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Larry Lage

September 21, 2017 GMT

Larry Lage has been a sports writer for The Associated Press since 2000, winning two Beat of the Week awards recognizing the AP’s top journalism of the week. He has covered five Final Fours, three Winter Olympics, three Stanley Cup Finals, two NBA Finals, two Rose Bowls, one Super Bowl, a Major League Baseball All-Star Game, one Ryder Cup and a PGA championship.

His favorite stories, though, are behind-the-scene narratives he has done after cultivating sources such as Tom Izzo at Michigan State and Lloyd Carr at Michigan. Lage was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan during the 2014-15 school year, a sabbatical that triggered a new mission in life to give deaf people — including his parents and nephews — more access to content in American Sign Language.