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Types of Sports Stories

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Types of Sports Stories


Advance Story: Appears before a game is played; gives the essentials of an upcoming game or athletic event

Advance stories include:


Starting lineups Entries List of Competitors

Advance stories include:


Background information on teams History of rivalry Records against one another

Advance stories include:


Strategy comparisons Strengths and weaknesses of each team

Advance stories include:


May be inverted pyramid or may be a feature

Types of Sports Stories


Coverage Story: About games already played

Coverage Story
Highlights
Outstanding plays Exceptional performances Body may be told chronologically, but usually just hits highlights

Types of Sports stories


Advance-Coverage stories:
Covers story or stories already played, but focuses on upcoming game(s).

Types of Sports Stories


Features
Personality sketches Athletic injuries and treatments Stories about facilities Rules changes

Type of Sports stories


Sports columns
Personal observations by sports writers