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SportsBusiness Journal Staff Writer Tripp Mickle

Tripp Mickle

Tripp Mickle covers motorsports, action sports and the Olympics for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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WME-IMG Hires Former GM Exec Chris Liddell To Replace Peter Klein As CFO

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 31 / 14

WME-IMG announced it hired former Microsoft and GM CFO CHRIS LIDDELL . The New Zealander will replace  PETER KLEIN as CFO of the organization. Liddell is familiar with IMG, having served on the company’s board in '11 at the request of late IMG Chair TED FORSTMANN . He previously served...

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Tags: People and Pop Culture

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11/08/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Red Bull Exec Chris Mater Takes New Role

Longtime Red Bull USA Head of Sports Marketing CHRIS MATER has taken a new role with the company as GM of its Northern California business unit. He will oversee business, sales, marketing, distribution and legal from central California to Oregon. He is working out of Red Bull’s Bay Area offi ...

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11/08/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Second Round Of Bids For IMG Were Due Thursday

The second round of bids to buy IMG were due Thursday, according to sources familiar with the company’s sales plan. A total of 10 prospective buyers sat through IMG management presentations in the last month, but it is unclear how many of the interested buyers submitted bids Thursday. Among th ...

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On The Ground: Second round of bids for IMG due today

The second round of bids to buy IMG were due today, according to sources familiar with the company’s sales plan. A total of 10 prospective buyers sat through IMG management presentations in the last month, but it’s unclear how many of the interested buyers submitted bids today. Among ...

Tags: Finance

11/07/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Hulman Motorsports Hires Jay Frye, C.J. O'Donnell

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, IndyCar

11/06/13
SportsBusiness Daily: CMS Close To World Of Outlaws Sellout

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Tags: Events and Attractions

11/05/13
SportsBusiness Daily: AutoZone To Sponsor Penske Racing

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11/04/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NBC bullish on Sochi Olympics

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Tags: Olympics

11/04/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Countdown event grows in size, stature

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Tags: Olympics

11/04/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NASCAR to expand Hispanic marketing

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

10/30/13
SportsBusiness Daily: SMI Sees Ticket Sales Decrease In Q3

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