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1:45 AM ET, February 28, 2023


 Top News: 
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 …
Discussion: New York Post
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
Adam Lichtenstein / Sun-Sentinel:
Heat's furious rally falls short in turnover-strewn loss in Charlotte as Miami skids to fourth straight defeat
Discussion: Denver Post
Adam Lichtenstein / Sun-Sentinel:
Despite Milwaukee losing Giannis early, Heat suffer blowout loss to Bucks in Kevin Love's Miami debut
Discussion: Boston Herald and Denver Post
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
D-Backs' Ryne Nelson moves beyond blurry past, towards clear future  —  When right-hander Ryne Nelson looked in for the sign, he was pretty sure he saw just one finger.  It soon became clear his catcher had not called for a fastball.  —  His catcher got crossed up, the ball caromed away …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
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.
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)
Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
Josh Hart found out quickly that he jibes with Tom Thibodeau: ‘It was a pleasant surprise’  —  Sometimes a Hart knows what it wants.  But in this instance, Josh Hart found a connection with Tom Thibodeau he didn't know existed.  —  “It was a pleasant surprise,” Hart told the Daily News.
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 …
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
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 …
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.
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