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February 27, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bob Costas of NBC and Rick Reilly of Sports Illustrated magazine were the national winners in their categories.
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March 27, 2010 | By Christopher Goffard
In late April 2007, Mike Penner published an article unlike any of the thousands he had written for the Los Angeles Times. It was brief, just 823 words, and placed without fanfare on the second page of the Sports section that had been his home for 23 years. Under the headline "Old Mike, new Christine," Penner explained that he would soon assume a female identity and byline, a decision that followed "a million tears and hundreds of hours of soul-wrenching therapy." It was "heartache and unbearable discomfort" to remain a man, he explained.
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May 26, 1996 | MICHAEL HARRIS
MISSING LINKS by Rick Reilly (Doubleday: $21.95; 278 pp.). This golf novel, due out in June, is better than "Fast Greens." Sports Illustrated writer Rick Reilly gives us snappier prose, more believable characters and the funniest take on blue-collar hacking and gambling ("at Ponkaquogue, a Boston muni that is unquestionably the worst golf course in America . . .
SPORTS
May 12, 2003 | Larry Stewart
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, heard, observed, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. What: "Who's Your Caddy?" Author: Rick Reilly. Publisher: Random House. Price: $24.95. If you go to www.randomhouse.com, you'll find 58 books about golf. There are three about tennis, and three about football, supposedly America's most popular sport.
SPORTS
May 12, 2003 | Larry Stewart
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, heard, observed, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. What: "Who's Your Caddy?" Author: Rick Reilly. Publisher: Random House. Price: $24.95. If you go to www.randomhouse.com, you'll find 58 books about golf. There are three about tennis, and three about football, supposedly America's most popular sport.
SPORTS
December 24, 2000 | BILL DWYRE
What: "The Life of Reilly" Where: Total/Sports Illustrated, $22.95 So it is Christmas Eve and your shopping list has a few names peeping through the scratchouts. If any of those names like sports, try this offering. Rick Reilly has been a star at Sports Illustrated for 15 years because he writes like a dream. It wasn't always that way.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2010 | By Christopher Goffard
In late April 2007, Mike Penner published an article unlike any of the thousands he had written for the Los Angeles Times. It was brief, just 823 words, and placed without fanfare on the second page of the Sports section that had been his home for 23 years. Under the headline "Old Mike, new Christine," Penner explained that he would soon assume a female identity and byline, a decision that followed "a million tears and hundreds of hours of soul-wrenching therapy." It was "heartache and unbearable discomfort" to remain a man, he explained.
SPORTS
March 7, 1985 | RICK REILLY
Western Union finally found the home address of Clipper Coach Jim Lynam Wednesday: THANKS FOR TWO WONDERFUL YEARS, JIMBO. STOP. COULDN'T HAVE BEEN 52-91 WITHOUT YOU. STOP. WRITE IF YOU FIND WORK. STOP. Into Lynam's worried shoes, the Clippers have inserted his worthy assistant, Don Chaney, not to be confused with Lon Chaney, who, come to think of it, might have been a better choice, considering the scary state of affairs at the Sports Arena. Talk about a house of horrors!
SPORTS
February 7, 1985 | RICK REILLY
The dark question Coach Jim Lynam of the Clippers wakes up with these mornings is not so much whether he will be reading his own pink slip soon. The question is by what means it will be delivered. Lynam has not won the undying allegiance of his boss, General Manager Carl Scheer, and that, in itself, is reason enough for Lynam to begin slinking along hallways and refusing telegrams. "We have our differences," Scheer said Wednesday.
SPORTS
March 4, 1985 | RICK REILLY
A little bit of Americana found itself on the expendables rack this week when the budget-conscious L.A. Express gave its cheerleaders the old . . . Two, four, six, eight Can you spell Term-in-ate? The pink slips came from the office of new Express C.E.O. Dick Stevens, a hand-picked henchman appointed by the league office to start making like David Stockman. Originally, Stevens said one of the reasons the Express cheerleaders became extinct was to save the $39 per-woman, per-game fee.
SPORTS
December 24, 2000 | BILL DWYRE
What: "The Life of Reilly" Where: Total/Sports Illustrated, $22.95 So it is Christmas Eve and your shopping list has a few names peeping through the scratchouts. If any of those names like sports, try this offering. Rick Reilly has been a star at Sports Illustrated for 15 years because he writes like a dream. It wasn't always that way.
BOOKS
May 26, 1996 | MICHAEL HARRIS
MISSING LINKS by Rick Reilly (Doubleday: $21.95; 278 pp.). This golf novel, due out in June, is better than "Fast Greens." Sports Illustrated writer Rick Reilly gives us snappier prose, more believable characters and the funniest take on blue-collar hacking and gambling ("at Ponkaquogue, a Boston muni that is unquestionably the worst golf course in America . . .
SPORTS
February 27, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bob Costas of NBC and Rick Reilly of Sports Illustrated magazine were the national winners in their categories.
BOOKS
October 21, 1990 | CHRIS GOODRICH
It's unlikely we'll ever see a deal in sports to compare with the one that brought Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings in 1988. Gretzky so dominated the National Hockey League that he had won its Most Valuable Player trophy eight of the previous nine years; he had not only set but obliterated every previous offensive record in the book. So why was Gretzky traded?
SPORTS
March 7, 1985 | RICK REILLY
Western Union finally found the home address of Clipper Coach Jim Lynam Wednesday: THANKS FOR TWO WONDERFUL YEARS, JIMBO. STOP. COULDN'T HAVE BEEN 52-91 WITHOUT YOU. STOP. WRITE IF YOU FIND WORK. STOP. Into Lynam's worried shoes, the Clippers have inserted his worthy assistant, Don Chaney, not to be confused with Lon Chaney, who, come to think of it, might have been a better choice, considering the scary state of affairs at the Sports Arena. Talk about a house of horrors!
SPORTS
March 4, 1985 | RICK REILLY
A little bit of Americana found itself on the expendables rack this week when the budget-conscious L.A. Express gave its cheerleaders the old . . . Two, four, six, eight Can you spell Term-in-ate? The pink slips came from the office of new Express C.E.O. Dick Stevens, a hand-picked henchman appointed by the league office to start making like David Stockman. Originally, Stevens said one of the reasons the Express cheerleaders became extinct was to save the $39 per-woman, per-game fee.
SPORTS
February 25, 1985 | RICK REILLY
In Utah the other day, a teen-age boy with braces pulled a gun on his orthodontist and said, "Take 'em off." Having worn braces myself, I feel for that kid. For at age 13, many a snubnose revolver I yearned to pack. I'd give it to the mousy receptionist, too. Go ahead, Nurse Dalrymple. Schedule me next Thursday. Make my day. Losing my braces was one of only three things I asked out of the world in those days. The second was to commit a venial sin.
SPORTS
January 14, 1985
The NFL informs us that more than five million words will be written about the Super Bowl over the next seven days. Whether that five million includes the press release written to tell us about the five million is unclear. What is clear is that in this, the age of the Information Explosion, five million words might be a few too many for you to digest, what with trying to keep up with Phil Donahue and all.
SPORTS
February 25, 1985 | RICK REILLY
In Utah the other day, a teen-age boy with braces pulled a gun on his orthodontist and said, "Take 'em off." Having worn braces myself, I feel for that kid. For at age 13, many a snubnose revolver I yearned to pack. I'd give it to the mousy receptionist, too. Go ahead, Nurse Dalrymple. Schedule me next Thursday. Make my day. Losing my braces was one of only three things I asked out of the world in those days. The second was to commit a venial sin.
SPORTS
February 7, 1985 | RICK REILLY
The dark question Coach Jim Lynam of the Clippers wakes up with these mornings is not so much whether he will be reading his own pink slip soon. The question is by what means it will be delivered. Lynam has not won the undying allegiance of his boss, General Manager Carl Scheer, and that, in itself, is reason enough for Lynam to begin slinking along hallways and refusing telegrams. "We have our differences," Scheer said Wednesday.
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