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At least three dozen newsroom staffers have been axed from late Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon — with nicely-known columnist Mike Lupica heading to the exit and columnist Bill Hammond minimize — as proprietor Mort Zuckerman embarked on a vicious cost-reducing mission. Also getting axed had been Assistant News Editor Jill Coffey, Deputy Political Editor Ellen Tumposky and senior Washington correspondent Dan Friedman. Visit us and register to replace your profile, receive the latest news and preserve up to date with cellular alerts. GIANTS Simba and Young Africans are anticipated to revive their thrilling rivalry after they lock horns for the first time in the upcoming Premier League season on October 1, this year, at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

While the large reductions on the money-dropping day by day had been expected — complete circulation, together with print and digital, has fallen 41 p.c over the 12 months ended in March amid widening losses, in any case — the massive number of cuts within the sports section had the jaws of seasoned journalists dropping.

DAR ES SALAAM businessman, George Wakuganda, has sued the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF), demanding over 15m/- being value of various sports gears provided for 3 national groups, after cheques issued for the funds bounced once they have been deposited in the financial institution.

While no division seemed to be spared, the sports activities section took the brunt of the cuts, with nine reporters and editors getting tossed, together with Bill Madden, Filip Bondy and Teri Thompson, the sports activities editor. MAINLAND giants Young Africans might be eyeing nothing however a win to keep their CAF Confederation Cup Group A campaign back on monitor, after they host Medeama at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam this evening.

For others in sports — like Thompson, Hall of Fame baseball writer Madden, Bondy, Hank Gola, Wayne Coffey, Roger Rubin and Stephen Lorenzo — the exit might be faster, sources told The Post. NEW YORK (AP) — The one hundred and five.1 mph pitch from Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman to Baltimore’s J.J. Hardy matched the fastest since Major League Baseball began monitoring speeds in 2008.