Tom Goldman

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Japanese Tennis Star Naomi Osaka Bounced Out Of Tokyo Olympics

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Osaka has been the face of these Olympics and was chosen to light the cauldron in the opening ceremony. She easily won her first two tennis matches but lost in the third round.

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New York City Mandates Municipal Workers Be Vaccinated By Mid-September

Monday, July 26, 2021

New York City announced that government workers, including teachers and police, must be vaccinated by mid-September. Those who refuse will have to wear masks indoors and submit to weekly testing.

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In A Major Upset, France Beats The U.S. Men's Olympic Basketball Team

Monday, July 26, 2021

The men's basketball team is off to a rocky start at the Olympics, after losing to France. Since 1992, the U.S. men's team has largely dominated at the Olympics. The team looks vulnerable now.

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Coronavirus Knocks Top Golfers Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau Out Of Tokyo Olympics

Sunday, July 25, 2021

World #1 Jon Rahm of Spain and #6 Bryson DeChambeau of the U.S. each tested positive for the coronavirus before leaving for Tokyo. The stunning news rocked the golf world.

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Saturday Sports: The Olympics Have Finally Begun

Saturday, July 24, 2021

The Summer Olympics are officially underway following yesterday's opening ceremony in Tokyo, a year after they were originally scheduled. COVID restrictions mean fans can't watch events in-person.

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Protests Have Persisted Outside Of The Tokyo Olympics

Friday, July 23, 2021

For months, polls have shown most Japanese citizens don't want the Olympics in Japan. Cost overruns and a COVID-19 surge have led to street protests. Now activists are facing the games' inevitability.

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Olympic Opening Ceremony Is A Delicate Mix Of Celebration and Solemnity

Friday, July 23, 2021

The fanfare and celebration unfolded in a virtually empty stadium, as Japanese protesters gathered nearby to register their discontent over the world's largest sports event.

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As Tokyo Olympics Begin, What's The Same And Different Compared To Past Games

Friday, July 23, 2021

As coronavirus cases continue to surge in Tokyo — both around the capital city and in the Olympic Village, public polls in Japan show overwhelming opposition to hosting the Games during the pandemic.

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Tokyo Olympic Games Grapple With Pandemic Safety Protocols

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Competition got underway Wednesday in Tokyo for the pandemic-delayed Summer Olympics — two days before the Opening Ceremony. Participants are streaming into Japan under heightened COVID-19 concerns.

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Olympic Softball Is Back, And It Starts Today. Will It Stick Around?

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Softball returns to the Olympics after a 13-year absence. But it won't be around for long. It's not on the schedule at the 2024 Games though athletes are hoping it'll make a return in 2028.

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Why People Call Shohei Ohtani A 'Once In A Century' Baseball Player

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Major League Baseball's All-Star game is tonight and one of the biggest stars this season is Japan's Shohei Ohtani. He's a dominant pitcher and hitter — leading the league in home runs.

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ESPN Reporter Rachel Nichols Has Been Removed After Her Phone Conversation Leak

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

ESPN finds itself as part of the media story during this year's NBA Finals. The network replaced sideline reporter Rachel Nichols when critical comments she made about a Black colleague came to light.

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Track And Field Star Sha'Carri Richardson Won't Compete In The Tokyo Olympics

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Richardson had hoped to be picked for a relay team following her suspension for testing positive for marijuana. While her Olympic bid is over, debate concerning what is seen as an unfair ban is not.

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U.S. Sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson Left Off Relay List, Won't Compete At Olympics

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson won't be competing at the Tokyo Olympics. USA Track & Field kept her off the roster following her positive test for marijuana after her Olympic Trials 100m win.

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Saturday Sports: Sha'Carri Richardson Suspended For Positive Marijuana Test

Saturday, July 03, 2021

Sha'Carri Richardson is suspended for smoking pot and won't run the Olympic 100 meter dash. Also, there are drawbacks to the NCAA deal letting athletes cash in on their likeness.

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American Sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson Is Suspended After Positive Marijuana Test

Friday, July 02, 2021

U.S. sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson was poised to be a breakout star at the Tokyo Summer Olympics until a positive test for marijuana disqualified her from the 100 meter race.

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2 New NBA Coaching Hires Create Unwanted Controversy For A Progressive League

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The Portland Trailblazers and Dallas Mavericks have hired new coaches with stellar records as players — but questionable off-court problems. The moves have roiled the typically progressive NBA.

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The Controversies Surrounding 2 New NBA Head Coaches

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Two NBA teams hired new coaches this week — and those choices have some asking whether the league has taken a step back from its usual progressive stances on social issues and activism.

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A New Era Dawns In College Sports, As The NCAA Scrambles To Keep Up

Monday, June 28, 2021

Laws take effect this week in seven states that allow college athletes to be compensated for their name, image and likeness. It opens the door for collegians to make money off endorsement deals.

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Navigating A New (Paying) Era For College Athletes

Thursday, June 24, 2021

At least five states will allow college athletes to earn money off the use of their name, image and likeness. The NCAA and Congress are racing to enact legislation prevent unfairness in recruiting.

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