The wide world of sports

A collection of sports action and features
Sha’Carri Richardson battles the field and the finish tape on her way to victory in the Nike Women’s 100 meters on day two of the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships Friday, July 7, 2023.

Barry Kough, my old boss at the Lewiston Morning Tribune, told me he liked to look at the sports portion of a photographer’s portfolio first.

His reasoning?

The challenge of sports photography was a level playing field that allows for more objective comparisons between photographers’ work.

Hand-eye coordination, observational skills, and knowledge of the game all come into play. The athletic event begins, is played and ends in predictable fashion. What a photographers does with the time in between is up to them.

I know what he meant.

Here are a few of my favorite sports images from over the years.

Chris Pietsch is the director of photography for Gannett Newspapers in Oregon, The Register-Guard in Eugene and the Statesman Journal in Salem.

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