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The Sporting News
The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper, currently affiliated with the Fox network. It was established in 1886, and in its first decades came to become the dominant American publication covering baseball – so much so that it acquired the nickname "The Bible of Baseball".
Throughout much of the 20th century TSN was decidedly non-glamorous, consisting of black-and-white newsprint with staid graphics. However it was the only vehicle for serious sports fans to follow teams from around the nation. For example, it printed a box score and description for every major league baseball game played each week. Similarly, every issue had a report on each major league baseball team, usually written by a local newspaper's beat writer for that team.
However with the advent of national sports media in the 1980s such as USA Today and ESPN, and of comprehensive web sites run by the major sports leagues in the 1990s, TSN lost this unique role. Consequently, it evolved into a more of a conventional, glossy sports magazine in both appearance and contents.
The main sports TSN currently covers are the Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, NASCAR, golf, soccer and National Collegiate Athletic Association; basketball and football.
TSN sponsors The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award, The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award, The Sporting News Reliever of the Year Award and The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year Award for Major League Baseball.
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