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SPORTS
March 13, 1998
A guest list of sports figures to be featured on TV and radio from today through Thursday: * Luc Robitaille, Cameron Dollar --"The Big Show," today, 6-9 a.m., Fox Sports West 2 and AM 1150. * Former Michigan coach Steve Fisher --"Up Close," today, 3 p.m. and midnight, ESPN * Galaxy Coach Octavio Zambrano, editor John Papanek of ESPN the Magazine --"The Irv Kaze Show," 6:45-7:45 p.m.
NEWS
August 22, 1997 | NEWSDAY
One of the longest guessing games in publishing ended this week with the announcement that John Papanek will become editor in chief of ESPN Magazine, the biweekly sports publication expected to debut in March. Papanek, a former managing editor of Sports Illustrated, most recently has been senior vice president and editor in chief of New Century Network, an Internet venture owned by nine of the country's largest media companies.
SPORTS
February 25, 1998 | LISA DILLMAN
What: ESPN Magazine promotion. Hot Corner doesn't like to write about the future, usually dealing with the present and, at times, preferring to wallow in nostalgia. But Chris Berman changed that informal policy when some promotional literature for ESPN Magazine landed in an editor's mailbox. First, a name change may be in order. Let's get it over right now and rename it Chris Berman magazine. Why?
NEWS
January 1, 1998 | PAUL D. COLFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The first quarter of 1998 will see two media giants go after desirable audiences with major magazine launches. On Jan. 9, Time Inc.'s new Teen People goes on sale. The monthly spinoff for teenagers from People magazine is promising advertisers a circulation of 500,000 copies, as it covers celebrities and real teens, as well as fashion and beauty. Earlier this week, the publisher was still guarding the precise contents of the premiere issue.
SPORTS
April 12, 1998 | JIM MURRAY
So, Abner Doubleday or Alexander Cartwright invented baseball (it says here). Whoever. It was founded with the almost perfect geometry for its purposes--90 feet between bases, 60 feet 6 inches from pitcher's mound to batter, nine men to a team, three outs a side, three strikes and you're out, the ball in play only between the foul lines, unless you popped it up. If an infielder played a ball perfectly, you were out. You have about 3.4 seconds to beat the throw.
NEWS
March 6, 1998 | PAUL D. COLFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Many magazine offices here are solemn preserves, the hum of editorial activity muffled by thick carpeting or contained in tiny offices behind closed doors. At the new ESPN Magazine, however, it's game time: An expanse of open cubicles is bordered by a running track, albeit one with 90-degree turns. A basketball net towers over a lounge area. A gym-dandy scoreboard counts down the days to the magazine's launch. Loose and casual as the space and the players appear, theirs is serious business.
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