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11:25 PM ET, February 27, 2023


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Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Mets Notes: David Peterson handles Cardinals in spring start  —  JUPITER — There are relatively few position battles in Mets camp this spring but left-hander David Peterson is hoping to create one when it comes to the rotation.  —  Peterson started his quest for a spot in the rotation Monday …
Adam Lichtenstein / Sun-Sentinel:
Jimmy Butler leads Heat to crucial road win over 76ers, snapping Miami's four-game skid  —  PHILADELPHIA — After the Heat lost to the Charlotte Hornets on the road on Saturday night, Jimmy Butler said he was “tired of losing.”  —  The Heat forward helped ensure the Heat's four-game losing streak did not get any longer.
Discussion: Mercury News, USA Today and Denver Post
Nathan Ruiz / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles roster battles: Evaluating Baltimore's camp competitions with spring training games underway  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 26  —  Baltimore Orioles outfielder Heston Kjerstad grabs his bag, walking with other draft picks and position players and invitees to their assigned fields during spring training.
Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Mets, rest of the big leagues get first look at pitch clock during spring openers  —  PORT ST. LUCIE — Spring training baseball games opened up this weekend, and for fake games there sure was a lot of fanfare.  This weekend marked the start of a new era in baseball as the league began implementing …
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Padres' Manny Machado commits first pitch clock violation
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
Patrick Beverley effect aside, the Chicago Bulls' play-in hopes still rest on DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 29  —  Bulls guard Zach LaVine reaches for the ball on Feb. 26, 2023, at the United Center.  (Shanna Madison / Chicago Tribune)
Peter King / ProFootballTalk:
FMIA: The Scourge of Draft Desperation and The Combine Without a Sure Thing  —  You learn a lot talking to smart people.  Daniel Jeremiah's a smart guy, and I learned a lot from our conversation Saturday evening.  Namely: There is one position of great intrigue entering the Scouting Combine …
Marly Rivera / ESPN:
Yankees' Aaron Judge cherishes cheers in spring training debut  —  TAMPA, Fla. — “Batting second, in right field, No. 99, Aaron Judge.”  —  Those were the words the reigning American League MVP had been longing to hear.  —  “Hearing your name called for the New York Yankees never gets old …
Meghan Montemurro / Chicago Tribune:
As Kyle Hendricks throws off the mound for the 1st time, a look at the battle for the Chicago Cubs' No. 5 starter  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 26  —  Brennen Davis prepares to hit during Cubs workouts at Sloan Park on Feb. 23, 2023, in Mesa, Ariz. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune)
Khobi Price / Orlando Sentinel:
Magic don't bring their usual defensive disruption in loss to Pacers  —  Orlando Magic coach Jamahl Mosley has been consistent with his message to the team all season: their success will be driven by high-level defensive play.  —  The Magic had not only bought into this mantra but they've shown …
Discussion: Denver Post and Boston Herald
Craig Meyer / Associated Press:
Paul George's heave just late as Clippers lose to Nuggets in OT  —  Nikola Jokic has a 40-point triple-double and Denver outlasts Kawhi Leonard (33 points) and the Clippers, 134-124, after George's long shot at the end of regulation fails to beat the buzzer  —  DENVER — The Clippers' Paul …
Ryan Divish / The Seattle Times:
Mariners excited about potential of Prelander Berroa, picked up in ‘worst trade of 2022’  —  PEORIA, Ariz. — Jerry Dipoto stood behind the backstop fence on the back fields of the Mariners' spring training complex watching the batting practice session with a mixture of intensity and delight.
Andrew Baggarly / The Athletic:
Buster Posey reflects on his transition from franchise catcher to Giants investor  —  It was never formally scheduled.  It was never an official tradition.  But once every spring, Buster Posey would agree to sit down with me in the Giants clubhouse for an extensive interview.
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Warner Bros. Discovery Looks to Get Out of Regional Sports TV Business  —  Company tells teams whose games are carried by three of its regional networks that it wants to stop operating the channels  —  Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. WBD -1.14%decrease; red down pointing triangle is informing …
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Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
Julius Randle ties career high with 46 points as Knicks rally to overcome 19-point deficit against Wizards
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