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
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
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
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
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.
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.