In 1983, all sports entries were moved into one section, making the use of the information more convenient.

Perhaps it is also an indication of how the coverage of sports continues to grow and how important it is to the overall news report.

Sports is entertainment. It is big business. It is news that extends beyond games, winners and losers.

It is also statistics agate.

Writing about sports requires a broad understanding of law and economics and psychology and sociology and mores.

As the appetite grows, so too does the need for writing with style and consistency.

The constant is the need to write with clarity and accuracy.

Good sports writing depends on the same writing and reporting tools as any other story.

A stylebook, a sports section of a stylebook, is an aid in reaching that goal.