Tom Goldman

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After 100 Years, MLB Recognizes Negro Leagues As 'Major League'

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Major League Baseball has finally decided that players from the Negro Leagues should be considered Major Leaguers. All 3,400 players — from 1920 to 1948 — will be elevated to MLB status.


In 'I Came As A Shadow,' Georgetown's John Thompson Offers Some Surprising Moments

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Hall of Fame basketball coach, who died in August, leaves us with the private thoughts of a public man, one who both raged against racial injustice and embraced chances to make things better.


Challenging The NCAA: HBCUs Say No More Discrimination In Academic Rules

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Lawyers filed a lawsuit against NCAA on Thursday over its system to enforce academic performance, which allegedly discriminates against Black athletes and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.


Poll: Majority Of Sports Fans Say Don't Play Indoors As Coronavirus Surges

Thursday, December 10, 2020

The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll found majorities of American sports fans think people should not play team sports indoors. A majority also believes doing so could spread the virus in their community.


Saturday Sports: U.S. Soccer Federation, Women's Team File Agreement

Saturday, December 05, 2020

There is a partial agreement between female soccer players and the U.S. Soccer Federation. Also, the coronavirus continues to threaten professional sports.


U.S. Female Soccer Team Settles Part Of Gender Discrimination Suit

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

U.S. Soccer has settled its dispute with the U.S. Women's National Team over working conditions, but left undecided the key sticking point: equal pay. It's expected that'll still be fought in court.


Denver's QBs Sit Out Sunday's Game Because Of COVID-19 Exposure

Monday, November 30, 2020

NFL games have been postponed and rescheduled because of the pandemic, but the league has kept moving forward. But with cases surging nationwide, the NFL is facing its biggest challenge yet.


NCAA College Basketball Begins New Season Amid Pandemic Concerns

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The season begins eight months after it abruptly shut down because of the coronavirus. The premiere event — March Madness — was canceled, and it's hoped that won't be repeated for a second year.


MLB Suspends NY Met Robinson Canó For Doping

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Major League Baseball has suspended Robinson Canó of the New York Mets for an entire season. He was found to have used an anabolic steroid that's banned by baseball.


While Pro And College Athletes Fight Through A Pandemic, Kids Have A Tougher Path

Monday, November 16, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has eliminated or cut short many sports opportunities for youth athletes. Parents are still looking for ways to help their kids but it's not easy.


The Dodgers' Justin Turner Celebrates With Teammates After Testing Positive For Virus

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the World Series. Afterward, a Dodger player who was removed from the game after testing positive for the coronavirus celebrated the victory with teammates.


Saturday Sports: Big 10 Football Takes The Field During The Pandemic

Saturday, October 24, 2020

The World Series is underway and so is major league soccer. And The Big 10 becomes the latest major college football league to resume play during the pandemic.


Game On! The World Series Begins Between The L.A. Dodgers And Tampa Bay Rays

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

It's been a short and strange baseball season due to the coronavirus. Most of the playoffs were played at neutral sites to limit travel. Now, it's down to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays.


College Football Teams Play Defense Against COVID-19 Outbreaks

Thursday, October 15, 2020

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban tested positive for the coronavirus. Another Southeastern Conference school, the University of Florida, pauses its season because of an outbreak.


What To Expect From Major League Baseball Playoffs

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Four teams are left in the Major League Baseball playoffs. The Atlanta Braves lead the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0, and the Tampa Bay Rays could sweep the Houston Astros.


The Week In Sports

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Tom Goldman joins Scott Simon to discuss another outbreak in the NFL, the baseball playoffs and the life of Yankee's legend Whitey Ford.


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.


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.


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.


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.