Forbes magazine, famous for its rich lists, just came out with its evaluations of the 32 NFL teams. No surprise, Jerry Jones' Dallas Cowboys tops the list with a current value of $1.65 billion. Only two NFL teams are unprofitable: the Seattle Seahawks, who lost $2.4 million, and the biggest loser of them all, the Oakland Raiders. Al Davis' once wondrous franchise is now the least valuable NFL club at a "mere" $797 million, plus the Raiders had the biggest operating loss in the league at $5.7 million. (Los Angeles Times) Comment
Plans are for Timberwolves top draft pick Ricky Rubio, 18, who'll be paid $1.45 million by Regal Barcelona this season, to live with his parents during the season. Counting Europe's VAT (consumption) tax, word is Regal Barcelona ended up paying more than $5.7 million to buy out Rubio's contract from DKV Joventut. (St. Paul Pioneer Press) Comment
For months now, David Tyree has been asking for his Super Bowl XLII helmet back. It's been on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame since shortly after it played a key role in the greatest play in Super Bowl history. "That's not a bad place for your helmet to be," the Giants' veteran wide receiver said as he once again petitioned a member of the team's public-relations staff to retrieve the memento from Canton, Ohio. "But I still want it back." (Newark Star-Ledger) Comment
Chicago White Sox' DeWayne Wise, bottom, scores the winning run on a single by Alexei Ramirez. (AP)
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1989 -- Chris Evert defeats 15-year-old Monica Seles for her 101st and last US Tennis Open singles victory. 1986 -- Astros and Cubs use a record 53 players in an 18-inning game. 1974 -- NBA guard Oscar Robinson retires.
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