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.
Women’s World Cup: U.S. will have all its players available against Spain

U.S. coach Jill Ellis wasn’t able to start her top lineup in group play of the Women’s World Cup because of minor injuries to starters. All are now healthy.

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Ali Krieger helps U.S. defense hold its own at Women’s World Cup

Her time on the field has been reduced in France, but her presence hasn’t been diminished — and she still has a big influence on the Americans’ success.