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TNA Rebranding Flagship Show As Impact Wrestling

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling’s flagship program will be rebranded as Impact Wrestling, beginning Thursday at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on Spike TV.

“While the name change is subtle, it is also very powerful. TNA is proud to be in the wrestling business, and not afraid to say it. And, to emphasize our commitment we have added the word ‘wrestling’ to our already well-known ‘iMPACT!’ brand,” said TNA chief marketing officer Al Ovadia. Read more

News Corp and Exor might join forces to take over Formula-One

According to Reuters, Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corp and Exor, the Italian company that controls Ferrari, are looking to build a consortium that will take over Formula One racing.

Formula One, which runs its races across the world, is owned by private equity firm CVC and managed by the sport’s long-time supremo Bernie Ecclestone, who is 80 years old.

Exor and News Corp “confirm they are in the early stages of exploring the possibility of creating a consortium with a view to formulating a long-term plan for the development of Formula One,” the two companies said on Tuesday in a joint statement.

In the next few weeks, Exor and News Corp said they planned to talk to potential minority partners and the main operators involved, adding there is no certainty a proposal will be made to the current owners of Formula One.

In April, we reported that News Corp had talks with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim about forming a consortium to acquire control of Formula One.

“This is a project in early stage form. The main point is that Exor and News Corp will be co-leads in a project exploring options on how to run Formula One,” a source close to the situation had told Reuters earlier on Tuesday.

ESPN To Air Bill Parcells Draft Confidential Tuesday

On Tuesday, ESPN will air SportsCenter Special: Bill Parcells Draft Confidential, a 90-minute program that will take fans inside the draft war room of former front office executive and two-time Super Bowl-winning head coach Bill Parcells.

Monday Night Football play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico will host (9:30-11 p.m. ET) as Parcells shares his secrets, philosophies and inside knowledge on how the NFL draft works.

“There’s going to be a lot of information in this show that is unfamiliar to the average fan,” Parcells said. “I am hopeful the show will provide insights into how difficult it is to draft successfully on a consistent basis, and fans should also come away with a lot better understanding of how the draft board got to be the draft board.”

Jalen Rose Admits To Being Over Legal Limit

ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose released a statement Wednesday regarding his March 11 DUI arrest:

“On March 11th, I was driving to my home when I was involved in a single vehicle automobile accident. I voluntarily submitted to blood alcohol screening because I was confident it was safe for me to drive. Although I was not feeling impaired, the results of these tests indicate that my blood alcohol level was above the legal limit. I regret the decision to drive home that evening and am grateful that no one was hurt in the accident. I apologize to my family, my employer and each and every one of my supporters for my lapse in judgment. I am particularly sorry for disappointing those who trust me to serve as a role model for young people. I accept full responsibility for my actions and look forward to a resolution of the legal matter as soon as possible.”

Tiger Woods Takes His Talents To Apple App Store

PGA golfer Tiger Woods entered the mobile app world on Wednesday with “Tiger Woods: My Swing.”

Woods teamed up with developer Shotzoom on the app, which is intended for golfers of all skill levels. For $9.99 in the Apple App Store, golfers looking to improve their game will receive the following:

  • Enhanced video capture
  • Side-by-side swing comparison with Tiger Woods
  • Advanced golf swing analysis and how-to demonstrated by Woods
  • Ability to see progress over time
  • Sharing and feedback tools tied to friends and community members
  • Exclusive updates from Woods Read more

The SportsNewser Interview: Harold Reynolds

It’s been nearly five years since Harold Reynolds‘s life changed forever.

The former second baseman was a mainstay of ESPN’s baseball coverage, serving as the lead studio analyst for Baseball Tonight.

But Reynolds, 50, was fired in 2006 from ESPN for giving an intern a hug.

Yes, a hug.

Reynolds filed a lawsuit against ESPN for breaching his million-dollar contract. In April 2008, ESPN settled the lawsuit, giving Reynolds a seven figure settlement.

There’s no denying Reynolds talent, and after gigs with MLB.com and SportsNet New York, he was hired by the MLB Network in 2009.

SportsNewser talked to Reynolds at the MLB Urban Invitational a couple of weeks ago about how his feelings towards ESPN and the day-to-day grind of being an analyst during baseball season.

SportsNewser: Do you have a preference to working in the booth or back in the studio? Read more

Apple TV Adds NBA League Pass, MLB.TV

Starting today, Apple TV owners will be able to stream MLB.TV and NBA League Pass thanks to a software update.

MLB.TV was previously available for the Roku and Playstation 3. Subscriptions to the streaming service start at $100. For an extra $20, you have the option to select between home and away broadcasts and access to the in-game DVR tool.

The NBA’s League Pass Broadband starts at $64.95 for the rest of the year and lets you follow seven teams while the $99.95 option allows you to watch all 30 teams.

Albert Haynesworth Charged With Simple Assualt

Dan Snyder‘s horrible no good week keeps getting worse.

Albert Haynesworth, the man the Washington Redskins owner paid $41 million to do almost nothing, was charged “with simple assault for a road rage incident with another motorist on the Fairfax County Parkway in Reston, Fairfax police said.”

The Class 1 misdemeanor is punishable by up to 12 months in a county jail and a $2,500 fine, although Washington Post reporter Tom Jackman notes “a maximum sentence is rarely imposed for altercations such as this unless the defendant has a lengthy prior record.” (Does head stomping count as a prior record?)

It’s been a difficult year for Haynesworth. Read more

WPS Unveils The 2011 Uniforms


Women’s Professional Soccer might not survive much longer, but the league will look good while going down in flames (or surviving, who knows!)

WPS and PUMA launched the uniform line for the 2011 season at an event on Thursday. Players including Alex Scott, Leslie Osborne, Tasha Kai, and Allie Long were on hand to show off the new kits.

“For three straight years now, we’ve seen the best of sport performance and style come together on the field with PUMA’s custom WPS uniforms,” WPS CEO Anne-Marie Eileraas said in a statement. “This year’s team kits are no different. In this World Cup year, PUMA’s founding partnership with WPS and its on-going support of women’s soccer is crucial to the growth of the game both in the U.S. and internationally, given the league’s global appeal as the best soccer league for women in the world.”

While we wish the uniforms were a bit more like the NFL-as-soccer-jerseys, we like what PUMA’s done.

Lingerie Football League Is Banned In Oklahoma City

You can add Oklahoma City to the list of places I will never move to.

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett won’t allow the Lingerie Football League to play in any city-owned venue.

According to Cornett, “there are too many problems to list,” as the league was hoping to have a franchise in Oklahoma City before the start of next season.

How many problems could Cornett actually come up with? At the end of the day, we are talking about women playing tackle football in halter tops and tight shorts.

Is that a crime?

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