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Littlefield On Sports: All Star Game, Red Sox, Valuable Pro Teams

National League's Bryce Harper, of the Washington Nationals, watches his first home run in the third round of the MLB All-Star baseball Home Run Derby, on Monday, July 15, 2013 in New York. (AP)

National League’s Bryce Harper, of the Washington Nationals, watches his first home run in the third round of the MLB All-Star baseball Home Run Derby, on Monday, July 15, 2013 in New York. (AP)

Baseball’s All Star Game is tonight, live from New York. It’s the half-way point a season that’s been surprisingly good for the Red Sox. And a list of the most valuable teams in professional sports.

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Bill Littlefield, Host of NPR’s Only a Game (@onlyagameradio)

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Forbes “Real Madrid takes the No. 1 spot as the most valuable sports franchise, worth $3.3 billion. Soccer teams occupy the next two spots as well: Manchester United comes in at No. 2 with a current value of $3.17 billion and Barcelona ranks No. 3 with a value of $2.6 billion. The New York Yankees are No. 4, valued at $2.3 billion. The Dallas Cowboys, worth $2.1 billion, hold the No. 5 spot.”

New York Times “As baseball fans from across the country arrive for the opening pitch, a group of business owners plans to protest across the street the eviction notices they received this week, the most serious threat to their livelihoods to emerge in the decade-long battle over the future of the area.”


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