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NFL Capsule: Rams at Dolphins

NFL Capsule: Rams at Dolphins

ST. LOUIS (3-2) At MIAMI (2-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Dolphins by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - St. Louis 4-1; Miami 3-2

SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 9-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - Rams No. 17; Dolphins No. 20

LAST MEETING - Dolphins beat Rams 16-12, Nov. 30, 2008

LAST WEEK - Rams beat Cardinals 17-3; Dolphins beat Bengals 17-13

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (22), PASS (30)

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (18), PASS (12)

DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (8), PASS (18)

DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (1), PASS (27)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Rams' only victory in Miami was Oct. 3, 1976. ... New Rams coach Jeff Fisher 1-5 in Miami. ... Fisher was Dolphins' top choice for coaching vacancy in January, but instead accepted Rams' offer. ...Dolphins Dan Carpenter 0 for 4 on field-goal tries of 47 yards or longer. Greg Zuerlein is 13 for 13 on field-goal tries for St. Louis, including four kicks of 50 yards or longer. ... Rams and Dolphins tied for sixth in NFL with 15 sacks. ... Rams have exceeded 2011 win total. They're above .500 for first time since Nov. 4, 2006... St. Louis' defense ranks ninth in NFL in points allowed (80) and tied for third in interceptions (eight). ... Rams coming off 10-day break between games. ... Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill is first NFL rookie to pass for more than 1,250 yards and win at least twice in team's first five games. ... Miami's Brian Hartline leads NFL with 514 yards receiving, and he's on pace to break team one-season record of 1,389 set by Mark Clayton in 1984. ... Miami's Davone Bess has picked up first down on 17 of his 22 receptions. ... Dolphins lead NFL in rushing defense, allowing 61 yards per game and 2.7 per carry. ... They rank second with nine touchdowns rushing, and second with 204 yards in punt returns. ... Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas will be inducted into Dolphins' Honor Roll on Sunday.

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Alex Ovechkin takes home ESPY for Best Male Athlete Award

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Alex Ovechkin takes home ESPY for Best Male Athlete Award

Alexander Ovechkin's offseason continues to be one for the books. 

Just a week removed from celebrating with the Stanley Cup in Moscow, Ovechkin was named Best Male Athlete Wednesday night at the 2018 ESPYs. 

The 32-year-old is the first NHL player to win the award since it was first introduced in 1993. 

"The Great Eight" beat out Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros, James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. 

Ovechkin was not in Los Angeles to accept the award.

 

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Redskins ranked as the fourth most valuable NFL franchise by Forbes

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Redskins ranked as the fourth most valuable NFL franchise by Forbes

Annually, Forbes releases the worth of all professional sports franchises in the world. Once again, the Washington Redskins are sitting near the top. 

This year the Redskins are ranked the fourth most valuable NFL franchise at $3.1 billion. 

That marks a five percent worth increase from a year ago. They leapfrogged the San Francisco 49ers for a spot in the top four after placing fifth in 2017. They still trail the Dallas Cowboys ($4.8 billion), the New England Patriots ($3.7 billion), and the New York Giants ($3.3 billion).

Compared to other leagues and franchises, the Redskins jumped into the top-10. They are tied for the tenth overall value with the Golden State Warriors who are coming off of their third NBA title in four years.

From year-to-year there is never much movement from the top of the ranking. Once again, the Cowboys are the top team in the world by over $600 million. They were followed by three European soccer teams. In total four NFL teams made up the top-10, the most of any sport. 

2018 Top-10 World’s Most Valuable Sports Teams according to Forbes:

1. Dallas Cowboys, $4.8 billion (NFL)

2. Manchester United, $4.123 billion ( Soccer)

3. Real Madrid, $4.09 billion (Soccer)

4. Barcelona, $4.064 billion (Soccer)

5. New York Yankees, $4 billion (MLB)

6. New England Patriots, $3.7 billion (NFL)

7. New York Knicks, $3.6 billion (NBA)

8. Los Angeles Lakers, $3.3 billion (NBA)

8. New York Giants, $3.3 billion (NFL)

T-10. Golden State Warriors, $3.1 billion (NBA)

T-10. Washington Redskins, $3.1 billion (NFL)

Next five NFL franchises:

13. San Francisco 49ers, $3.05 billion

T-14. Los Angeles Rams, $3 billion 

17. Chicago Bears, $2.85 billion 

T-19. Houston Texans, $2.8 billion

21. New York Jets, $2.75 billion

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