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 on NPR.org.
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Dark Weekend for Michigan Football
Sputnik Monroe's Unique Style
Red Sox Pay $51 Million to Talk to Japanese Pitcher
Cardinals Claim World Series Crown
Anthem Singers Test 'the Land of the Free'
St. Louis One Step from Taking World Series Title
St. Louis Beats Detroit, Takes 2-1 Series Lead
Detroit Evens the World Series with 3-1 Win
Cardinals Take World Series Game 1
Tigers, Cardinals Kick Off World Series
NBA Switches from Leather to Synthetic Balls
Reporters have beats. Congress, crime, Iraq... whatever. Tom Goldman is NPR's sports guy. And, of course, one of the big sports stories over the past few years has been doping. Whether it be cycling, baseball or track, a lot of athletes seem to be doing whatever they can to get an edge. But despite the endemic cynicism that comes from being a journalist, even Tom has been surprised recently: I cover so much doping news these days; it's almost a full-time beat. I'm always on the lookout for particularly interesting stories about performance enhancing drug use -- and boy, did The Guardian newspaper come up with a good one this week. Under the attention-grabbing headline "Police break gang feeding steroids to buffaloes," was the following...
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