Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Heat score statement road victory in pushing past Cavaliers 100-97 — CLEVELAND — This fight to the finish was different. — This wasn't playing down to the level of the lottery-bound Charlotte Hornets and losing Sunday at the start of this four-game trip.
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Mercury News: Heat's harrowing existence remains not for the faint of heart as they continue to live on edge
James O'Connell / New York Daily News: Jeff McNeil on his path from major league hopeful to franchise cornerstone: ‘It was tough to stay positive at times’
Chris Manning / Fear The Sword: Takeaways from the Cavaliers' 100-97 loss to the Heat
Chris Fedor / Plain Dealer: Cleveland Cavaliers can't pass playoff-like test in 100-97 loss to Miami Heat
Surya Fernandez / Hot Hot Hoops: NBA GAMETHREAD: Miami Heat (28-23) at Cleveland Cavaliers (31-21)
Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
LeBron James dazzles with triple-double as Lakers top Knicks in OT at King's Most Favorite Arena — Goodbye Mark Jackson. Adios Steve Nash. Night-night to Madison Square Garden. — Next up is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. — While the NBA world is waiting to crown LeBron James the scoring champion …
Jordanna Clark / Daily Knicks: Knicks Twitter reacts to inexcusable, ugly loss to LeBron James, Lakers
Jovan Buha / The Athletic: The LeBron James show at MSG, as he closes in on Kareem's record, a night to remember
Zach Braziller / New York Post: LeBron James snags triple-double as Knicks fall to Lakers in OT
Adam Zagoria / New Jersey Online: Lakers' LeBron James closer to NBA scoring record after Knicks win (and climbs assists list, too)
Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
LeBron James' relationship with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar still icy as the King approaches all-time scoring mark — It's inevitable that LeBron James will break the record. But how will he embrace the man he passes on the NBA's all-time scoring list? That's up for debate and will be interesting to watch.
Discussion: Seattle Sports, DraftKings Nation, Silver Screen and Roll, The Athletic and New York Post
Chinmay Vaidya / DraftKings Nation: How to bet on LeBron James becoming NBA's all-time leading scorer
Jacob Rude / Silver Screen and Roll: Tracking LeBron James' pursuit of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time scoring record
John Hollinger / The Athletic: LeBron James' scoring record won't be unbreakable. But it'll be pretty close
Kiley McDaniel / ESPN:
Top 100 MLB prospects for 2023, according to Kiley McDaniel — The start of spring training is just around the corner, and that means it is time for an annual rite of passage ahead of the new MLB season: ranking the top 100 prospects in baseball. — The top of this year's list is ruled …
Discussion: Bleacher Nation, MLB Baseball News …, North Side Bound, Cubs Insider and The Athletic
Brett Taylor / Bleacher Nation: The ESPN Top Prospect Rankings Are Out, Are Very Friendly to the Chicago Cubs
Alex Smith / MLB Baseball News, Scores …: 5 Yankees prospects ranked on ESPN's 2023 Top 100 list, including a trio of shortstops
Todd Johnson / North Side Bound: Breaking News - ESPN's Top 123 Rankings Kind to PCA, Wicks, Alcantara and 4 More
Evan Altman / Cubs Insider: Big Surprise Among 3 Cubs in ESPN's Top 100 Prospects, 4 Listed as Honorable Mentions
MLB offseason grades for all 30 teams: Who got the highest (and lowest) marks? — The Athletic's baseball staff was tasked with assigning a letter grade to each team's offseason. The average mark was a B-minus, an indication that the staff isn't necessarily populated with overly tough graders.
Discussion: CHGO, Camden Chat, Bleacher Nation, Red Reporter, Battery Power and Athletics Nation
Vinnie Duber / CHGO: What White Sox are getting in Oscar Colás, presumed favorite for right-field job
Wick Terrell / Red Reporter: Red Reposter - Chad Pinder signs a minor league deal
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.
Keith Law / The Athletic: The 10 MLB prospects who just missed Keith Law's top 100 ranking: Cowser, Martinez and more
John Tomase / MLB Baseball News, Scores …: Keith Law's top 100 prospects list has four Red Sox and one breakout candidate
Kris Willis / Athletics Nation: Tyler Soderstrom lands at No. 60 on Keith Law's Top 100 prospect list
Bryan Murphy / McCovey Chronicles: Who will be the Giants' breakout pitcher in 2023?
Aram Leighton / Just Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays Top Prospects For 2023
Matt Heckman / Pitcher List: Toronto Blue Jays Top Fantasy Baseball Prospects 2023
Patrick Reddington / Federal Baseball: Washington Nationals' prospects on Keith Law's Top 100 + more...
Ryan Herrera / CHGO: Cubs' Pete Crow-Armstrong not feeling pressure as stock rises
Ethan Witte / The Good Phight: Rise and Phight: 1/31/2023 — January draws to a close as spring training gets even closer
Alex Shapiro / NBCSports.com: 3 Cubs make new Top 100 prospects list
Bridget Hyland / New Jersey Online: Anthony Volpe among 5 Yankees prospects in latest top-100 ranking
Brett Taylor / Bleacher Nation: Chicago Cubs Place Three Prospects Inside the Top 50 of the Latest Top 100 List
Eric Stephen / True Blue LA: Cartaya highlighted in The Athletic top 100 prospects
Adam J. Morris / Lone Star Ball: Keith Law top 100 prospect list out
Kristian Winfield / New York Daily News:
Nets handle business with 121-104 victory over star-less Lakers — The Nets blew one double-digit lead, only to build a second in their 121-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday. — The Nets led by as many as 19 points in the first half, only to surrender that lead in the second …
Mark W. Sanchez / New York Post: Nets' Ben Simmons to miss Celtics game with ‘knee soreness’
Lucas Kaplan / NetsDaily: Nets pull away from star-less Lakers, win 121-104
Alex Schiffer / The Athletic: Kyrie Irving leads Nets over Lakers as Brooklyn finds formula to win without Kevin Durant
Kyle Goon / Orange County Register: LeBron James' ‘significant soreness’ in left foot a concern for Lakers
Anthony Rieber / Newsday: Nets' Ben Simmons, T.J. Warren out with injuries vs. Lakers
Pat Ragazzo / Sports Illustrated:
New York Mets' DH Role ‘Undefined’ Heading Into Spring Training — The Mets' designated hitter role is “undefined” heading into spring training. — The Mets used the offseason to bring in a haul of impact acquisitions, as well as retain some of their own star players.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Former All-Star Dexter Fowler retires after 14 years in MLB — Former All-Star center fielder Dexter Fowler is retiring after 14 years in the big leagues, he announced in a social media post Tuesday. — “It's here. I'm hanging up my cleats,” Fowler wrote.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors, MLB.com, NBCSports.com, The Athletic, CHGO, Bleed Cubbie Blue, Battery Power, Daily Herald and Covering the Corner
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors: Dexter Fowler Announces Retirement
Jon Paul Morosi / MLB.com: Fowler hangs up cleats after 14 MLB seasons
Michael Allardyce / NBCSports.com: Cubs' World Series champ Dexter Fowler retires
Patrick Mooney / The Athletic: Dexter Fowler, 2016 World Series champion with Cubs, retires from MLB after 14 seasons
Ryan Herrera / CHGO: Dexter Fowler's retirement is a reminder the Cubs are still missing a leadoff hitter
Al Yellon / Bleed Cubbie Blue: In appreciation of Dexter Fowler
Kaitlyn Monnin / Battery Power: Braves News: MLB's 2023 schedule finalized, Chip Caray replacements, more
Scot Gregor / Daily Herald: Former Cubs sparkplug Dexter Fowler retires
DJourn / Battery Power:
Darren O'Day announces his retirement — The longtime relief pitcher, and two-time Atlanta Brave, announced his retirement today after parts of 15 seasons in MLB. — Former Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Darren O'Day announced his retirement today after parts of 15 seasons in MLB.
Discussion: ESPN, BaltimoreBaseball.com, MLB Baseball News …, Denver Post, Lone Star Ball and MLB Trade Rumors
Rich Dubroff / BaltimoreBaseball.com: Darren O'Day looks for relief in retirement; Orioles populate another top prospect list
Denver Post: Darren O'Day, former Orioles reliever from 2012 to 2018, retires after 15 major league seasons
Adam J. Morris / Lone Star Ball: Darren O'Day announces his retirement
Drew Silva / MLB Trade Rumors: Darren O'Day Announces Retirement
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.
Discussion: Sports Illustrated, Call to the Pen, Pinstripe Alley, Bleacher Nation and MLB Trade Rumors
Kevin Henry / Call to the Pen: New York Mets rumors: Why there's belief in Eduardo Escobar rebound year
Matt Ferenchick / Pinstripe Alley: NYY news: YES Network considering taking a dip in the stream
Brett Taylor / Bleacher Nation: The Reported Price Tags on Lefties Andrew Chafin, Matt Moore, and Zack Britton Could Explain Their Continued Free Agency
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors: NL Notes: Schuerholz, Braves, Astros, Mets, Dodgers
Dan Gelston / Associated Press:
Eagles, Jalen Hurts rout 49ers in NFC title game, soar into Super Bowl — Hurts has one of Philadelphia's four rushing touchdowns and the Eagles force both of San Francisco's quarterbacks out of the NFC championship game with injuries and beat the wounded 49ers, 31-7
Bridget Hyland / New Jersey Online: Eagles' Jalen Hurts' pregame speech will have you fired up
Rob Maaddi / Associated Press: Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, Eagles' Jalen Hurts set for historic Super Bowl matchup
Charean Williams / ProFootballTalk: Jalen Hurts' 15th rushing touchdown of the season gives Eagles 28-7 lead
Steven Ruiz / The Ringer: Chiefs-Eagles Shows Two Ways to Build a Modern NFL Team. Which Will Win Out?
Dieter Kurtenbach / Mercury News: The 49ers' season ends in calamity, as fate and the Eagles undercut Super Bowl dreams
Steve Serby / New York Post: Jalen Hurts deserves this Super Bowl chance after challenging Eagles journey
Sam Farmer / Los Angeles Times: Eagles dominate injury-hampered 49ers to punch their Super Bowl ticket
Teddy Ricketson / DraftKings Nation: Eagles QB Jalen Hurts tries his best during off-key “Fly Eagles Fly” song [VIDEO]
Josh Wilson / FanSided: Everything Nick Sirianni and Jalen Hurts said after Eagles NFC Championship win
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.
Discussion: ProFootballTalk, The Athletic, Mercury News, Seattle Sports, DraftKings Nation and Bleacher Nation
Zak Keefer / The Athletic: Colts' head-coach search: Making cases for Indianapolis' remaining candidates
Chet Gresham / DraftKings Nation: Dolphins has strong interest in Vic Fangio as next defensive coordinator
Patrick K. Flowers / Bleacher Nation: Dolphins Hire Vic Fangio as Defensive Coordinator