In Albany, Pete Dougherty notes the 150th running of the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 24 will be televised on Fox, which is "part of its agreement" with NYRA. FS1 will "show five stakes races on the undercard." NBC, which "had the Travers previously, will continue to have a Saratoga presence, carrying the Whitney and Test Stakes on Aug. 3 (NBCSN) and the Fourstardave on Aug. 10 (NBC)" (Albany TIMES UNION, 4/12).
Heads up to anyone who subscribed for me: I’m not writing for The Athletic anymore. I declined offers to cover the #USWNT and Women’s World Cup exclusively for them, but now they’ve eliminated my Portland beats too. I'm also not the only local MLS beat writer cut. #RCTID #BAONPDX— Caitlin Murray (@caitlinmurr) April 11, 2019
DEFENSIVE STRATEGY: AWFUL ANNOUNCING's Andrew Bucholtz noted significant change "appears underway for soccer coverage at The Athletic." A few MLS beat writers for the site have "tweeted about being told they’re no longer needed, and added some comments that the site may be moving to regional MLS beat writers rather than team-specific ones" (AWFULANNOUNCING.com, 4/11).
JUMPING IN THE RING: THE WRAP's Tony Maglio cited a source as saying that Turner is in "advanced talks with upstart professional wrestling league AEW (All Elite Wrestling) for a weekly television show likely on TNT." However, the source said the deal is “definitely not signed” (THEWRAP.com, 4/11).