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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

  • Walk-off wisdom from Bill Dwyre

    Walk-off wisdom from Bill Dwyre

    There are a million stories in the naked city, and I'm not going to get to all of them. It sure has been fun trying. Today is my last column for the Los Angeles Times. That was harder to type than I thought. I am among dozens of departing journalists. It will be a slow trickle, starting now and...

  • Canelo Alvarez is bigger and better than Miguel Cotto

    Canelo Alvarez is bigger and better than Miguel Cotto

    They finished with hands alongside each other's heads. That, and the immediate and direct eye contact spoke volumes. The bell ending their middleweight World Boxing Council title epic had just ended and their first reaction was one of respect for the other. When the judges spoke, boxing's axiom...

  • Secret to Cotto-Alvarez fight: Keep your eye on Gennady Golovkin

    Secret to Cotto-Alvarez fight: Keep your eye on Gennady Golovkin

    The pot of gold at the end of boxing's rainbow settled comfortably into the couch in his hotel suite, on the 61st floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort. It was Friday morning and this was middleweight champion Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, Triple G. There was the smile, the ever-present personality...

  • Forget hump day — in boxing, Wednesday is hype day, as Alvarez-Cotto proves

    Forget hump day — in boxing, Wednesday is hype day, as Alvarez-Cotto proves

    Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is a 3-1 favorite to beat Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto in their middleweight title fight here Saturday night. That made Freddie Roach lick his chops and Floyd Mayweather Sr. run his mouth. This was wonderful Wednesday, when boxing is at its best. Sometimes, you wish...

  • Oscar De La Hoya takes a public punch at Mayweather: 'I fought everybody'

    Oscar De La Hoya takes a public punch at Mayweather: 'I fought everybody'

    The air that went out of boxing's balloon six months ago is slowly being pumped back in. The Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. bust may have knocked boxing down, but it didn't take a 10 count. That is, if Oscar De La Hoya has a say. Uncharacteristically, the always smiling, usually noncontroversial...

  • A tidbit tribute (unpaid) to Malamud, Murray and Twombly

    A tidbit tribute (unpaid) to Malamud, Murray and Twombly

    Time for one last notes-column tribute to the late, great Allan Malamud, sport's journalism's titan of the tidbit: Feeling a bit silly after reading Nathan Fenno's recent story in The Times about "paid patriotism"? The lumps in our throats were surely real, as game after game we watched giant American...

  • Torii Hunter goes into retirement after building quite a legacy in baseball

    Torii Hunter goes into retirement after building quite a legacy in baseball

    They have said their goodbyes to Torii Hunter in Minneapolis. We need to do the same in Southern California. Knowing Hunter, if he could have figured out a way, he would have scheduled a series of going-away news conferences. One more in Detroit and another in Anaheim. Not for his ego. For the...

  • Timothy Bradley follows plan and knocks out Brandon Rios

    Timothy Bradley follows plan and knocks out Brandon Rios

    Timothy Bradley may need a new nickname. Desert Storm might fittingly be replaced by Desert Swarm, because swarm is what he did to Brandon Rios on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center here in their 12-round welterweight fight. It ended with 2 minutes 49 seconds left in the ninth round. Bradley...

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