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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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March Madness — Will the upsets continue at the Miami Open?

[ad_1] Eleven women had a shot at emerging from the Australian Open holding the No. 1 world ranking. Indian Wells champion Bianca Andreescu was not one of them.Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka, each of whom has won multiple Grand Slam singles titles, competed at Indian Wells the past two weeks. Dominic Thiem won the title -- his first Masters 1000 triumph.In a tournament full of upsets,
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Migliozzi wins Kenya Open for 1st European Tour title

[ad_1] NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Italian golfer Guido Migliozzi won his first European Tour title with a one-stroke victory at the Kenya Open on Sunday. Playing in the 14th event of his first year on tour, the 22-year-old qualifying school graduate shot a 2-under 69 in the final round to finish ahead of a three-way tie for second place between Spain’s Adri Arnaus (70) and South African pair Louis De
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Cleveland Browns open as favorites to win AFC North

[ad_1] The Cleveland Browns suddenly have become a talented -- and public -- team this offseason.Their Super Bowl odds shifted from 25-1 to 14-1 at the SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas after their trade for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., and they're now the most bet-on team to win the Super Bowl by tickets and money at DraftKings Sportsbook in New Jersey.The Browns' trade for Odell Beckham Jr. attracted
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Browns open as favorites to win AFC North

[ad_1] The Cleveland Browns have all of a sudden become a talented -- and public -- team this offseason.Their Super Bowl odds shifted from 25-1 to 14-1 at the SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas after the trade for Odell Beckham Jr. and they are now the most-bet team to win the Super Bowl by tickets and money at DraftKings Sportsbook in New Jersey.The Browns' trade for Odell Beckham Jr.
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The bubble is still wide open

[ad_1] Mar 14, 2019John GasawayESPN Insider CloseESPN Insider college basketball contributor First began covering college hoops in 2004 Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street JournalEditor's note: The NCAA tournament Bubble Watch has been updated through games played Thursday, March 14.Thursday dawned with cheery can-do talk from Bubble Watch about how surely all of this upcoming basketball would bring some much-needed clarity to the bubble picture.Indeed it did!
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Phil Mickelson commits to new Minnesota tour stop, 3M Open

[ad_1] BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Phil Mickelson will play this summer in the 3M Open, the new PGA Tour stop in Minnesota. Mickelson’s commitment was announced Wednesday by tournament officials, giving the July 4-7 event a five-time major championship winner as a premier attraction. Mickelson is currently 20th in the world rankings. Three others ahead of him, Bryson DeChambeau, Jason Day and Patrick Reed, have pledged to play at the
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D.C. United open MLS 2019 on top of Power Rankings ahead of Seattle

[ad_1] With the new MLS campaign finally upon us, the dream begins for a large-than-ever field of clubs chasing the 2019 MLS Cup. Whether legitimate or not, every club on the list believes they have a chance to be showering in confetti come November.Following Week 1's results, the dream remains alive for all, although a few teams might have to adjust their plans after reality crashed their start-of-the-season party.Previous ranking:
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Kieffer leads weather-hit Oman Open by 1 shot

[ad_1] MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Maximilian Kieffer played just three holes at the Oman Open on Saturday. He finished the day in the outright lead. The German golfer was one of only 11 players to finish their second rounds on Friday before play was called off for the day because of sandstorms. When the second round was completed early Saturday, Kieffer was in a share of the lead with Joachim
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Sandstorms blow schedule off course at Oman Open

[ad_1] MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Sand proved to be a major hazard at the Oman Open on Friday. Play was suspended early in the second round of the European Tour event because of sandstorms which blew in off the coast lining Al Mouj Golf. In one incident, first-round leader Kurt Kitayama played a shot onto a green and saw his ball get blown into a bunker. Around five hours after