Los Angeles Times

John Cherwa

Writer

John Cherwa is deputy Sports editor of the Los Angeles Times. He started at The Times in 1980 and left in 1995 to be sports editor of the Chicago Tribune and Tribune Company Sports Coordinator in 2002. He rejoined The Times in 2009. He specializes in Olympic sports and has been bureau chief for every Olympics since 2000. He is also an adjunct professor on the business of sports media at the University of Central Florida.

Recent Articles

  • Live coverage: Canelo Alvarez KOs Liam Smith in ninth round

    Live coverage: Canelo Alvarez KOs Liam Smith in ninth round

    Canelo Alvarez silenced some of his doubters with a strong, dominating performance to beat previously undefeated Liam Smith before more than 50,000 in Dallas at the home of the Cowboys. Alvarez knocked down Smith three times before the game Englishman stayed down after a vicious body shot with...

  • Santa Anita's new turf course is open for business

    Santa Anita's new turf course is open for business

    Santa Anita’s new turf course is open for business. Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith took Curlin Rules onto the new surface just before 10 a.m. Thursday for the first official workout on the fully rebuilt course. Smith, who usually accentuates the positive, didn’t go off-script when asked about the...

  • Today's best bets for TV

    Today's best bets for TV

    Basketball Today we find out if the U.S. men’s basketball team is going to finally slip up and lose a game. It plays Serbia so the answer is likely no. Now, the U.S. struggled when it played Serbia in pool play, winning 94-91. The Serbs even had an open look at a three at the buzzer but missed....

  • The buzz: The price of a medal, another fine mess and a gender crisis in canoeing

    The buzz: The price of a medal, another fine mess and a gender crisis in canoeing

    A look back at Day 15 of competition at the Rio Olympics. They say it’s wonderful So you’re a talented athlete and you have in your background the ability to shop for a country. Sort of like the Qatar handball team, where 11 of the 14 members really aren’t from that small Arabian Peninsula country....

  • Today's best bets for TV

    Today's best bets for TV

    A look at the top events at the Rio Games on Saturday: Track and field Now that Usain Bolt has won a triple-triple, can Mo Farah of Britain win a double-double? Farah won the 5,000- and 10,000-meter races four years ago in London. He’s already won the 10,000 in Rio and Saturday he goes in the 5,000....

  • U.S. vs. Brazil, two out of three falls, loser (or winner) leaves town

    U.S. vs. Brazil, two out of three falls, loser (or winner) leaves town

    A look back at Day 14 of competition at the Rio Olympics. Forbidden It’s tough to come down on the side of our recalcitrant swimmers. But, all jingoism aside, the Brazilians are making it a little easier. It’s not being widely reported but prosecutors are appealing a judge’s ruling that Jimmy...

  • Olympic best bets for TV

    Olympic best bets for TV

    A look at the top events at the Rio Olympics on Friday: Track and field This will be your last chance to see the magnificent Usain Bolt. After winning the 100 and 200 he will be part of the 400 relay for Jamaica. Like the 100 and 200, he is hoping to win the relay for the third consecutive Olympics....

  • Olympic buzz: What is it with these swimmers?

    Olympic buzz: What is it with these swimmers?

    A look back at Day 13 of competition at the Rio Olympics. A hard day’s night Now were you paying attention to the Ryan Lochte story? Two Australian swimmers were given a big water splash to the face for failing to come back to the athletes village after a night out in Copacabana. Emma McKeon,...

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