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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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01/22/07
USA Track & Field rolling out extended TV schedule

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01/22/07
NHL cap creates a new class of scouts

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01/22/07
Dew Tour looks for leadoff site

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01/15/07
Competitive gaming makes a play

The tournament was called the World Series of Video Games, but there was little obvious evidence of worldliness, or really, anything on-site that screamed out “major sports property.” Competitors play “Counter-Strike 1.6” in the 2006 World Cyber Games in Montreal ...

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‘White Pelé’ adds sizzle to U.S. soccer

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01/15/07
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01/15/07
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