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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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05/28/07
Miller still will wear U.S. ski team uniform despite departure

For the U.S. ski team, Bode Miller might be gone, but he won’t be forgotten. Miller quit the team a week ago after years of friction and will ski independently as “Team Bode” next year. But he will still wear the U.S. ski team uniform because of an International Ski Federation rule requiri ...

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05/21/07
NHL may enhance club services division

The NHL is proposing the creation of an enhanced club services division that will share business practices in hopes of increasing league revenue by at least $85 million over the next five years. Teams would be asked to help each other boost revenue by sharing business ...

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05/21/07
Red Bulls won’t play at new stadium till 2009

The New York Red Bulls will not play at their new MLS stadium in Harrison, N.J., until 2009 because environmental cleanup at the 12-acre construction site has taken longer than expected. “Realistically, I don’t think Red Bull will be able to move in until April 2009,” said Nick Sakiewicz, p ...

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05/21/07
Sponsors boost prime-time MLS games

During its first five Thursday night prime-time games this season, Major League Soccer has gotten a boost from corporate partners who have supplemented ESPN2’s broadcast coverage with local activation. Budweiser is among the MLS partners who have activated locally aro ...

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05/21/07
Stadium’s European influence hard to miss

Sitting in the chairman’s box during Arsenal’s final game at old Highbury Stadium, Red Bull Park President Nick Sakiewicz counted nine seats between himself and the playing surface. His proximity to the field stunned him. More than 100,000 people will live within a walk ...

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05/21/07
Site makes right for 2 newest MLS stadiums

BMO FIELD While riding to BMO Field on a chartered city trolley, Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment President Richard Peddie offered an honest assessment of the city’s first soccer-specific stadium and Toronto FC’s new home. “It’s no-frills,” he said, as he gazed out a window at p ...

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05/14/07
Radiate Group adds action sports firm ASA Events to stable

The Radiate Group, an Omnicom subsidiary, acquired the action sports group ASA Events two weeks ago, according to industry sources. With the acquisition, the Charlotte-based marketing consultancy adds the group behind the LG Action Sports World Tour to its consortium of 24 marketing agencie ...

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05/14/07
NHL’s out-of-market talks mirror baseball, without the rancor

Weeks after the cable and satellite industries completed a deal for baseball’s out-of-market package and planned MLB Channel, another sports league is involved in similar negotiations with the same companies. In this case, however, talks between the NHL and In Demand, DirecTV and EchoStar ...

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05/14/07
Players end Saskin’s stormy tenure at NHLPA

The controversial reign of Ted Saskin as executive director of the NHL Players’ Association ended last week, almost two years after it began, when NHLPA player representatives voted to fire him after reviewing a report from an outside attorney about allegations that he read players’ personal e- ...

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05/14/07
NHL revenue tops $2.2B

NHL regular-season and preseason revenue grew 5 percent to 7 percent this year, putting total revenue on track to grow to between $2.2 billion and $2.25 billion for the entire season. The Carolina Hurricanes’ ticket revenue jumped nearly 33 percent from last season. ...

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