from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who writes about sports, especially for a newspaper or magazine.

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  • n. A journalist who specializes in sports.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a journalist who writes about sports


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  • This column is a blatant rip-off of the column Charlie Vincent, a retired sportswriter from the Detroit Free Press, used to deliver to his readers.

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  • Also, I've always figured hating a sportswriter is the same thing as supporting their career.

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  • I follow moments, and to me, as a sportswriter, that is what has become the essence of sports: those stories that you're pretty lucky and pretty fortunate to get to tell on a regular basis.

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  • Born and raised on the Lower East Side, Holman was described by one sportswriter as “an artist” on the court who “directed the short passing, weaving, meshing, game” and “revolutionized basketball.”

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  • When the great US sportswriter George Plimpton told Muhammad Ali's trainer Angelo Dundee that the Italian heavyweight Primo Carnera used to wrap a stout rubber band round his member at night to prevent arousal, Dundee laughed scornfully.

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  • But their recognition of what these two players have faced is a smack-down to every Peter King the U.S. Congressman, not the sportswriter and Fox News hack who thinks Arabs and Muslims exist only to be demonized.

    Dave Zirin: Kazemi and Abdul-Qaadir: Recognizing the Courage of Muslim Athletes

  • Zirin, the nation’s most unabashedly progressive sportswriter, writes as colorfully as any classic sportswriter from years gone by, and his passion for the games he covers shines through everything he writes.

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  • While @JayMariotti is not a confirmed account, its authenticity is supported by sportswriter J.A. Adande, and Jason Whitlock confirmed that Mariotti will no longer be writing for AOL.

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  • Mariotti was suspended by AOL FanHouse following his arrest, and SportsByBrooks reports that ESPN quickly rid itself of the controversial sportswriter.

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  • The two play feuding columnists for the same New York newspaper (her a political writer with friends all over the world, him a sportswriter who sticks up for the everyman).

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