The Los Angeles Times was named one of the top-10 daily Sports sections among large-circulation papers and received five top-10 writing awards in the annual section and writing contest conducted by the Associated Press Sports Editors, which concluded Wednesday in Indianapolis.
Bill Plaschke received three top-10 awards in the writing divisions.
The top-10 winners in the writing divisions for The Times:
•Plaschke for column writing.
•Mike Bresnahan, David Wharton and Plaschke in breaking news for their coverage of Buss' death.
The Times was also given honorable mention for its Sunday sections.
Final voting on the 10 finalists in each writing category will be announced at the APSE annual summer conference in June.at the APSE annual summer conference in June.