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. Also Read: New York Daily News Is No Longer For Sale 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.