The Los Angeles Times, The Seattle Times, the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) earned Grand Slam honors in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors’ sections contest, which was judged remotely because of the pandemic.

APSE’s winter conference and judging had been scheduled for Orlando, Fla. in February.

Los Angeles and Seattle competed in Division A, which included the nation’s largest newspapers (94,000 and over in daily circulation, or 2 million unique monthly web visitors), while Las Vegas competed in Division B, and The Spokesman-Review competed in Division C.

The APSE contest, voted on by sports editors and writers from across the nation, honored the best work in 2020.

Ten organizations earned Triple Crown honors, with top 10 recognition in three of the four section/website categories. They are:

Division A: Star Tribune (Minneapolis); The Washington Post; The Advocate/The Times-Picayune (Baton Rouge/New Orleans, La.).

Division B: IndyStar (Indianapolis); The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City); The Buffalo News; The Tennessean (Nashville, Tenn.); Omaha World-Herald.

Division C: The Champaign News-Gazette; The Scranton Times-Tribune.

The Los Angeles Times (Division A) and IndyStar (Division B) each earned Top 10 awards to set the pace in their divisions in the writing, video and photo contest. The State (Columbia, S.C.) led Division C with nine, and The Manhattan Mercury led Division D with eight.

Winners will receive their awards in August at the APSE summer convention in Las Vegas.

OVERALL RESULTS

DIVISION A

DAILY SECTIONS

Houston Chronicle, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, Tampa Bay Times, The Advocate/The Times-Picayune (Baton Rouge/New Orleans, La.), The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, The Washington Post, USA Today Sports

SUNDAY SECTIONS

Houston Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Star Tribune (Minneapolis), The Advocate/Times-Picayune (Baton Rouge/New Orleans, La.), The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, The Washington Post

SPECIAL SECTIONS

Detroit Free Press, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Star Tribune (Minneapolis), The Advocate/Times-Picayune (Baton Rouge/New Orleans, La.), Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, The Seattle Times

WEBSITE

Detroit Free Press, Los Angeles Times, Star Tribune (Minneapolis), The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Washington Post, USA Today Sports, Yahoo Sports

HONORABLE MENTION

Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, Newsday, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Advocate/The (Baton Rouge/New Orleans, La.), Kansas City Star, The Philadelphia Inquirer

DIVISION B

DAILY SECTIONS

IndyStar (Indianapolis), Las Vegas Review-Journal, Omaha World-Herald, Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Baltimore Sun, The Buffalo News, The Oklahoman, The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.), The Record (Hackensack, N.J.), The Tennessean (Nashville)

SUNDAY SECTIONS

Indianapolis Star, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Omaha World-Herald, Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Buffalo News, Charlotte Observer, The Gazette (Colorado Springs), The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), PennLive/Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.), The Tennessean (Nashville, Tenn.)

SPECIAL SECTIONS

Knoxville News Sentinel, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Omaha World-Herald, The Baltimore Sun, The Buffalo News

WEBSITE

Courier Journal (Louisville, Ky.), IndyStar (Indianapolis), Las Vegas Review-Journal, The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), The Tennessean (Nashville, Tenn.)

HONORABLE MENTION

The Buffalo News, PennLive/Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.), Lexington Herald-Leader

DIVISION C

DAILY SECTIONS

Altoona Mirror, The Champaign News-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Citizens’ Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.), The Desert Sun (Palm Spring, Calif.), The Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.), The Roanoke Times, The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.), The State (Columbia, S.C.), The Scranton Times-Tribune

DIVISION D

DAILY SECTIONS

Laramie Boomerang, Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine), Savannah Morning News (Georgia), The Carlisle Sentinel, Williamsport Sun-Gazette

DIVISIONS C AND D COMBINED

SUNDAY

The Champaign News-Gazette, Naples Daily News, News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.), Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Citizens’ Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.), The Desert Sun (Palm Spring, Calif.), The Herald-Times (Bloomington, Ind.), The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.), The State (Columbia, S.C.), The Scranton Times-Tribune

SPECIAL SECTIONS

The Champaign News-Gazette, South Bend Tribune (Indiana), The Roanoke Times (Virginia), The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.), Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne)

WEBSITE

The Republican/Mass Live (Springfield, Mass.), The Scranton Times-Tribune, The Carlisle Sentinel, The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.), The Wichita Eagle

HONORABLE MENTION

Shasta County Sports (Redding, Cali.), Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine), The Champaign News-Gazette

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