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NFL reminds teams to follow sideline rules on face coverings
"The National Football League is threatening to find head coaches if they don't adhere to Corona virus rules requiring face masks on the sidelines. During the first weekend of games. Some coaches were saying not wearing coverings. We have the latest from NPR's Tom Goldman. In a Monday memo to the NFL's 32 teams. We'd executive Troy Vincent praised what he called the tireless efforts to make the season possible during the pandemic. But Vincent also warned those who defy rules unmasks everyone in team bench areas on the field except players has to wear a face covering in all times. Failure to do so, Vincent wrote, will result in accountability measures against individuals and or clubs. Those measures include finds during Sunday's nationally televised game between Dallas and the Los Angeles Rams. Ella head coach Sean McVeigh, often at his mask under his chin, while Dallas is Mike McCarthy wore his thie entire game. Tung Goldman NPR news
Over 30 States Allow High School Football. Is It Right Or Reckless?
"Two of the five major division One college football conferences have already decided not to play this fall because of the pandemic, but high school football is happening in more than 30 states this season. And so is the debate over whether it's right or reckless to let teenagers play game considered high risk for Cove in 19 transmission, NPR's Tom Goldman reports. With the required tip of the cap to Texas High School football is a really big deal in Alabama to it could have been any Friday night game last week outside of Birmingham, Alabama, until of course, the P an answer said this for the sake of all our students and old Mask up social distance and wash your hands. We certainly thank you. Many in the stands did mask up but probably would have gotten a C minus in social distancing. A coach for one of the teens. Spain Park trying to get his players to be better walking the sidelines, saying will play football again. Tom
Washington Redskins officially drop name amid calls from activists and sponsors
"Team names in American professional sports is no more today. The NFL's Washington Redskins announced their ending their long fight to defend the team name that has been widely rejected as a racial slur. Here's NPR's Tom Goldman. In a statement, the team announced it will be retiring the Redskins name and logo. The team did not announce a new name. Reportedly, there are trademark and licensing issues to work through. Some of the more popular choices Recently mentioned include the Red Wolves, warriors or red tails, a nod to the World War two African American Fighter Squadron, The Tuskegee Airman. Pressure has grown recently to finally change the 87 year old name After decades of protest against it. The team was well aware of the nationwide demonstrations against racial injustice and symbols of that injustice following the police killing of George Floyd, also, the team's major sponsors, such as FedEx and Pepsi stated they wanted Washington to make a change. Some Goldman. NPR NEWS Federal
Washington Redskins shedding name after 87 years
"Is changing its name. In a statement today, the Redskins confirmed they're retiring that name and their logo NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman is following this story time. Good morning. Morning, Steve. I've paid attention to the city where I lives football team for some years and I remembered a quote went looked it up and it was accurate in 2013. Dan Snyder, the owner, said quote We will never change the name of the team. So what changed? Yeah, And he also said all caps. You can write that in all caps. So Steve in all caps were were saying today that Washington Redskins are retiring that name. As you said a very brief statement. The team released the name The logo are will be gone. So after 87 years of having this name and decades of protest against it, it is gone. Don't know the new name. We don't know yet, You know in this brief statement, It also said that Washington owner Dan Snyder and head coach Ron Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design an approach that will enhance the standing of our proud tradition rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years. The delay right now reportedly is having to work out trademark issues. Some of the most popular names, though, that have been mentioned the red wolves, the Warriors, the red tails in honor of the Tuskegee Airman, the African American fighter squadron that flew in World War two. Their planes had crimson tails, so those could be possibilities. Well, let's remember what the argument was about here. For many, many years, the team had been accused of having a racist name and a racist logo. They had resisted and said they were honoring Native Americans and In various ways and clear the clearly There was a lot of money at stake on that would be one reason that Dan Snyder had said We're not going anywhere with this name. What made this moment? Different? Well, as you well know, there have been, you know, as you say, protests reaching back to the 19 seventies, but obviously the pressure really mounted since the police killing of George Floyd in late May. You know, we have seen a number of symbols, flags and statues change and come down and the Washington team wasn't immune to that pressure, but But, you know, I hate to be cynical here, Steve. But what really got them thinking hard was when sponsors made it clear there needed to be a change FedEx whose name is on the stadium. In Maryland, Pepsi, Nike to name a few All said they wanted changed another important factor The team has wanted to relocate to Washington, D. C. It's original home. FedEx Field is in Maryland. The team practices in Virginia, DC politicians say we'd love to have you back, but you've got to change the name of your team. So that that factored in as well. Our other teams facing similar pressure. Yes, they are, whether they will respond the same way. We don't know. The Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball report earlier discussing a change the Atlanta Braves of Majorly of Major League Baseball say they won't change their name, but reportedly, they're mulling whether or not to prohibit the Tomahawk chop. The chant and the chopping motion that fans used during games. You know, lots of college teams over the years of jettison controversial names with not a lot of pushback. There will be a long time. Washington fans upset about this because it is changing a long held tradition, but the team will go forward. Tom. Thanks very much.
FBI concludes that Bubba Wallace not victim of hate crime over noose incident
"Federal law enforcement officials say that the news founded the team garage used by NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace was not an attempt at racial intimidation Wallace the only black driver in NASCAR's top series a noose incident at delegate at at Talladega superspeedway in Alabama prompted a huge so overall show support around the country and peers Tom Goldman an FBI investigation found evidence the news had been there for months long before Bubba Wallace was assigned to that garage for the rate yes NASCAR president Steve Phelps says it's fantastic to hear Wallace wasn't a target of a hate crime this month Wallace led a successful push to ban the Confederate battle flag at NASCAR events Phelps says he'll always remember the overwhelming show of support for Wallace at Monday's race and that was a very powerful image in in not just the history of our sport but I think in all sports so since there still was a noose in a Talladega garage any says NASCAR will continue its investigation to determine
Commissioner Rob Manfred says baseball season in jeopardy
"Major league baseball's return from a crowd of Irish shut down appears to be in jeopardy the commissioner and the players union trading angry words and accusing each other of bad faith as they try to figure out a possible shortened season NPR's Tom Goldman reports baseball commissioner rob Manfred said last week he was one hundred percent certain there'd be a twenty twenty season but then they go she Asians about how many games would be played in how much money players would make ended badly he told ESPN he understands the bad optics of the two sides fighting during a time of pandemic huge unemployment and social unrest it's just a disaster for our game it shouldn't be happening and it's important that we find a way to get past it and get the game back on the field for the benefit our finance Manfred says he's not confident that'll happen union head Tony Clark says players are disgusted that man for quote is now threatening to cancel the entire
Setting The Record Straight On Colin Kaepernick As An NFL Quarterback
"The opinion to the national football league evolving along with the public's. The NFL is now saying it was wrong not to listen to its players concerns about Racism Commissioner Roger Goodell says the League now encourages the kind of peaceful protests that former quarterback Colin Kaepernick engaged in. No, mention though of Colin Kaepernick in yesterday's statement. We have the latest now from NPR. Sports correspondent Tom Goldman Tom. Thanks so much for being with us. Hi Scott. What do we know about that video statement from the Commissioner? Was it a response to the video that players released yesterday? Yeah, it certainly seems that way day nearly twenty players all African American, and some of the League's biggest stars, they made a powerful video that included some of the players were named of black victims names that have become rallying cries in the protest movement, and here's a bit of that. Brianna Tiempo. Him. To me right now, Scott, the players also called on the NFL to make several strong statements such as condemning racism and admitting it was wrong in silencing players from peaceful protesting. And what are the NFL do? Well, just what the players Astorg late yesterday. The NFL released video of Commissioner Goodell and here's some of that we the National Football League condemn racism in the systematic oppression of black people. We the National Football League emit. We were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier. And encourage all speak out in peace league protests Tom what's the significance of those statements from the Commissioner? Well the NFL has a race problem around seventy percent of the league's players are African American, but twenty eight of the thirty two head coaches are white. Only two of thirty two general managers are people of Color, and of course Scott the NFL has a Colin. Kaepernick problem as well. You remember back in two thousand sixteen. He began kneeling during the national anthem before games to protest police treatment of minorities and social inequality a handful. Handful of players joined him, and they all endured a huge backlash. You know they were branded as unpatriotic against the flag and country into this day. Capper Knicks still doesn't have an NFL job, so forget del to say. The League was wrong for not listening to these players for him to condemn racism. That's significant Will we see Kaepernick get a job. Will we see more? Minority hires in important positions. That'll be even more significant. With Commissioner Goodell's statement and show many players. Speaking up and speaking openly now has has the landscape of professional football changed. You know it feels like it's changing. The drew brees story from this week. I think is an indication breeze is the star quarterback for the New Orleans Saints in an interview. He said he'll never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag, the same argument of course the
Florida governor willing to host teams for restart of sports
"Florida governor Ron DeSantis as professional sports teams are welcome to resume operations in his state this announcement follows a similar offer by the governor of Arizona as NPR's Tom Goldman reports professional leagues are discussing plans to restart following cobit nineteen related shutdowns pro sports actually got there first okay in Florida last month when the stable and professional wrestling to resume without fans in
NFL players approve new CBA
"The National Football League it is one major professional sports league in this country that's been relatively unscathed by the corona virus outbreak it's the offseason so games aren't being canceled or postponed and business continues this past weekend and I fell players approved a new contract with owners that contract guarantees a truce at least for the next decade as NPR's Tom Goldman reports the player vote was close and contentious just under two thousand players cast ballots on the collective bargaining agreement the yes votes won by a mere sixty majority rules isn't exactly a ringing endorsement for the new agreement but union president J. C. Tretter we'll take it well as a democratic process and the majority decided the union was at times bitterly divided on one issue in particular lengthening the NFL regular season from sixteen games to seventeen the extra game meant more possibility for injury trainers who plays for the Cleveland Browns news the final player vote doesn't mean the disagreement magically will go away so I'm sure they'll still be people who have strong opinions but my hope is that they'll understand the importance that knowledge a strong union comes from unity and being together the contract gives owners the right to expand the regular season in twenty twenty one it would be the first such expansion in more than forty years and the playoffs will grow from twelve teams to fourteen this coming season there are elements in the new agreement that could offset the increased risk of an extra game including a limit on practice with pads during training camp as a way to reduce contact and high impact injuries there are added benefits for retired players and more money for current ones trader says minimum salaries will increase about a hundred thousand dollars per player for what he calls the back end of the roster guys that impact about sixty to sixty five percent of the players are minimum salary players which is a huge part of our player population so you know that's not a huge win for us is is helping those guys out that was a goal of ours that we set out to do debates will continue about who won in this new agreement owners or players but in that very word agreement the NFL can at least claim it's achieve something valuable in a world in sports world reeling from the on going pandemic stability Tom Goldman NPR
Widow of NBA great Kobe Bryant sues helicopter operator for fatal crash
"Kobe Bryant's widow is suing the company that owned the helicopter that crashed last month killing Bryant his daughter and seven others the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant came as thousands of mourners packs this course packs staples center Los Angeles for an emotional memorial honoring the LA Lakers legend Tom Goldman reports a Los Angeles Superior Court confirms a wrongful death lawsuit has been submitted the suit claims island express helicopters allowed the aircraft with nine people on board to fly in unsafe conditions the crash happened in cloudy foggy weather near Calabasas northwest of LA the lawsuit claims pilot error so Bryan who also died in the crash didn't properly assess the weather before taking off and failed to abort the flight when he knew conditions were worsening the national transportation safety board continues its investigation into the crash the NTSB has ruled out engine failure but is not expected to reveal the accident's probable cause for months Tom Goldman
Saturday Sports: NFL Playoffs, Remembering David Stern
"And be our sports correspondent Tom Goldman joins me now good morning Tom happy new year Layla happy new year so okay so we're excited the playoffs are starting with the teams that play is opening weekend aren't ones will likely see later on in the season is that right I want to make sure you really are excited very X. you know in recent years that has been the case that the teams playing this opening weekend aren't the ones we'll see later on since the twenty thirteen season the two teams that played in the Super Bowl did not play on this first weekend the so called wild card weekend and all those Superbowl teams had buys the first week now there are of course were exceptions the the last team that played on while Kerr week wild card weekend and made it to the Superbowl the Baltimore Ravens in the twenty twelve season in fact the rate of the ravens won that Superbowl two so do any of this weekend's teams have a chance to run the table like the rave instead well you know all of them believe they do but realistically one or two I would say the New Orleans Saints they're playing very well they're a team to keep an eye on and of course you can never rule out the New England Patriots winners of six Super Bowls since two thousand two including last season although the patriots have looked a little less than a dynasty in the last month or so the patriots so we can't we can't talk about the patriots without talking about Tom Brady might this be it for him well you know the patriots host Tennessee tonight this is the first time in a decade New England is playing on a wild card weekend an indication the pats haven't been as my eighty this season if they are truly vulnerable and they lose to Tennessee it could be Tom Brady's last home game and that would be a big deal he's forty two although he said he wants to keep playing pass the season he could be a free agent at season's end and if the patriots don't re sign him and decide to go younger at quarterback and start a new era then Brady could sign with another team now that said new England's favored tonight the patriots would love nothing more than to quiet the doubters and start the March to yet another super ball but you know it's a game people may want to watch just in case so let's have it and take a minute to talk about NBA commissioner David it's turned he passed away on new year's day what are your thoughts on his legacy no well it was a vast legacy his impact was profound and thirty years as as commissioner which ended in twenty fourteen you know I think it's worth recalling nineteen ninety one when the great Lakers player Magic Johnson told the world he was HIV positive stern and braced magic at a time when the world wondered whether it was safe to even touch people who are HIV positive red aids the publican NBA sponsors were wary but stern supported magic he paved the way for him to play in the nineteen ninety two all star game and the ninety two Olympics for magic was a star in that star studded Dream Team stern educated himself and teams and players about the disease and you know a lot of this whole process helped change the conversation and attitudes about HIV and aids that's NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman thanks Tom you're
NBA says former commissioner David Stern has died at age 77 nearly 3 weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage
"Former NBA commissioner David stern has died he was seventy seven stern suffered a brain hemorrhage last month during his thirty years as commissioner stern oversaw the NBA's dramatic growth in the U. S. and abroad NPR Tom Goldman has this remembrance when David stern took over in nineteen eighty four the NBA's image had been battered by reports of widespread drug use among players playoff games were broadcast on tape delay but that same year Michael Jordan entered the league along with other transcendent stars Magic Johnson and Larry Bird the NBA began to soar under stern's leadership the Lee grew to thirty teams spread its brand globally and some player salaries and revenue skyrocket stern also was the driving force behind creating the W. N. B. A. in nineteen ninety six there were problems too including labor battles that led to four lockouts of the players stern was inducted into the basketball hall of fame in twenty fourteen the year he stepped down as
Russia awaits sanctions from World Anti-Doping Agency
"The world anti doping agency is poised to handle new sanctions against Russia for its latest alleged doping infractions agency officials meet Monday in Switzerland to consider recommendations that would ban Russia from hosting or competing in the next two Olympic Games impairs Ron at Tom Goldman reports the world anti doping agency want to propose the sanctions alleging Russian manipulated drug testing data it was required to turn over it's the latest chapter in a scandal that dates back several years when independent reports reveal the state sponsored doping system in Russian sport the new penalties would include a four year ban on Russia hosting or competing in major sporting events including the Olympics they're considered the toughest to date but critics accuse wanna and the international Olympic committee of being too lenient toward Russia in the past and say the current sanctions are more of the same they still allow closely vetted clean Russian athletes to compete at major events if want approves the sanctions Russia which denies wrongdoing would have twenty one days to appeal Tom Goldman NPR
"To introduce you in this story with you -ASEBALL walkup music no no no no we don't need that now okay we we might do it to you anyway just warning you okay okay I I met Logan Ice at baseball spring training that's the practice time before baseball season starts you've been with the Indian three APP drafted by the Indians in two thousand sixteen s Logan is twenty four years old he plays catcher and he's built like a catcher he square and muscular picture like a nine volt back story with legs three years ago Logan was playing college baseball he was eligible to be drafted by Major League Baseball team and if you happen to turn on the TV on the night of the draft the baseball experts really liked Logan Logan is they saved one of the best all around catchers in this draft a switch hitting that you're always a tough to find what do you think of Osu's backstop these got savvy I think he's got athleticism and agility behind the plate like this is one of the better college catchers out there on Indians ended up drafting Logan they liked him so much they paid him an eight hundred fifty thousand dollar signing bonus which is a lot of money but if things went well for Logan he could make so much money that that bonus would look like birthday card cash they're big leaguers playing Logan's position right now who make twenty million dollars per year but the way this works new players like Logan don't go straight to Cleveland's main team the one you see on national TV the one where guys are making millions no logan had to go and prove himself he got tossed in with the hundreds of other players playing on the Cleveland Indians feeder teams they're they're minor league teams Logan got sent two teams like the Mahoning Valley scrappers the Lynchburg Hill cats the Akron rubber ducks where the salary is not millions and last year in Africa what was your living situation so I was living on the couch for a little while lived in the hotel for a little while they give you a couple of nights how much you making if you can divulge her give me a range of thinking. Hey I want to say it's around sixteen hundred Aa I think is what it comes out to be something like that that's sixteen hundred dollars a month but only during the season no pay for spring training no pay for the off season so logan salary is just around eight thousand dollars a year not eighty thousand eight thousand six is but that doesn't account for living that doesn't account for shipping your car out that doesn't account for food granted they feed you a couple of meals a day Logan and to some degree all minor leaguers are kind of like living breathing lottery tickets when they pay off and make the majors they pay off huge earn millions and millions of dollars but for the vast majority of minor league players that never happens they toil away in the minor the League's making Bupkus and most do not have a giant signing bonus you see baseball is a winner-take-all career there is a very small chance of making huge amounts of money but more importantly there is a huge chance of making almost no money and as far as logan ice knew those really the only two options but one day a couple of years ago he was at the batting cages practicing and he got this message on Lincoln Lincoln in as like some of those recruiters and stuff that you automated message like yeah like that long do you remember what it said though I could maybe pull it up but see what I got here so he said Hey Logan it's been a minute it's also a small world because I was in the message was from an old baseball friend someone he hadn't seen in a while so there was some small commiserating about a particular minor league assignment Logan and gotten sucks that you got stuck in Mahoning valley last year which that he's one hundred percent right anyways I wanted to reach out because Logan's old friend explained that he was working for this new company that had an idea for how players might be able to deal with this super uncertain take all salary situation his friends message said that this company will quote help baseball players financially by pooling risk and invest listing in each other so logan's reading this and he's thinking this sounds fishy yeah no I I was the first thing I tell them saying hello and welcome to planet money I'm Kenny Malone and I'm Tom Goldman Tom Goldman covers sports for NPR. I should you do and what if this pooling risk thing what if it is a thing what is a completely new way to look at not just baseball but any winter GEICO career today on the show an economic idea that could change the way baseball players and the rest of US think about how we get paid support for NPR comes from Newman's own foundation working to nourish the common good by donating all profits from Newman zone food products to charitable organizations that seek to make the world a better place more information is available at Newman's own foundation dot org should I call you Zach or should I call you Cowabunga or one zero it's much better you wrote on read it that the planet money newsletter is like meaning a noir detective in the parking garage for evidence exchange and incriminating photos can you confirm what's incriminating about the newsletter found some deep dark secret that once did you know how people sign up pure orgy slash planet my newsletter you nailed it all right the company that was sending in messages to try and get in touch with Logan ice is called Pando P. A. N. D. O. and here's a version of the pitch Pando was making to Logan let's actually you're a first round let's make the numbers bigger and more exciting your first round pick as a first round pick you have expected future MLB earnings of forty five million ars grave I'm in I think everyone's excited about the happy about that this is Charlie Olson he's Pandora's co-founder the problem is your odds are like a coin flip you're you're you're outcome is going to be some version of a coin fifty percent of the time you're gonNA average ninety million dollars amazing fifty percent of the time you'll make less than one not amazing not amazing Charlie's point is that even if you're one of the most promising players in the world sure there is a chance you will become one of the richest people in the country there is also a chance your future baseball earnings will be almost nothing you might get injured you might hit up streak of bad luck you might just not be as good as everybody thinks so the companies pitch to players like Logan Ice is this wouldn't it be nice if you and some of your fellow baseball players could somehow share the risk of this brew title winner-take-all career that you've chosen this idea is called an income pool and it's pretty simple like logan just get together with a handful of other players in his shoes so still stuck in the minors still making up kiss and then Logan and these players would make a deal if one of US makes it to the majors and exit big then that person will kick back part of his big money to the rest of us in the pool where baseball can be zero sum when your best friend gets called up and you didn't now of a sudden when your best friend gets called up a little bit of you did panda thinks this income pool idea would work for all kinds of else but the company is just a few years old and starting out with baseball and we spent a ton of time asking Charlie Olson questions about how this would actually work for example is there a level of baseball player that is too low to join pool no there's there's nothing that's too low so what about right now Kenny Malone in studio eligible to be a client of Panos Okay so yes Kenny you have to be in the minor leagues at least but okay so let's just say you and I are interleague irs yes here's how this would work and and we need hundreds of people for our pool it could be as small as just you and me making a deal yeah so then then Tom and I make this agreement and we need to set up the terms of our pool and we could we could set whatever terms we want but there there's a kind of standard contract that baseball players use and to explain it I was GONNA make the big leagues and we're in this pool together here's how this would play out Tom will not have to pay anything until he is earned one point six million dollars playing in the major leagues and once I reached that one point six million level all kick ten percent of the money I make after that back to the pool Pando is gonNA take a ten percent cut of our pool so that's one percent of Tom's additional money essentially that's their business model but but theoretically this is great wait for me like I'm stuck in the minor leagues with my Crappy Minor League salary and it is now subsidized by Tom's giant big league contract and maybe Tom Mix thirty million dollars a year suddenly a millionaire even though I'm in the minor leagues and the contract runs until my career is over or until I paid twenty million dollars into our pool so that's a version of the income pool plan pitched over the phone to our real minor leaguer logan ice shoot now
Boxer Patrick Day dies at 27 of traumatic brain injury
"Boxer Patrick day has died from head injuries he suffered in a fight last weekend and pierced on Goldman reports that day is the third fighters to die in the last three months Patrick days death was announced by his promoter Lou dibella in a statement to Bella said day junior middleweight died from the traumatic brain injury he suffered Saturday night in Chicago when Charles Conwell knocked him out in the tenth round of their title fight this week Conwell posted and emotional message on social media directed at day it said in part I replay the fight over and over in my head thinking why did it happen to you Conwell says he thought about quitting boxing but quote I know that's not what you want dibella says day didn't need a box but he chose it because it made him feel alive dibella says it's time for a call to action to make boxing safer in July two other pro boxers died in the same week Tom Goldman
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"Why the fare paid to play act was important it's going to change college sports for the better by having now the interest finally of the athletes on par with the INS interest of the institutions the law will allow California student athletes to earn money from endorsements sponsorship deals and other activities related to their athletic skill they'll be able to hire agents the bill will not require colleges and universities to pay players but schools and certainly the NC double a aren't happy about it there's concern California schools will have an unfair advantage when recruiting athletes and that the law will push college sports toward professionalism of course many division one college sports certainly appear professional with palatial football stadiums huge TV contracts and coaches making multi million dollar salaries the NC double a wouldn't comment today about an earlier warning the California schools could be banned from NC double a championships because of the law but governor Newsome doesn't think that'll happen they can't afford to do that can't afford to lose the state of California is truly a nation state and the economic consequences of it would be a profound number two I don't think they have the legal right to do that the pac twelve conference which includes four prominent California universities says it's also disappointed with the new law among its criticisms the law will have a negative impact on female athletes which the original bill's author California senator Nancy Skinner says is wrong because she says women don't have the same opportunities as men to become professional athletes after college for women this we might be the only time they could make any money several other states are considering similar laws to the fare paid to play act California's law is scheduled to take effect in twenty twenty three. Tom Goldman NPR news..
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"Right numbers. all right. Newsome explain why the fare paid to play act was important it's going to change college sports for the better by having now the interest finally of the athletes on par with the INS interest of the institutions the law will allow California student athletes to earn money from endorsements sponsorship deals and other activities related to their athletic skill they'll be able to hire agents the bill will not require colleges and universities to pay players but schools and certainly the NC double a aren't happy about it there's concern California schools will have an unfair advantage when recruiting athletes and that the law will push college sports toward professionalism of course many division one college sports certainly appear professional with palatial football stadiums huge TV contracts and coaches making multi million dollar salaries the NC double a wouldn't comment today about an earlier warning the California schools could be banned from NC double a championships because of the law but governor Newsome doesn't think that'll happen they can't afford to do that can't afford to lose the state of California is truly a nation state and the economic consequences of it would be a profound number two I don't think they have the legal right to do that the pac twelve conference which includes four prominent California universities says it's also disappointed with the new law among its criticisms the law will have a negative impact on female athletes which the original bill's author California senator Nancy Skinner says is wrong because she says women don't have the same opportunities as men to become professional athletes after college for women this would might be the only time they could make any money several other states are considering similar laws to the fare paid to play act California's law is scheduled to take effect in twenty twenty three. he Tom Goldman NPR news..
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"Explain why the fare paid play act was important it's going to change college sports for the better by having now the interest finally of the athletes on par with the INS interest of the institutions the law will allow California student athletes to earn money from endorsements sponsorship deals and other activities related to their athletic skill they'll be able to hire agents the bill will not require colleges and universities to pay players but schools and certainly the NC double a aren't happy about it there's concern California schools will have an unfair advantage when recruiting athletes and that the law will push college sports toward professionalism of course many division one college sports certainly appear professional with palatial football stadiums huge TV contracts and coaches making multi million dollar salaries the NC double a wouldn't comment today about an earlier warning the California schools could be banned from NC double a championships because of the law but governor Newsome doesn't think that'll happen they can't afford to do that can't afford to lose the state of California is truly a nation state and the economic consequences of it would be a profound number two I don't think they have the legal right to do that the pac twelve conference which includes four prominent California universities says it's also disappointed with the new law among its criticisms the law will have a negative impact on female athletes which the original bill's author California senator Nancy Skinner says is wrong because she says women don't have the same opportunities as men to become professional athletes after college for women this would might be the only time they could make any money several other states are considering similar laws to the fare paid to play act California's law is scheduled to take effect in twenty twenty three. Tom Goldman NPR news..
Pompeo travels to Saudi Arabia after oil facility attack
"The US secretary of state says Yemen's who the rebels were not behind last weekend's attack on Saudi oil facilities as they claimed my compare who's just landed in Saudi Arabia tells reporters the Intel so far points to E. run NPR's Tom Goldman has more on what Pentagon sources are telling him and told their satellite pictures of around gearing up the missiles in drones and launch sites in the case say that circumstantial evidence but also the scent of Pentagon forensics team to Saudi Arabia to look at remnants of these missiles at this Saudi facility to determine whether or not they are Iranian missiles and they say that if that's the case it will be clear and convincing evidence that this did come from around this attack in Paris Tom Bowman the Iranian government denies involvement it also warns that if any action is taken against its people it will retaliate president trump has tweeted that his. ministration plans to impose additional sanctions on
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"Tom Goldman who is not his newest collaborator so far as I know not yet not yet is what I should say thanks for being with us Tom always a pleasure so the women's national team walked out of mediation with the U. S. soccer Wednesday I believe over equal pay what happened if you ask the women's team members U. S. soccer wasn't interested in talking about equal pay specifically paying the women bonuses that match the men's players and if you ask US soccer talks broke down because the women's attorneys for quite aggressive in and productive after presenting misleading information to the public end quote so Scott both sides are angry no talks scheduled at this time and the gender discrimination lawsuit the women filed against US soccer back in March may be heading to trial in twenty nineteen what kind of argument is U. S. soccer actually put this nicely pretended make against equal pay well they're arguing the women are compensated fairly although differently than the men and they have a whole bunch of numbers that they say back that up a politico first reported the that US soccer even hired lobbyists to try to convince lawmakers in DC that the federation is on the right but you know engaging in this public battle it appears to be self defeating for the U. S. for U. S. soccer I mean the women players as you well know are the best thing going for the sport in this country yeah they are wildly popular they have the potential to help spread the game from the grass roots on up and the federation is going to win the battle of public opinion right X. say US soccer should pay women what they're asking fully get on their side which appears to be the winning side both on and off the pitch I mean many of problem in sports is a is solved by throwing money at it and I wonder.
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"Are as a dreamer or an undocumented immigrant who was brought here as a child he came out to protest the detainment of migrant kids and even though he's not a target for ice raids he was still trying to keep a low profile I can only do so much until I also get in trouble for speaking out no cells are says if he gets arrested for civil disobedience he's worried he'd get deported I feel like I'm I'm here but then again I'm travels local attorney saying the last week at least twenty two immigrants have been arrested in the bay area it's unclear if ice will further target the region for NPR news I'm Carolyn champion this is NPR the environmental protection agency says it will now allow farmers to resume a wide use of a pesticide that beekeepers say kills honey bees the government says its review of data finds the pesticide so fox the floor does little harm to beneficial bugs and other wildlife the national rifle association says it plans to fully cooperate with subpoenas issued by the Attorney General for the district of Columbia the city issued the subpoenas last night as part of an investigation into the non profit status of the NRA and its charitable foundation Simona Halep of Romania won the Wimbledon women's singles title today she beat American Serena Williams six two six two NPR's Tom Goldman reports it was Serena Williams eleventh Wimbledon singles final she's one seven times and Simona Halep first final on the hallowed grass centre court but it was hell who looked like the season finals veteran and she wore to victory in less than an hour she grabbed the match from the beginning zipping to a four games to none lead and from there she continued her dominance with little resistance from Williams hello up one with her speed and court coverage and aggressive groundstrokes afterwards she was asked if she'd ever play better never was the answer for Williams it's another disappointment on the brink of history she still one grand slam singles title short of Margaret court's all time record of twenty four Tom Goldman NPR news and I'm Barbara Klein NPR.
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"In women's division. One college basketball, the final four are set their Baylor Notre Dame, Yukon and Oregon NPR's Tom Goldman reports than Baylor and Notre Dame advanced on Monday night with victories Valer dominated again. With a thirty two point win over Iowa defending champion Notre Dame pulled away from Stanford in the second half to win by sixteen. This Friday at the final four Baylor in its powerful inside players go against Oregon's all court attack in one semi final game in the other archrivals Notre Dame and uconn play for the seventh time in the final four since twenty
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"The president of Japan's Olympic committee says he'll resign in June. He's under investigation for bribery in relation to Japan. Successful bid to host next year summer Olympics. Here's NPR's, Tom. Goldman SUNA Kazu Takeda says he'll resign as head of the Japanese Olympic committee, and as a member of the International Olympic Committee. French officials have been investigating payments of around two million dollars. The Tokyo bid committee headed by Takeda made in two thousand thirteen that was the year. Tokyo won the bid for twenty twenty. There are suspicions some of the money. Went to a high ranking official who had a lot of influence in deciding the twenty twenty host Takeda's seventy-one denies the bribery allegations. And according to the Associated Press recently said he wouldn't resign, but his resignation comes amid reports that would next year's games looming. Olympic officials have wanted to distance themselves from another potential bidding
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"This is morning edition from NPR news. I'm Noel king. And I'm Steve Inskeep. Two undefeated teams play for the college football championship tonight. Number one ranked Alabama plays number two. Clemson they are meeting in the playoffs for the fourth straight year. And if that feels monotonous to you NPR's, Tom Goldman reports the fans of the two teams don't really care, the keyword here is again, and how you say it reveals which side you're on if it's Alabama and Clemson are playing again, Sherwood's flowers has no time for you. The sixty three year old real estate agent is a hard Clemson fan sitting in her South Carolina home wearing Clemson colors an orange fit bit purple glasses with purple rhinestones ones flowers. Reads, her recent tweet to the complainers and listening to some sports talk on the radio while taking care of some paperwork and only have one thing to say if you people are sick of Clemson, Alabama. Then your team does. As the bait out of no one can do that. And you just need to shot up period. In alabama. The message is the same. Don't like tonight's match up. Then beat us says Birmingham resident Bobby Wesson, but you can't just beat him on the field. You're going to have to beat Alabama in recruiting. You're going to have to big Alabama in the white room. You're going to have to beat Alabama and practice you're going to have to be okay. And judging by Alabama's and clemson's easy wins in the playoff semi-finals. No one can beat them especially Bama, the crimson tide or trying to win a sixth national title in ten years. And this team may be the best for all that dominance, Alabama. Hasn't had a dazzling game changing quarterback until.
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"This is morning edition from NPR news. I'm Noel king. And I'm Steve Inskeep. Two undefeated teams play for the college football championship tonight. Number one ranked Alabama plays number two. Clemson they are meeting in the playoffs for the fourth straight year. And if that feels monotonous to you NPR's, Tom Goldman reports the fans of the two teams don't really care, the keyword here is again, and how you say it reveals which side you're on if it's Alabama and Clemson are playing again, Sherwood's flowers has no time for you. The sixty three year old real estate agent is a hard Clemson fan sitting in her South Carolina home wearing Clemson colors an orange fit bit purple glasses with purple rhinestones ones flowers. Reads, her recent tweet to the complainers I said listening to some sports talk on the radio while taking care of some paperwork and only had one thing to say if you people are sick of Clemson, Alabama. Your team just as the bait out of no one can do that. And you just need to shut up period. In alabama. The message is the same. Don't like tonight's match up. Then beat us says Birmingham resident Bobby Wesson, but you can't just beat him on the field. You're going to have to beat Alabama in recruiting. You're gonna have to be got Obama in the white room. You're gonna have to beat Alabama and practice you're going to have to be. Okay. Okay. And judging by Alabama's and clemson's easy wins in the playoff semi-finals. No one can beat them especially Bama, the crimson tide or trying to win a sixth national title in ten years. And this team may be the best for all that dominance, Alabama. Hasn't had a dazzling game changing quarterback until now. Fires. Touchdown sophomore left-hander.
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"You're listening to all. Things, considered from NPR, news People are talking today about the NFL's decision to hit pause on its new national anthem. Policy team owners adopted the policy back in may it would require players to, stand for the anthem before games or face fines. And that was going, to start this coming season but late last night the league and the players union announced a freeze. On the policy to discuss, this, NPR, sports, correspondent Tom Goldman joins us now. Hey Tom hey Ari before get into the reaction tell? Us, what exactly the NFL on the union announced yeah. They, they announced, what they're calling a standstill agreement now last week the union. Filed a grievance against the NFL's new, anthem policy in this part of the standstill agreement the, union agreed to put the grievance on hold now the NFL. Agreed to put its new policy on hold meaning no new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforce. For the next several weeks and what they're doing they're they're doing this. While they engage in what they call confidential discussions To try to resolve, the issue and what has the reaction been lots of chatter is I'm sure you're not surprised to hear this has been such a contentious. Issue a quick scan on Twitter finds people weighing in on both sides of, the divide over whether or not players should protest. During the national anthem, and action that began in twenty sixteen with former quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling as a way to bring. Attention to police treatment of, minorities, and, social, inequality here's a quick random Twitter. Sample the NFL put out the national anthem protests policy? Temporarily, on hold when are wealthy old white men gonna. Wake, up and, realize that black men kneeling peacefully isn't un-american but the president's. Standing next to an lusting after authoritarian, leaders is and from the other side of the great, divide any NFL player that Neal's during the national anthem should. Be forced to give up their salary and do a tour of duty in Iraq and the kind of common that. Probably, hits the league hardest one person tweets that if players keep protesting On, just keep turning the TV off I found out. Last year just how easily it? Was to live without the NFL well speaking of Twitter President. Trump has been very vocal on this. Issue what has his reaction to this latest development Ben he actually has a he's a very busy man as you well know but he actually tweeted out this afternoon the following the NFL national anthem debate is, alive and well again can't believe it isn't it in contract that players must stand. At attention hand on, heart the. Forty million dollar Commissioner meaning Roger Goodell must now make a stand first time kneeling out for games second time kneeling out for season no pay, no word from the, NFL or the union whether the president suggestions will be part of the discussions are currently having my guess would be. No they don't want to pour gasoline on the issue they instead want to reach some sort of resolution that's palatable to all but once. Again the president is waiting into this issue promising to, make it even more political political excuse me and And contentious at a time when the NFL in the. Union or trying to tamp, things down just in our last minute or so what, can you tell us. About the, discussions that are going. On between the NFL and the union well the discussions. Include players union and league representatives they are happening on a regular basis, there's no set timeline other, than the several weeks mentioned in last night standstill. Agreement announcement of the NFL certainly is aware that preseason games will begin. August second and, Ari when the game starts so to the anthems NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman thanks, Tom you're, welcome.
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"Four black history month tonight at eight in again tomorrow morning at two on kqed public radio donald trump flirting with the idea of running for office for decades but he made his intentions clear at the conservative political action conference sepak i've beaten many people and companies and i've worn many wars little different dragged little different than what you've been here seven years later his back as president alongside the nation's top conservative leaders and speakers we're on location at cpap next time on one day tonight at eleven on kqed weatherwise you may have to wake up the windshield wipers a bit today partly cloudy and breezy a chance of showers slight chance of thunderstorms in some of the thunderstorms may produce small hail it's morning edition from npr news i'm rachel martin and i'm david drain at the winter olympics today switzerland's michelle just seen won the final individual alpine ski event it was the ladies combined which consists of a downhill run and a slalom run for us skiers lindsay vaughn and michaela schifrin each run delivered dramatic results here's one member of arab olympics team in pierce tom goldman a hollywood ending was in the air on a south korean mountain today 33yearold american alpine star linsey vaughan began what probably was her final olympic event by skiing down the mountain faster than anyone she finished first in the downhill portion of the combined halfway to a gold medal farewell but slalom was to come and the quick turning technical event never has been a strength but grit hands and she told reporters after the downhill she was ready to draw on that i certainly now that i am a pretty good competitors though i'm gonna give it hallin maybe i can pull out a miracle eager and his or hollywood hung in the balance is vaughn started her run down the short steep slalom course there'd be no miracle as she straddled a gate and didn't even finish who's got that short slalom run too short sometimes when a trying to be aggressive in psalm i make my turn a little too early and then i straddle won't vaughn the departing us stores struggled in the slalom america's now in.
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"The winter olympics team usa did not get the result it was hoping for in skiing or in men's figure skating we've to reports from our olympic team in pyungchon beginning with anne pierce tom goldman is a phrase in sports when all the predictions breakdown in the heavy favorite doesn't win that's why they play the game skiing's version that's why they run the race and it was the phrase of the day friday at young pyongyang alpine center as switzerland's wendy holdinre crossed the finish line in the second of two runs in the lady slalom the crowns roar meant a couple of things holdinre fans were happy she just won a silver medal gold went to sweden's frieda hyun's daughter but there was also disbelief at the finish us alpine star michaelis schifrin didn't win any medal a different golden this race virtually was guaranteed she's the world's best slalom skier and the defending olympic champion in the event but on this day schifrin in her words beat herself it began before her first run when she threw up in the starting area nerves she said later not illness when she left the gate it wasn't the usual michaela chiffrent rather than just focusing on the good skiing that i know that i can do i was concerned i was almost trying to do something special and you know i don't need to do something special is just need to ski like myself and it would be fine why did it happen she still says she's not feeling the pressure of the world's expectations just her own whatever the reasons chiffrent has to do what most elite athletes are expert up quickly forgetting of banned performance but schifrin standing in a cold with the wind said she's terrible up that every single like loft that i've ever had i remember that feeling oh so thoroughly is plague of peace in my heart breaks off and and can never get it back she said she's 22 and just learning that it's part of life with one maybe two races left she is hoping for a quick learning curve at these olympics tom goldman npr news anti melissa block while schifrin was having trouble on.
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"The winter olympic games in south korea and international sports court has dismissed last minute appeals by russian athletes trying to enter the games they were banned by the international olympic committee as part of the punishment for russia's widespread system of doping from pyongyang chong south korea npr's tom goldman reports forty seven russians filed appeals this week with the court of arbitration for sport challenging their bands from the on chung games the russians said to ioc panel set up to screen russian athletes for doping acted improperly specifically the panels were discriminatory arbitrary and unfair the court's secretary general meth matthew read says that wasn't the case so there was no finding that there was discriminatory arbitrary unfair manner the decision came hours before the opening ceremony in pyongyang chung one hundred sixty nine russian athletes cleared the screening process those who compete are supposed to be neutral but their uniforms will say olympic athlete from russia tom goldman npr news pyungchon you're listening to npr news in pennsylvania republican lawmakers say they won't be able to meet today's deadline to vote on a new congressional district map the pennsylvania's supreme court ordered the new map saying it unfairly gave republicans the advantage in congressional campaigns republican leaders say they hope to develop a plan in the coming days and send it to democratic governor tom wolf if the governor supports the redrawn map he has until next thursday to submit it to the pennsylvania's supreme court the federal judge who was criticized by donald trump during the presidential campaign will rule on challenges to the president's border wall project from member station k pbs in san diego eric anderson reports environmental groups in the state of california argue the federal government doesn't have the right to waive a host of environmental laws those waivers cleared the way to build prototypes and replace seventy miles of border wall in san diego county france icke works for the center for biological diversity waiver authority not available metric water that is already occurred the state argues border wall construction would do irreparable harm to wildlife federal judge gonzalo curiel his hearing the case he presided over the trump university lawsuit in 2016 for npr news i'm eric anderson in san diego the.
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"The packers season in basketball the houston rockets of telling the warriors golden state houston is your problem in the west and npr's sports correspondent tom goldman joins us time thanks for being with us my pleasure in great interro thanks very much well i i that's the one small contribution igor in all night on the guy exactly aaron rogers has been out seven games broken collarbone he says he's not coming back to save the packers but his net exactly what you want superheroes to say uh he comes back in a season that's been afflicted with injuries to make stars he he may not be coming back to say green bay but he can help the league at least a bit scott know a bunch of star players have had major injuries and it's been at least part of the reason for the reported nine percent drop in tv ratings from last year the very long list includes wide receiver odell beckham junior to great young quarterbacks the shawn watson carson wentz richard sherman and eric berry to the nfl's best defensive backs all heads seasonending injuries n scott these are playmakers even in the total scheme game that football is these players they can change games with individual performances and without than the games just aren't as much fun to watch and we hit it we have some game coming up with real playoff ramifications including i can't believe this jay cutler and the dolphins have a chance to make the playoffs uh maybe they just have someone else play quarterback but uh has the nfl coast a lot of its own problems this year i think it has especially this season it seemed something always was pulling fence attention away from the games you know this week several high profile figures at the nfl network's suspended for alleged sexual harassment and the links concussion protocol again is under scrutiny after the image of houston quarterback tom savage taking a big hit and then appearing to have a seizure on the field only to return to play when he when he should have been taken out now the nfl's doing better with its concussion management been when mistakes like this happen they generate a lot of attention as they probably should such move to the nba i i'd like love to talk about how well the rockets are plane and the cavaliers for that matter but i gotta ask about i.
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"The los angeles dodgers and houston astros your back at it tonight for game two of the world series last night in la the dodgers won the opener and once again they were fueled by a player who looks like a muppet andrews hitting like babe ruth npr's tom goldman has the story about breakouts dr justin turner so the muppet justin turner resembles with his long red hair and bushy red beard is animal the two of become quite the parent dodger stadium when turner hits a home run there's animal on the big screen shaking his shaggy red head and shouting out cars name dodgers fans have been seeing a lot of hannah half the sound after tires home homerun this postseason a tworun blast last night that gave la it's winning score turner now has fourteen runs batted in during these playoffs that's a dodgers record for one postseason his suddenness in these playoffs really isn't that sudden he's 32 and has been with la four years this season he was named the all star team so he's been building with this postseason explosion at a played has been dramatic startling even to turner who was asked last night if earlier in his career he could envision becoming this justin turner no before signing with the dodgers turner was with the.
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"Nfl quarterback cam newton is in the midst of another controversy newton made a comment to a female football writer on wednesday that's being called sexist by some simply dumb by others npr's tom goldman pezzo report carolina panthers quarterback cam newton has never been the shy and retiring type he's generated controversy with his if few sieve displays after scoring touchdowns he incurred the wrath of journalists with his sahlin an early exit from a post super bowl interview a couple of years ago then yesterday he had this interaction with jordan rodrigue she's a panthers beat reporter for the charlotte observer rodrigue asked newton about one of his wide receivers combined is it a really embrace physicality is routes and only eating will that he i give you a little bit of an annual in legal it's funny to hear female talk about routes lay my first reaction away really really like we're still talking about there in in this way twentyeightyearold vfor davidson has been an espn reporter for the past four years an era when women have become more of a given rather than an exception in sports journalism but she she says cam newton comment is indicative of a mentality that still exists it go an anomaly x don't we are at four men whether it fantar ashley or gm's are cochaired i just hear women beacon house yet ray of out of court and and if pace analytically as well davidson is interviewed camp newton she likes him she says he's a joking person who doesn't always think before he speaks and davidson says he should know better considering the criticism of newton whose african american for his onfield celebrations and sometimes testy relationship with reporters i think from it has predecessor are racially tinged frankly after yesterday's press conference jordan rodrigue says she talked a newton and he didn't apologize for the press conference comment rodrigue however did end up apologizing today for some racially insensitive tweets she made a few years ago as for cam newton dannon yogurt which has an endorsement contract with him released a statement saying the company will no longer work with the panthers quarterback when asked if he had planned to punish newton an nfl spokesman said via email it has not find people for saying something stupid the league released a statement saying the comments are just plain wrong and disrespectful and don't reflect the thinking of the league tom goldman and pr.
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"Thirty six people suffocated from smoke on friday after a gunman set fire to gambling tables at a casino dozens more were injured in the scramble to get to safety police say the suspect fled with a bag of casino chips and was later found dead of apparently self inflicted wounds the golden state warriors lead the nba championship games as npr's tom goldman reports kevin durand scored thirty points and stephane curry had 28 to help the warriors beat the cleveland cavaliers in game one golden state warriors sean out of the gate in the nba finals winning game won by twenty two points one thirteen the ninety one they beat the cleveland cavaliers so last year's here's and the golden state have been waiting a whole year to least a little bit of revenge on cleveland after the cavaliers came back from one three deficit last year to win the championship and golden state gone on a small measure of revenge empire some goldman and cleveland abhran james had twenty eight points and fifteen rebounds for the cavaliers a robot is joining dubai's police force to help identify fugitives and to collect evidence it's equipped with cameras and software to detect faces and a police database and read light vehicle licence plates the an armed robocop also has a video feet help spot risks such as backs left unattended in the persian gulf city the robot will patrol busy areas of dubai under a government program to replace twenty five percent of the city's human crimefighters by twenty thirty this is npr support for npr comes from npr stations other contributors include.
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"The suspect fled with a bag of casino chips and was later found dead apparently self inflicted wounds the golden state warriors lead the nba championship games as npr's tom goldman reports kevin durand scored thirty eight points had stephane curry had 28 to help the warriors beat the cleveland cavaliers in game one golden state warriors shot out of the gate in the nba finals winning game won by twenty two points one thirteen to ninety one they beat the cleveland cavaliers last near champions and the golden state had been waiting a whole year to italy fake a little bit of vengeance cleveland after the cavaliers came back from a one three deficit of last year to win the championship and golden state gone on a small measure of revenge anne some goldman and cleveland abhran james had twenty eight points and fifteen rebounds for the cavaliers a robot is joining dubai's police force to help identify fugitives and to collect evidence it's equipped with cameras and software to detect faces and a police database and read light vehicle licence plates the armed robocop also has a video feet helped spot risks such as bags left unattended in the persian gulf city the robot will patrol busy areas of dubai under a government program to replace twenty five percent of the city's human crimefighters by twenty thirty this is npr support for npr comes from npr stations other contributors include.
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"Thank you for my tonight in oakland california the golden state warriors hose most game one of the nba finals against the defending champion cleveland cavaliers the teams are meeting in the finals for a third straight year that's a first for the nba and there's unique situation on golden state's bench as npr's tom goldman reports the warriors are trying to avenge last year's loss to cleveland without they're ailing head coach depending on how these final shakeout two days last july will loom large july seventh 2016 of course that's the day the warriors signed six foot eleven allstar kevin durant the day before with less fanfare golden state announced the hiring of mike brown as in an assistant coach and important part of brown's resume significant head coaching experience ironically he coached cleveland any young lebrun james in the two thousand seven nba finals the experience became essential a little over a month ago tomorrow i will not coach hopefully we can find some some things to hell over the next few days i'll give golden state head coach steve kerr has not coached since that announcement in late april curse still is battling symptoms from a spinal fluid leak that happen after routine back surgery in two thousand fifteen and now the the ultimate frustration his health will keep him off the bench against those dastardly calves who came back to win last year's title after falling in a three games to one hole might brown took over early in these playoffs since then the warriors have won ten loss known in still are favored to be cleveland for the title.