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Mike Lupica Among Layoffs at New York Daily News

Veteran sports columnist and one of paper’s top earners let go in new round of downsizing after owner Mort Zuckerman’s failed attempt to sell paper

New York Daily News has begun a new round of layoffs that will send one of America’s premier sports columnists out the door.

Mike Lupica, a legendary sports columnist and media personality, was not able to come to terms on a new contract with the paper, Politico reported. Sports editor Teri Thompson also got the ax.

There’s no word on the number of layoffs, but they’ll be company-wide instead of restricted to the editorial staff.

For Lupica, it’s a double whammy: He recently lost his ESPN Radio show in New York.

Fellow sports columnists Flip Bondy and Bill Madden were also laid off Wednesday. Publisher Mort Zuckerman attempted to sell his paper over the summer but didn’t find an acceptable deal. Last week, editor-in-chief Colin Myler left the paper.

The New York Daily News did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.