Tom Goldman

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March Madness is back, and it looks more normal than it has in 3 years

Friday, March 18, 2022

March Madness, the NCAA's men's and women's basketball tournaments, returns to normal as fans are back at full capacity. But the celebration may be tempered by sobering world events.

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Fans are pumped for the first round of the men's NCAA basketball tournament

Thursday, March 17, 2022

With COVID-19 rules lifted, fans will be back in the stands for the games. New name, image and likeness rules will allow student athletes to profit from breakout performances.

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Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady decides retirement is not for him

Monday, March 14, 2022

Legendary NFL quarterback Tom Brady, who less than six weeks ago announced his retirement from football, says he's changed his mind and will return for a 23rd season.

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Major League Baseball's lockout ends after both sides reach a deal

Friday, March 11, 2022

Major League Baseball owners and the players union have reached a labor agreement ending the longest work stoppage in the league's history. Opening day is April 7 and a full schedule will be played.

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MLB owners and player reach a tentative agreement

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Major League Baseball owners and players have reached a labor agreement and it appears games will start being played again soon after a delayed start to the season.

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Even in the offseason, the NFL dazzles with big quarterback news

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

One Super Bowl-winning quarterback, Russell Wilson, appears to be switching teams. Another former NFL champion, Aaron Rodgers, is staying put after much speculation that he'd leave.

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Many questions remain about why Russia arrested WNBA star Brittney Griner

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Few details are being released about the detainment in Russia of Brittney Griner. Among the questions being raised are: where is she and why is she being held?

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Saturday sports: Russia and Belarus banned from Paralympics; Coach K's last game

Saturday, March 05, 2022

Russia and Belarus have been kicked out of the Winter Paralympic Games, and MLB players are pushing for better pay in contract negotiations with owners.

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The MLB's season start is canceled as players and owners fail to reach a labor deal

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said he's canceling each team's first two series of the season, totaling 91 games. Players won't be paid for games they don't play.

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9 moments that resonated at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Monday, February 21, 2022

NPR's team in Beijing put together moments and storylines that stuck out — including those that showed immense inner strength, athleticism and grace.

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U.S. figure skaters won't get their team medals before the Winter Olympics end

Saturday, February 19, 2022

The American team had asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport to rule they can receive their medals while they await the results of a wider investigation into the Kamila Valieva doping scandal.

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Saturday sports: Standouts and scandals at the Winter Olympics

Saturday, February 19, 2022

The Winter Olympics in Beijing are coming to a close with an ice skating scandal taking over the spotlight. Also, how China managed to make the games close to free of COVID-19.

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IOC president addresses fallout from the women's figure skating event

Friday, February 18, 2022

Thomas Bach answered media questions about why Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva was allowed to compete despite a positive doping test, and if it was worth holding the Olympics in China.

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Russian Olympic figure skater stumbles amid doping scandal

Thursday, February 17, 2022

At the Beijing Olympics, Russian Kamila Valieva fell during her figure skating performance to finish in fourth place — a stunning result after she'd been in the spotlight after a doping scandal.

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2 Russians medal at the Olympic figure skating final, but not Kamila Valieva

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Two skaters from the Russian Olympic Committee took the top two spots at the women's program at the Beijing Olympics. Kamila Valieva, who has been at the center of a scandal, took fourth place.

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Kamila Valieva's positive doping test casts a pall over her Olympic performance

Thursday, February 17, 2022

A star Russian figure skater is back on the ice Thursday for the women's free skate event. The competition is controversial because she tested positive for a banned drug before the Games.

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In the midst of scandal, 3 Russian figure skaters hope to elevate their sport

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

A triple jump used to be the gold standard in figure skating. Now it's the quad. For the first time at an Olympics, a woman — Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva — landed a quad in competition.

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Women's figure skating underway at Olympics

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The women's figure skating individual event got underway at the Beijing Olympics. It's the highlight of any Games, but is now layered with drama with the inclusion of Russian skater Kamila Valieva.

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Valieva takes No. 1 slot in a figure skating event that's clouded by doping saga

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

With Kamila Valieva seizing the top spot, 25 skaters advance to the next segment. Normally, only the top 24 move on from the short program. But these Games aren't normal.

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Olympics: Women's single figure skating begins with drama

Monday, February 14, 2022

In women's individual figure skating, the gold medal favorite — Russia's Kamila Valieva — has been cleared to keep competing despite testing positive for a banned substance before the Olympics.

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