The Sporting News

The Sporting News was an American sports magazine that was published weekly from 1886 to 2012. The magazine was known for its comprehensive coverage of professional and college sports, particularly baseball.Image:the-sporting-news-sample-cover


The Sporting News was first published in 1886 by Alfred H. Spink, a sports enthusiast from St. Louis, Missouri. The magazine originally focused on coverage of baseball, but eventually expanded to cover other sports, including football, basketball, hockey, and horse racing.

Over the years, The Sporting News became one of the most influential sports publications in the United States, with a reputation for in-depth reporting and comprehensive coverage of sports news and events.

Content and Features

The Sporting News was known for its in-depth reporting and analysis of professional and college sports. The magazine covered major sports leagues, including the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL, as well as college sports and horse racing.

In addition to game coverage and analysis, The Sporting News also published feature articles, interviews, and commentary on sports news and issues of the day.

Reputation and Popularity

Throughout its history, The Sporting News was one of the most popular and respected sports magazines in the United States. The magazine won numerous awards for its coverage of sports, including multiple Pulitzer Prizes for sports reporting.

The Sporting News was widely read by sports fans, coaches, and executives, and was considered a must-read publication for anyone interested in sports.


The Sporting News ceased publication as a print magazine in 2012, but continues to exist as a digital publication. While the magazine is no longer published in print, its legacy as one of the most influential sports publications in American history lives on.

The Sporting News was instrumental in shaping the way that sports news and events are covered in the United States, and its reputation for in-depth reporting and analysis of sports news helped to create a new standard for sports journalism.{{Categories}}

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