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SportsBusiness Journal Staff Writer Tripp Mickle

Tripp Mickle

Staff writer Tripp Mickle covers motorsports, action sports and the Olympics.

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Documents detail structure at IMG Media

04 / 14 / 14

IMG Media has been one of the strongest business units at the company for years, generating $448 million in revenue last year, or nearly 30 percent of IMG’s overall revenue. The financial documents that WME shared with banks show how IMG Media functions, detailing how the business is structure...

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01/21/08
Herbalife extends soccer ties to AYSO with jersey deal

Young soccer players may not be able to bend it like Beckham, but Herbalife believes they can pitch a brand like him. The nutritional products manufacturer that sponsors the Los Angeles Galaxy has struck a four-year agreement with the American Youth Soccer Organization that will see its ...

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01/21/08
ESPN fills in sponsor blanks at Winter X

ESPN’s sales team negated about $5 million in losses from the departure of three Winter X Games partners by adding one gold-level and three associate-level partners ahead of this week’s event in Aspen. Winter X Games added its first gold-level theatrical partner in 20th Century Fox, ...

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01/21/08
Herbalife extends soccer ties to AYSO with jersey deal

Young soccer players may not be able to bend it like Beckham, but Herbalife believes they can pitch a brand like him. The nutritional products manufacturer that sponsors the Los Angeles Galaxy has struck a four-year agreement with the American Youth Soccer Organization that will see its ...

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01/21/08
USOC sponsors slow to commit past 2008

Entering an Olympic year, the U.S. Olympic Committee has added one supplier, lost one partner and announced no corporate renewals to date, putting the organization slightly behind in its sales efforts compared with the same period before the 2004 Athens Games. By late January ...

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01/14/08
MLS’s draft-day dealmaker is ready for another round

MLS executive Todd Durbin begins preparing for his annual fast months in advance. He doesn’t avoid caffeine or train his stomach by eating smaller meals. He merely accounts for every possible scenario that could occur when 14 MLS teams gather to select 56 players during MLS SuperDraft. ...

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01/07/08
Sponsors back SUM’s new event

Soccer United Marketing’s newest property, the Pan-Pacific Championship, is poised to make a modest profit in its first year, and the agency hasn’t even sold a ticket yet. Pan-Pacific players (from left): MLJ’s Itani, the J.League’s Kenji Onit ...

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12/24/07
NHL warms up viewers for outdoor hockey

The NHL has united with its TV partners and sponsors to launch a marketing campaign designed to raise awareness and encourage TV tune-in for the inaugural Amp Energy NHL Winter Classic at Buffalo’s Ralph Wilson Stadium on Jan. 1. To drive TV viewership for the 1 p.m. game between the Buff ...

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12/24/07
Army re-enlists as sponsor of high school all-star game

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. The U.S. Army has renewed its commitment to title sponsor SportsLink’s high school all-star football game on NBC, signing a five-year deal sources put in the low to mid-seven figures annually. ...

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12/24/07
Surprise World Cup worth $7.5M to U.S. Soccer

FIFA moved the 2003 Women’s World Cup to the U.S. after China’s SARS epidemic. The U.S. Soccer Federation earned $7.5 million as emergency host of the 2003 Women’s World Cup, the organization’s most recent tax return reveals. The ...

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12/17/07
He’s bought the team; now Freeman is ready to sell seats

David Freeman faced countless obstacles in his effort to ensure that the Nashville Predators remained in his home state of Tennessee. He needed to have Jim Balsillie’s $220 million offer fall apart, pull together additional investors, change the lease on the Sommet Center and, finally, ...

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