The New York Post: Amazon-led group said to be closing in on $3.5 billion deal for New York’s YES sports network

Jeff Bezos is coming to New York after all.

An Amazon-led AMZN, -2.58% group of investors that includes the New York Yankees is ready to sign a deal to buy YES Network — one of New York’s most prominent cable sports channels — for roughly $3.5 billion, two people close to the plans told The New York Post.

The offer, which one person described as “imminent,” puts the online retailer in a position to control video streaming of Yankees games and Brooklyn Nets basketball games.

The bid will be for the 80 percent of YES that the Yankees don’t already own.

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