Tom Goldman

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NCAA Ruling Heralds A New, And Murky, Era

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A U.S. district court judge ruled that the NCAA was violating federal anti-trust law by prohibiting payments to athletes whose names, images and likenesses are used in video games and TV broadcasts. The NCAA has appealed. So, what now?


Federal Judge Rules Some College Players Are Entitled To Payment

Friday, August 08, 2014

College athletes scored a victory in court. A federal judge issued a ruling that the NCAA violated antitrust law by prohibiting athletes from payment for the use of their names, images and likenesses.


With 50 Games Left Till Playoffs, Few MLB Teams Out Of Contention

Friday, August 08, 2014

In the dog days of summer, Major League Baseball's regular season has nearly 50 games left. Fans have their eyes on postseason play, and every division has tight races.


NCAA Vote Could Boost Student-Athletes' Benefits, Big Schools' Power

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Major college sports programs could take a significant step toward sharing their wealth. The NCAA Board of Directors is to vote on a plan to restructure Division I athletics.


Player In Baseball's Steroid Scandal Surrenders To DEA

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Federal prosecutors have formally charged the owner of an anti-aging clinic with distributing illegal steroids. Anthony Bosch surrendered to federal agents, and he has been cooperating with investigations. Last year, Major League Baseball suspended a dozen players, including Alex Rodriguez, with ties to Bosch and his clinic.


Late-Game Goal Gives Germany World Cup Win Over Argentina

Monday, July 14, 2014

Germany takes home the 2014 World Cup title after a 1-0 win over Argentina on Sunday. It was a tense match that saw a lot of action but no score for more than 90 minutes of play.


Can Brazil Regain Soccer Glory With Beauty Over Brawn?

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The World Cup ends Sunday with the Germany-Argentina match. Brazil finished its run in the tournament Saturday after two consecutive losses that have set off some national soccer soul-searching.


In World Cup's Final Weekend, Messi Bears Brunt of Argentina's Hopes

Friday, July 11, 2014

Melissa Block talks to NPR's Tom Goldman about the final two matches in the World Cup: Brazil against the Netherlands in a fight for third place, and Argentina against Germany in the final.


Argentina Steps Past The Dutch In Penalty Kicks

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Argentina beat out the Netherlands for a trip to the World Cup final, winning the game in penalty kicks. In the final, Argentina will face Germany, which dismantled Brazil in stunning fashion.


Brazil Wakes Up To Find Tuesday's Nightmare Was Not A Dream

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Host country Brazil was eliminated from the World Cup in epic fashion: Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 during the semifinal match. Brazilians are wondering how their beloved team could be so pulverized.


In One-Sided Semifinal, Germany Hands Brazil A Devastating Loss

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Germany poured seven goals on Brazil in the World Cup semifinal. The home team had faced a steep challenge, playing without two key players, one injured and one suspended.


Brazil Faces Germany Without 2 Of Its Best Players

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Star player Neymar is out with a back injury. The team will also be without star defender Thiago Silva, who was penalized earlier in the tournament. So how does the host team go on against Germany?


Down Two Key Players, Brazilians Worry About World Cup Prospects

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Despite Brazil's win against Colombia in the quarterfinals, fans aren't entirely sure they can win the tournament. One key player is out for an injury; another for racking up too many penalties.


Continental Rivals Take Spotlight In World Cup Quarters

Friday, July 04, 2014

NPR's Tom Goldman talks with Robert Siegel from in Rio, Brazil, about Friday's World Cup matches โ€” between Brazil and Colombia, and between Germany and France.


Belgium Ends U.S. Team's World Cup Hopes

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The U.S. men's soccer team is out of the World Cup. For 90 minutes, the score was tied at 0-0, but the team lost in extra time to Belgium on Tuesday, 2-1.


U.S. Plays Belgium In World Cup's Knockout Stage

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The U.S. men's soccer team is back in action on Tuesday at the World Cup in Brazil. There is no room for error in the match against Belgium โ€” lose and the U.S. team is finished.


U.S. Readies To Step Onto Stage For Knockout Round Drama

Monday, June 30, 2014

In its first match of the knockout round, the U.S. soccer team plays Belgium on Tuesday. NPR's Tom Goldman previews the game, explaining what to expect from the matchup.


Brazil Narrowly Dodges A World Cup Knockout

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The host nation's team lives to play another day after a riveting match Saturday against Chile. The game was decided by a tie-breaking shootout, with a final score of 3-2.


Despite Losing To Germany, U.S. Advances In World Cup

Friday, June 27, 2014

The U.S. men's soccer team moves on to the World Cup's round of 16. They lost to Germany, but advance because Portugal beat Ghana. The team will get to rest a bit before playing Belgium on Tuesday.

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In Loss To Germany, U.S. Escapes With A Skid From 'Group Of Death'

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Despite losing to Germany in the final match of the group stage, the U.S. soccer team is advancing to the knockout round of the World Cup.