Tom Goldman

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NFL Loosens Rules On End-Zone Celebrations After Touchdowns

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The NFL announced on Tuesday it is relaxing its rules on celebrations in the end zone after big plays. Previously, the league limited how players could celebrate after touchdowns and for how long.

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Star Player's Injury Prompts Calls To Tighten NBA Rules

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

An injury to a star player following an aggressive defensive play has changed the tenor of the NBA playoffs. An uproar has ensued over whether the move was intentional and whether the league should tighten its rules.

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Saturday Sports: Fans Say 'Meh' To NBA Playoffs

Saturday, May 13, 2017

NBA fans are disappointed in this year's playoffs, due to the lack of close games and the utter dominance of the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Los Angeles Goes Against Paris In Olympics Bidding War

Friday, May 12, 2017

Los Angeles hopes to beat out Paris for the 2024 Olympics bid. Members the International Olympic Committee will decide the winner later this year. But soaring financial costs may offer some surprises.

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Fenway Incidents Prompt Questions About Hate Speech At The Ballpark

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Last week at Boston's Fenway Park, fans openly used racial slurs, and in one case they were directed at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones. NPR explores if the incidents are isolated or part of a larger problem.

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Frank Deford: A Career Spent Bringing 'Something New' To Sports

Friday, May 05, 2017

The long-time sports commentator announced his retirement from NPR this week. His success was often measured by just how much the audience loved, or hated, what he had to say.

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Minor League Players Push Forward Pay Lawsuit Against MLB

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Dozens of minor league baseball players contend they aren't paid enough. Their class action lawsuit against Major League Baseball is entering its third year with little change on or off the diamond.

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Saturday Sports: Layoffs At ESPN, Star High School Baseball Pitcher

Saturday, April 29, 2017

ESPN recently let go of about 100 employees. The company faces declining subscriptions as people switch to view sports online. Also a high school pitcher is facing big expectations, maybe too big.

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Saturday Sports: NBA Playoffs Begin

Saturday, April 15, 2017

NBA playoffs are underway with Cleveland and Golden State as the mainstream favorites to win; and in the world of hockey, the Washington Capitals look poised to win their first championship.

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Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney Dies At 84

Friday, April 14, 2017

One of the NFL's most popular and influential executives has died. Dan Rooney was chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He helped the team win championships and also diversified hiring in the league.

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North Carolina And Gonzaga Face Off For NCAA Men's Basketball Title

Monday, April 03, 2017

The University of North Carolina is up for its sixth overall title, while Gonzaga is going for its first, in Monday night's championship game.

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Gonzaga, North Carolina To Meet Monday In Men's NCAA Basketball Final

Monday, April 03, 2017

Gonzaga and North Carolina face off in Phoenix — both earned tough wins in the national semifinals over the weekend. On Sunday, South Carolina won the women's championship over Mississippi State.

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South Carolina Takes Its First Women's NCAA Basketball Title

Sunday, April 02, 2017

The lady Gamecocks earned their first national title with a 67-55 win over Mississippi State. It's also a first for former player, Coach Dawn Staley, who had made several Final Fours in her prime.

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North Carolina Edges Out Oregon For A Shot At Sixth NCAA Title

Sunday, April 02, 2017

With Saturday's 77-76 victory, North Carolina is one step away from the chance at a redemptive title after losing at the buzzer in last season's championship game. They'll face Gonzaga Monday night.

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Gonzaga Earns First Shot At Championship With Win Over South Carolina

Saturday, April 01, 2017

It's game over for the Gamecocks. The Gonzaga Bulldogs survived a second-half rally to claim a 77-73 victory against South Carolina in the Final Four.

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Mississippi State Defeats UConn In Final Four Upset

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Friday night was one of the biggest upsets in college basketball history as Mississippi State upset UConn 66-64 in overtime at the Women's Final Four.

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NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 Showdowns Set To Begin

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The men and women's NCAA College Basketball tournaments are down to the Sweet 16. The men take the court Thursday night, and the women play on Friday.

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Saturday Sports: March Madness Continues

Saturday, March 18, 2017

NPR's Scott Simon and NPR's Tom Goldman talk about the big event in sports this week: March Madness!

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Hopes Run High For Underdogs At Start Of NCAA Tournament

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

No team seeded 16 has ever beaten a team in the top spot in the men's college basketball Division I championship. It's a guarantee in a tournament that's tough to predict, but this year could be different.

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'A Dream Come True' As New Orleans Plays In The First Four

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

After a huge decline in enrollment following Hurricane Katrina, the University of New Orleans considered dropping its sports program from Division I. But it reconsidered and today joins March Madness.

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