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Tom Goldman

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For One Seniors Basketball Team, The Game Never Gets Old

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

At the National Senior Games, the women who make up She-Ca-Go, a team in the 75-to-79 age division, are still in it for the camaraderie and competition. The games finish a two-week run in Cleveland on Thursday.

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Athletic Glory At An Advanced Age

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sports fans normally are drawn to athletic events to see supremely fit athletes in their prime perform wondrous feats. The appeal of the Senior Games in Cleveland offer a different kind of athletic achievement.

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Doping In Sports: A Story We've Gotten Too Used To?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Olympics, baseball, track and cycling, among others, continue to struggle with the problem of doping, despite threat of sanctions. Sports fans are trying to digest news that never quite goes away. Some are wondering if it ever will.

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3 Sprinters Test Positive for Banned Substances

Monday, July 15, 2013

Three well-known track and field athletes from the United States and Jamaica have tested positive for banned substances. One of the athletes who came forward Sunday was Tyson Gay, one of the world's top sprinters over the last 10 years.

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L.A. Embraces Dodger Rookie Yasiel Puig

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig is a one-man phenomenon. He ignited a team once cemented in last place with his aggressive style that has him hitting above .400. Puigmania is everywhere in the city.

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Inbee Park Shares Record Book Wins With Babe Zaharias

Monday, July 01, 2013

South Korean golfer Inbee Park, 24, has done something no athlete has done since Babe Zaharias in 1950: win the first three major women's tournaments of the year. On Sunday, she won the U.S. Women's Open in Southhampton, New York.

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Judge Considers Class Action Status For O'Bannon V. NCAA

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A federal judge on Thursday hears arguments over whether a lawsuit against the NCAA should be expanded. The case was brought by former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon. He contends the NCAA unfairly benefits from student athletes by forcing them to sign away their licensing rights.

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Game 4 Of The NBA Finals A Moment Of Truth For Lebron James

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Game 4 of the NBA finals is Thursday night in San Antonio. The Miami Heat now trail the San Antonio Spurs and their star player is struggling. Lebron James is arguably the best player in basketball, but he hasn't cracked 20 points in any of the three previous games. San Antonio's defense has at times made him look indecisive.

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Spurs Outshoot Heat, Take 2-1 Lead In NBA Finals

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The San Antonio Spurs crushed the Miami Heat, 113-to-77, in Game 3 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night. Playing on their home court, the Spurs used ball movement and defense to turn what was a close game into a blowout in the second half. They take a 2-1 lead in the series.

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NBA Purists Swoon Over Spurs' Style Of Play

Thursday, June 06, 2013

The NBA Finals begin Thursday night in Miami. Though they haven't won a championship since 2007, the San Antonio Spurs have remained in the hunt because of their style of team play. The Spurs will face the Miami Heat.

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Olympian Bestowed 9-Year-Old Gold Medal

Friday, May 31, 2013

NPR's Tom Goldman reports on an elusive award for Olympian Adam Nelson. Thursday, he officially became the gold-medal winner for shot put in the 2004 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee stripped the medal from the original winner for doping violations.

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Sports: Playoff Time In The NBA

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Host Scott Simon catches up on the week's sports with NPR's Tom Goldman.

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New Pro Women's Soccer League Learns From Past Mistakes

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.

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Sports: Playoff Picks, Tragedy In Sailing

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.

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Can Chicago's Bulls Beat Defending Champion Miami Heat?

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.

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NBA Playoffs Limp On, Another Star Player Injured

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.

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'Very, Very Courageous': Rick Welts On Jason Collins

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.

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Australian Adam Scott Wins Golf's Masters

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.

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A Controversial Drop Puts Woods Behind On Final Day Of Masters

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.

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Down To The Putt: Golf Analytics Gain Traction

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.

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