After eight years under DAZN / Perform Group, The Sporting News was acquired by an international investment group, with deep sports, media and gaming experience who are now revolutionizing and energizing one of the world’s most iconic sports brands.

Our belief is based on firm foundations:

  • Historic, trusted brand that with investment can deliver significant growth in audience and revenue.
  • US Top 10, independent sports portal for advertisers, broadcasters, rights holders and growing gaming partners.
  • Unprecedented global and local media knowledge, creating the first truly global digital sports media company.


The Sporting News is the oldest sporting publication in the United States. Initially known as the essential source for baseball coverage, in the 1940s it began to cover a wider array of sports, including college sports, the NBA, NFL, NHL, motorsports, golf, tennis, boxing and many others.

  • March 17, 1886: Founded in St. Louis by Alfred H. Spink as a weekly U.S. newspaper.
  • Became the dominant sports publication: “The Nation’s Oldest & Finest Sports Paper” and “The Bible of Baseball.”
  • 1904: Charles Conlon’s MLB portraits featured within TSN, become treasured symbols in sport.
  • 1936: TSN Player of the Year awarded, the oldest, most prestigious award still voted on by MLB players.
  • 1991: Evolved into a weekly magazine.
  • 1996: TSN online, serving as provider for AOL.
  • 1997: launches.
  • December 2012: The Sporting News publishes final print publication, turning focus to digital.

Our Content

Content Breadth

135+ years of quality and authority
Multimedia output optimized for platform
Visualization and data editorial innovation part of TSN history
Unparalleled archive with covers, images, data and stories dating 135+ years

US Sports Leadership

Official league destination in multiple international markets
Global highlight partner
Distinguished Awards
“The Bible of Baseball”
Distinguished Awards
HOF Writer, Mike DeCourcy Official All-American Awards

Global Sports Focus

Investment delivering global and local approach around world’s #1 sport
Boxing, MMA, Wrestling OTT publishing partner Data innovation
Official content partner; RugbyPass, The Home of Rugby Union
Leading editorial and talent: Melinda Farrell

Editorial Expansion

We are doubling our efforts against our sport pillars and are also investing in:

Unearth untold stories and continue to drive, and support, these global super stars
Our global ambitions align with this growing space. We’ll continue to meet users where they are with cross-platform storytelling featuring all forms of sight, sound, and motion.
Marry the best technology with quality content to create an independent gaming platform.
Already a pioneer in the space, our investment in data and tools will supplement our best-in-class internet journalism.

About Us

Executive Team

Rich Routman

Global CEO

Shaun Koiner

Global COO

Martyn Jones

CEO, EMEA & Asia

Wade Maris


Benson Taylor


Kerri Mattioli

SVP, Business Development

Greg Nolle


Kaitlyn Gappens

Global VP, People

Nicholas Dowell

Finance Director

Management Board

John Gleasure

Executive Chairman

Tom Hall

Executive Vice Chairman

Barney Francis

Non-Executive Director

Stuart Foster

Management Board

Guy Garrard

Management Board

Special Advisors

Steve Gietschier

Matt Savage

Michael Cheika

Annabelle Bond-OBE

International Reach

Now a dynamic digital publisher, offering a trusted perspective all over the world, The Sporting News features localized editions in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Japan with multiple new territory editions launching in 2022.

International Reach
Current Editions
Upcoming Editions
35M+ Monthly Users
200M+ Monthly Impressions
50M End 2022 User Target