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IndyCar Series Could Add On-Board Camera Positions For ’18 Season

Part of IndyCar’s universal bodywork package planned for ’18 “will include an increase in on-board camera positions for use by the series’ broadcasters and digital promotions team.” IMS Productions will “outfit each car with a new nose and rear attenuator camera to complement the curr…

Vice Lays Off About 60 Staffers As Site Shifts Focus To Video

Vice Media is “laying off about 2% of its 3,000 employees across multiple departments while at the same time the company is looking expand internationally and ramp up video production.” A source said that the “layoffs of about 60 staffers” took place Friday. Vice Sp…

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MSG Network will telecast “Bob Wolff: A Golden Garden Anniversary” at 10:00pm ET, with another airing Saturday at 11:00pm. The hour-long special was produced in ’05 by MSG Net to celebrate Wolff’s 50-year association with MSG. The special features interview footage with Wolff, …

Making A Return Call: AT&T Renews Partnership With MLS, U.S. Soccer

AT&T has renewed its partnerships with MLS, U.S. Soccer and the Mexican National Team’s U.S. tour. AT&T has been a partner of the properties for at least eight years. As part of its deal with MLS, AT&T will become presenting sponsor of the final day of the regular season, known…

World Surf League Naming Industry Vet Sophie Goldschmidt As New CEO

World Surf League has tabbed CSM Sport & Entertainment Group Managing Dir SOPHIE GOLDSCHMIDT as CEO, taking over for board member and interim CEO DIRK ZIFF . Goldschmidt, an ’11 SBJ Forty Under 40 awardee and industry veteran with prior stints at the NBA and WTA, will o…

Cubs Can Put “Budweiser” Name On Tavern, Rules Illinois Body

The Cubs “will be allowed to name a bar outside Wrigley Field after beer giant Budweiser” after the Illinois Liquor Control Commission “green-lighted the plan to name the pub” the Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern. This comes after “weeks of deliberation on whether the name would violate state l…

Sources: Knicks Will Sign Scott Perry To Five-Year Deal As GM

Kings Exec VP/Basketball Operations Scott Perry “will sign a five-year deal” to become Knicks GM , sources said. Sources also indicated that the Knicks are “planning to sign” Steve Mills to a “new multiyear deal” as President, promoting him from GM. As part of the deal, the Kings and …

Chris Spielman Sues Ohio State, IMG Over Use Of Likenesses

Former Ohio State LB Chris Spielman on Friday filed an antitrust complaint targeting OSU “marketing programs and contracts that promote the university using likenesses of athletes.” The suit was filed on behalf of current and former OSU players, including Archie Griffin , Jim Stil…

USGA Says It Will “Welcome” Trump To U.S. Women’s Open

The USGA on Friday said it would “welcome” President Trump at the U.S. Women’s Open after he tweeted earlier in the day he planned to attend the tournament upon returning from a trip to Paris. The tournament is being held at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J…

ATP/WTA Western & Southern Open To Build $25M Hospitality/Viewing Venue

The combined ATP/WTA Western & Southern Open plans to build a new $25M hospitality and viewing venue between its two main courts at Lindner Family Tennis Center, with the groundbreaking planned immediately following the conclusion of next month’s tournament in Cincinnati. The str…