Tom Goldman

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How U.S. Sports Leagues Are Responding To The Coronavirus Outbreak

Thursday, March 12, 2020

College conferences are calling off their championship basketball tournaments. The NBA, NHL, and MLB are suspending play. Here's a recap of those and other coronavirus-related sports cancellations.


NBA Calls Off Season After Player Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The NBA announced Wednesday night that it is suspending its entire season. That decision came after a Utah Jazz player preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.


Coronavirus Outbreak Leads To Empty Sports Stadiums

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Sports leagues are scrambling to figure out how to deal with the coronavirus. Some officials are canceling events and prohibiting fans from watching, while other games are proceeding as normal.


Sabrina Ionescu's Decision To Play Another Season For Oregon Could Net A Championship

Thursday, March 05, 2020

When the women's tournament begins in two weeks, the University of Oregon's hard-driving star guard could lead them to an NCAA title.


Sabrina Ionescu's Decision To Return To Oregon May Pay Off In March

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

In 2019, University of Oregon basketball star Sabrina Ionescu decided to delay a pro career and return for her senior season. Now, Oregon is primed for an NCAA championship.


The Week In Sports: Rumblings About Coronavirus And Tokyo Olympics

Saturday, February 29, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the big sports stories of the week.


How Baseball's Code Of Silence Figured Into Astros' Sign-Stealing Case

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Fallout from the Houston Astros' 2017 sign-stealing scandal continues. Why didn't Houston players speak up about the illegal activity? Baseball's traditional code of silence played a big part.


MLB Commissioner Defends Decisions On Astros' Sign-Stealing Scandal

Monday, February 17, 2020

As spring training gets underway, baseball's executives and commissioner discussed the upcoming season. But the talk was really about the Houston Astros' cheating scandal.


Saturday Sports: The Astros' Sign-Stealing Scandal; Rule Change In Women's Tennis

Saturday, February 15, 2020

NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the sign-stealing controversy in major league baseball and a rule change in women's tennis.


Houston Astros Apologize For Sign-Stealing Scandal As Spring Training Opens

Thursday, February 13, 2020

As baseball teams reported for spring training, Houston Astros executives and players apologized for their sign-stealing scheme — but said they would not return the 2017 World Series trophy.


'I Was Raising Hell': Fired Ex-U.S. Olympic VP Says He Exposed Athlete Mistreatment

Friday, February 07, 2020

Bill Moreau, a former vice president with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, says the issue has been in the public spotlight for years and officials still aren't doing enough to prevent abuse.


Whistleblower Suit Filed Against U.S. Olympic And Paralympic Committee

Friday, February 07, 2020

A former high-ranking official at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee has filed a federal whistleblower lawsuit. Bill Moreau alleges he was fired for raising concerns about abuse of athletes.


After Slow Start, Chiefs Pull Off Super Bowl Victory Over The 49ers

Monday, February 03, 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions for the first time in 50 years — beating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20. The Chiefs had yet another thrilling come-from-behind victory.


Kansas City Chiefs End 50-Year Wait For Super Bowl Championship

Sunday, February 02, 2020

In a dramatic finish, the Kansas City Chiefs overcame the San Francisco 49ers' dominant defense in a 31-20 win by relying on their signature comeback style.


Lakers' Emotional Return To Staples Center After Kobe Bryant's Death

Saturday, February 01, 2020

The Lakers played their first home game at the Staples Center since the death of former superstar Kobe Bryant. It was an emotional night for both players and fans.


Esports Evangelists Want To Bring Gaming To A Broader Audience

Friday, January 31, 2020

Competitive video gaming — esports — has become a global phenomenon with billions in revenue and hundreds of millions of fans. But a divide remains between those who embrace it, and those who don't.


Esports Is Booming, But Its Reception Remains Divided

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Competitive video gaming continues its tremendous growth, with billions in global revenue and hundreds of millions of fans. But a divide remains between those who embrace esports and those who don't.


Kobe Bryant Dies In Helicopter Crash

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Former NBA star Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. Bryant, who played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years, was 41.


Saturday Sports: Baseball Cheating Scandal

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Cameras, a trash cans, code — maybe even buzzers. The ingredients of a cheating scheme by the Houston Astros, who won the World Series in 2017, and narrowly lost it last year.


Astros' GM, Team Manager Dismissed Over Sign-Stealing Scandal

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Major League Baseball penalized the Houston Astros for its sign-stealing controversy. The league suspended the general manager and the team manager for a year, and then the Astros' owner fired them.