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10:30 AM ET, January 26, 2023

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Susan Slusser / San Francisco Chronicle:
Ex-Giants infielder Jeff Kent comes off Hall of Fame ballot after falling short again  —  In his 10th and final appearance on the writers' ballot, former San Francisco Giants second baseman Jeff Kent again failed to make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame, joining onetime teammate Barry Bonds, who came off the ballot one year earlier.
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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Are Baseball Hall of Fame's standards too high?  Why voters should be more forgiving  —  Whew, the shutout was mercifully avoided.  —  There won't be a cry that the Hall of Fame election is broken.  —  The disgust towards the Baseball Writers Association of America will be lessened.
Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Eight-time Gold Glove-winning third baseman Scott Rolen elected to Hall of Fame  —  Scott Rolen, a seven-time All-Star who won eight Gold Glove Awards for fielding at third base during a 17-season career in the major leagues, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Tuesday in balloting …
Jeff Fletcher / Orange County Register:
Former Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez named on 10.8% of ballots in first Hall of Fame bid  —  Although longtime Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez didn't come close to Hall of Fame election in his first appearance on the ballot, he earned enough votes to remain on next year's ballot.
Bradford Doolittle / ESPN:
Eight-time Gold Glove 3B Scott Rolen makes Baseball Hall of Fame  —  Scott Rolen has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, sneaking over the threshold by the narrowest of margins.  —  Rolen, one of the game's great third basemen, was named on 76.3% of ballots cast in his sixth year of eligibility to earn enshrinement.
The Athletic:
White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger under investigation by MLB after domestic violence allegations  —  Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger is under investigation by Major League Baseball following allegations of domestic violence involving the mother of his 10-month-old daughter and child abuse.
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Kyle Goon / Orange County Register:
LeBron scores 46, but Clippers beat Lakers for 10th straight time  —  LOS ANGELES — For the Lakers, Anthony Davis and Rui Hachimura are on their way.  Perhaps as soon as Wednesday night, according to a TNT report.  —  But for Tuesday night's game against the Clippers …
Jim Callis / MLB.com:
Here are the Top 10 OF prospects for 2023  —  MLB Pipeline will reveal its 2023 Top 100 Prospects list at 7 p.m. ET tomorrow with a one-hour show on MLB Network and MLB.com.  Leading up to the release of the Top 100, we'll examine baseball's top 10 prospects at each position.
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Telegramma del Santo Padre a firma del Cardinale Segretario di Stato per la sparatoria a Monterey Park (California)  —  Pubblichiamo di seguito il telegramma di cordoglio per le vittime della sparatoria a Monterey Park, in California (U.S.A.), inviato - a nome del Santo Padre Francesco …
Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
As Ryan Poles begins Year 2 as the Chicago Bears GM, he has a new collaborator in Kevin Warren for a crucial offseason  —  When the Chicago Bears narrowed their search for a new president and CEO, general manager Ryan Poles sat down for conversations with the finalists to evaluate how they would work and communicate with one another.
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Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Michael Wacha's lingering free agency, Astros' GM search and Yankees' infield options  —  Ask a major-league executive at this time of year why a free agent isn't signed, and the exec invariably will respond, “Because he wants too much money.”  —  Players, though, sometimes have their own perspective.
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Heat storm back against shorthanded Celtics for 98-95 victory in Butler's absence  —  MIAMI — No, not a complete game, something that was shuffled out of the equation considering the missing bodies on both sides.  —  But an emphatic win, punctuated by the power play of Bam Adebayo.
 
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