Forbes: Yankees most valuable...Braves-Rockies postponed...Laser used on Brady, citation issued
NEW YORK (AP) — Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $4.6 billion, up 15 percent from its figure last year. The Los Angeles Dodgers are second at $3.3 billion. They are followed by the World Series champion Boston Red Sox at $3.2 billion, the Chicago Cubs at $3.1 billion, the San Francisco Giants at $3 billion and the New York Mets at $2.3 billion. Forbes lists Miami as the least valuable team at $1 billion, just behind Tampa Bay’s $1.01 billion.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have postponed their game against the Atlanta Braves because of inclement weather. The game will be made up Aug. 26 in Denver. A strong storm was forecast to hit the Denver area approximately one hour before the scheduled first pitch. The Braves won the first two games of the series in what was supposed to be their only visit to Coors Field this season.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has denied the Nationals’ attempt to block the Orioles from having an arbitrator determine whether baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred can decide yet another dispute between the teams over broadcast money from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. Washington’s petition to stop Baltimore from taking the matter to arbitration was turned down by a New York Supreme Court judge in Manhattan.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves will make hiring a new president of basketball operations their first offseason priority. The fates of general manager Scott Layden and interim head coach Ryan Saunders have yet to be decided. Tom Thibodeau (THIH’-buh-doh), who was fired Jan. 6, held the dual role of president of basketball operations and head coach.
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A citation has been issued against a Missouri man accused of flashing a laser at New England quarterback Tom Brady during the Patriots’ AFC championship game victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Prosecutors say 64-year-old Dwyan Morgan, of Lee’s Summit, faces a single count of disturbing the peace. Television footage showed a green light flashing on Brady late in the Patriots’ 37-31 overtime victory on Jan. 20. The light can damage the retina after even a short period of time.