sportswriter

noun
sports·​writ·​er | \ ˈspȯrts-ˌrī-tər How to pronounce sportswriter (audio) \
variants: or less commonly sports writer or sports-writer

Definition of sportswriter

: a person who writes about sports especially for a newspaper In an opening-day column for the Huntsville Times, one sportswriter beseeched readers not to let football poison friendship and provoke brawls.— Steve Kemper

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sportswriting \ ˈspȯrts-​ˌrī-​tiŋ How to pronounce sportswriter (audio) \ or sports writing noun

Examples of sportswriter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her editorial career began in the mid-1950 at a skin-diving magazine called Water World, where Arthur Rense, a former sportswriter and the father of three sons, was the managing editor. New York Times, "Paige Rense, Trendsetting Editor of Architectural Digest, Dies at 91," 2 Jan. 2021 Dan Le Batard, a longtime sportswriter and radio host who has become one of ESPN's most recognizable personalities, is leaving the company after 22 years. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, "Popular ESPN personality Dan Le Batard to leave the company after 22 years," 4 Dec. 2020 An arts writer who despised film and music, or a sportswriter who loathed football and golf would register as odd if not unfit. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of November 30," 4 Dec. 2020 The stereotypical sportswriter is probably supposed to spend his Tuesday nights in December watching college basketball or maybe down at the neighborhood bar arguing with the guy on a nearby stool about the College Football Playoff. Matt Young, Chron, "'The Bachelorette' is the best sporting event on TV," 22 Dec. 2020 An arts writer who despised film and music, or a sportswriter who loathed football and golf would register as odd if not unfit. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of November 30," 4 Dec. 2020 An arts writer who despised film and music, or a sportswriter who loathed football and golf would register as odd if not unfit. James Mccarthy, National Review, "Why Do Business Reporters Hate Business?," 30 Nov. 2020 One of the unique aspects of being a sportswriter is having thousands of avid fans follow you on social media, eagerly waiting for the latest updates on their favorite players and teams. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Andy Larsen: How I sent a tweet that unintentionally raised $50,000 for charity," 25 Nov. 2020 Ryan Donnelly, a former sportswriter who worked with Lamb at a sports publication in 2018, told The Washington Post in a Twitter direct message that the podcast host has no background in data analysis or epidemiology. Katie Shepherd, Washington Post, "Florida Gov. DeSantis’s new data analyst: an anti-mask sports blogger pushing coronavirus conspiracies," 11 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of sportswriter

1907, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2021

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“Sportswriter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sportswriter. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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sportswriter

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English Language Learners Definition of sportswriter

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

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