Sporting News (previously The Sporting News, and known colloquially as TSN) is an American-based sports magazine. It was established in 1886, and it became the dominant American publication covering baseball — so much so that it acquired the nickname "The Bible of Baseball". It is currently owned by Charlotte, North Carolina-based American City Business Journals, a subsidiary of Advance Publications.
SN currently covers seven main sports — Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Football League (NFL), the National Hockey League (NHL), NASCAR, and NCAA men's basketball and football — with occasional coverage of other sports.
Following 122 years of existence as a weekly publication, the magazine switched to a bi-weekly publishing schedule in 2008. Earlier that year, it launched a daily online newspaper, Sporting News Today. Then, in 2011, its print publishing schedule changed again; the magazine is now issued monthly.
TSN was founded by Alfred H. Spink, a director of the St. Louis Browns and former writer for the Missouri Republican daily newspaper. Each number was 17 by 22 inches, eight pages, price five cents (Cooper 1996). The Browns...