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Dee says Dolphins moving to Palm Beach is a possibility

by Matt Lincoln/CBS12

PALM BEACH, Fla. - This weekend Dolphins CEO Mike Dee said that the team's future in Miami was "clearly bleak" after the Sun Life Stadium renovations bill failed in the state house.  On Thursday, he hinted Palm Beach County is a spot where the Dolphins could land if they were to move.

Multiple outlets are reporting that Dee was asked in particular if palm beach county could be a dolphins destination and he said "We are open minded to all long term solutions."

 All this speculation is happening because last Friday the state speaker refused to bring up the sun life stadium renovations up for a vote.. effectively killing the bill. Miami still has its name in the ring for Super Bowls 50 and 51, but without the renovations, the city is expected to be shut out.

So now, if the Dolphins were to move one county native who knows a thing or too about promoting sporting events would welcome them with open arms.

Palm Beach County resident Don King said Thursday that he'd love to have conversations with Fins owner Steve Ross about a spot he knows very well.

 King owns a 54 acre stretch of land in Mangonia Park, the site of the old jai alai complex, that could be a spot to hold an NFL stadium.  King tried to get the Marlins to move there, and now he believes that it could generate numerous jobs in Palm Beach County.

Nothing is imminent in terms of a possible Dolphins move, and its likely the state legislature will have another chance to vote for Sun Life renovations in the coming years, before relocation becomes closer to a possibility.Dee says Dolphins moving to Palm Beach is a possibility

Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:51 PM EDT

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The Miami Heat opened its postseason run for a three-peat by beating Charlotte 99-88. LeBron James led the way with 27 points and nine rebounds. Dwyane (dwayn) Wade added 23.

Game 2 is Wednesday.

In other Game 1 NBA playoff series:

-- The San Antonio Spurs held Dallas to one basket over the final seven minutes of their 90-85 win over the Mavericks in the opener of that series. Tim Duncan led the scoring parade with 27. Tony Parker had 21 points, and Manu Ginobili (MAN'-oo jih-NOH'-blee) added 17.

Game 2 is Wednesday

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-- Tonight, the Houston Rockets host Portland. All-star guard James Harden of the Rockets averaged 30.3 points a game against the Trail Blazers in four games this season.


UNDATED (AP) -- Luke Schenn scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and backup Ray Emery made 31 saves for the Philadelphia Flyers, who rallied to beat the New York Rangers 4-2 to even that first-round NHL playoff series. The victory ends the Flyers' nine-game losing streak to the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

In other first-round hockey playoffs:

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-- The Montreal Canadiens, who took the first two games of their series on the road against Tampa Bay, have home ice for the next two games as they attempt to sweep the Lightning out of the first round.

-- The final game of the night has San Jose hosting the L.A. Kings. The Sharks took the opener 6-3 Thursday night.


UNDATED (AP) -- It was Keystone Kops baseball for a time at Comerica Park where the L.A. Angels made three errors on one play in their 2-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers. That allowed Ian Kinsler to score from first on a walk.

Then in the sixth, Angels catcher Hank Conger threw wildly to first trying to pick off Austin Jackson. It was his second error of the game, and Jackson went to second.

Nick Castellanos followed with an RBI single to put Detroit ahead 2-1.

Rick Porcello pitched seven sharp innings for the win.

In other Easter Sunday baseball:

-- Adeiny Hechavarria (etch-eh-vahr-EE'-ah) hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning after an instant replay went in Miami's favor and the Marlins beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 to complete a three-game sweep.

-- The Washington Nationals rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat St. Louis 3-2 and gain a weekend split in that four-game series. Denard Span's bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the ninth drove in the winning run.

-- The New York Mets avoided a three-game sweep by beating Atlanta 4-3 on Curtis Granderson's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 14th. David Wright went 4-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored as the Mets dealt the Braves just their second loss in nine games

-- Cleveland avoided a three-game split by beating Toronto 6-4. David Murphy's three-run double in the sixth was the big hit for the Tribe.

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MONACO (AP) -- Stanislas Wawrinka (vah-VINK'-ah) won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time Sunday, rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in a rare all-Swiss final.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Seventh-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia clinched her first WTA title on Sunday after beating top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova (doh-mih-NEE'-kuh see-bool-KOH'-vuh) of Slovakia 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the Malaysian Open final.

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) -- The Czech Republic has reached the Fed Cup final by defeating defending champion Italy after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday. The Czech Republic will play Germany in the Fed Cup final in November.

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