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11:50 AM ET, January 30, 2023

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Keith Law / The Athletic:
Top 100 MLB prospects 2023: Keith Law's rankings, with Corbin Carroll at No. 1  —  Welcome to this year's ranking of the top 100 prospects in baseball.  I've been compiling and writing such rankings for 16 years now, and those of you who've read them before will find the format here similar to those from the recent past.
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Rob Bradford / audacy.com:
David Ortiz has some concerns about the Red Sox' lineup
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Nightengale's Notebook: Malachi Moore is a trailblazer as first umpire from MLB's Compton academy  —  PHOENIX — Malachi Moore would set the alarm for 5 a.m. every morning, head over to MLB's Youth Academy in Compton, Calif. and start his day.  —  There was grass to be mowed.  —  Fields to be raked.
Patrick Saunders / Denver Post:
Owner Dick Monfort: Rockies can “play .500 ball” in 2023  —  Monfort doesn't “100% agree” with Padres' spending plan  —  GREELEY — Prior to the 2020 season, owner Dick Monfort boldly predicted the Rockies would rebound from their disastrous 2019 season and win a franchise-record 94 games that year.
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins land coveted defensive coordinator Vic Fangio  —  South Florida Sun Sentinel's Chris Perkins & David Furones discuss how the Miami Dolphins begin to build a better team next season in 2023. (, , /South Florida Sun Sentinel)  —  The Miami Dolphins got their top choice to fill their defensive coordinator vacancy.
Jay Rigdon / Awful Announcing:
CBS debuted a live mic hole with Max Homa and it was predictably awesome … It's hard to describe how quickly CBS has revamped their golf coverage.  —  Long a plagued by a staid feel, CBS has now quickly risen to the top of network golf coverage thanks to being willing to innovate and push …
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Bernie Wilson / Associated Press:
Rahm 2 back of Ryder at Torrey Pines in bid for 3rd straight win  —  Jon Rahm made an impressive charge up the leaderboard on his favorite course with a 6-under-par 66 to pull within two shots of leader Sam Ryder after the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open
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Adam Schupak / USA Today:
Butch Harmon makes a prediction about Rickie Fowler after changing his swing: 'I think he'll win this year'  —  SAN DIEGO - When Rickie Fowler reached out to Butch Harmon and asked him to take a look at his swing, the famed golf swing instructor, who had coached the 34-year-old Fowler during …
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David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa still in concussion protocol, won't participate in Pro Bowl  —  Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains in concussion protocol a month after entering it, according to a league source, and now will be unable to participate in the Pro Bowl.
Bradford Doolittle / ESPN:
Way-too-early 2023 MLB lineup rankings  —  We're calling these lineup rankings “way-too-early” — and while that might well be true, maybe it's not.  At this point of the winter, teams across MLB have largely completed their heavy lifting.  We do still have a few free agents out there and some trades …
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Khobi Price / Orlando Sentinel:
Healthier, well-balanced Magic beat Pacers for 3rd victory in 4 games  —  The challenges Orlando Magic coach Jamahl Mosley is facing now aren't the same ones he faced earlier in the season.  —  He and the team embraced the early-season demands but welcome the ones they're facing now even more.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Tampa Bay Rays sign Pete Fairbanks to 3-year, $12M extension  —  Reliever Pete Fairbanks has signed a three-year, $12 million contract extension with the Tampa Bay Rays that includes a club option for a fourth season, it was announced Friday.  —  Fairbanks, 29, was dominant …
Jacob Meyer / Baltimore Sun:
Cole Irvin understands his role as he joins Orioles rotation: ‘I know how to get hitters out’  —  Over the past two seasons, few starting pitchers in the majors have thrown more innings — or more strikes — than Cole Irvin.  —  For the veteran left-hander, who the Orioles acquired in a trade …
Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
James Dolan talks expectations for this year's Knicks: ‘We fully expect to make the playoffs’  —  The owner has set the bar.  —  James Dolan, making the media rounds to defend his use of facial recognition technology at his venues, gave an endorsement to team president Leon Rose but made clear there's an expectation for the Knicks.
Adam Grosbard / Orange County Register:
Boogie Ellis' career night leads USC to upset of No. 8 UCLA  —  LOS ANGELES — Boogie Ellis had his chances to score USC an upset win over UCLA three weeks ago.  But an offensive foul and a missed attempt at the buzzer left the senior guard and the Trojans short.
 
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