The A.M. Ticker: Alfonsi Sails, NBC Swings, CNN Rises

By Chris Ariens 

  • Sharyn Alfonsi debuts on “60 Minutes Sports” tonight at 9pm on Showtime. Alfonsi, who joined CBS from ABC in January, gets strapped into a high-tech catamaran to reveal why the need for speed is also bringing controversy to America’s Cup racing. Here’s a preview.

  • NBC Learn is teaming up with the United States Golf Association and Chevron for the “Science of Golf.” The 10-part series uncovers the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) topics behind the game. Check it out free here.

  • “Girl Rising,” a CNN Films production, debuts Sunday, June 16 at 9pm. The film is the centerpiece of a global campaign and documents the stories of girls from across the globe fighting to overcome impossible odds to realize their dreams.