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April 18, 1989
The Times sports section was named in the top 10 among papers with more than 175,000 circulation in the daily, Sunday and special-section categories of the annual Associated Press Sports Editors' contest. The APSE does not rank the top 10 in numerical order. In addition, the Times finished second in the best news story category for Assistant Sports Editor John Cherwa's look at the finances of the National Football League during a strike year. The Times also received honorable mention in the enterprise category for an examination of early death among former NFL players, by Chris Dufresne and Gene Wojciechowski; in investigations for a series of articles by Maryann Hudson on the United States Gymnastics Federation, and in best news story for Mike Downey's coverage of Bruce Kimball at the U.S. Olympic diving trials.
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March 5, 2014 | Staff reports
The Los Angeles Times was named one of the top-10 daily Sports sections among large-circulation papers and received five top-10 writing awards in the annual section and writing contest conducted by the Associated Press Sports Editors, which concluded Wednesday in Indianapolis. The Times also received top-10 honors for its special section on the life of former Lakers owner Jerry Buss, and for its website and multimedia presentation. Bill Plaschke received three top-10 awards in the writing divisions.
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March 3, 1995
The Los Angeles Times sports section was judged to be among the top 10 in the country in 1994, and four of its writers were honored individually by the Associated Press Sports Editors. The Times made the top 10 in the daily and Sunday categories for papers with circulation of more than 175,000. Event coverage stories by Chris Dufresne and Bill Plaschke were chosen among the top 10, as was a feature story by Mike Downey.
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April 1, 2000
Is the Los Angeles Times biased when it comes to Tiger Woods? Hal Sutton was wrong when he said "Tiger Woods is not bigger than the game." Apparently, he doesn't read the L.A. Times. Tiger Woods burps and his picture is all over the front page. Hal Sutton wins by one stroke in one of the more thrilling and evenly matched golf games of the season at the Players Championship and the best he can do is a small picture on the back page. AL FERGUSON Santa Barbara How long did it take you to find the article that "Sutton is flawless" in his win over Tiger Woods?
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May 18, 1991
From The Times sports section in 2035: "Nolan Ryan, age 88, pitched his 50th no-hitter last night. However, he is showing signs of slowing down as he did not throw a fastball over 92 m.p.h." S.O. SHARP Glendora
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November 3, 1991
Thank you, Bruce McNall, for purchasing a special advertisement section in the Los Angeles Times Magazine. You, too, realized that hockey is banned from The Times' sports section during the preseason. PAUL LAGLOINE Glendale
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July 22, 1989
With the departure of columnist Scott Ostler, and the regular use of color art (such as it is) in The Times sports section, would it be fair to say that the only special feature remaining in the Monday Special is the italic typeface on photo captions? PAUL M. THIELE Los Angeles
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December 10, 1988
I can't believe it. The Clippers beat the Bulls and Nets, looking very good doing it, and end up on the fourth page of The Times sports section. Then they go to Sacramento and get their brains beat out, and they make the front page. The Clipper kids deserve better than this. JERRY WHITWORTH Mission Viejo
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December 25, 1999
No sooner than I had finished reading Sports Illustrated's article on their "Sportswomen of the Year," the 1999 World Cup Champion U.S. women's soccer team, I picked up the Times Sports section to read that U.S. Soccer has refused to renegotiate the team's player contracts, instead expecting them to continue under the terms of a 1996 contract. That's what I call short-term memory. My advice to U.S. Soccer: Pay the women every penny they are asking for. If money is tight, take it from what you're paying the men's team.
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December 6, 1986
I want to call your attention to a mistake in the List in the Nov. 29 Times Sports Section. It probably seems a small mistake to you, but to Gordon Wood and the people of Brownwood, Tex., it is a monumental one. You, and apparently your source, Athlon Publications, list Gordon Wood's coaching exploits being at Brownsville, Tex. You are more than 300 miles off target. The location is Brownwood--deep in the heart of Texas. I think you owe Gordon Wood and the fine people of Brownwood a correction and apology.
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December 25, 1999
No sooner than I had finished reading Sports Illustrated's article on their "Sportswomen of the Year," the 1999 World Cup Champion U.S. women's soccer team, I picked up the Times Sports section to read that U.S. Soccer has refused to renegotiate the team's player contracts, instead expecting them to continue under the terms of a 1996 contract. That's what I call short-term memory. My advice to U.S. Soccer: Pay the women every penny they are asking for. If money is tight, take it from what you're paying the men's team.
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February 27, 1997
The Times was one of two large-paper sports sections, and one of only four among all newspapers in the country, to place in the top 10 in all four section categories Wednesday in the Associated Press Sports Editors annual national contest. Judges from around the country, meeting Sunday through Wednesday in Redondo Beach, put The Times in the top 10 in large-paper daily, Sunday and special sections and also named it Best in Show in page design.
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March 3, 1995
The Los Angeles Times sports section was judged to be among the top 10 in the country in 1994, and four of its writers were honored individually by the Associated Press Sports Editors. The Times made the top 10 in the daily and Sunday categories for papers with circulation of more than 175,000. Event coverage stories by Chris Dufresne and Bill Plaschke were chosen among the top 10, as was a feature story by Mike Downey.
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September 5, 1992
Olga Connolly's Aug. 26 commentary on the decline in athletic participation in the United States was provocative both in what it did and did not say. But her article addressed the symptoms of the problem, not its many causes. Equal blame for the decline in athletic participation can, and should, be laid at many doorsteps, including that of The Times sports section. Parents are to blame. How can children be expected to develop a love for participation in sports when they have never seen their parents do anything other than shout at a television, beer can in hand?
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November 3, 1991
Thank you, Bruce McNall, for purchasing a special advertisement section in the Los Angeles Times Magazine. You, too, realized that hockey is banned from The Times' sports section during the preseason. PAUL LAGLOINE Glendale
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May 18, 1991
From The Times sports section in 2035: "Nolan Ryan, age 88, pitched his 50th no-hitter last night. However, he is showing signs of slowing down as he did not throw a fastball over 92 m.p.h." S.O. SHARP Glendora
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April 1, 2000
Is the Los Angeles Times biased when it comes to Tiger Woods? Hal Sutton was wrong when he said "Tiger Woods is not bigger than the game." Apparently, he doesn't read the L.A. Times. Tiger Woods burps and his picture is all over the front page. Hal Sutton wins by one stroke in one of the more thrilling and evenly matched golf games of the season at the Players Championship and the best he can do is a small picture on the back page. AL FERGUSON Santa Barbara How long did it take you to find the article that "Sutton is flawless" in his win over Tiger Woods?
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July 22, 1989
With the departure of columnist Scott Ostler, and the regular use of color art (such as it is) in The Times sports section, would it be fair to say that the only special feature remaining in the Monday Special is the italic typeface on photo captions? PAUL M. THIELE Los Angeles
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June 28, 1989
Steve Garvey, who aspires to a career in politics, sounded very much the politician in his published remarks Tuesday on the Pete Rose situation. In an interview with Sam McManis of The Times' Sports section, Garvey described himself as a "compassionist" and said that if the accusations against Rose are true, he should not be banned for life. "I would think in terms of a (milder) decree if I'm the commissioner," Garvey said. "I haven't read the report, and I don't know if (Rose)
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