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Bill Dwyre

Columnist

Bill Dwyre was a three-times-weekly sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times from 2006-15. Before that, he was sports editor of the paper for 25 years. Dwyre was named national editor of the year by the National Press Foundation in 1985 for the paper’s coverage of the ’84 Olympics and winner of the Red Smith Award in 1996 by the Associated Press Sports Editors for sustained excellence in sports journalism. He was sports editor of the Milwaukee Journal from 1973 to 1981, when he joined The Times. Dwyre was named National Headliner Award winner in 1985, sportswriter of the year in Wisconsin in 1980 and sportswriter of the year in California in 2009. 

Recent Articles

  • If glitz was goal, Final Draw scored big

    LAS VEGAS -- In the force-feeding of the sport of soccer to America, yesterday in Las Vegas will stand as a seven-course meal. It was Final Draw day. Soccer people in the know always make that phrase upper case, just as easily and confidently as the National Football League makes it the Super Bowl....

  • Patriotic Wheaton flags down Agassi

    WIMBLEDON, England -- It was late on the Fourth of July, approaching the twilight's last gleaming, when David Wheaton of the United States flagged down the last of Andre Agassi's offerings. Wheaton stepped perfectly into the backhand volley, right shoulder pointed toward his target area in the deep...

  • 'Normal kid' Capriati unshattered by lost glass slipper

    WIMBLEDON, England -- The slipper came off America's tennis Cinderella yesterday, and it wasn't even near midnight when Jennifer Capriati slapped her last valiant backhand into the net in a 6-4, 6-4 Wimbledon semifinal loss to Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina. Capriati had stolen the Wimbledon spotlight...

  • Shriver is back with Navratilova Wimbledon notebook

    WIMBLEDON, England -- The one-time hit show of Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver is back playing the big time, but according to Shriver, some of the critics might not be as favorably impressed this time around. The Navratilova-Shriver doubles team was probably the best ever in women's tennis,...

  • Weigh-in: The phony baloney is too much

    YOUR CALL: Readers say a new heavyweight king will be crowned tonight. Page B12. LAS VEGAS -- I am standing in a huge ballroom in a huge hotel in a city symbolized by a basketball coach nicknamed Tark The Shark. I am here, in the midst of perhaps 2,000 other people, waiting for two large men to...

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