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Friday, May 17, 2013
The Portland Thorns women's soccer team drew 17,000 screaming fans to its recent home opener. That's a huge number and one that dwarfed turnout for the other seven teams in the new National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). The NWSL is the latest attempt to bring sustainable women's pro soccer to the U.S. Soccer federations in the U.S., Mexico and Canada help fund it. NPR's Tom Goldman examines how the Thorns and the NWSL have done so far.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the week's sports news, including the NBA basketball playoffs and the death this week of Olympic gold medal sailor Andrew "Bart" Simpson while training for the America's Cup.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
The NBA playoffs continue, and in the spotlight right now are the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat. Game 2 in their second-round series is being played Wednesday night in Miami.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Tuesday night, forward Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers became the latest star to go down with an injury. The Memphis Grizzlies took advantage of Griffin's absence and beat the Clippers 103-93 to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The president of the NBA's Golden State Warriors came out in 2011. He said Monday that Collins' announcement helped him avoid a traffic ticket.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Adam Scott beat Angel Cabrera of Argentina in a two-hole playoff after they both made birdies at the 72nd hole Sunday. Scott is the first Australian champion at Augusta National.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
It's the final round of the Masters on Sunday, and American Brandt Snedeker and Argentine Angel Cabrera share the lead at 7 under par. Pre-tournament favorite Tiger Woods is 4 shots behind, which isn't bad considering what he went through on Saturday.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Numbers crunching has become a big deal in sports. Analytics have been slower to take hold in the tradition-bound game of golf, but it is happening. NPR's Tom Goldman reports on the phenomenon from the tournament most steeped in tradition, the Masters.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Golf's first major tournament of the season that begins Thursday in Augusta, Georgia. If Tiger Woods wins, he would receive his fifth green jacket.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The University of Connecticut has won the women's NCAA basketball championship, beating Louisville 93-60. Louisville was trying to become just the second school to win both the men's and women's titles. But the Cards couldn't duplicate the Louisville men's championship from Monday night.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
The Louisville women haven't beaten UConn in 20 years — including a 22-point loss to the Huskies in the 2009 women's national championship game. And Connecticut breezed in their last matchup in January. But as any tournament watcher knows, January is ancient history when it comes to March — and April — madness.
Monday, April 08, 2013
Connecticut fended off Notre Dame 83-65, and Louisville triumphed over California. The two winners will play in the women's NCAA title game on Tuesday.
Sunday, April 07, 2013
In New Orleans Sunday night, it's the women's turn to put on a college basketball show at the Final Four. Traditional powers UConn and Notre Dame are facing off, while the presence of California against Louisville is proving to doubters that the women's game has depth — and some pizzazz, too.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Rutgers University fired its men's basketball coach Mike Rice on Wednesday after a video of him physically and verbally abusing players was aired on ESPN. There are still questions about how the university did or did not respond when it learned of the abuse months ago.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Fans are returning to Major League Baseball parks for a new season. Let's take a break from the intensity of college basketball's March Madness, and talk about the beginning of the long and winding Major League Baseball season.
Monday, April 01, 2013
The Elite 8 in the women's college basketball tournament will have a different look than expected. Top-seed Baylor was knocked out by Louisville on Sunday.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
There's a team in the NCAA men's basketball tournament making some noise in the West. The Oregon Ducks, seeded 12th in their region, now have two double-digit wins over much higher-seeded teams. NPR's Tom Goldman reports from San Jose, Calif.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Rebounding machine Arsalan Kazemi is the first Iranian-born player in Divison I men's college hoops. He's focused on helping the Ducks beat St. Louis on Saturday — and well aware of his role as a pioneer.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Harvard has given the NCAA men's basketball tournament its first dose of March Madness. The 14th seeded Crimson stunned No. 3 New Mexico 68-62.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Dominican Republic team, which had a perfect run in the series, beat Puerto Rico in the championship game 3-0 Tuesday night in San Francisco.