November 13, 2007 |
Jack Johnson, addicted to attention and craving a colorful legacy, loved to chronicle his rise from a restless Texas teen to the world's first black heavyweight boxing champion. Now, nearly a century after his most famous bout -- the 1910 defeat of "Great White Hope" Jim Jeffries -- and decades after his death, Johnson has more tales to tell.
October 17, 2002 |
AOL Time Warner said it would stop publishing Sports Illustrated Women to cut costs at its Time Inc. unit. With a circulation of 400,000 after 34 issues, the spinoff of the company's 48-year-old Sports Illustrated magazine will end with the December issue. The company announcement follows news this month that the world's largest magazine publisher would stop publishing its Mutual Funds magazine. Both closings are casualties of the depressed market for advertising.
June 28, 2000 |
Sport, a monthly magazine founded in June 1946 and owned by British company Emap's Los Angeles-based Petersen Publishing division, is closing down after publication of its August issue, in part because it lost advertising revenue from tobacco maker Philip Morris Cos., executives said. Separately, Conde Nast Publications Inc. said Tuesday that it will shutter Women's Sports & Fitness, a magazine it started in 1997, after publication of the September issue.
February 3, 1999 |
Two years ago, sports magazines for women looked like one of the liveliest categories in publishing. Time Inc. put out two test issues of Sports Illustrated Women / Sport, a spinoff of the mighty Sports Illustrated, and Conde Nast Publications Inc. introduced Conde Nast Sports for Women. Here in 1999, however, the future of the category is still taking shape. Expectations in the case of Time Inc. appear more modest than they originally were as the publishing giant rethinks its approach.
November 13, 1998 |
The company e-X Inc. of San Clemente, the publishing arm for a major U.S. surfing association, said Thursday it has purchased the rights to three board sport magazines from World Oceans Media for an undisclosed sum. The firm bought Wave Action Surf, Pit BodyBoard and Launch WakeBoard--magazines devoted to extreme versions of surfing and related sports, said Ian Cairns, president of e-X. For years, the magazines have partnered with the U.S. Surfing L.P.
December 15, 1997 |
Ready, set, mow! That will be the rallying cry at the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Assn.'s STA-BIL Nationals later this month, an event featuring what organizers call "America's Fastest Mowing Sport." The nationally televised competition features three divisions: Stock (10 mph), Prepared (35 mph) and Factory Experimental (50 mph). Among the mowers will be The Turfinator, Mowin' For Broke, the Lawn Ranger, Haulin' Grass and Shake, Rattle and Mow.