Doug Krikorian beat deadlines and made headlines for more than four decades as the Los Angeles region’s most compelling sportswriter. His brashand combative style featured in the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, then inthe Long Beach Press-Telegram and on radio with partner Joe McDonnell,profiled a wide range of athletes. Krikorian’s penetrating coverage shapedfans’ perceptions of Wilt Chamberlain, Tommy Lasorda, Muhammad Ali, GeorgiaFrontiere and many others. But his hard edge was softened through his marriageto a British physical therapist named Gillian, whose heroic battle with anincurable disease also broke his spirit. He picked up the pieces to do whathe’s always done best—tell the story. Now he recounts that harrowing lovestory—and more—from a life spent in sportswriting.