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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....

UAB football drama shows deep love of the game in Alabama

latimes.com — Tony Barnhart was asked to speak at a charity event in Mobile, Ala., a couple of weeks ago but faced a conflict. The veteran sportswriter from Georgia, author of "Southern Fried Football," was scheduled to be in Florida to cover the annual Southeastern Conference meetings. No problem.

Cal State Fullerton takes an odd road to Omaha

latimes.com — Cal State Fullerton's baseball schedule looked as if it had been concocted by a mad man. "Like some evil scientist who made a stupid plan that could have killed him," Titans assistant Chad Baum joked this week. It was, in fact, fourth-year Coach Rick Vanderhook's idea to test an untested team with 25,000 frequent-flyer miles.

The 20 greatest Dodgers of all time, No. 4: Don Drysdale

Fullerton makes it through long nights to win NCAA baseball regional

latimes.com — The NCAA's road to Omaha can sometimes mirror the life of a long-haul trucker. It entails overnight work, black coffee and sleeping fast. Cal State Fullerton toiled until 1:47 a.m. Sunday morning, splashed water on its face and hopped back on that long ribbon of baseball highway.

Fullerton wins ugly one against Pepperdine in NCAA regional opener

latimes.com — It was a wild Friday night at the NCAA baseball regional hosted by Cal State Fullerton. Wild, as in pitches flying everywhere but over home plate. Tournament host Fullerton used a six-run, gift-wrapped third inning for a 9-3 victory over Pepperdine at Goodwin Field.

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.
May 07, 2015

RT @latimes: Tom Brady declines to comment on "deflategate" investigation in his first public appearance since report's release: lat.ms/1bBZEcx

May 07, 2015

RT @latimes: Tom Brady declines to comment on "deflategate" investigation in his first public appearance since report's release: lat.ms/1bBZEcx

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.
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Jul 15, 2015

RT @andrewbagnato: Nolan Ryan voted to three teams' Franchise Four. (Not the Mets.) Hey @DufresneLATimes did you hear that?

Jul 10, 2015

RT @Matt_HayesSN: Let’s all not get ahead of ourselves. TPD is on the job.

Jun 20, 2015

I've covered Skiing at 6 Winter Olympics with darker playing surfaces than this....

Jun 20, 2015

If that fire gets anywhere near Chambers Bay course.....(space open for comment) #USOpen2015

Jun 20, 2015

RT @timkawakami: Part of the USGA's goal is to get people to want to play more golf? Because this tournament isn't quite doing that.

Jun 19, 2015

Thoughts on U.S. Faux-pen. It's just weird. New course, new network, waiting for Joe Buck "We'll see you tomorrow...morning!"



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