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Reflecting pickleball’s growing popularity, the 2018 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships step into the limelight at the Indian Well Tennis Garden. The 2018 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships will involve players from the valley and take place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Nov. 3-11. PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEVEN SALISBURY “Interest is off the charts.” That’s how Justin Maloof, executive director of the USA Pickleball Association, describes the build-up to his fast-growing sport’s 10th annual National Championships, which for the first time will take place in the valley, Nov. 3-11, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. “We’ve got about 2,500 participants...

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By Michelle Castillo @MISHCASTILLO KEY POINTS The American Cornhole League is trying to gain legitimacy for the sport as it grows its viewership on ESPN and expands internationally. Cody Henderson is the number one ranked player in the ACL, taking home about $20,000 to $25,000 in prize money last year. Ankit Mittal, of Ellicott City, Md., tosses a bean bag as his friend Shean Flynn, of Newport News, Va., waves his Terrible Towel as the two were playing Corn Hole while enjoying tailgating before the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Ricky Carioti |...

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