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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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12/03/07
NBC’s sales for Beijing are bustling

Media buyers’ seemingly insatiable hunger for live sports is pushing NBC ahead of schedule in its efforts to sell ad inventory for the 2008 Olympic Games. Despite being eight months away, several of the industry’s top ad buyers say sales for NBC’s coverage of the Beijing Games are fo ...

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11/26/07
Are Wilpons, Blank next MLS investors?

Commissioner Don Garber highlighted the continued interest in MLS expansion teams by naming the New York Mets owners, the Wilpons , and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank as potential investors. The Wilpons have been linked to a team in New York since a New York Times report in ...

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11/26/07
Big year for MLS was more than Beckham

Two days after watching MLS Cup from the sidelines of RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., Don Garber returned to his office with a spring in his step. MLS had just completed a season that began with the sale of D.C. United for a record $35 million and the signing of one of the world’s ...

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11/26/07
Debate highlights MLS salary cap split

MLS owner-operators recommended a 2008 budget that increases the league’s salary cap 4 percent to $2.3 million a team, with $125,000 in additional money for signing bonuses and transfer fees. The decision came after a prolonged debate at a Nov. 16 board of governors meeting that highlig ...

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11/19/07
USSA gets blizzard of renewals, new biz

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has brought in more than $4.5 million in renewals and $2 million in new business for the 2007-08 season, after having half of its $14 million in sponsorship revenue up for renewal at the end of last winter. All new and renewing partners signed l ...

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11/19/07
Representatives of MLS Players Union kicking around ideas on agen ...

Player representatives of the MLS Players Union are meeting to discuss agent regulations for the first time this week in Washington, D.C. The get-together is part of an effort that players and union executives believe will further legitimize the union before the league’s collective-bargaining agree ...

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11/19/07
Rangers site moving to NHL platform for now

MSG has agreed to temporarily migrate its Web site, nyrangers.com, to the NHL’s common online platform by Nov. 26 while awaiting an appeal before the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, according to a letter the NHL board of governors received last week. MSG and the NHL entered into a le ...

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11/19/07
Movie exec Roth a natural as soccer owner

When AEG Chief Executive Tim Leiweke began entertaining the idea of bringing David Beckham to MLS, he broached the possibility with Joe Roth, a longtime Hollywood film executive and friend with an eye for marketing and a passion for soccer. Joe Roth mad ...

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11/12/07
Consultants tailor new service to give NHL owners an assist

A year ago, former Chicago Blackhawks general manager Mike Smith approached NHL GMs with a consulting service designed to identify talented players at the best price. Now, he’s back with a new offering tailored for owners. Smith and his partner Richard Coleman, a San Francisco-area statistician, ...

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11/12/07
Toronto FC sells out for 2008 season tickets

Toronto FC played five weeks of soccer before it scored its first goal in 2007, but it took just 3 1/2 weeks for the expansion team’s front office to sell out of season tickets for 2008. The team, which capped season-ticket sales at 16,000, had only 119 season tickets remaining as of pr ...

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