But commissioner Rob Manfred said before MLB expands that stadium issues need to be settled in Oakland and Tampa Bay.
The epic back-and-forth battle started at 6:45 p.m. Saturday and didn’t end until 4:50 a.m. Sunday, a little more than 10 hours and 199 hands after it started.
The lead changed hands nine times over the first three hours of a heads-up showdown between Tony Miles and John Cynn, who opened up a lead of more than a 2-to-1 margin before Miles closed the gap with an all-in bluff.
Miles, 32, will try to hold off poker pros John Cynn of Chicago and Michael Dyer of Houston on Saturday as the final three players will gun for the $8.8 million first prize of the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold ‘em World Championship at the Rio Convention Center.
Tony Miles, a 32-year-old Jacksonsville, Florida resident, continued his hot streak on Friday the 13th, knocking out 2009 Main Event champion Joe Cada and taking the lead from Michael Dyer in short order.
After starting play at 5:30 p.m. more than 3 million in chips behind Nic Manion in second place, Dyer opened up a lead of more than 100 million chips on Manion before settling for a lead of more than 84 million chips when play was halted at 10 p.m.
Review-Journal reporter David Schoen provides insight on the final table of nine at the World Series of Poker Main Event late Wednesday night at the Rio Convention Center.
Two casinos and a racetrack in New Jersey took in $16.4 million in sports bets during the first two weeks such wagers were legal in the state.
Kelsey Riley of Lexington, Kentucky, is one of 40 riders preparing for the world’s longest horse race at 1,000 kilometers (more than 620 miles). They will attempt to traverse the Steppe in 10 days aboard 25 “semi-wild” Mongolian horses.