Steve Ballmer has agreed to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, which if completed would roughly tie the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the highest price paid for a professional sports franchise. Here is a look at some of the most expensive transactions:
$2 billion: Los Angeles Dodgers, purchased by Guggenheim Partners (led by Magic Johnson) from Frank McCourt in 2012.
$1.47 billion: Manchester United, purchased by Malcolm Glazer in a leveraged takeover from Shareholders United in 2005.
$1.1 billion: Miami Dolphins, purchased by Stephen Ross from Wayne Huizenga in 2009.
$1 billion: Cleveland Browns, purchased by Jimmy Haslam III from Randy Lerner in 2012.
$845 million: Chicago Cubs, purchased by Ricketts family from Tribune Co. in 2009.
$800 million: San Diego Padres, purchased by Ron Fowler, Seidler and O’Malley families from John Moores in 2012.
$800 million: Washington Redskins, purchased by Dan Snyder from family of the late Jack Kent Cooke in 1999.
$770 million: Jacksonville Jaguars, purchased by Shahid Khan from Wayne Weaver in 2011.
$750 million: St. Louis Rams, 60 percent of team purchased by Stan Kroenke from family of late owner Georgia Frontiere in 2010.
$700 million: Houston Texans, expansion fee paid by Bob McNair in 1999.
|Philadelphia||2||Bottom 9th Inning|
|Seattle||1||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Texas||1||Bottom 6th Inning|
|Colorado||2||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Cincinnati||4||Bottom 7th Inning|
|San Francisco - WP: R. Vogelsong||5||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: J. Niese||1|
|LA Angels||4||Top 6th Inning|
|NY Yankees||2||Top 7th Inning|
|Minnesota||5||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Toronto||1||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Milwaukee||2||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Kansas City - J. Guthrie||8:35 PM|
|Oakland - S. Gray|
|Pittsburgh - E. Volquez||8:40 PM|
|Arizona - V. Nuno|
|Atlanta - M. Minor||9:10 PM|
|San Diego - E. Stults|
|Chicago Cubs - K. Hendricks||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - D. Haren|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Indianapolis||8/7/14 6:00 PM|
|San Francisco||8/7/14 6:30 PM|
|New England||8/7/14 6:30 PM|
|Cincinnati||8/7/14 7:00 PM|
|Seattle||8/7/14 8:00 PM|
|Dallas||8/7/14 9:00 PM|
|Sporting Kansas City||0|
|Brt Columbia||9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/7/14 7:30 PM|
|Edmonton||8/8/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||8/8/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||8/9/14 6:30 PM|