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'Sports Illustrated' Magazine Now Under Ross Levinsohn, Exec With Controversial Past

The storied magazine was sold last month. And now editorial control of the 65-year-old magazine has been licensed to TheMaven, a digital outfit that is bringing in a controversial CEO.

The storied magazine Sports Illustrated and its website have a new publisher.

The 65-year-old magazine's editorial content will be controlled by a digital outfit called Maven, in . Ross Levinsohn,the controversial former publisher of the has been named

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