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Manchester United named world's fifth-most valuable sports team

Manchester United retain their place as the world's fifth-most valuable sports team, while Real Madrid slip down to second place behind NFL giants Dallas Cowboys.

Manchester United have retained their place in Forbes' list of the top-five most valuable sports teams in the world.

The Red Devils, who were ranked first in 2011 and 2012, boast a value of £2.5bn - enough to keep them above NFL side New England Patriots (£2.4bn) and NBA outfit New York Knicks (£2.2bn).

Real Madrid have slipped from top spot down to second following a three-year spell at the summit, despite seeing their value rise by 12.5% to £2.75bn.

The accolade of world's most valuable side now belongs to NFL giants Dallas Cowboys, who have climbed one place since 2015 with an estimated value of £3bn.

Barcelona and New York Yankees complete the top five, meanwhile, with respective valuations of £2.6bn and £2.5bn.

It is the first time since 2011 that a soccer team has not topped the list.

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Saturday's key events


TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

SAILING
· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

TENNIS
· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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