacy. Former teammates open up - along with a classic Ed Bradley profile of the captain in his prime. And Jeff Glor finds a 6-foot-6 "seriously dangerous motivator" named Ned Denison at a swimming camp for endurance athletes in the Irish Sea.
Original Air Date: Nov 4, 2014
Sharyn Alfonsi examines overuse injuries in youth sports and looks at how much playing is too much. Plus, a profile on rising golf prodigy Mariah Stackhouse. And an in-depth interview with Kelsey Belnap about her battle with authorities over a sexual abuse case, involving football players at the University of Montana.
Original Air Date: Dec 2, 2014
Jack Ford reports on the great gridiron rivalry of Army vs. Navy and the mission of West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen to make it competitive once again. Armen Keteyian on the dubious potential for American-style professional football leagues to tackle South Asia. Plus, Lesley Stahl profiles 24-year old head coach Tyler Summitt, son of legendary Louisiana Tech coach Pat Summitt, as he takes the reins of his mother's basketball team.