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What are some of the highest-valued sports franchises in history?

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As of 2015, some historically high-valued sports franchises include soccer club Real Madrid, valued at $3.26 billion; baseball's New York Yankees, valued at $3.20 billion; and football's Dallas Cowboys, valued at $3.20 billion. Soccer clubs Barcelona and Manchester United are valued at $3.16 billion and $3.10 billion, respectively.

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Other high-valued sports franchises include the Los Angeles Lakers and New England Patriots, each with a worth of $2.60 billion, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Redskins, each valued at $2.40 billion. According to Forbes, the average current value of a sports franchise is $1.75 billion, as of 2015. This is the highest valuation to date and represents a 31 percent increase from 2014.

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