Survey: Manchester United most valuable; Yankees tied for third, Pats tied for sixth

Manchester United is the most valuable franchise in sports at $2.23 billion, according to Forbes magazine’s annual survey. The English Premier League team is owned by the same American family that owns the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Second is another soccer team, Real Madrid, at $1.88 billion. The Yankees and Dallas Cowboys are tied for third at $1.85 billion. The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Dodgers are tied for sixth at $1.40 billion.


NECBL: Peyton Hart and Alex Baldock each hit an RBI single as the New Bedford Bay Sox (21-12) scored four in the seventh and eighth innings to pull away from the Sanford Mainers (9-17) with a 4-0 win at Sanford.

Donald Murray pitched seven innings with six strikeouts and one walk. Paul Kronenfeld led the Mainers with two singles and a double.

• Right-handed pitcher Charlie Haslup, who had been handling closing duties for the Sanford Mainers, left the New England Collegiate Baseball League to sign a professional contract with the Yankees.

Haslup, of Easton, Pa., appeared in 11 games with the Mainers, striking out 22 and walking three in 15 innings while allowing nine hits. He compiled a 1.17 ERA and had two saves.

FCBL: Oliver Van Zant struck out nine over six innings as the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide (14-16) edged the Brockton Rox (15-16) 4-3 at Brockton, Mass.

JUNIOR LEGION: Tommy Dahlborg hit a two-run double during a six-run sixth inning as Chase Custom Homes (6-7) beat Falmouth (3-10), 13-0.

Eric Komulainen pitched a one-hitter with eight strikeouts and one walk. Cal Inlow pitched six innings for Falmouth, giving up three earned runs with two strikeouts.


EUROPE: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo highlight a list of 32 candidates for this season’s Best Player in Europe award. The 32-man slate will be reduced to three players next month and a winner chosen Aug. 30.

NEW COACH: Russia is reportedly set to hire Fabio Capello as its national coach. The former England coach is expected to be in Moscow soon to sign a contract.


ATP: Roger Federer surpassed Pete Sampras to set the record for the most weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings. After winning Wimbledon a week ago, Federer returned to the top for the first time since June 2010. Monday marked his 287th week at No. 1, one more than Sampras.


WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME: Coaches Gary Blair of Texas A&M and Jim Foster of Ohio State headline the 2013 inductees.

Joining them are Jen Rizzotti, Peggie Gillom-Granderson, Annette Smith-Knight and Sue Wicks.

–From staff and news services


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