Helene Elliott

Helene Elliott joined the Los Angeles Times’ Sports department in 1989. She became the first female journalist to be honored with a plaque in the Hall of Fame of a major professional sport as the 2005 winner of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Elmer Ferguson Award, awarded to writers “who have brought honor to journalism and to hockey.” Elliott, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, has covered 16 Olympics. She recently crossed covering Wimbledon off her bucket list.
UCLA women's gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field to retire after 2019 season

Valorie Kondos Field, who has coached the UCLA women’s gymnastics team to seven NCAA championships — including a dramatic win earlier this year — will retire after the 2019 season, she and the school announced on Thursday.

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Veterans will need to buy into a new system for Ducks to have success this season

Whatever system the Ducks play—and they’re making a major philosophical shift from heavy hockey to a high-tempo game with quick puck movement--it will work only if players embrace it wholeheartedly as a group.