Tom Goldman

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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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


Tiger Woods Favored To Win 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.


UConn Wins 8th National Championship Over Louisville

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.


Giant-Killing Louisville Women Look To Keep Charmed Run Alive

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.


Women's NCAA Basketball Championship Game Is Set For Tuesday

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.


Old Guard And Fresh Faces Square Off At Women's Final Four

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.


Rutgers Men's Basketball Coach Fired Over Abusive Behavior Toward Team

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.


Baseball Begins In The Shadow Of March Madness

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.


Baylor's Departure From Women's Basketball Tournament Leaves Huge Hole

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.


Make Way For Ducks, Out To Prove They're A Better Seed

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.


Oregon's Arsalan Kazemi: From Iran To NCAA Hoopla

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.


Harvard Thrills Day 1 NCAA Tournament Watchers

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.


Dominican Republic Wins World Baseball Classic

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.


Dominican Republican, Puerto Rico Face Off In World Baseball Championship

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tom Goldman talks to Robert Siegel about Tuesday's World Baseball Classic championship game in San Francisco.


World Baseball Classic's All-Caribbean Showdown Is A Winner Either Way

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico will face off in tonight's championship game. Both teams distinguished themselves throughout the tournament, not only with great baseball, but great fun-loving, hip-swaying and plantain-waving passion, as well.