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Why is the sports page one of the most read sections of the newspaper? .

What is Sports Writing? Sports writing has become one of the most popular forms of modern journalistic writing. .

editorial. It also contains other kinds of articles like feature. .Scope of the Sports Articles Sports page is not only confined on sports news. editorial columns and editorial cartoon and others.

have interest in all sports event .What are the characteristics of a sports writer? 1. Aside from having the ―nose for news.‖ a sports writer should also: 2.

.What are the characteristics of a sports writer? 3. know the rules and regulations of the event or game he is writing about. and 4. have a working knowledge of the language and jargon of sports writing usually referred to as the sports lingo.

It uses special vocabulary called sports lingo. 2. 4. adjectives and figures of speech. It uses more colorful words. it answers the 5 W’s and 1 H.What are the qualities of Sports News? 1. which are not commonly used in straight news. It primarily describes the most thrilling and eventful part of the game. local color and longer sentences. Basically. . 3.

Overview of the Kinds of Sports News Advance News Gives an advance info in the coming event. . Following are the expected contents of the advance news.

Advance News • • • • Significance of the game Historical background of the game Players and coaches Physical and Mental qualities of the athletes • Strengths and weaknesses of each player based on their previous competitions .

Advance News • Venue of the event • Noteworthy event that could be included in the news • Weather that could affect the game • Expected viewers • Statement of the coaches and players. .

Coverage Story. On-the-spot news of an actual game or event. It contains important reports like the following:

Coverage Story.
• Outcome • Significance of the outcome – the prize or the chance to move on to the higher level of competition like the championship game • Spectacular parts of the gamehow the winner outsmarted the loser, see-sawing scores and last minute play.

Coverage Story.
• Comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of the athletes of both teams. • Star Player • Weather • Audience/viewers

Follow-up sports story News based on the records .

that is.What is the Structure of a Sports News Coverage? Sports stories follow the structure of straight news. . the inverted pyramid structure – this means that the facts are presented from the most important to the least important.

The Lead. By what score? 5. Against whom? 4. Who won? 2. How did they win? 3. a sports story has a lead and a body. Like any other news story. When? . Summary Lead. 1. The sports lead is the attention-getter and the body is the news in a-nut-shell. Where? and 6. The classic 5 W’s and 1 H appear in the sports lead as: 1.

Example. . The Torres High School Quintet (1) poured 10 baskets in the last three minutes (2) to edge out the Osmenians (3) 65-63 (4) at the opponents homeground (5) yesterday afternoon (6).

Human interest . Spectacular play 3.The traditional sports lead consists of the 5Ws and 1H. it may play up any of the following: 1. Hero of the game 4. Unusual circumstances 5. Significance of the game 2.

Example 1. Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. //gmanetwork. The University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers earned a measure of revenge on the Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles for the result of last season's Finals. eliminating them from post-season contention in Season 76 with an 82-74 .

University of Santo Tomas led from start to finish to crush National University. 71-62.Example 2. //rappler. in the 76th UAAP men's basketball semifinals Sunday at the Smart Araneta .

Saturday in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia . 69-64. //inquirer. La Salle joined Far Eastern University and National University in the final four after defeating University of Santo Tomas.Example 3.

Showcasing his high-flying act on the world stage.Example 4. The son of the former “Tower of Power” proved to be just as promising. //inquirer. Kobe Paras bagged the slam dunk crown in the side event of the Fiba 3×3 Under-18 World Championship Sunday night in .

Iloilo—The visiting Soliman High School sluggers bombed the Lakandula batters with six runs in the third inning to subdue a nerve-frazzling Lakandula rally. 1. THE KEY PLAY Ex. as they clinched the invitational game here. 14-12. . LAKANDULA.This kind of summary lead may vary. in connection with the celebration of the school’s Foundation Day.

copped the most coveted YMCA trophy after outwitting Philippine Science High School chesser William Santos in 27 moves of a Sicilian defense. THE OUTSTANDING PLAYER Example. . after almost four hours of battle over the chessboard.2. EDWARD Ong of Ateneo de Iloilo.

11-15. ANALYTIC APPROACH Example. 15-7 in the Jesuit Athletics Meet (JAM). Sept. 21. . the spitfire Ateneo Blue Dragons blasted the Ateneo Blue Eagles killers in the crucial third set to won 15-10.3. RIDING high on sizzling spikes and tricky placing. at the Sacred Heart School in Cebu yesterday.

. It can also be used in writing sports news. Novelty Lead. but the second paragraph should also answer the five Ws and One H. Promptly describes the action through carefully selected sentences that instantly deliver the reader to the sports scene.2.

Who says that height is might! Henry Balbon.Example. General Santos City. 5’4 cager of Labangal National High School (LabNHS) slammed them wrong when he grabbed the limelight with his do-or-die three-pointer shot in the dying five seconds to carry his school’s thrilling victory against Ireneo L. . Santiago National High School (ILSNHS) in a basketball exhibition game during the Educators’ Week celebration at the Oval Plaza Gym. September 30.

Observation of the number and reactions of the audience or viewers and weather condition . 1. It contains the play-by-play account of the game like the following. Record of the background of athletes and coaches 4. The most crucial part of the game 2.3. Star player 3. The Body.

After the lead. Play-by-play 5. Decisive plays 3. Quotations . Team and/or individual standing 2. These will include: 1. Best scores for the day 4. the other elements follow in descending order.

the star of the game.” said Balbon. too. It usually contains quotes from players and coaches. Conclusion.Example. we are just lucky to win this game. . “They are excellent players. statistics and team standing. Perhaps.

HEADLINES are an equally important part of a sports news story. While the lead summarizes the entire news development. . the headline summarizes the lead itself.Sports Headlines.

Use present tense of the verb/future tense (using to + the base form). 2.For net games include the set score not the real score in each set. example. volleyball (Blue Spikers demolish Black Setters.Tips and Rules on Headlining Sports News 1.Use the appropriate verb that will summarize the win or the event . 2-0) 3.

. Write the story immediately after the event 2.Tips on Writing the Sports News (Gelly Elegio Alkuino) 1. Be accurate not only with the score but also all other highlights of the game. Inject humorous event when needed. Include human interest like the personal background of the player. 4. 3.

Tips on Writing the Sports News (Gelly Elegio Alkuino) 3. Support data with opinion. Follow the inverted pyramid structure in presenting the data. 4. 5. . Use sports lingo but do not overdo it.

. the ones that count and can tickle the interest of the readers.Tips on Writing the Sports News (Gelly Elegio Alkuino) Be selective and pick out only from the multitude of details.

long tom. homecourt advantage. dish out assists. follow-up. haul rebounds. 30.quintet. lemon time. keyhole area. rebound. manto-man. steals. . inside baskets. playoff slot. press. twinner. rally. playmaker. five. point guard. zone defense.Sports Lingo BASKETBALL . 15-foot line.second clock. tip-in.

innings. pitcher’s mound. shut out. short stop. back stop. southpaw. fielder.Sports Lingo BASEBALL/SOFTBALL . strike out. fails to make the catch. unearned runs. deep center. a double steal of second and third bases. hit a homerun. reaches first base safely. swatters. pitcher.diamond. pegged at third. .

peppered with 12 hits. block. double.– SOCCER FOOTBALL . best attacker/receiver/ server/blocker/digger/setter. two out of three. centrada. spikes. corner kick– SIPA . ball on play.fancy kick. blocked his kill. single. wallop. pigskin. change court.goalie.Sports Lingo VOLLEYBALL .booming service. dead ball. fullback. penalty kick. net ball. . spiker. corner kick.

bogey. behind the green. win by two strokes second putt. four-stroke lead. hole clutch putts. birdie. par. hit pivotal shots. sprint down the fairway. carded a two-under par 70 .shot lead.hole-in-one.under-64. fired a 7.Sports Lingo GOLF . tee-off. one.

smash cut. singles.Sports Lingo TENNIS . passing shots. good serving. doubles. grass court. half volleys. lost serve . ace . double fault.straight sets. backhand volley.

clocked a new record. anchor man.Sports Lingo TRACK EVENTS . 400 & 800). photo finish.burned the cinders. bore down on him. middle distance runner. break the record . pass the baton. dashes. runs (200. relay.breasted the tape. hurdles.

long jump. hop-step-and-jump. pole vault. broad jump.– . threw the discus. hurled the javelin.Sports Lingo FIELD EVENTS .heaved the shotput. Grecian disc.

split decision.round by round. lead pack. slugfest. flurry of punches. landed a left body blow.– BOXING . knockout loss. boxing stable. multi-lap. remate. flyweight. uppercut. super-featherweight. uppercut. yellow jersey.wheel by wheel. heavyweight. lightweight. ring. jab.Sports Lingo CYCLING . . welterweight.

pawn. diving board.queen. bishop. plus 47 ELO rating. finweight. rookor tower. knight. nine-round tournament. jins. freestyle.– TAEKWONDO .Sports Lingo SWIMMING . backstroke. king. CHESS . board one.aquabelle.grandmaster. zugzwang.turning side kick. tanker. chess board.– . naiad. flyweight. heavyweight. breaststroke. opening move. blitzkrieg chess.

bowman. goalie. racket. full back. kickoff (adj) .Soccerites.Sports Lingo ARCHERY . doubles. corner kick. love set. booters.). penalty kick.Best of three matches. defenders. drawing back TENNIS AND BADMINTON. backhand. smash cut SOCCER OR FOOTBALL. kick off (v. forehand. drive.

tinambakan. pinakain ng alikabok . pinulbos. nilampaso. magpapaligsahan Kalaban – katunggali Pinatumba – ginupo. nagnuna Natalo – nagapi.Verbs for headline Salitang magkasingkahulugan Nagwagi – namituin. pinayukod. namayani. bumandila. nagahis Magtutuos – magsasagupaan. magkakasubukan.

edges out . overthrows. crushes. clobbers. smashes. routs. outwits. outpowers. dismays. blasts. nips. overwhelms . inches out.Verbs for headline Other terms for defeats: (Singular)ousts outspikes. disarrays. dampens. topples. bashes. conquers. trounces.

then make coverage sport news to inform the readers of the action and the result. .FINAL TASK Pretend to have watched/covered live the “2011 All England Open Badminton Tournament Men's Single Final”. Watch the two clipped videos for your reference of the game.

Some Facts You might use.B: Oct 21. LEE CHONG WEI D. 2010 Asian Games runner-up. All-England champion twice.O. 2011 World Championships runner-up. Commonwealth Games gold medalist. 1982 Hometown: Bukit Mertajam World Ranking: 1 Career highlights: Beijing and London Olympic Games silver medalists. .

O. Sudirman Cup (four times). .B: Oct 14. 1983 Hometown: Longyan.Some Facts You might use. LIN DAN D. All-England (five times). Asian Games gold medallist (individual once and team twice). four-time world champion. Fujian World Ranking: 286 Career highlights: Beijing and London Olympic Games gold medalists. Thomas Cup (five times).