Tom Goldman appears in the following:
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, June 01, 2017
For NBA fans, grumbly and otherwise, the wait is almost over. The Finals begin tonight.
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, 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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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, 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.
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.