Tom Goldman http://wcqs.org en Female Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis Is A Hit At Little League World Series http://wcqs.org/post/female-pitcher-mone-davis-hit-little-league-world-series <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Female+Pitcher+Mo%27Ne+Davis+Is+A+Hit+At+Little+League+World+Series&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTc3MDEzMjAzMzEyMDA3Njc1Nw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This week, pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis became the youngest athlete ever to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. And last night, the youngest has suffered the SI Jinx, which holds that being on the cover doesn't bode well for you next time on the field. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 22505 at http://wcqs.org With 50 Games Left Till Playoffs, Few MLB Teams Out Of Contention http://wcqs.org/post/50-games-left-till-playoffs-few-mlb-teams-out-contention <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=With+50+Games+Left+Till+Playoffs%2C+Few+MLB+Teams+Out+Of+Contention&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzgwMzIyMDEyMTQ4NzkxNDM0OWYxYg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>It might be the best invention the world has ever seen or maybe, actually, the worst. I'm talking about the app that lets you watch any baseball game you want to watch any time. I cannot imagine the hours of productivity I've lost because of this thing. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:11:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 21955 at http://wcqs.org Can Brazil Regain Soccer Glory With Beauty Over Brawn? http://wcqs.org/post/can-brazil-regain-soccer-glory-beauty-over-brawn Copacabana Beach is supposed to be fun, but it wasn't Saturday night, after the Netherlands beat Brazil 3-0 in the World Cup third-place game.<p>That loss came on the heels of the 7-1 drubbing by Germany earlier in the week. It's the first time since 1940 that Brazil has lost consecutive home games, prompting calls for change in a country long associated with soccer splendor.<p>Sunday's championship match pits Germany against Argentina in Rio de Janeiro. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:22:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 20762 at http://wcqs.org Can Brazil Regain Soccer Glory With Beauty Over Brawn? Brazil Wakes Up To Find Tuesday's Nightmare Was Not A Dream http://wcqs.org/post/brazil-wakes-find-tuesdays-nightmare-was-not-dream Host country Brazil was eliminated from the World Cup in epic fashion: Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 during the semifinal match. Brazilians are wondering how their beloved team could be so pulverized. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:06:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 20541 at http://wcqs.org Down Two Key Players, Brazilians Worry About World Cup Prospects http://wcqs.org/post/down-two-key-players-brazilians-worry-about-world-cup-prospects Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>Hey, thanks for sticking with us on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. Brazilians should be celebrating today after beating Colombia 2-1 yesterday in the World Cup quarterfinals. But instead, it is not looking good. Brazil's best player - 22-year-old striker Neymar - was injured during that game - is now out for a month with a broken bone in his back. That leaves Brazilians wondering if the end of Neymar's brilliant run in the tournament also means the end of the host country's World Cup dreams. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:06:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 20402 at http://wcqs.org Continental Rivals Take Spotlight In World Cup Quarters http://wcqs.org/post/continental-rivals-take-spotlight-world-cup-quarters Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>In Brazil, tears of joy and relief as the World Cup home team won its quarterfinal against Colombia.<p>(CHEERING)<p>SIEGEL: Brazil beat Colombia 2-1 in a hard-fought game between the two South American neighbors, but as we'll hear, it was a costly victory. An earlier game today - Germany defeated France 1-nothing to move on to the World Cup final four. NPR's Tom Goldman is in Rio de Janeiro, and he joins us now. And, Tom, first of all, Brazil won. But in a way, it also lost. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 20364 at http://wcqs.org Belgium Ends U.S. Team's World Cup Hopes http://wcqs.org/post/belgium-ends-us-teams-world-cup-hopes The U.S. men's soccer team is out of the World Cup. For 90 minutes, the score was tied at 0-0, but the team lost in extra time to Belgium on Tuesday, 2-1. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:05:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 20234 at http://wcqs.org Despite Losing To Germany, U.S. Advances In World Cup http://wcqs.org/post/despite-losing-germany-us-advances-world-cup The U.S. men's soccer team moves on to the World Cup's round of 16. They lost to Germany, but advance because Portugal beat Ghana. The team will get to rest a bit before playing Belgium on Tuesday. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:10:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 20030 at http://wcqs.org World Cup Stadium In The Amazon Is Nice, But Is It Needed? http://wcqs.org/post/world-cup-stadium-amazon-nice-it-needed The U.S. plays Portugal in a key World Cup match on Sunday, and it is in the tournament's most exotic locale: Manaus.<p>Manaus is a teeming city of nearly 2 million in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. But it's not some remote outpost; it's the sixth richest city in Brazil, thanks to its Free Trade Zone designation bringing big business like Nokia, Honda and Harley-Davidson.<p>Sunday's game will be the third of only four scheduled in the city's new $300 million World Cup stadium, the Arena da Amazonia. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21:36:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 19771 at http://wcqs.org World Cup Stadium In The Amazon Is Nice, But Is It Needed? A World Cup Stunner: Spain Fails To Defend Its Crown http://wcqs.org/post/world-cup-stunner-spain-fails-defend-its-crown With an upset by Chile Wednesday, defending World Cup champion Spain has been eliminated from this year's tournament. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:12:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 19620 at http://wcqs.org