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 sportswriting (audio) \ or sports writing noun

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Randy Peterson, a sportswriter for the Des Moines Register since 1972, recalls that the paper would send a full team to cover the state tournament: reporters and columnists from both sports and news desks, along with photographers. Britni De La Cretaz, Longreads, "Flagrant Foul: Benching Teen Moms Before Title IX," 14 Aug. 2019 Farmer began his journalism career as a sportswriter covering high schools and colleges for the Times’ San Fernando Valley edition. Los Angeles Times, "The Times’ Sam Farmer honored during Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony," 3 Aug. 2019 Farmer began his journalism career as a sportswriter covering high schools and colleges for the Times’ San Fernando Valley edition. Gary Klein,, "L.A. Times writer Sam Farmer to be honored at Pro Football Hall of Fame in August," 5 June 2019 The legendary songwriter dedicated verses to calling out fans, gamblers, sportswriters, the referee, Moore’s manager and his opponent, Sugar Ramos. Greg Moore, azcentral, "Promoter Lou DiBella wants reform after second boxer dies this week," 26 July 2019 To a stockbroker, schoolteacher or sportswriter, that is prime time. Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times, "Manny Pacquaio tries, at 40, to prove he’s a fighter for the ages," 19 July 2019 The dynamic of Media Days changed when the SEC Network began televising it in 2015 and actually put sportswriters on camera asking questions. al, "Remember Nick Saban’s loose dog? Rewinding all 35 editions of SEC Media Days," 17 July 2019 Fans and sportswriters will make more of the matchup against his previous team than Jones will. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "Diamondbacks' Adam Jones' impact in Baltimore endures ahead of reunion with Orioles," 15 July 2019 Michael Whitmer is a former Boston Globe sportswriter. Michael Whitmer,, "A golf fanatic picks the 18 best holes to play on New England courses," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of sportswriter

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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