Tom Goldman

Tom Goldman appears in the following:

Bubbles And Empty Seats: How Each Pro Sport Plans To Come Back Amid Pandemic

Thursday, June 11, 2020

As cities continue relaxing shelter-in-place mandates and reopening, sports leagues are cautiously readying to compete again.


NASCAR Bans Confederate Flag From Events

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The stock car racing group says the presence of the Confederate Flag runs contrary to its commitment to be welcoming and inclusive.


She Was Generous. She Was Also Racist. Should This Ballpark Carry Her Name?

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

As debate swirls once again about Confederate monuments and symbols, the University of Cincinnati is having to wrestle with what to do about its baseball stadium named for controversial Marge Schott.


Week In Sports: NFL Commissioner Says 'We Were Wrong' About Kneeling Protests

Saturday, June 06, 2020

The NFL reverses its stance on protests, saying it was wrong not to listen to its players' concerns about racism. And, various leagues begin to plan for a return amid the pandemic.


NFL Commissioner Says The League Was Wrong To Not Listen To Players About Racism

Friday, June 05, 2020

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has issued a statement Friday, condemning racism and saying the football league was wrong for not listening to its players' concerns about racism and police brutality.


QB Drew Brees Criticized For 'Disrespecting The Flag' Comment

Thursday, June 04, 2020

New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees faces backlash after he said he would never agree with anyone disrespecting the flag. He made the comment when he was asked about players kneeling in the NFL.


College Athletes Return To Campuses For Voluntary Training Despite Safety Concerns

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Division 1 college athletes were allowed to return to campuses for voluntary training Monday. A former football player is worried the NCAA and schools might not provide adequate COVID-19 protections.


Sports Figures Add Their Voices To Those Of Angry Protesters

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

In the days since George Floyd was killed while in police custody in Minnesota, sports figures have started speaking out, too. Some even joined the demonstrations that have swept the nation.


Sports Figures Speak Out Against The Killing Of George Floyd

Monday, June 01, 2020

Since last week's death of George Floyd, in police custody in Minnesota, there's been a surge of sports figures speaking out. Some even joined demonstrations that swept the nation over the weekend.


Oakland A's To Stop Paying Minor League Players During The Pandemic

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Oakland Athletics said they plan to stop paying their minor league players beginning June 1. They became the first team to eliminate payments because of the coronavirus pandemic.


Week In Sports: Colleges Prepare For Fall; Remembering Utah Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Colleges are preparing for the next athletic season amid the pandemic. Utah Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan is remembered. ESPN's Michael Jordan documentary ends.


Professional Sports' Comeback Gains Momentum, But Some Leagues Move Cautiously

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak benched major pro sports in this country. Now some leagues are restarting. For others, the pace is more measured.


Experts Say It Is Too Soon For Pro Sports To Reopen

Monday, May 18, 2020

Major pro sports in the U.S. are still shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, and the momentum has been building for them to restart. But some experts believe that it is too soon for a comeback.


ESPN Captivates Sports-Hungry Fans With Jordan Documentary 'Last Dance'

Monday, May 11, 2020

ESPN's broadcast of The Last Dance — a 10-part documentary on the career of NBA legend Michael Jordan and his six-time champions Chicago Bulls — is the talk of a sports-starved nation.


Week In Sports: Competitive Cornhole To Air On ESPN, NASCAR Slated To Return

Saturday, May 09, 2020

Cornhole is making a comeback on ESPN. And NASCAR is slated to return to TV, but questions still remain about football, baseball, basketball and football.


Yelling 'Fore' Again ... But 2 At A Time

Friday, May 08, 2020

As golf courses around the country begin to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, golfers now find a new normal. Social distancing and other changes are part of a different game.


Washington State Allows Golfers To Get Back To The Courses

Thursday, May 07, 2020

The state of Washington has allowed all golf courses to reopen this week. But the golfers will have to follow a strict set of rules to enjoy the game safely.


Judge Dismisses U.S. Women's National Soccer Team's Claim Of Unequal Pay

Friday, May 01, 2020

A district judge in California has dismissed the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team's claim of unequal pay. But claims of unequal travel and medical staff can go to trial.


NCAA Board of Governors To Ensure Fair Compensation For College Athletes

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The NCAA Board of Governors is clearing the way for college athletes to be compensated for the use of their name, image and likeness. Colleges would not be allowed to pay them.


NCAA Moves To Allow College Athletes To Profit

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

A key NCAA panel has cleared the way for college athletes to be paid. Once approved, athletes could get sponsorship and endorsement deals but would not get money from their universities or colleges.