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Women Can Handle Tougher Reporting

I am outraged at the way that women’s sports are covered by The Times. Let’s face it, the success thus far of the WNBA should dictate a more knowledgeable approach to covering the games. The “powder puff” pieces that Earl Gustkey writes are insulting. In every one of his columns there is the implication that he is writing for people with no real knowledge of the game.

There is no mention of trades that occur, or the inner workings of the team. There is no in-depth coverage going on here. If it were Michael Jordan, I’d be reading what he had for breakfast. Sometimes when I read the column (if I can find it) I wonder if Earl and I were at the same game.

The Sparks are trying to build a solid fan base and Earl is not helping at all. A reporter should write the truth. I have no problem reading about how bad the team played the night before, if indeed it did, but please report it comprehensively.

ELLYN G. LEWIS

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Los Angeles


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