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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.
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The Valorie Kondos Field era is over for UCLA women's gymnastics

Valorie Kondos Field spent her final moments as coach of UCLA’s women’s gymnastics team the way she had spent most of her 29 years on the Bruins’ staff: bestowing love and support and dancing her high heels off for the sheer love of movement and expression.

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Valorie Kondos Field’s transformation of UCLA gymnastics will live on past her tenure

Valorie Kondos Field wanted the young women she coached at UCLA to be performers, not robots who tumbled or soared on command.

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