After 122 years, Sporting New leaves St. Louis

Monday, July 7, 2008

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- As St. Louis frets the possible loss of one icon, another one quietly goes away.

For 122 years, Sporting News called St. Louis home. That ended this weekend when the publication officially moved to Charlotte, N.C.

The move barely drew notice in St. Louis, where the possible purchase of Anheuser-Busch by rival brewer InBev is all the buzz.

The departure of Sporting News was announced in March by American Cities Business Journals, which owns the publication once known as the "Bible of Baseball." Online operations consolidated in Charlotte last summer.

Sporting News plans to begin "Sporting News Today," a free digital daily sports newspaper, on July 23rd. In September, the print publication that currently appears weekly will run every other week.

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