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2:35 PM ET, January 23, 2023

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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Nightengale's Notebook: Enough is enough, Carlos Beltran deserves to be in the Hall of Fame  —  Really, so this is how it's going to be?  —  We are actually going to keep Carlos Beltran out of the Hall of Fame simply because he played on the 2017 Houston Astros World Series champion team …
Antwan Staley / New York Daily News:
Giants no match for Jalen Hurts, Eagles as Big Blue season ends with crushing 38-7 loss in Philly  —  PHILADELPHIA — The Giants pulled off the road upset last weekend against the Vikings.  —  On Saturday in the NFC Divisional Round, Big Blue was looking for more underdog magic …
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Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Daniel Jones non-committal on Giants future after interception, nightmare loss in Philly  —  PHILADELPHIA — Quarterback Daniel Jones would not commit to a future with the Giants after Saturday night's 38-7 blowout divisional round loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.
Kristian Winfield / New York Daily News:
Nets' C Nic Claxton in the mix for two NBA awards  —  There is a case to be made that starting Nets center Nic Claxton has a horse in two different end-of-the-season NBA awards races.  —  Claxton's impact on the defensive end has him positioned as a dark horse candidate for Defensive Player of the Year.
Discussion: New York Post
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Kristian Winfield / New York Daily News:
Kyrie Irving erupts for season-high 48 points in Nets win over Jazz  —  Everything changes when Kyrie Irving plays like a superstar.  —  Irving exploded for a season-high 48 points in Brooklyn's 117-106 win against the Utah Jazz on Friday.  He is now the Nets' all-time franchise leader in games with at least 45 points scored.
Kristian Winfield / New York Daily News:
Nets remain winless without Kevin Durant: ‘There has to be a DNA, a toughness here’
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Sloppy, cold-shooting Heat find a way to grab 100-96 victory over Pelicans  —  Sunday slop never tasted so good for the Miami Heat.  —  On an afternoon when the turnovers were bountiful and the 3-pointers weren't, the Heat found a way Sunday to push past the New Orleans Pelicans 100-96 at Miami-Dade Arena.
Discussion: Denver Post and Boston Herald
Ava Wallace / Washington Post:
Does Rui Hachimura want the Wizards to trade him?  ‘No comment.’  —  Rui Hachimura made a statement on the court Saturday night by pouring in 30 points to match his career high for the second time in the past month.  After the game, he made an even bigger statement with just two words.
audacy.com:
Pedro Grifol: ‘Oscar Colas is going to be given every opportunity’ to earn White Sox's everyday right field job  —  (670 The Score) Highly regarded White Sox prospect Oscar Colas will have the initial — and seemingly best — opportunity to win the club's everyday job in right field in spring training …
Daily News:
Kings' trip begins with loss to Matt Duchene, Predators  —  Sean Durzi, Adrian Kempe and Quinton Byfield score for the Kings, but Duchene breaks a tie with 6:26 left in the Predators' 5-3 victory on Saturday night.  The Kings play at Chicago on Sunday.  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. …
Discussion: SGV Tribune
AC Milan:
New York Yankees President Randy Levine joins AC Milan's Board of Directors  —  The new board member is one of the most accomplished executives in the sports and entertainment industries  —  AC Milan today announced that Randy Levine, President of the New York Yankees, has joined the Club's Board of Directors.
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley and ESPN
Kyle Goon / Orange County Register:
Lakers edge Grizzlies on Dennis Schröder's clutch play  —  LOS ANGELES — Lakers fans' nails have been whittled to nubs over the last two weeks.  Seven of the team's past nine games have come down to one possession in the last minute.  —  For the Lakers, most of them have been heartbreakers.
Nathan Ruiz / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles CEO John Angelos says ‘this job stinks with low payrolls,’ is hopeful club's will increase  —  In a Friday afternoon segment with 105.7 The Fan, Orioles CEO and chairman John Angelos said he was hopeful the club will eventually operate with a payroll that's in the upper half …
Khobi Price / Orlando Sentinel:
Franz Wagner scores 30, Magic improve rebounding in win over Pelicans  —  The Orlando Magic learned the hard way the importance of being locked in on the defensive glass during their West Coast trip.  —  It's why they spent a significant amount of time improving at it throughout …
Discussion: Mercury News
 
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