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5:35 PM ET, June 24, 2022


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Nathan Ruiz / Baltimore Sun:
Adley Rutschman homers, catches shutout as outfield defense dazzles in Orioles' 4-0 win over White Sox  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 7  —  CHICAGO — Adley Rutschman has arrived.  —  Sure, the top prospect in baseball and the Orioles' farm system reached the majors more than a month ago.
Phil Thompson / Chicago Tribune:
Danny Mendick suffers a season-ending ACL tear, while the Chicago White Sox call up hot prospect Lenyn Sosa  —  Danny Mendick didn't curse his luck.  —  The White Sox infielder's season came to end Thursday with news that he tore the ACL in his right knee, an injury suffered Wednesday in an outfield collision with Adam Haseley.
Discussion: ESPN and Orange County Register
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago White Sox can't pull off sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays — and Tony La Russa keeps tuning out the noise
Discussion: Boston Herald
Ryan McFadden / Baltimore Sun:
Former Poly star Justin Lewis reportedly agrees to two-way deal with Chicago Bulls  —  Former Poly and Marquette forward Justin Lewis has agreed to a two-way deal with the Chicago Bulls, according to The Athletic, after going unselected in the 2022 NBA draft on Thursday night.
Julia Poe / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Bulls select Arizona guard Dalen Terry with the No. 18 pick in the NBA draft: 'He's a ball of energy'  —  When Dalen Terry stepped out of a NBA draft watch party of more than 100 friends and family in Phoenix, his boisterous excitement zipped across two time zones — even through a Zoom call.
Orlando Sentinel:
Orlando Magic make Paolo Banchero the No. 1 pick in NBA draft  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 28  —  Paolo Banchero posa con el comisionado de la NBA Adam Silver tras ser seleccionado número uno por el Magic de Orlando en el Draft el jueves 23 de junio del 2022.  (AP Foto/John Minchillo) (John Minchillo/AP)
Khobi Price / Orlando Sentinel:
Magic trade NBA's draft No. 35 pick to Lakers for future second-rounder  —  Who should the Magic draft with the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft?  (Orlando Sentinel)  —  As expected, the Orlando Magic didn't use both of their second-round picks in Thursday's NBA draft.
Julian McWilliams / The Boston Globe:
Red Sox give Jeter Downs a debut surprise as he starts at third base, not shortstop  —  Xander Bogaerts originally had an off day for Wednesday's series finale against the Tigers.  The plan was for Jeter Downs to make his big league debut at shortstop in place of Bogaerts; Trevor Story, meanwhile, would remain at second.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Susan Slusser / San Francisco Chronicle:
Giants' Joc Pederson hopes fans ‘respectful’ during Reds series after Tommy Pham's slap flap  —  ATLANTA — Joc Pederson knows that San Francisco Giants fans can dish it out to opposing left fielders.  He heard it plenty, getting called a bum when he was with the Dodgers.
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
Yankees storm back in 9th inning for 7-6 win over Astros on clutch Aaron Hicks HR, Judge walk-off  —  Aaron Hicks?  Yes, Aaron Hicks.  —  The often-ridiculed, sometimes downright unwatchable outfielder was the Yankees' hero on Thursday night.  His three-run, no-doubt home run in the bottom of the ninth tied things up.
Jon Heyman / New York Post:
Mets' list of MLB trade deadline targets includes Reds' Luis Castillo  —  MORE FROM:  —  The Mets have two of the best pitchers in baseball on the mend, with Max Scherzer expected back as early as Sunday and Jacob deGrom believed likely back around the time of the All-Star Game.
Jon Heyman / New York Post:
Veteran pitcher Cole Hamels looking for MLB comeback  —  Jon Heyman shares his news and notes from around Major League Baseball:  —  Cole Hamels has decided to take his time with his comeback plans and try next spring rather than rush things.  He called off a comeback a year ago …
Mike Florio / ProFootballTalk:
Alvin Kamara braces for suspension of at least six weeks, eventually  —  With so much focus on the status of Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, another high-profile NFL player also is poised to be suspended under the Personal Conduct Policy.  —  Per a league source, Saints running …
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