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Williams Appoints Doug McKiernan as Chief Engineer

Williams has announced that Doug McKiernan has today joined the Formula One technical team as Chief Engineer. In this new project-focused position, Doug will report to Chief Technical Officer, Paddy Lowe and will work alongside his colleagues in the senior technical team at Williams.

Doug began his Formula One career at McLaren in 1999 as an Aerodynamic Analyst. Over his time at McLaren he progressed to Chief Aerodynamicist, Head of Aerodynamics and finally Chief Engineer, before stepping down in 2015.

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Carlos Cordeiro Elected as New U.S. Soccer President

U.S. Soccer's membership elected Carlos Cordeiro as U.S. Soccer's 32nd President during the National Council Meeting at the Federation's Annual General Meeting (AGM) this morning at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Cordeiro, who won on the third ballot, replaces outgoing President Sunil Gulati and will serve a four-year term.

"Thank you to those of you who have supported me today," Cordeiro said from the podium. "This is incredibly humbling. I want to thank all the candidates for a stirring campaign. I'd like to thank Sunil and our board for their tireless service. To those of you who didn't vote for me, I'm going to work to earn your support and trust over the next four years. I promise I will work for all of you to bring us together as one soccer community. Thank you very much."

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Indra Nooyi joins ICC Board as Independent Director

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi has been appointed to the ICC Board as the organization’s first independent female director. Mrs. Nooyi will join the Board in June 2018 to align with the term of the ICC Independent Chairman, following the unanimous confirmation of her appointment at today’s meeting.

The introduction of an Independent Director, who must be female, was approved by the ICC Full Council in June 2017 as part of wide ranging constitutional change aimed at improving the global governance of the sport.

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MetLife MatchUp swings into year two with US$1 million for charity

Nerves of steel, a shrewd strategy, and a hunger to win. That’s what viewers can expect to see from the players navigating difficult shots on the PGA TOUR this year. Aces and albatrosses aside, only the most complicated yet impressive shots will be selected for this year’s season-long MetLife MatchUp, a weekly competition between the two players who most successfully navigate tough situations on the course, in order to earn the chance to win a million dollars for charity.

Bubba Watson, winner of the inaugural 2017 MetLife MatchUp, tapped his robust social media clout to encourage his fans to vote for him after promising to donate the prize money to charity.

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Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport partners with Tommy Hilfiger

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport announced today a multi-year strategic partnership with Tommy Hilfiger, owned by PVH Corp., from the 2018 season onwards. TOMMY HILFIGER will become the Official Apparel Partner of the team, building on the sport sponsorship heritage that Tommy Hilfiger has embraced since first founding his brand, and underscoring his vision to continuously elevate and expand the brand in key markets to the next generation of TOMMY HILFIGER consumers.

The new partnership will see TOMMY HILFIGER providing Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport's race and travel wear, as well as factory, office and hospitality clothing. The distinctive TOMMY HILFIGER logo will debut on the Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ car at the team's launch event at Silverstone, UK later this month, as well as featuring on garage and trackside assets.

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