Tom Goldman

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Sports Events' TV Ratings Are Down. Where Are The Fans Who Missed Them In Pandemic?

Thursday, October 08, 2020

TV ratings are down for major sports events: a record low for Game 1 of the NBA Finals and a 13-year low for the Stanley Cup Finals. Even recent NFL numbers seem to be down or mixed.

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NFL Confirms More Coronavirus Cases Among Players

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

More NFL players have tested positive for the coronavirus, including two others on the Tennessee Titans. A New England Patriots player has also tested positive after Monday's game against Kansas City.

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Tennessee Titans Players And Staff Test Positive For The Coronavirus

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The NFL had a smooth start to its season with no coronavirus cases in the first three weeks. But the Tennessee Titans have halted that streak — three players and five team staff tested positive.

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Baseball Made It, So Far, Through A Pandemic. Football Hopes To Follow

Monday, September 28, 2020

After a rocky start to the Major League Baseball season, it's on to the playoffs. MLB has gone almost a month without a player testing positive for the coronavirus. The NFL hopes to replicate that.

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As Games Proceed, MLB And NFL Hope To Keep COVID-19 Cases At Zero

Monday, September 28, 2020

Baseball's regular season ended Sunday, as the sport has had to navigate the coronavirus without being in a protective bubble like other leagues. The NFL is hoping to repeat baseball's success.

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Saturday Sports: MLB Season Winds Down As College Football Begins

Saturday, September 26, 2020

College football begins in earnest as the Major League Baseball season winds down. Will one's lessons from the coronavirus translate to the other?

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NFL Sees Spate Of Injuries. Is The Pandemic To Blame?

Monday, September 21, 2020

There were plenty of injuries in the second week of the NFL season. Delayed training camps and no preseason games due to the pandemic are among potential causes.

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Big Ten Conference Will Play Football After All

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Big Ten Conference has decided it will play football this fall after all. In August, it was the first conference to suspend its season but now has relented under pressure.

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Saturday Sports: NFL Season Resumes With Some Fans Attending Games

Saturday, September 12, 2020

We look at the resumption of the NFL seasons – with some fans in the stands, low ratings for sports viewership and the start of the U.S. Open.

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Even In A Pandemic, The NFL Is Ready To Dominate The Sports Landscape

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The league didn't have to make hard decisions like other major sports leagues but it's been watching and has mimicked them with a hefty set of health and safety protocols for play during the pandemic.

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High School Football: Beloved Fall Tradition Or Unnecessary Coronavirus Risk?

Friday, September 04, 2020

Athletic associations in more than 30 states allow high school football to be played during the coronavirus pandemic. Parents, boosters and fans say it's needed. But is playing safe?

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Over 30 States Allow High School Football. Is It Right Or Reckless?

Friday, September 04, 2020

Alabama is one of the states pressing ahead with high school football despite the coronavirus. A veteran head coach calls this reckless and says he's determined to protect his players.

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Legendary Georgetown Basketball Coach John Thompson Jr. Dies At 78

Monday, August 31, 2020

College basketball coach John Thompson Jr. died at age 78. During his years at Georgetown, he became the first Black coach to win an NCAA championship and took vocal stands on racial issues.

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Week In Sports: Players Strike In Solidarity With Protests For Racial Justice

Saturday, August 29, 2020

We look at a remarkable week in sports, where pro-athletes in NBA and MLB stood up to owners and managers and delayed games in solidarity with those who are protesting racism and police violence.

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'Change Doesn't Happen With Just Talk': NBA Playoffs Return. But Athletes Fight On

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The NBA postponed its playoffs for a second night in a row but says it's reached an agreement to resume soon. Players protested continued racial injustice after another police shooting of a Black man.

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'Tired Of The Killings': Pro Athletes Refuse To Play To Protest Racial Injustice

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Professional sports players in the NBA, MLB, WNBA and MLS protested the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis. The players refused to play to raise awareness for social justice issues.

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NBA Postpones 3 Playoff Games As Milwaukee Bucks Protest Wisconsin Police Shooting

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The Milwaukee Bucks boycotted Wednesday's playoff game against the Orlando Magic. Players are protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis.

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Former Track And Field Athletes Use Simulation Of The Tokyo Olympics For Fundraising

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Olympic athletes traditionally don't make much money, and it's gotten worse during the pandemic. But a unique fundraiser simulating the Tokyo Olympics is now helping some of them.

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Saturday Sports: Hockey and Basketball Follow MLB As Athletes Compete In 'Bubbles'

Saturday, August 01, 2020

MLB players and staff test positive for COVID--19. Professional hockey, basketball, and soccer are in "bubbles." And, social justice continues to be a major concern for players and fans.

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Philadelphia Phillies Put Brakes On Home Games After Coronavirus Cases

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Philadelphia Phillies are the latest Major League Baseball team to put a halt to games after several coronavirus cases among team personnel. It follows their weekend series against Miami.

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