The world's most valuable sports teams: Meet Forbes' top 10

This year’s Forbes list of the world's most valuable teams is heavy with two kinds of football and features a new top squad. Can you guess which team, and which sport, nabbed the number one spot? 

By , Staff writer

8. Washington Redskins

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    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III points toward the sky after throwing a touchdown pass to wide receiver Aldrick Robinson during the first half of a game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.
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Sport: Football

City: Landover, Md.

Owner: Dan Snyder

Value: $1.6 billion

The Redskins, an NFL mainstay for decades that has been mediocre in recent years, rocketed back into the national spotlight last season largely thanks to the star power of rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. Griffin had the best selling jersey in NFL history last year, and he made the Redskins organization exciting again.

Off the field, the Washington football franchise faces mounting pressure to get rid of the “Redskins” name. In May, ten members of Congress sent letters to Redskins owner Dan Snyder and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, requesting the change, arguing that to Native Americans, the term is “a racial, derogatory slur akin to the 'N-word' among African Americans or the 'W-word' among Latinos." Snyder and the NFL have thus far resisted a name change.

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