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FYI: AP slug changes

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Football_Bat, May 13, 2008.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Via e-mail.

    Dear EDITORS:

    Effective May 29, The Associated Press will change the coding in story slugs for track and field from RUN to ATH. The AP also has standardized some less-frequently-used codings. The list of sports slugs appears below.

    -CAR-Auto Racing
    -BBA- Baseball, American League
    -BBC- Baseball, College
    -BBH-Baseball, High School
    -BBI-Baseball, International
    -BBM-Baseball, Minor Leagues
    -BBN-Baseball, National League
    -BBO-Baseball, Other
    -BBW-Baseball, Women's
    -BBY-Baseball, Youth
    -BKC-Basketball, College
    -BKH-Basketball, High School
    -BKL-Basketball, Women's Pro
    -BKN-Basketball, NBA
    -BKO-Basketball, Other
    -BKW-Basketball, Women's college
    -FBC-Football, College
    -FBH-Football, HighSchool
    -FBN-Football, NFL
    -FBO-Football, Other
    -FHK-Field Hockey
    -FIG-Figure skating
    -HKC-Ice Hockey, College
    -HKN-Ice Hockey, NHL
    -HKO-Ice Hockey, Other
    -PEN-Modern Pentathlon
    -RAC-Horse racing
    -RGL-Rugby League
    -RGU-Rugby Union
    -SPD-Speed skating
    -SUM-Sumo wrestling
    -TTN-Table tennis
    -WPO-Water Polo

    Please contact AP Customer Support with any questions.


    AP Customer Support
    TEL: 877-836-9477
    EMAIL: apcustomersupport@ap.org
  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

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    Chi City 81 Guest


  6. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    The day I see something slugged RGU, that's going to be a very interesting day.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I've seen many, many stories that should have been slugged "BAD", that had nothing to do with badminton.

    Personally, I would have gone with "BDM."

    ::) ::)
  8. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Has anyone ever seen a BBL slug, outside of spitned's first night as agate clerk when they wouldn't move that damn Rockford-Racine box?
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    They really should change the slug for boxing to something else. Every time I type "BOX" looking for a story on De la Hoya or his ilk, I get half a dozen MLB box scores ...

    And forget about getting what you need when you type in "CAR." You're better off typing in "NASCAR" or "IRL" or whatever ...
  10. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Add -- after each of those three-letter acronyms. You'll get the right thing every time.
  11. What about ATM?
  12. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    I have never before seen BBH. That's actually a surprise, to me.
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