sports·writ·er | \ˈspȯrts-ˌrī-tər \

Definition of sportswriter 

: a person who writes about sports especially for a newspaper

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sportswriting \ˈspȯrts-ˌrī-tiŋ \ noun

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The winner, who has already been chosen based on their regular-season performance by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters, will be announced at the awards show that'll air on Monday, June 25, starting at 9 p.m. ET on TNT. Alysha Tsuji, USA TODAY, "See highlights of 2018 NBA MVP finalists," 16 May 2018 He is not predicted to even be drafted by many sportswriters. Jesse Newell, kansascity, "KU Jayhawks Q&A: On Udoka, Romeo and football expectations | The Kansas City Star," 20 Apr. 2018 Although Louis was not a native of Pittsburgh, by the ’30s his ascendance was due largely to coverage from the sportswriters at The Courier. Herb Boyd, New York Times, "Harlem Wasn’t the Only Place With a Renaissance," 23 Feb. 2018 Besides fulfilling a childhood dream, the gift helped spawn the career of one of America’s foremost sportswriters of the past half-century. Steve Reaven,, "Bill Nack, who chronicled Secretariat, developed a love of horses while growing up in Skokie," 1 May 2018 When veteran sportswriter John Erardi arrived in Cuba in search of Tony Pérez, no one there had heard of the player. Dave Clark,, "Tony Pérez book is first about only Cuban Major Leaguer in National Baseball Hall of Fame," 3 May 2018 Each week, Express-News sportswriters discuss the local and national sports news of the day. Nick Talbot, San Antonio Express-News, "Writers’ Roundtable: How the Spurs’ and NBA free agency is shaping up," 7 July 2018 By Sunday, editor Rob Hiaasen, 59; writer Wendi Winters, 65; editorial page editor Gerald Fischman, 61; sportswriter John McNamara, 56; and sales assistant Rebecca Smith, 34, each smiled up from the pavement. Colin Campbell,, "Before Madonnari Arts Festival, chalk artist memorializes Captial Gazette victims in Little Italy," 8 July 2018 But there’s a generally accepted history at this point, pieced together in various accounts through the years — most notably a 2012 Deadspin piece by sportswriter Alan Siegel — and endorsed by folks in White’s camp. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's global sports anthem: The White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army'," 29 June 2018

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sportswriter

: someone who writes about sports for a newspaper, magazine, etc.

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