Tom Goldman

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Fear Of Being Outed As Gay Drove Former NFL Player To Drugs, Planned Suicide

Friday, June 30, 2017

A gay pro athlete coming out isn't as huge a story as it once was. But O'Callaghan was a gay pro athlete who planned to kill himself because, in his mind, no one would accept him.


Dear John McEnroe: Putting Serena Williams On The Men's Circuit Is A Losing Game

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

John McEnroe reignited the battle of the sexes when he rushed the net to declare Williams is "an incredible player" and would be "like 700 in the world" if she played on the men's circuit.


Saturday Sports: The NBA Draft

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The NBA draft took center stage this week in the world of sports, and many are wondering what the new picks will mean for championship-winning teams.


NBA Draft Day – The Impossible Dream To Beat The Golden State Warriors?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Golden State Warriors are the new Michael Jordan, and 29 other NBA teams will do what they can – draft, trade, buy, sell – to pull closer to the champions.


Phoenix Mercury Star Diana Taurasi Breaks WNBA Scoring Record

Monday, June 19, 2017

Diana Taurasi became the WNBA's leading career scorer on Sunday night. The Phoenix Mercury guard now has 7,494 points, an achievement earned by playing her own fierce style of hoops.


Golden State Buries Cleveland In Game 1 Of NBA Finals, 113-91

Friday, June 02, 2017

The chatter ahead of this NBA Final was it would be the most competitive and evenly-matched ever. Last night's Game 1 was anything but.


Cavaliers Face Warriors In Unprecedented Third Straight NBA Finals

Thursday, June 01, 2017

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors play Thursday night in Game 1 of an unprecedented third straight NBA Finals. The Warriors will have to try to avenge last year's loss without their ailing coach.


Intrigue, Dynasty, Sub-Plots: The Cavs-Warriors Are Back

Thursday, June 01, 2017

For NBA fans, grumbly and otherwise, the wait is almost over. The Finals begin tonight.


Frank Deford, Longtime Sports Commentator For NPR, Dies At 78

Monday, May 29, 2017

Frank Deford, NPR's longtime sports commentator, has died at age 78. The Hall of Fame sportswriter was a mainstay on Morning Edition for some 37 years until his retirement earlier this year.


Saturday Sports: Cleveland Cavaliers And Golden State Warriors Face Off

Saturday, May 27, 2017

It's the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors once again at the NBA Finals. And what to look for in the final hours of the French Open.


NFL Loosens Rules On End-Zone Celebrations After Touchdowns

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The NFL announced on Tuesday it is relaxing its rules on celebrations in the end zone after big plays. Previously, the league limited how players could celebrate after touchdowns and for how long.


Star Player's Injury Prompts Calls To Tighten NBA Rules

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

An injury to a star player following an aggressive defensive play has changed the tenor of the NBA playoffs. An uproar has ensued over whether the move was intentional and whether the league should tighten its rules.


Saturday Sports: Fans Say 'Meh' To NBA Playoffs

Saturday, May 13, 2017

NBA fans are disappointed in this year's playoffs, due to the lack of close games and the utter dominance of the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers.


Los Angeles Goes Against Paris In Olympics Bidding War

Friday, May 12, 2017

Los Angeles hopes to beat out Paris for the 2024 Olympics bid. Members the International Olympic Committee will decide the winner later this year. But soaring financial costs may offer some surprises.


Fenway Incidents Prompt Questions About Hate Speech At The Ballpark

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Last week at Boston's Fenway Park, fans openly used racial slurs, and in one case they were directed at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones. NPR explores if the incidents are isolated or part of a larger problem.


Frank Deford: A Career Spent Bringing 'Something New' To Sports

Friday, May 05, 2017

The long-time sports commentator announced his retirement from NPR this week. His success was often measured by just how much the audience loved, or hated, what he had to say.


Minor League Players Push Forward Pay Lawsuit Against MLB

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Dozens of minor league baseball players contend they aren't paid enough. Their class action lawsuit against Major League Baseball is entering its third year with little change on or off the diamond.


Saturday Sports: Layoffs At ESPN, Star High School Baseball Pitcher

Saturday, April 29, 2017

ESPN recently let go of about 100 employees. The company faces declining subscriptions as people switch to view sports online. Also a high school pitcher is facing big expectations, maybe too big.


Saturday Sports: NBA Playoffs Begin

Saturday, April 15, 2017

NBA playoffs are underway with Cleveland and Golden State as the mainstream favorites to win; and in the world of hockey, the Washington Capitals look poised to win their first championship.


Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney Dies At 84

Friday, April 14, 2017

One of the NFL's most popular and influential executives has died. Dan Rooney was chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He helped the team win championships and also diversified hiring in the league.