Real Madrid tops Forbes’ most valuable teams list, Yankees 4th

NEW YORK — Real Madrid tops Forbes’ list of 50 most valuable sports teams, with Manchester United and Barcelona holding the next two spots.

Forbes says Real Madrid is worth $3.3 billion. The Spanish power moved up a spot from No. 2 last year.

Man United, which was No. 1 last year, is worth $3.17 million. Barcelona, Real Madrid’s fierce rival and Spanish League champions last season, is worth $2.6 billion.

The New York Yankees are fourth with a value of $2.3 billion and the Dallas Cowboys are fifth at $2.1 billion.

Only three NBA teams made the list led by the New York Knicks in 23rd, valued at $1.1 billion.

The Los Angeles Lakers were tied for 31st with the lone NHL team to make the list, the Toronto Maple Leafs, at $1 billion.

The Chicago Bulls are 47th, valued at $800 million.

Thirty of the 32 NFL teams made the list, The St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars are the only two American football franchises not to make the lis, along with seven baseball teams (Yankees, L.A. Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Philadephia Phillies, N.Y. Mets and San Francisco Gaints) and seven soccer teams.

The other two spots were claimed by car racing teams.

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