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proper format for reporting a soccer score with penalties

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by RagingCanuck, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. RagingCanuck

    RagingCanuck Guest

    Team A beat Team B 4-3 on penalties after drawing 1-1 in regulation. What's the right format to report this in the story?
    Something like "1-1 (4-3)" or "4-3 (1-1)"?
     
  2. This should help you out. Check Big Buckin agate monkey's post. That is the way you should do it.

    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/48875/
     
  3. RagingCanuck

    RagingCanuck Guest

    Awesome, thanks.
     
  4. Glad to be of service.
     
  5. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    I might not use the score in a hede if a match goes to penalties, but I would say who won or lost. If I had to include the score, I'd do 1-1 (4-3)

    Example:
    Hede: Terps lose out on penalties after 1-1 draw
    In lede: "After 120 minutes of soccer only resulted in one goal each for Maryland and No. 8 Virginia Tech, the Terrapins lost after Virginia Tech outscored them 4-3 in penalty kicks."
     
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