Sporting News

Sporting News is a U. S.-based sports news website owned by DAZN Group. It was established in 1886 as the print magazine The Sporting News, it became the dominant American publication covering baseball, acquiring the nickname "The Bible of Baseball." In December 2012, The Sporting News ended print publication and shifted to a digital-only publication. March 17, 1886: The Sporting News, founded in St. Louis by Alfred H. Spink, a director of the St. Louis Browns baseball team, publishes its first edition; the weekly newspaper sells for 5 cents. Baseball, horse racing and professional wrestling received the most coverage in the first issue. Meanwhile, the sporting weeklies Clipper and Sporting Life were based in New Philadelphia. By World War I, TSN would be the only national baseball newspaper. 1901: The American League, another rival to baseball's National League, begins play. TSN was its founder, Ban Johnson. Both parties advocated cleaning up the sport, in particular ridding it of liquor sales and assaults on umpires.

1903: TSN editor Arthur Flanner helps draft the National Agreement, a document that brought a truce between the AL and NL and helped bring about the modern World Series. 1904: New York photographer Charles Conlon begins taking portraits of major league players as they passed through the city's three ballparks: the Polo Grounds, Yankee Stadium and Ebbets Field. His images, many of which were featured in TSN have become treasured symbols of baseball's past. 1936: TSN names its first major league Sporting News Player of the Year Award, Carl Hubbell of the New York Giants. It is the oldest and most prestigious award given to the single player in MLB who had the most outstanding season. To this day, it remains voted on by MLB players. 1942: After decades of being intertwined with baseball, in-season football coverage is added. 1946: TSN expands its football coverage with an eight-page tabloid publication titled The Quarterback. The tab is renamed the All-Sports News as coverage of other sports is added, including professional and college basketball and hockey.

1962: J. G. Taylor Spink dies, his son C. C. Johnson Spink takes over the publication. 1967: TSN publishes its first full-color photo, a cover image of Orioles star Frank Robinson. 1977: The Spink family sells TSN to Times Mirror in 1977.1981: C. C. Johnson Spink sells TSN to Tribune Co; that year, the Baseball Hall of Fame inaugurates the annual J. G. Taylor Spink Award, given to a media member. 1991: The Sporting News transitions to a glossy, full-color all-sports magazine. 1996: The Sporting News comes online, serving as a sports content provider for AOL. The following year, it launches 2000: Tribune Co. sells TSN to Vulcan Inc. headed by tech billionaire Paul Allen. The following year, the company acquired the One on One Sports radio network, renaming it Sporting News Radio. 2002: The Sporting News drops the The and becomes just Sporting News. Subsequent magazine covers reflect the change. 2006: Vulcan sells SN to Advance Media, which places the publication under the supervision of American City Business Journals.

2007: Sporting News begins its move from St. Louis, where it had been based since its founding, to ACBJ's headquarters in Charlotte, N. C; the publication leaves St. Louis for good in 2008, when it became a bi-weekly publication. In 2011, The Sporting News announced a deal to take over editorial control of AOL's sports website FanHouse. In December 2012, after 126 years, The Sporting News published its final issue as a print publication, shifted to becoming a digital-only publication; the following March, ACBJ contributed The Sporting News into a joint venture with the U. S. assets of sports data company Perform Group, known as Perform Sporting News Limited and doing business as Sporting News Media. Perform owned 65% of Sporting News Media; the Sporting News would join Perform Group's other domestic properties, such as its video syndication unit ePlayer and its soccer website The deal excluded NASCAR Illustrated. After the venture was established, Sporting News laid off 13 staff writers.

Perform Group acquired the remainder of Sporting News Media in 2015. Under Perform's ownership, Sporting News shifted to a more tabloid-like editorial direction. Following Perform's acquisition of ACBJ's remaining stake, it began to align itself more with the company's other units, including replacing Associated Press articles with Perform's own Omnisport wire service for articles and video content. Sporting News began to introduce new localized versions in other markets, with a focus on countries where it had launched its sports streaming service DAZN; these sites are, in turn, used to promote the DAZN service. Perform Media president Juan Delgado explained that the company was trying to preserve the heritage of the Sporting News brand by still publishing original content, while publishing content oriented towards social media to appeal to younger users. In September 2018, Perform Group spun out its consumer properties, including Sporting News and DAZN, into a new company known as DAZN Group.

The remaining sports data business became Perform Content, was sold in 2019 to Vista Equity Partners and merged with STATS LLC. In 1962, after J. G. Taylor Spink's death, Baseball Writers' Association of America instituted the J. G. Taylor Spink Award as the highest award given to its members. Spink was the first recipient. From 1968 to 2008, the magazine selected one or more individuals as Sportsman of the Year. On four occasions, the award was shared by two recipients. Twice, in 1993 and 2000, the award

Panajot Pano

Panajot Thoma Pano was an Albanian football player. He started his career as a goalkeeper in the 17 Nëntori Tirana youth academy, but became the most prolific centre-forward of their arch-rivals, Partizani Tirana. During his eighteen-year career he played 24 matches as part of the Albanian national football team and was awarded the Albanian UEFA Jubilee Award. Due to his skills and abilities, Pano earned the nickname "The little Puskás" by sports commentators. Panajot Pano was born in Durrës, to Greek parents Thoma and Vasilika Pano who came from Lefterhor, Delvinë, he developed a passion for the sport when he was around 4–5 years old. His parents were against him playing football and instead wanted him to focus more on school. Pano begun his football career in 1954 by playing as a goalkeeper for 17 Nëntori Tirana, he their youth team, coached by the former national team manager Adem Karapici and Xhavit Shyqyri Demneri until the age of 16. He was handed his under-19s debut with Tirana by Demneri on 18 July 1956 in a youth national championship game against Korabi Peshkopi and he scored his first goal for the side on 5 August of the same year against Kukësi.

Pano was handed his professional debut by manager Myslym Alla in senior side in 1958 as an 18-year-old, entering as a substitute in a Republic Cup game against Besa Kavajë which ended in a goalless draw. He scored his first senior goal in the returning leg but the team lost 2–1 and was eliminated from the competition. Pano remained a member of the under-19 team at the time and had to wait until the following season before he would establish himself as a first team member, his league debut occurred on 4 May 1958 in the Tirana derby match against Dinamo Tirana, where he contributed in the 4–0 win by scoring a goal. Pano changed his role from goalkeeper to striker during a league match against Partizani Tirana where 17 Nëntori was losing 4–0, it was coach's Demneri decision to play him as a striker. He played his final game for Tirana on 9 December 1959 against Besa Kavajë in a game which ended in a 4–2 win for Pano's side. On 12 December 1958, Pano was called for the military service and signed for Partizani Tirana.

He played his first match for his new side under Rexhep Spahiu on 14 February 1960 against Dinamo Tirana in which he would score his first goal for his new club in the 3–0 win. He scored 7 goals in his first season which helped the team to finish runner-up in the championship, won by Dinamo Tirana. Pano finished 1961 season as top scorer as Partizani Tirana won the championship. For his performances Pano earned the Albanian Sportsperson of the Year award. Two years he was part of the team that played in the Spartakiad tournament, an official championship of communist countries army clubs. Pano scored four goals during the tournament, including a memorable hat-trick in the 3–1 win over Vorwärts B. Partizani reached the final and was subsequently defeated by XI CSKA/SKA. On 17 September 1969, Pano returned at Tirana to participate in the first leg of 1969–70 European Cup's first round against Standard Liège, he didn't play in the second leg which saw Tirana crashing out of the competition 4–1 on aggregate.

In 1970, Pano played in the Balkans Cup, scoring 2 goals as Partizani became the first and only Albanian club to win an international competition, as they defeated Beroe Stara Zagora in the final, following a 1–1 draw in Tiranë and a 3–0 awarded win for the second leg, as Beroe withdrew. Pano announced his retirement from football in May 1975. Pano has been an Albanian international, earning 28 caps and scoring 4 goals between 1963 and 1973, he captained the national team in 10 occasions. He scored his first international goal on 30 October 1963 against Denmark in the 1964 European Nations' Cup qualifying stage which marked Albania's first win in qualifiers match, his son Ledio Pano, became a well known football player and played for the football clubs of Partizani, Luftëtari, Xanthi FC and Pas Ioannina. He was capped several times with Albania, he died at 70 in Jacksonville, on 19 January 2010 after suffering a heart attack. In November 2003, to celebrate UEFA's Jubilee, he was selected as the Golden Player of Albania by the Football Association of Albania as their most outstanding player of the past 50 years.

On 6 March 2009, Pano received the order Honor of Nation from the President of Albania, Bamir Topi. This was the first time in the history of Albania that a footballer was honored with the Honor of the Nation order. Source: Albania score listed first, score column indicates score after each Pano goal. Partizani TiranaAlbanian Superliga: 1961, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1970–71 Albanian Cup: 1961, 1963–64, 1965–66, 1967–68, 1969–70, 1972–73 Balkans Cup: 1970 Albanian Superliga top goalscorer: 1961, 1969–70 Albanian Sportsperson of the Year: 1960 Panajot Pano at Albania Sport Ndahet nga jeta Panajot Pano

Edith Clements

Edith Gertrude Clements known as Edith S. Clements and Edith Schwartz Clements, was an American botanist and pioneer of botanical ecology, the first woman to be awarded a Ph. D. by the University of Nebraska. She was married to botanist Frederic Clements, with whom she collaborated throughout her professional life. Together they founded a research station at Pikes Peak, Colorado. Clements was a botanical artist who illustrated her own books as well as joint publications with Frederic. Both Clementses were involved with the study of phytogeography those factors determining the ecology of vegetation in particular regions, they would be praised as "the most illustrious husband-wife team since the Curies." It is impossible to disentangle Clements's work from that of her more famous husband. Edith Gertrude Schwartz was born in 1874 in New York, to George and Emma Schwartz, her father was a pork packer from Nebraska. She was educated at the University of Nebraska, being elected to Phi Beta Kappa and gaining her A.

B. in German in 1898. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, she wrote her dissertation on "The Relation of Leaf Structure to Physical Factors" in 1904. Schwartz began her career as a teaching fellow in German at UNL. During this period, she met her future husband, Frederic Clements, a UNL botany professor who influenced the direction of her graduate studies. At the time, the Universities of Nebraska and Minnesota were centers for the study of phytogeography—the geographic distribution of plant species—and she chose to make this her area of specialization, she earned her doctoral degree in botany in 1904, becoming the first woman to be awarded a Ph. D. by UNL. Edith and Frederic married in 1899. After gaining her Ph. D. Clements got a job as an assistant in botany at the University of Nevada, where Frederic was teaching. To raise money, they spent several summers collecting plant specimens and assembled the Herbaria Formationum Coloradensium, a valuable collection of some 530 specimens of Colorado mountain plants annotated and supplemented by 100 photographs.

It was issued in 1903 in 24 sets that were sold to scientific institutions. A few years they assembled another collection featuring some 615 specimens of cryptogams. In 1909, Clements was hired as an instructor in botany by the University of Minnesota, where Frederic had been hired two years before to head up the botany department. In 1917, Frederic gave up teaching and began doing research funded by the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D. C. For many years thereafter, Carnegie Institution funding supported their joint research endeavors, Clements was named a field assistant by the Carnegie Institution. Beginning in 1917, the Clementses spent the winters doing research at two Carnegie-funded research institutions: first at the Tucson Institute in Arizona, at the Coastal Laboratory in Santa Barbara, California. Throughout this period, their summers were spent at a botanical station they developed as a test site for plant acclimatization, Alpine Laboratory at Pikes Peak, Colorado. Clements served as instructor in botany for the Alpine Laboratory, Frederic as director.

They trained many botanists and ecologists at this lab during its four decades of activity, before it closed in 1940. They published jointly and individually, Clements used her language skills to translate some of their books and articles into foreign languages. During the Dust Bowl years and Frederic drove around the Great Plains and Southwest, helping to encourage conservation measures to counter the destructive loss of farm and range land. Clements was a botanical artist and illustrated a number of their joint publications, such as Rocky Mountain Flowers and Flowers of Coast and Sierra, as well as solo publications by Frederic, including Plant Succession and Origin in the Plant World: The Role of Environment in Evolution, Dynamics of Vegetation. In 1916, the color plates from Rocky Mountain Flowers were issued as a stand-alone guidebook to 175 of the most striking flowers of the area under the title Flowers of Mountain and Plain; the novelist Willa Cather, an acute observer of nature and a friend of the Clementses, was a great admirer of their work.

In a 1921 interview, Cather observed: "There is one book that I would rather have produced than all my novels. That is the Clements botany dealing with the wildflowers of the west". In 1960, at the age of eighty-six, Clements published a lively memoir, Adventures in Ecology: Half a Million Miles: From Mud to Macadam, in which she told the story of "two plant ecologists who lived and worked together." It is revealing in showing how many jobs Clements undertook in support of the couple's joint expeditions, ranging from chauffeur, mechanic and stenographer to photographer and botanist. Indeed, Frederic himself was of the opinion that Clements would have been ranked among the world's top ecologists had she spent less time assisting his career. Clements's wry style is evident in this account of the departure of one expedition: Friendly neighbors stood around, offering advice and gloomy prophecies as well as bets on the impossibility of finding space in one car for the appalling number of things that seemed to be indispensable for the venture.

I won the bets for I had a diagram that showed a'place for everything' and I had'everything in its place.' That is, everything except