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Keith Law / The Athletic:
MLB farm system rankings: Keith Law ranks all 30 teams on prospects, Dodgers stay No. 1  —  As part of my prospect rankings, I rank all 30 major-league teams' farm systems, with a brief explanation of why they're in this order — although I think you'll get an even clearer picture of each …
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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 …
Jill Martin / CNN:
Robert Kraft tells CNN he wants Tom Brady to sign a one-day contract and retire as a New England Patriot  —  New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft told CNN on Thursday that he wants Tom Brady to sign a one-day contract and officially retire as a Patriot.  —  “Not only do I want it, our fans are clamoring for it,” Kraft said.
Kristian Winfield / New York Daily News:
Jacque Vaughn's plan without Kevin Durant is working  —  Jacque Vaughn stuck to the plan, and the Nets are reaping the benefits.  —  Immediately after Kevin Durant went down with an MCL sprain on Jan. 8, Vaughn said the team would need to play with more pace and shoot more threes.
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Kristian Winfield / New York Daily News:
Shorthanded Nets lose, 139-96, after Celtics never looked back from 30-point 1st quarter lead  —  For the shorthanded Nets, there might be a recipe to win shorthanded against 25 of the NBA's other 29 teams.  —  It's talent, however, that gets a team over the hump against those legitimate championship contenders.
Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
RJ Barrett clearly frustrated after overtime benching: ‘I have nothing to say’  —  RJ Barrett, typically eager and engaging with the media, lost his desire to talk after getting benched for the final 12 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Lakers, including the entirety of overtime.
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Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
LeBron James dazzles with triple-double as Lakers top Knicks in OT at King's Most Favorite Arena
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
Another late turnover on an inbounds pass seals the Chicago Bulls' latest head-scratching loss  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 21  —  Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) is congratulated by teammate Norman Powell (24) after Leonard hit a 3-pointer while being fouled by Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan …
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Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
2 years after ending their rebuild with a trade for Nikola Vučević, are the Chicago Bulls running in place?
Discussion: Seattle Sports and Mercury News
Jeff Barker / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles to decline 5-year Camden Yards lease extension, say new long-term agreement would revitalize stadium district  —  The Orioles will decline an option to extend their Camden Yards lease by five more years, planning instead to secure a longer-term, more comprehensive stadium agreement …
Anne Hayes / Syracuse Post-Standard:
Ex-girlfriend alleges Mets outfielder assaulted her in Syracuse; warrant, lawsuit target player  —  A woman is alleging that a New York Mets outfielder physically and verbally abused her in Syracuse last year.  —  Khalil Lee, 24, is named in a warrant issued by Syracuse police …
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Dodgers' Stan Kasten: Cutting Trevor Bauer ‘right decision’  —  LOS ANGELES — Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said the organization's principal decision-makers were “unanimous” in their choice to release Trevor Bauer, expressing confidence that the team “made the right decision.”
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa clears concussion protocol 37 days after entering it  —  South Florida Sun Sentinel's Chris Perkins & David Furones discuss QB Tua Tagovailoa's concussion history and general manager Chris Grier standing behind Tua. (, , /South Florida Sun Sentinel)
John W. Davis / Press Telegram:
Press-Telegram Boys Athlete of the Week: Keon Young, Wilson  —  The Wilson senior is the Press-Telegram Boys Athlete of the Week after averaging nearly 40 points per game last week.  —  PRESS-TELEGRAM BOYS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK  —  Name: Keon Young  —  School: Wilson  —  Sport: Basketball
Discussion: Daily News and San Bernardino Sun
Joe Lemire / Sports Business Journal:
Pocket Radar launches new subscription platform Pocket Radar Plus  —  Speed tracking technology company Pocket Radar is offering its first subscription product, Pocket Radar Plus, with new features such as slow-motion video, pitch tagging and charting and more integrations with third-party apps through the Pocket Radar Connect platform.
Discussion: Daily Breeze and Cubs Insider
Patrick Mooney / The Athletic:
Cubs notes: Matt Mervis' role, post-Dexter Fowler teams, closer's job, prospects  —  Trey Mancini intended to play for Italy in the World Baseball Classic next month ... until the Cubs finalized Mancini's two-year, $14 million contract and both sides agreed that it made more sense for him to spend …
Discussion: Cubs Insider and Bleacher Nation
 
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