The Dallas Cowboys haven’t made the playoffs since 2009, yet somehow Jerry Jones’ team has once again risen in value — by 36 percent over last year — to lead the Forbes NFL Team Values list, which was released Wednesday, at $3.2 billion.
The Cowboys are atop the magazine’s rankings by a healthy margin for an eighth consecutive season, having risen in value by $900 million to become the only NFL team worth more than $3 billion.
Despite last having won a championship in 1996, the Cowboys are second in value only to Real Madrid ($3.4 billion) among all global sports franchises.
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In their typically ho-hum manner, the Spurs announced on their website Tuesday that six-time WNBA All-Star Becky Hammon will join the defending NBA championship coaching staff this season.
While University of South Carolina women’s basketball coach Lisa Boyer worked as a volunteer assistant on the Cavaliers staff in 2001-02, and Natalie Nakase just wrapped up a stint as an assistant with the Los Angeles Clippers’ Las Vegas Summer League squad, Hammon, 37, is believed to be the first female officially hired as an assistant coach in NBA, NFL, MLB or NHL history. Hammon announced plans to retire from the WNBA following her 16th season in the league, including the last eight as point guard of the San Antonio Stars.
The Stars have five games remaining on their regular-season schedule, and the playoffs extend into late September. Whenever Hammon wraps up her WNBA playing career, she will make NBA history.
Read the entire story at Yahoo News!, the San Antonio Press Release, and watch Becky Hammon learning the Spurs Way.
SAN ANTONIO — Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis and two top lieutenants met recently with several San Antonio officials to discuss the potential of moving his NFL team from the Bay Area to the Alamo City, local leaders involved in the talks confirmed Tuesday.
On the weekend of July 18, Davis met with the officials, including Henry Cisneros, then-Mayor Julián Castro, City Manager Sheryl Sculley, Mario Hernandez of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, and both Richard Perez and David McGee, the president and chairman of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, respectively.
Read the entire story at the San Antonio Express News.
Could the Oakland A’s find a home in San Antonio?
At least one Oakland elected official thinks so, but Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff says San Antonio sports fans shouldn’t hold their breath.
“There’s nothing happening over here,” Wolff said.
“Our name’s been thrown out, but we went through that with the New Orleans Saints. I went through that with the Marlins. We didn’t spend a lot of local money but we spent a lot of time on it. You get these owners telling you one thing, and the baseball guys, administration, telling you something else. They’re going to have to be a hell of a lot more serious and a hell of a lot more coordinated to expect any of these communities to express any interest in it.”
Read the entire story at The San Antonio Express News.
Isaiah Austin got his NBA Draft moment after all.
Between the 15th and 16th picks in Thursday night’s draft, Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the NBA would let Isaiah Austin fulfill the dream of every young player, making him a ceremonial pick.
Just over a week ago, the sophomore center from Baylor was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects the heart. It ended his playing career.
Read the entire story at The Austin American Statesman.