Tom Goldman

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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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U.S. Athletes Competing In Olympic Trials For A Shot At Tokyo

Monday, June 21, 2021

The delayed Tokyo Olympics will begin in July. Despite continued COVID-19 uncertainty surrounding the games, U.S. athletes are going through the Olympic trials for the right to compete in Tokyo.

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Saturday Sports: Rafael Nadal And Naomi Osaka Will Not Compete At Wimbledon

Saturday, June 19, 2021

The latest in the NBA playoffs, Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka's decisions to miss Wimbledon, and the MLB's continuing crackdown on sticky substances.

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Plans For Tokyo Summer Olympics Are Moving Full Steam Ahead

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Despite skepticism over holding the Tokyo Summer Olympics, organizers, athletes and the main rights-holding TV broadcaster are charging ahead. NBC announced a record 13 days of Olympic trial coverage.

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Koepka-DeChambeau Feud Is Creating A Lot Of Buzz In World Of Golf

Thursday, June 17, 2021

At the U.S. Open, the attention won't only be focused on golf swings but about a growing feud between two of the sport's star players: Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau.

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Congress Urged To Act As States Start Allowing Outside Cash For Student Athletes

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Nearly 20 states will soon allow NCAA athletes to accept cash for the use of their image, name and likeness. Many say the result will be unfair advantages for some schools unless Congress acts.

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Saturday Sports: NFL To End 'Race Norming'

Saturday, June 05, 2021

The latest in the NBA playoffs, the NFL's decision to end the practice of "race norming," and an upcoming boxing match between former champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and influencer Logan Paul.

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Crowds Are Finally Back At NBA Arenas — Along With A Rash Of Bad Fan Behavior

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

The NBA playoffs are in full swing — and some of the excitement has spilled over into ugly fan incidents directed at players. Several fans have been ejected and, in some cases, arrested.

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NBA Arenas Have Been Opening — With A Rash Of Fan Incidents Toward Players

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

The NBA playoffs are underway. And, for the first time in a year, fans are part of the experience. Teams are opening arenas to more spectators and it's led to a curious problem: fans behaving badly.

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Batters Try To Keep Up In The MLB's 'Year Of The No-Hitter'

Friday, May 28, 2021

It's the year of the no-hitter in the MLB. Pitchers are dominating the game and worrying officials about the lack of offensive excitement. How are the experts who train hitters fighting back?

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A Researcher Is Trying To Settle The Transgender Athlete Debate — Using Science

Monday, May 24, 2021

The debate on whether transgender females should be allowed to play women's sports has become increasingly politicized. One transgender athlete and researcher is forging a middle ground with science.

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