Forbes’ Most Valuable Sports Franchises
Jul17

Forbes’ Most Valuable Sports Franchises

1. Real Madrid, $3.44 billion 2. Barcelona, $3.2 3. Manchester United, $2.81 4. New York Yankees, $2.5 5. Dallas Cowboys, $2.3 6. Los Angeles Dodgers, $2 7. Bayern Munich, $1.85 8. New England Patriots, $1.8 9. Washington Redskins, $1.7 10. New York Giants, $1.55 Forbes calculated the value of the teams based on equity, debt and stadium deals. The average team in the top 50 is worth $1.34 billion, up 8% over last year. Real Madrid is...

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RE2PECT — Derek Jeter Nike/Jordan Commercial
Jul15

RE2PECT — Derek Jeter Nike/Jordan Commercial

  Nike pays tribute to retiring New York Yankees great Derek Jeter. The Jordan Brand spot will air Tuesday during the MLB All-Star Game on...

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World Cup Fan Gets Modeling Deal With L’Oreal After Photos Go Viral
Jul11

World Cup Fan Gets Modeling Deal With L’Oreal After Photos Go Viral

Axelle Despiegelaere was just a pretty 17-year-old from Belgium rooting for her country two weeks ago at the World Cup in Brazil. Then someone took her photo in the stands and changed the course of her life. The picture made the rounds on Twitter and newspapers all over the world. Soon after, L’Oreal approached Axelle and offered her a modeling contract....

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July 11: Babe Ruth Made Debut 100 Years Ago
Jul11

July 11: Babe Ruth Made Debut 100 Years Ago

One hundred years ago Friday, Babe Ruth made his Major League debut, pitching for the Boston Red Sox against the Cleveland Naps. MLB.com presents 10 interesting tidbits about Ruth’s rookie year in professional ball: 1. The discovery: Accounts vary as to how Jack Dunn, owner and manager of the Orioles, was pointed to Ruth, but one theory is that Joe Engel, a pitcher for the Washington Senators, saw Ruth play for St. Mary’s...

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Soccer Uniforms For ‘Game Of Thrones’ Houses
Jul01

Soccer Uniforms For ‘Game Of Thrones’ Houses

Cool post on Flavorwire, combining two obsessions — “Game Of Thrones” and World Cup. Artist Nerea Palacios creates hypothetical uniforms for soccer teams representing the various houses of...

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JH Reader: ‘Welcome Aboard The Soccer Bandwagon, USA Fans’ (Time)
Jul01

JH Reader: ‘Welcome Aboard The Soccer Bandwagon, USA Fans’ (Time)

Time‘s Bill Saporito gets us ready for Tuesday’s big U.s.-Belgium match: This longtime soccer nut extends a cautious greeting to the World Cup’s new American fans Sure we have a good chance to beat Belgium, the guy was saying. I was eating dinner in a pub near my apartment, trying to pay attention to the Yankee game, when this expert was offering his considered opinion. Name a Belgian player, the soccer snob in me...

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