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Clippers’ $2B price tag might not affect future NBA sales that much

By Geoff Baker The Seattle Times Published: May 30, 2014 A record $2 billion paid by Steve Ballmer for the Los Angeles Clippers is unlikely to lead to dramatic increases for future NBA franchises in Seattle and other markets. Sports-valuation experts said Friday that while franchise prices could rise some, Ballmer’s purchase, the highest in…

Soccer entrepreneur aims for pro Detroit team deal by August

By Bill Shea Crain’s Detroit Business Published: July 6, 2014 Local soccer entrepreneur Dan Duggan worked the room, so to speak, at the World Cup in Brazil as part of his effort to bring a professional fútbol team to Detroit next year. Now, the clock is ticking. Organizational and financing planning are ongoing, and Duggan…

Franchise values: Which price is right?

By Daniel Kaplan & John Lombardo, Staff Writers Sports Business Journal Published: June 30, 2014 When a team unexpectedly reels off a long winning streak, fans can be tempted to start thinking even bigger: championships, parades — the good times going on and on. So when the news hit last month that the Los Angeles…

What happens to Buccaneers and Manchester United after Malcolm Glazer?

By Daniel RobertsFortunePublished: May 30, 2014 The billionaire owner of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Premier League’s Manchester United FC has passed away. Here’s a look at what his death means for the two very different sports franchises. When Malcolm Glazer first acquired the necessary shares needed to become sole owner of the…