Tom Goldman

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Sports Journalism Shifts To Cover More Hard-Edged Topics

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Media coverage of college sports has been a mix of entertainment and boosterism. But today, as college athlete rights have become a major issue, the journalism is getting more hard-edged.


NFL Regular Season Ends With Some Unexpected Twists And Coaching Changes

Monday, December 30, 2019

It was a wild end to the NFL regular season on Sunday. There were lots of unexpected twists and turns that included crazy plays, nutty finishes and, of course, coaching changes.


Saturday Sports: James Wiseman, Junior Johnson

Saturday, December 21, 2019

The NCAA has arguably driven out its best basketball player. Also, NASCAR legend Junior Johnson has died.


Majors Vs. Minors: Baseball Leagues Engaged In Battle

Monday, December 16, 2019

There's a spat brewing in America's favorite pastime. Major League Baseball is threatening to walk away from Minor League Baseball and create a new minor league system.


Marvin Miller Gets Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame Despite His Own Wishes

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Getting elected to baseball's Hall of Fame is a remarkable achievement highlighting a lifetime of baseball excellence. Marvin Miller was just voted in, but he and his family hoped he'd never make it.


World Anti-Doping Agency Bans Russia From Global Sporting Events For 4 Years

Monday, December 09, 2019

The World Anti-Doping Agency voted to ban Russia from global sports competitions for four years including the Olympics over its wide-scale and systemic doping program.


World Anti-Doping Agency Bans Russia From Global Sports For Next 4 Years

Monday, December 09, 2019

The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from competing in global sports for the next four years, including the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.


Saturday Sports: College Football, Russian Doping

Saturday, December 07, 2019

The Pac-12 has a champ, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James met on the court, and the World Anti-Doping Agency is trying to figure out what to do with Russia.


Russia Could Face More Restrictions Over Athlete Doping

Friday, December 06, 2019

Russia is set to learn if it will face new restrictions for its widescale and long-standing athlete doping. A committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency recommends a global four-year ban.


Saturday Sports: Simone Biles, Racehorses

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Questions about how USA Gymnastics hid the Larry Nassar investigation from one of its top athletes, plus a new coalition focused on safety in horse racing.


University Of Memphis Defies NCAA, Tests Enforcement Of Amateurism Rules

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The University of Memphis is defying the NCAA and suiting up a star freshman who has been deemed "likely ineligible." It's a test of the NCAA's power to enforce longstanding amateurism rules.


Evacuation Lessons Learned In California

Friday, November 01, 2019

The Kincade Fire had potential to burn whole towns, just like the deadly fires of the past two years, but it didn't. Officials and residents credit this success to early and widespread evacuations.


Saturday Sports: World Series

Saturday, October 26, 2019

The World Series match up between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros isn't the only drama for the Texas team. Their pitcher was mocked by Yankees fans and their assistant GM was canned.


Some Baseball Players Are Entering 'Income Pooling' Agreements To Fix Imbalance

Friday, October 25, 2019

A career in baseball is a gamble. A few guys make a ton of money, and most make very little. Some baseball players are taking advantage of that imbalance and entering into "income pooling" agreements.


NBA's New Season Opens Tuesday Night With 2 Games

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

This is the first NBA season in years that the Golden State Warriors aren't the favorites. Player trades and maneuvers over the summer have moved several teams into contention.


Controversial Referee Call Helped Green Bay Win Monday Night Football

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The NFL admits a disputed call during Monday night's game between Detroit and Green Bay was a mistake by the officials. The league has been criticized all season for referee blunders.


Saturday Sports: China And The NBA, Washington Mystics, Simone Biles

Saturday, October 12, 2019

The China-NBA spat heats up, the Washington Mystics are WNBA champs and American gymnast Simone Biles wins her fifth all-around world title.


Stuffed With Sockeye Salmon, 'Holly' Wins 'Fat Bear Week' Heavyweight Title

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

The annual competition is put on by Alaska's Katmai National Park & Preserve to choose the fattest bear. This year, Holly beat out Lefty in the championship round, winning more than 80% of the votes.


It's Fat Bear Week In Alaska's Katmai National Park — Time To Fill Out Your Bracket

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Bears preparing for hibernation need to eat as much as they can for the winter. In Alaska, this habit has turned into an Ursine March Madness with bears going head-to-head to see who is the fattest.


College Athletes In California Can Now Be Paid Under Fair Pay To Play Act

Monday, September 30, 2019

A new California law allows college athletes to get paid in certain scenarios. That's setting up a clash with the NCAA, the governing body of college sports.