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The ''Sporting News'' is a website and former magazine publication owned by Sporting News Holdings, which is a U.S.-based sports media company formed in December 2020 by a private investor consortium. It was originally established in 1886 as a print magazine. It became the dominant American publication covering
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, acquiring the nickname "The Bible of Baseball." From 2002 to February 2022, it was known simply as ''Sporting News''. In December 2012, ''Sporting News'' ended print publication and shifted to a digital-only publication. It currently has editions in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Japan.


History


Early history

*March 17, 1886: ''The Sporting News'' (''TSN''), founded in St. Louis by Alfred H. Spink, a director of the St. Louis Browns baseball team, publishes its first edition. The weekly newspaper sells for 5 cents. Baseball, horse racing and professional wrestling received the most coverage in the first issue. Meanwhile, the sporting weeklies ''Clipper'' and ''Sporting Life'' were based in New York and Philadelphia. By World War I, ''TSN'' would be the only national baseball newspaper. *1901: The American League, another rival to baseball's National League, begins playing. ''TSN'' was a vocal supporter of the new league and its founder,
Ban Johnson Byron Bancroft Johnson (January 5, 1864 – March 28, 1931) was an American executive in professional baseball who served as the founder and first president of the American League (AL). Johnson developed the AL—a descendant of the mino ...
. Both parties advocated cleaning up the sport, in particular ridding it of liquor sales, gambling and assaults on umpires. *1903: ''TSN'' editor Arthur Flanner helps draft the National Agreement, a document that brought a truce between the AL and NL and helped bring about the modern
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. *1904: New York photographer Charles Conlon begins taking portraits of major league players as they pass through the city's three ballparks: the Polo Grounds, Yankee Stadium and Ebbets Field. His images, many of which were featured in ''TSN'', have become treasured symbols of baseball's past. *1914: Alfred's son, J.G. Taylor Spink, takes over the paper. *1936: ''TSN'' names its first major league Sporting News Player of the Year Award,
Carl Hubbell Carl Owen Hubbell (June 22, 1903 – November 21, 1988), nicknamed "the Meal Ticket" and "King Carl", was an American Major League Baseball player. He was a pitcher for the New York Giants (NL), New York Giants of the National League from 1928 t ...
of the New York Giants. It is the oldest and most prestigious award given to the single player in MLB who had the most outstanding season. To this day, it remains voted on by MLB players. *1942: After decades of being intertwined with baseball, ''TSN'' adds in-season football coverage. *1946: ''TSN'' expands its football coverage with an eight-page tabloid publication titled ''The Quarterback''. The tab is later renamed the ''All-Sports News'' as coverage of other sports is added, including professional and college basketball and hockey. *1962: J.G. Taylor Spink dies. His son C.C. Johnson Spink takes over the publication. In 1962, after Spink's death, the
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(BBWAA) instituted the J. G. Taylor Spink Award as the highest award given to its members. Spink was also the first recipient. *1967: ''TSN'' publishes its first full-color photo, a cover image of Orioles star
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. *1977: The Spink family sells ''TSN'' to Times Mirror in 1977. *1981: C.C. Johnson Spink sells ''TSN'' to
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. *1991: ''The Sporting News'' transitions to a glossy, full-color all-sports magazine. *1996: ''The Sporting News'' comes online, serving as a sports content provider for AOL. The following year, it launches sportingnews.com. *2000: Tribune Company sells ''TSN'' to Vulcan Inc., headed by tech billionaire
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. The following year, the company acquired the One on One Sports radio network, renaming it Sporting News Radio. *2002: The magazine drops the
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from its name and becomes just ''Sporting News'' (''SN''). Subsequent covers reflect the change. *2006: Vulcan sells ''SN'' to Advance Media, which places the publication under the supervision of
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(ACBJ). *2007: ''Sporting News'' begins its move from St. Louis, where it had been based since its founding, to ACBJ's headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. The publication leaves St. Louis for good in 2008, when it also became a bi-weekly publication.


Transition to digital publication

In 2011, ''Sporting News'' announced a deal to take over editorial control of
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's sports website FanHouse. In December 2012, after 126 years, ''Sporting News'' published its final issue as a print publication, and shifted to becoming a digital-only publication. The following March, ACBJ contributed ''Sporting News'' into a joint venture with the U.S. assets of sports data company Perform Group, known as Perform Sporting News Limited and doing business as Sporting News Media. Perform owned 65% of Sporting News Media. ''Sporting News'' would join Perform Group's other domestic properties, such as its video syndication unit ePlayer and its soccer website Goal.com. The deal excluded the magazine's ''Sporting News Yearbooks'' unit and ''NASCAR Illustrated''. Almost immediately after the venture was established, ''Sporting News'' laid off 13 staff writers. Perform Group acquired the remainder of Sporting News Media in 2015. Under Perform's ownership, ''Sporting News'' shifted to a more tabloid-like editorial direction. The site introduced a new logo and website design in 2016. Following Perform's acquisition of ACBJ's remaining stake, it began to align itself more closely with the company's other units, including replacing
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articles with Perform's own Omnisport wire service for articles and video content (which began to constitute a sizable portion of the site's overall content). ''Sporting News'' also began to introduce new localized versions in other markets, with a focus on countries where it had launched its sports streaming service
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. These sites are, in turn, used to promote the DAZN service. Perform Media president Juan Delgado explained that the company was trying to preserve the heritage of the ''Sporting News'' brand by still publishing original content, while also publishing content oriented towards
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to appeal to younger users.


Later history

In September 2018, Perform Group spun out its consumer properties, including ''Sporting News'' and DAZN, into a new company known as DAZN Group. The remaining sports data business became Perform Content, and was sold in 2019 to
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and merged with STATS LLC. In the summer of 2020,
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of St. Charles, Missouri, acquired the archives collection of ''The Sporting News'' from ACBJ. The collection was described as consisting of "10,000+ books on baseball, football, hockey, basketball, NCAA, and other sports." In December 2020, DAZN Group sold Sporting News to a private investment consortium, which became Sporting News Holdings.


Athlete of the Year


Sportsman of the Year

From 1968 to 2008, the magazine selected one or more individuals as ''Sportsman of the Year''. On four occasions, the award was shared by two recipients. Twice, in 1993 and 2000, the award went to a pair of sportsmen within the same organization. In 1999, the honor was given to a whole team. No winner was chosen in 1987. On December 18, 2007, the magazine announced
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Tom Brady Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an American American football, football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He spent his first 20 seasons with the New England Patriots organi ...
as 2007 Sportsman of the Year, making Brady the first to repeat as a recipient of individual honors. Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals was also honored twice, but shared his second award with Sammy Sosa of the
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. In 2009, the award was replaced by two awards: "Pro Athlete of the Year" and "College Athlete of the Year". These in turn were replaced by a singular "Athlete of the Year" award starting in 2011. *1968 –
Denny McLain Dennis Dale McLain (born March 29, 1944) is an Americans, American former professional baseball player. He played for ten seasons in Major League Baseball as a right-handed pitcher, most prominently as a member of the Detroit Tigers. In 1968, Mc ...
,
Detroit Tigers The Detroit Tigers are an American professional baseball team based in Detroit. The Tigers compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the American League (AL) American League Central, Central division. One of the AL's eight charter fr ...
*1969 –
Tom Seaver George Thomas Seaver (November 17, 1944 – August 31, 2020), nicknamed "Tom Terrific" and "the Franchise", was an American professional baseball pitcher who played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the New York Mets, Cinc ...
,
New York Mets The New York Mets are an American professional baseball team based in the Boroughs of New York City, New York City borough of Queens. The Mets compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the National League (NL) National League East, ...
*1970 –
John Wooden John Robert Wooden (October 14, 1910 – June 4, 2010) was an American basketball coach and player. Nicknamed the Wizard of Westwood, Los Angeles, Westwood, he won ten National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) NCAA Division I men's basket ...
, UCLA basketball *1971 – Lee Trevino,
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*1972 – Charlie Finley, Oakland A's *1973 – O. J. Simpson,
Buffalo Bills The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in the Buffalo metropolitan area. The Bills compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) AFC East, East di ...
*1974 –
Lou Brock Louis Clark Brock (June 18, 1939September 6, 2020) was an American professional baseball outfielder. He began his 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the 1961 Chicago Cubs but spent most of it as a left fielder for the St. Louis Car ...
, St. Louis Cardinals *1975 –
Archie Griffin Archie Mason Griffin (born August 21, 1954) is a former American football running back. He played seven seasons in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals. As college football's only two-time Heisman Trophy winner, he is considered one of the greates ...
, Ohio State football *1976 – Larry O'Brien,
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commissioner *1977 – Steve Cauthen,
horse racing Horse racing is an equestrianism, equestrian performance sport, typically involving two or more horses ridden by jockeys (or sometimes driven without riders) over a set distance for competition. It is one of the most ancient of all sports, ...
*1978 –
Ron Guidry Ronald Ames Guidry (; born August 28, 1950), nicknamed "Louisiana Lightning" and "Gator", is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees. Guidry was also the pitch ...
,
New York Yankees The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the Boroughs of New York City, New York City borough of the Bronx. The Yankees compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Amer ...
*1979 –
Willie Stargell Wilver Dornell Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed "Pops" later in his career, was an American professional baseball left fielder and first baseman who spent all of his 21 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) (1962 in baseb ...
,
Pittsburgh Pirates The Pittsburgh Pirates are an American professional baseball team based in Pittsburgh. The Pirates compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) National League Central, Central division. Founded as part o ...
*1980 –
George Brett George Howard Brett (born May 15, 1953) is an American former professional baseball player who played all of his 21 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a third baseman for the Kansas City Royals. Brett's 3,154 career hit (baseball), hits ...
,
Kansas City Royals The Kansas City Royals are an American professional baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) American League Central, Central division. The team ...
*1981 –
Wayne Gretzky Wayne Douglas Gretzky ( ; born January 26, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for four teams from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed "the Great One ...
,
Edmonton Oilers The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton. The Oilers compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Pacific Division (NHL), Pacific Division of the Western Conference (NHL), Western Conference. Th ...
*1982 – Whitey Herzog, St. Louis Cardinals *1983 –
Bowie Kuhn Bowie Kent Kuhn (; October 28, 1926 – March 15, 2007) was an American lawyer and sports administrator who served as the fifth Commissioner of Baseball, Commissioner of Major League Baseball from February 4, 1969, to September 30, 1984. He serv ...
,
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*1984 –
Peter Ueberroth Peter Victor Ueberroth (; born September 2, 1937) is an American sports and business executive known for his involvement in the Olympics and in Major League Baseball. A Los Angeles-based businessman, he was the chairman of the Los Angeles Olymp ...
,
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organizer *1985 –
Pete Rose Peter Edward Rose Sr. (born April 14, 1941), also known by his nickname "Charlie Hustle", is an American former professional baseball player and Manager (baseball), manager. Rose played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1963 to 1986, most pr ...
,
Cincinnati Reds The Cincinnati Reds are an American professional baseball team based in Cincinnati. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) National League Central, Central division and were a charter member of ...
*1986 –
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Boston Celtics The Boston Celtics ( ) are an American professional basketball team based in Boston. The Celtics compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference (NBA), Eastern Conference Atlantic Division (NBA ...
*1987 – ''(none)'' *1988 – Jackie Joyner-Kersee,
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*1989 –
Joe Montana Joseph Clifford Montana Jr. (born June 11, 1956) is an American former football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 16 seasons, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers. Nicknamed "Joe Cool" and "the Comeback Ki ...
,
San Francisco 49ers The San Francisco 49ers (also written as the San Francisco Forty-Niners) are a professional American football team based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 49ers compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the league's National F ...
*1990 –
Nolan Ryan Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr. (born January 31, 1947), nicknamed "the Ryan Express", is an American former professional baseball pitcher and sports executive. Over a record 27-year playing career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanning four decades, Ryan ...
, Texas Rangers *1991 –
Michael Jordan Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials MJ, is an American businessman and former professional basketball Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposi ...
,
Chicago Bulls The Chicago Bulls are an American professional basketball team based in Chicago. The Bulls compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference (NBA), Eastern Conference Central Division (NBA), Cen ...
*1992 – Mike Krzyzewski, Duke basketball *1993 – Cito Gaston and Pat Gillick,
Toronto Blue Jays The Toronto Blue Jays are a Canadian professional baseball, professional baseball team based in Toronto. The Blue Jays compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) American League East, East division. Sin ...
*1994 –
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,
Dallas Cowboys The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The Cowboys compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) NFC East, Eas ...
*1995 – Cal Ripken,
Baltimore Orioles The Baltimore Orioles are an American professional baseball team based in Baltimore. The Orioles compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) American League East, East division. As one of the American L ...
*1996 –
Joe Torre Joseph Paul Torre (; born July 18, 1940) is an American professional baseball Senior management, executive, serving as a special assistant to the Commissioner of Baseball since 2020. He previously served in the capacity of Major League Baseball' ...
,
New York Yankees The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the Boroughs of New York City, New York City borough of the Bronx. The Yankees compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Amer ...
*1997 – Mark McGwire, St. Louis Cardinals *1998 – Mark McGwire, St. Louis Cardinals, and Sammy Sosa,
Chicago Cubs The Chicago Cubs are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago. The Cubs compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as part of the National League (NL) National League Central, Central division. The club plays its home games at Wrigley ...
(see also 1998 Major League Baseball home run record chase) *1999 –
New York Yankees The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the Boroughs of New York City, New York City borough of the Bronx. The Yankees compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Amer ...
*2000 –
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and
Kurt Warner Kurtis Eugene Warner (born June 22, 1971) is an American former American football, football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 12 seasons, primarily with the St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals. His career, whic ...
, St. Louis Rams *2001 –
Curt Schilling Curtis Montague Schilling (born November 14, 1966) is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who is a commentator for conservative media outlet BlazeTV. He helped lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a World Series appearance ...
, 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks season, Arizona Diamondbacks *2002 – Tyrone Willingham, 2002 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team, Notre Dame football *2003 – Dick Vermeil, 2003 Kansas City Chiefs season, Kansas City Chiefs, and Jack McKeon, 2003 Florida Marlins season, Florida Marlins *2004 –
Tom Brady Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an American American football, football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He spent his first 20 seasons with the New England Patriots organi ...
, 2004 New England Patriots season, New England Patriots *2005 – Matt Leinart, 2005 USC Trojans football team, USC football *2006 – LaDainian Tomlinson, 2006 San Diego Chargers season, San Diego Chargers *2007 –
Tom Brady Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an American American football, football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He spent his first 20 seasons with the New England Patriots organi ...
, 2007 New England Patriots season, New England Patriots *2008 – Eli Manning, 2008 New York Giants season, New York Giants


Pro Athlete of the Year

*2009 – Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees *2010 – Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies


College Athlete of the Year

*2009 – Colt McCoy, Texas football *2010 – Kyle Singler, Duke men's basketball


Athlete of the Year

Beginning in 2011, the awards were merged back into a singular selection, ''Athlete of the Year''. *2011 – Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers *2012 – LeBron James, Miami Heat *2021 – Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels


Sport-specific awards


Major League Baseball

''SN'' sponsors its own annual Team, The Sporting News Player of the Year Award, Player, The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award, Pitcher, The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award, Rookie, The Sporting News Reliever of the Year Award, Reliever, The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year Award, Comeback Player, The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award, Manager, and The Sporting News Executive of the Year Award, Executive of the Year awards. Many fans once held the newspaper's baseball awards at equal or higher esteem than those of the
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. Prior to 2005, the ''SN'' Comeback Player Award was generally recognized as the principal award of its type, as MLB did not give such an award until that year. *The Sporting News Most Valuable Player Award, ''The Sporting News'' Most Valuable Player Award (discontinued in 1946) *Sporting_News_MLB_Player_of_the_Year_Award, ''Sporting News'' Player of the Year (all positions; in MLB) *The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award, ''Sporting News'' Pitcher of the Year (in each league) *The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award, ''Sporting News'' Rookie of the Year (from 1963 through 2003, there were two categories: Rookie Pitcher of the Year and Rookie Player of the Year) *The Sporting News Reliever of the Year Award, ''Sporting News'' Reliever of the Year (discontinued in 2011) *The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year Award, ''Sporting News'' Comeback Player of the Year *The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award, ''Sporting News'' Manager of the Year (in each league (1986–present); in MLB (1936–1985)) *The Sporting News Executive of the Year Award, ''Sporting News'' Executive of the Year (in MLB)


Minor League Baseball

*The Sporting News Minor League Player of the Year Award, ''The Sporting News'' Minor League Player of the Year Award (1936–2007)


Basketball

*''Sporting News'' NBA Executive of the Year Award (1973–2008) *Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year, ''Sporting News'' Men's College Basketball Player of the Year *Sporting News Men’s College Basketball Coach of the Year Award, ''Sporting News'' Men’s College Basketball Coach of the Year Award


NFL

*Sporting News NFL Player of the Year Award, ''Sporting News'' NFL Player of the Year Award (1954–1969 and since 1980) **Sporting News NFL Player of the Year Award, ''Sporting News'' AFC and NFC player of the year awards (1970–1979) *National Football League Rookie of the Year Award#Sporting News NFL ROTY Award, ''Sporting News'' NFL Rookie of the Year Award *NFL Coach of the Year Award#Sporting News NFL Coach of the Year, ''Sporting News'' NFL Coach of the Year (since 1947) *All-Pro#The Sporting News, ''Sporting News'' All-Pro Team (since 1980)From the 1950s through 1979, ''The Sporting News'' published All-Conference teams. In 1980 it began choosing an All-Pro team. *All-Pro#The Sporting News, ''Sporting News'' All-Conference Team (from 1950s till 1979) (defunct)


College football awards

*Sporting News College Football Player of the Year, ''Sporting News'' College Football Player of the Year (1942) *College Football All-America Team#Sporting News, ''Sporting News'' All-America Team (1934) *Sporting News College Football Coach of the Year, ''Sporting News'' College Football Coach of the Year Also, between 1975 and 2005, Sporting News conducted an annual poll and named a national champion for Division I-A (now Division I FBS). It is regarded as a "major selector" in NCAA official records books.


Notable staff

* Thomas G. Osenton, president and chief operating officer of Sporting News Publishing Company and publisher of ''The Sporting News'' weekly * Bob Ferguson (journalist), Bob Ferguson, journalist and author of ''Who's Who In Canadian Sport''


Footnotes


External links

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