Spain's top basketball league ACB and Spalding have reached an agreement for the next three years. As a result of the deal, the league will start the '12-13 season with a new ball, the TF 1000 Legacy. ACB Exec Dir Albert Agusti said, "Spalding will be the brand of the official ball of the Liga Endesa, the most significant element of the game and without a doubt one of the great communication and image assets of the competition for the next three years" (ACB).
SAFETY FIRST: AUTO SPORT noted that IndyCar is looking to launch a FIA "study into catch fencing" when the FIA Institute for Motorsport Safety meets in Paris. IndyCar Orthopedic Consultant Dr. Terry Trammell said that "he would be looking for collaboration with his European counterparts as efforts continue to find ways to improve the design of catch fencing to increase safety for drivers and spectators" (AUTOSPORT.com, 6/25).