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Sports Reporter — LA Times
Covers:  snail races, ping pong, horse racing, mlb, golf, basketball, nfl, college football, nba, marbles, frog jumping, table tennis, four-square, tether ball, olympic skiing, cake-walks
Doesn't Cover: yak racing

Thirty-33 year vet of LA Times but not as old as that sounds!

What was your first job as a journalist?

Technically Sports Editor Cal State Fullerton Daily Titan. Received $300 stipend. Then Fullerton Daily News Tribune

Have you ever used a typewriter?

You bet. I started on typewriter at the LA Times back in 1981 shortly before move to computers. Remember glue pots?

How is social media changing news?

By the second....

Larry Scott, Condi Rice favor keeping four-team College Football Playoff

latimes.com — This not a news flash, but rather a sleepy-day, off-season shot of daily affirmation. Narrowly passing for "news" on Wednesday was reiteration that college football's regular season is superior to basketball's and at least two leaders prefer not to screw up football.

How AP writer who reported Lincoln's death might have fared in sports

latimes.com — Wednesday marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's death, the result of his being shot while attending a play at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. Poor Lawrence Gobright, rest his soul, is still taking grief for it. Gobright was the Associated Press correspondent who, um, buried the lead in his original accounting of the shooting.

Lawrence Phillips tragedy continues to haunt former Nebraska coach

latimes.com — Nebraska football might have hoped the tragedy of Lawrence Phillips could have been slammed shut behind a lengthy 2005 jail sentence. Silence and confinement, it seemed, would keep the university from getting dragged out, next to his name, in the public tribunal. No such luck.

Youth prevails in Duke's 68-63 win over Wisconsin in NCAA title game

baltimoresun.com — So much for crafty veterans, experience and upperclassmen better handling pressure in crunch time. Duke's diaper dandy array of freshmen outplayed longer-toothed Wisconsin on Monday night to earn a 68-63 win and the school's fifth NCAA championship. Whoever said youth was wasted on the young should have been among the crowd of 71,149 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

John Calipari says Kentucky might lose seven players to NBA draft

chicagotribune.com — Kentucky Coach John Calipari said Monday he might lose more than half a dozen players to the NBA draft. "We could lose seven guys," Calipari said. "Seven is a definitely possibility." Calipari made his comments at a downtown news conference after his election to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

John Calipari says Kentucky might lose seven players to NBA draft

latimes.com — Kentucky Coach John Calipari said Monday he might lose more than half a dozen players to the NBA draft. "We could lose seven guys," Calipari said. "Seven is a definitely possibility." Calipari made his comments at a downtown news conference after his election to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Duke rallies for NCAA title win over Wisconsin, 68-63

latimes.com — Things looked bleak for Duke when it trailed by nine points in the second half of Monday night's NCAA title game. It was worse than that, as two of the Blue Devils' best players were on the bench in foul trouble.

NCAA championship: Different routes to title game for Wisconsin and Duke

latimes.com — Tonight's NCAA title game is proof there are different roads to the top. Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan and star player Frank Kaminsky are both veteran "grinders." Ryan, 67, spent his formative years coaching at Division III University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Wisconsin-Milwaukee before getting his shot at Wisconsin in 2001.

Mitt Romney picks all four Final Four teams in NCAA bracket contest

chicagotribune.com — I saw Mitt Romney walking through a hotel lobby Sunday and wondered why he was in town. Romney isn't running for president in 2016 and none of the universities he attended -- Stanford, Brigham Young and Harvard -- got close to making this year's Final Four.

Mitt Romney picks all four Final Four teams in NCAA bracket contest

latimes.com — I saw Mitt Romney walking through a hotel lobby Sunday and wondered why he was in town. Romney isn't running for president in 2016 and none of the universities he attended -- Stanford, Brigham Young and Harvard -- got close to making this year's Final Four.
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Apr 17, 2015

J-Rob, always scouting, asked how UCLA was going to be next year: I said "Very good." But told him SC probably favored to win Pac-S.

Apr 17, 2015

Robby excited re @losangelesrams possible return to L.A.. Said he was digging through attic to find his old "Rams" gear!

Apr 17, 2015

I was seated next to Robinson and he had the perfect coach answer when I asked how he was doing. "Undefeated," he said.

Apr 17, 2015

Nice to visit with former Rams and USC Coach John Robinson today at Lott @LottIMPACTrophy luncheon in Newport Beach. We go WAY back

Apr 15, 2015

RT @tribkurt: @DufresneLATimes That's exactly how my wife would have told me the story upon returning from the theater.

Apr 15, 2015

(AP) Correction: Earlier version of "Titanic" story incorrectly stated last song was "Nearer, Thy God, to me." It was My, not Thy.

Apr 15, 2015

(AP) Dodger reliever Ralph Branca had three of his four pitches working yesterday during a mandatory "extra" game on 1951 schedule....

Apr 15, 2015

(AP) An 8-piece ensemble, led by violinist Wallace Hartley, chose "Nearer, thy God, to thee," as the closing number last night as ship....

Apr 15, 2015

(AP) Four pitchers scattered seven hits as the Dodgers edged A's, 5-4, in Game 1 of 1988 World Series. Dennis Eckersley took the loss.

Apr 15, 2015

AP burying lead in Lincoln death still has me laughing...and thinking. businessinsider.com/original-ap-re…



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