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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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GMR moves on after departures

04 / 21 / 14

When Omnicom agencies GMR Marketing and SportsMark announced plans to merge 16 months ago, SportsMark founder Jan Katzoff said the combined company planned to do everything it could to retain senior executives from both agencies. But a year later, only two of the five senior sports executives rem...

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10/22/07
NHL answers MSG’s digital-rights lawsuit

In its lengthy rebuttal to the lawsuit brought by MSG over new media rights, the NHL alleges MSG’s “real gripe” is with a league-imposed $100,000 fine — not the NHL’s effort to migrate MSG’s New York Rangers Web site to a league platform. Daly ...

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10/22/07
NBC shops digital rights for Olympics

NBC Universal has started pitching cable and satellite operators as well as ad buyers on an Olympic package of digital rights around the Beijing Games that includes broadband, video-on-demand and mobile programming. Though negotiations are described as being in the early stages, the ...

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10/15/07
ESPN prep game gets title sponsor

Less than four months after ESPN announced it will host its own high school football all-American game, Under Armour has signed on as the event’s title sponsor. Terms for the three-year agreement were unavailable. In addition to title rights, Under Armour will receive venue signs, commercial in ...

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10/15/07
Isles open doors — partway ­— to bloggers

For most teams and leagues, bloggers are about as welcome at sporting events as women are at Augusta National. While some have been let in, none have been made official. The permanent group of bloggers has its own lower-level box at Nassau Coliseum, for ...

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10/15/07
Bode aboard ‘MySpace for skiing’

Alpine skier Bode Miller, his agent Lowell Taub and a California technology firm have created a joint venture that this winter will launch skispace.com, a skiing social-networking site designed to overtake the fractionalized market for online skiing content. The ...

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10/15/07
MSG must pay NHL’s legal costs in lawsuit

MSG will be responsible for paying the NHL’s legal costs for the digital media rights lawsuit it brought against the league last month. According to the bylaws of the NHL constitution, lawsuits brought against the league by one of its 30 clubs must be funded entirely by that team. League executi ...

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10/08/07
Roth, Sounders boss, Vulcan to own new Seattle MLS club

MLS will expand to the Pacific Northwest in 2009, adding a team in Seattle that will be owned by Hollywood executive Joe Roth, USL Seattle Sounders managing partner Adrian Hanauer and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital. League and team sources said MLS’s board has conditionally approved th ...

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10/08/07
Will clubs back MSG’s digital-rights play?

MSG Chairman James Dolan is often viewed as an industry pariah, a notion no doubt burnished by his defeat last week in the Anucha Browne Sanders sexual harassment lawsuit. But surprisingly, the argument of Dolan, MSG and the New York Rangers — if not the methods — are garnering suppo ...

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10/01/07
Executives to watch

Chris Zimmerman The New York native served as president and CEO of Nike Bauer Hockey for three years and acted as U.S. advertising director for Nike before coming to the Vancouver Canucks last year. Despite selling out every night, the Canucks owners fel ...

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10/01/07
League expects $3M gate from Ducks-Kings in London, and will look ...

The NHL’s games last weekend in London were set to deliver $3 million in gate revenue and mark a renewal of the league’s international efforts, which had languished since before the 2004-05 lockout. League officials hope the games are the first in an annual series of overseas events ...

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