Tom Goldman

Tom Goldman is NPR's sports correspondent. His reports can be heard throughout NPR's news programming, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and NPR.org.

With a beat covering the entire world of professional sports, both in and outside of the United States, Goldman reporting covers the broad spectrum of athletics from the people to the business of athletics.

During his more than 20 years with NPR, Goldman has covered every major athletic competition including the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA Finals, golf and tennis championships, and the Olympic Games.

His pieces are diverse and include both perspective and context. Goldman often explores people's motivations for doing what they do, whether it's solo sailing around the world or pursuing a gold medal. In his reporting, Goldman searches for the stories about the inspirational and relatable amateur and professional athletes.

Goldman contributed to NPR's 2009 Edward R. Murrow award for his coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and to a 2010 Murrow award for contribution to a series on high school football, "Friday Night Lives." Earlier in his career, Goldman's piece about Native American basketball players earned a 2004 Dick Schaap Excellence in Sports Journalism Award from the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University and a 2004 Unity Award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association.

In January 1990, Goldman came to NPR to work as an associate producer for sports with Morning Edition. For the next seven years he reported, edited and produced stories and programs. In June 1997, he became NPR's first full time sports correspondent.

For five years before NPR, Goldman worked as a news reporter and then news director in local public radio. In 1984, he spent a year living on an Israeli kibbutz. Two years prior he took his first professional job in radio in Anchorage, Alaska, at the Alaska Public Radio Network.

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3:14 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Seahawk Marshawn Lynch's Silence Becomes The Story

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3:14 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Patriots Meet Seahawks In Super Bowl XLIX On Sunday

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2:24 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Patriots' Coach 'Shocked' At Allegations Of Deflated Footballs

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 6:19 pm

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3:11 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

'Deflate-Gate' Is 'Sour Grapes' Or Serious Business, Depending Who You Ask

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3:04 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Ohio State Celebrates First Football Championship In Playoff Era

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2:18 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

First College Football Playoff In New System Pits Ducks Against 'Bucks'

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2:59 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Oregon Football Fans Are Confident Their Team Will Beat Ohio State

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 9:30 am

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2:54 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Baseball Hall Of Fame Elects Three Pitchers, Second Baseman

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2:21 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Turbulent Season Puts The NFL On Notice

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3:10 am
Thu January 1, 2015

4-Top Teams Meet New Year's Day In College Football Playoffs

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3:06 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Calif. Law Tries To Prevent Young Brains From Football Injuries

Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 7:11 am

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4:05 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Washington QB Robert Griffin III's Sinking Career; More NFL News

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 5:24 am

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3:05 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

NFL Suspends Adrian Peterson Without Pay

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 4:32 pm

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2:38 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Lawsuit, Drug Raid Raises Questions About NFL Painkiller Practices

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 7:59 pm

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2:46 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Giants Trump Royals For World Series Win

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 12:25 pm

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3:00 am
Wed October 29, 2014

World Series Moves To Game 7 After Royals Grab 10-0 Win

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 6:12 am

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2:40 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Giants Are Close To Winning The World Series — But It May Not Be That Easy

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2:45 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

'Curse Of The Shuttlecocks' Haunts Kansas City's Teams

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 7:09 pm

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2:33 am
Wed October 22, 2014

World Series Opens With A Thud For Royals

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 5:32 am

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3:27 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

World Series A Matchup Of Two Post-Season Upstarts

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 5:01 am

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2:59 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Going Into World Series, Giants And Royals Play Winning Baseball

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 6:16 am

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The San Francisco Giants are in Kansas City tonight to play the Royals. It's game one of a best-of-seven series. NPR's Tom Goldman is there. Hi, Tom.

TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Hi, Steve.

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3:03 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Wild Card Teams, Giants And Royals, To Meet In World Series

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 6:53 am

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2:28 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Landon Donovan Will Leave Indelible Mark On American Soccer

Originally published on Fri October 10, 2014 4:43 pm

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3:02 am
Thu October 2, 2014

MLB Playoffs Winnow Down To Leagues' Division Series

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 6:16 am

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2:37 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Royals' Win A Tough Act To Beat As Baseball Playoffs Near

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 4:14 pm

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2:12 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Roger Goodell's Future In The NFL Remains Unclear

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 3:51 pm

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3:04 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Baseball's Regular Season Winds Down, Playoffs Days Away

Originally published on Tue September 23, 2014 11:20 am

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3:13 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: 'I Got It Wrong'

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 4:08 pm

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2:39 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Former FBI Director To Investigate NFL's Handling Of Ray Rice Case

Originally published on Thu September 11, 2014 6:54 pm

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3:07 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Female Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis Is A Hit At Little League World Series

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 11:07 am

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