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Picassos, DJs and a football stadium — Inside the new Miami Open

[ad_1] MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- On opening day of the Miami Open, John Smith quickly walked through the West Lawn area as he explored his options. Smith passed a stand operated by one of Miami's most popular steakhouses and strolled by a champagne lounge before settling into the cushioned seats outside a fancy establishment offering wine and sushi."This is fantastic," said Smith, who lives in nearby Fort Lauderdale. "I think
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The best basketball player on each Top 25 football team

[ad_1] Who is the best basketball player on each Top 25 football team? This one is sure to cause some debate in the locker rooms. But as we get ready to crown a national champion in basketball, it's time to appreciate the athletes who can do it all.Here are the two-sport stars, the freak athletes and one hyper-competitive coach who are the best basketball players on their football teams.With all
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Grading the Odell Beckham Jr. trade from Giants to Browns

[ad_1] New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman took to the podium on Feb. 27 to address the media during the NFL combine. Someone asked about the rumors swirling around star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who the Giants signed to a five-year, $80 million extension in August of 2018. "We didn't sign Odell to trade him," Gettleman said. "That's all I need to say about that."Thirteen days later, the
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USC, UCLA and the state of college football in Los Angeles

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES -- On a cool March morning in Westwood, Chip Kelly stands at the middle of one of UCLA's practice fields twirling his whistle and talking to an assistant. The players stretch, a bounce in their step as they laugh and joke, moving up and down the turf.Soon, players dive into the day's session, nearly sprinting in between practice stations, almost matching the fierce tempo of any good
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Auburn 2019 spring football preview — What’s the solution at QB?

[ad_1] A lot of coaches find themselves on the hot seat, but not many double-down the way Auburn's Gus Malzahn did this offseason.Following a year in which his team lost five games and his offense struggled to score points consistently, Malzahn went out and hired a relatively unknown offensive coordinator and then promptly reinstalled himself as the playcaller.The top storylines each team faces this offseason going into spring games.We break
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Barnwell’s 2019 NFL free-agency and trade grades

[ad_1] Welcome to 2019 NFL free agency. I'm grading the most notable offseason moves -- signings and trades -- below, so come back throughout the month for updates as deals get completed.The most recent grades and write-ups are at the top, and the first grade goes all the way back to Feb. 7, when the Cardinals added cornerback Robert Alford.Keep in mind that I'm not grading deals until we get
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College football spring practice — Players we’re most excited to watch

[ad_1] Christopher Mast/Icon SportswireWho are the players we're excited about seeing this spring football season on each of college football's Top 25 teams? New quarterbacks like Jalen Hurts at Oklahoma, Jacob Eason at Washington and Justin Fields at Ohio State lead the way, along with some much-hyped recruits like Kayvon Thibodeaux at Oregon.Here's the full list of players we'll be watching closely.No. 1 Clemson: WR talentOh, how the rich get
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Finding the next Trevor Lawrence, and more spring football storylines

[ad_1] It hardly feels like spring in most parts of the country with the frigid temperatures, but spring football is off and running.Of course, the reality is that college football never really ends in the minds of college football junkies. And with the revamped recruiting calendar, more than a few coaches probably feel that way, too.What we know for sure as we peek ahead to the 2019 season is that
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Spring previews for 20 top college football teams

[ad_1] As college football teams return to the field for spring practice, here's a look at what the nation's top teams are expecting this spring. What will Alabama's new coaching staff look like? How will Michigan's offense evolve? Which true freshmen are ready to burst onto the scene? And what will Jalen Hurts look like under Lincoln Riley's tutelage? We break down those questions and more for the nation's top