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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....

Tom Brady offers little on 'deflategate' report in public appearance

baltimoresun.com — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, appearing Thursday night at a scheduled engagement at Salem State University in Massachusetts, declined to comment on an NFL investigation implicating him in a scheme to deflate footballs last season.

Tom Brady offers little on 'deflategate' report in public appearance

latimes.com — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, appearing Thursday night at a scheduled engagement at Salem State in Massachusetts, declined to comment on an NFL investigation implicating him in a scheme to deflate footballs last season.

Pac 12 football, once again, appears to be spring loaded

latimes.com — Oregon's recovery from January's national-title loss to Ohio State started with a box of tissues. "Initially, a lot of tears," Oregon Coach Mark Helfrich admitted Thursday during a Pac-12 Conference coaches' teleconference wrapping up spring practices around the league. "There was a lot of emotions with a really special team," Helfrich said.

College Football Playoff will keep weekly standings in 2015

latimes.com — Good news for college football fans who cherish at least some transparency in the playoff selection process. The College Football Playoff announced Wednesday it will continue with a weekly ranking release in the second year of the new playoff system. The release dates for 2015 will be Nov. 3, Nov.

Orioles game with no fans leaves this reporter with an empty feeling

latimes.com — The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox, at this moment, are playing a baseball game in front of empty seats. This bizarre development was mandated by Major League Baseball in wake of protests and outbursts of violence in the city of Baltimore. How surreal.

The designated hitter should be celebrated, not condemned, by baseball

latimes.com — I've been carrying a secret since 1973. It's not the kind of thing you mention in the gym, at a poker party, or around the batting cage in a National League city. I love the designated hitter. There, Dr. Phil, I said it.

Rose Bowl officials decide not to bid on 2020 college title game

chicagotribune.com — The Rose Bowl, after careful consideration, has decided against bidding for the 2020 College Football Playoff championship game. A task force spend months studying the feasibility of hosting, but the Tournament of Roses executive board ultimately decided against moving forward.

Rose Bowl officials decide not to bid on 2020 college title game

latimes.com — The Rose Bowl, after careful consideration, has decided against bidding for the 2020 College Football Playoff championship game. A task force spend months studying the feasibility of hosting, but the Tournament of Roses executive board ultimately decided against moving forward. "We would love to host a national championship game here," William Flinn, Rose Bowl executive director, told the Times.

Commentary: Ode to Tim Tebow before he fails again

latimes.com — It almost pains me to watch Tim Tebow try another comeback. Why? Because, chances are, he will fail again and further undercut a legacy that deserves better. A low point came this week when Tebow was ripped by, of all people, a kicker.

China cracking down on evil endeavor called...golf?

latimes.com — Corruption has taken down many empires in the history of mankind, and now China, in a preemptive move, is trying to get an overlapping grip on an issue it thinks could lead to its ruination: golf.
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May 21, 2015

Back after 5 noisy days in NYC for son's Fordham graduation. How am I going to sleep now without the car horns and jack hammers?

May 21, 2015

RT @CFBPlayoff: WE WON! The #CFBPlayoff was just named Sports Event of the Year at the @sbjsbd Sports Business Awards! #sbjsba pic.twitter.com/NadqzHG3QW

May 12, 2015

RT @sbncollege: Paul FInebaum didn't share full Bobby Bowden quote on Jameis Winston tomahawknation.com/2015/5/12/8595…

May 12, 2015

RT @espn: Bobby Bowden wasn't shy when asked about Jameis Winston, "an embarrassment in a lot of ways" to FSU: es.pn/1bNokPc (via @finebaum)

May 12, 2015

Yes, @TomLuicci, I'm cleaning out my garage....last time I did there was no social media.

May 12, 2015

Random photo from my archive....Steve, you know how to reach me! pic.twitter.com/GSUWAtYiV3

May 12, 2015

Just try and rip me now....A in intro to Astro....study of Houston franchise pic.twitter.com/dweNoHUF7q



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