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Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Heat's furious late scramble falls short on Randle 3-pointer, as Knicks escape 122-120  —  MIAMI — It was difficult not to consider the nostalgia amid the fervor.  —  The Miami Heat in their throwback jerseys.  Knicks fans as annoying as ever in New York's sixth borough.
Discussion: Mercury News and New York Post
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Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Adebayo, Herro power Heat to needed rebound in 117-109 victory over Hawks  —  MIAMI — A night after the sky was falling, the Miami Heat regained their footing Saturday, with a needed 117-109 victory over the Atlanta Hawks at Miami-Dade Arena.  —  Of course, in typical 2022-23 Heat fashion …
Discussion: Mercury News
Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
Julius Randle drills game-winner vs Heat to extend Knicks' winning streak to 8 games  —  MIAMI — The game was fumbling away.  The winning streak was about to end.  —  Then Julius Randle came to the rescue.  —  The Knicks All-Star connected on an improbable and acrobatic game-winning 3-pointer …
Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
Knicks vs. Heat is back to being relevant  —  It was fitting from Tom Thibodeau, though probably unintentional, to bring up the 90s Knicks just before a big Miami Heat game.  —  In previous years David Fizdale, a practitioner of waxing poetic, frequently mentioned the old rivalry to touch the sweet spot of Knicks fans — nostalgia.
Dave Hyde / Sun-Sentinel:
Homestand is time for Heat to make a stand with season on the line  —  MIAMI — In the quiet of the losing locker room, the quiet of a season in trouble, the newest member of the Miami Heat sounded as perplexed as those who have seen it all.  Kevin Love said, sure, they started strong Wednesday …
Discussion: Denver Post and Mercury News
Paul Gutierrez / ESPN:
Las Vegas makes pitch to Athletics with ‘a better opportunity’  —  LAS VEGAS — While the Oakland Athletics mull the possibility of moving to Southern Nevada, Las Vegas baseball officials insist the gaming capital is ready to take on a Major League Baseball franchise.
Discussion: NBCSports.com and Associated Press
Meghan Montemurro / Chicago Tribune:
How Nico Hoerner is helping Chicago Cubs teammate Seiya Suzuki deal with his oblique injury: 'It's a setback'  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 49  —  Japanese media interviews Cubs outfielder Seiya Suzuki as he discusses his withdrawal from the World Baseball Classic due to an oblique injury at Sloan Park on Feb. 28, 2023.
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LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
Luis Robert Jr. and Yoán Moncada leave for Taiwan to have an ‘incredible experience’ with Team Cuba in WBC  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 96  —  White Sox reliever Reynaldo López jokes with teammates before their matchup against the Mariners at Camelback Ranch on Feb. 27, 2023.
Patrick Mooney / The Athletic:
Cubs notes: Adding free agents; Nico Hoerner, leadoff hitter; more  —  MESA, Ariz. — The Chicago Cubs are still evaluating free agents in the middle of spring training and looking to add a left-handed reliever to their bullpen, president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer said Thursday …
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:
The Patrick Kane era ends on a bittersweet note with the Chicago Blackhawks almost back where they started  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 189  —  Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane celebrates the win Dec. 17, 2017 at the United Center.  (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)
Janie McCauley / Associated Press:
Cold-shooting Clippers buried by Warriors in 2nd half  —  The Clippers lead by 11 points at halftime but get outscored 42-16 in the third quarter in a 115-91 loss, their fourth straight  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The first victory of the Clippers' Russell Westbrook Era remains elusive.
Antwan Staley / New York Daily News:
Jets' Robert Saleh compares Derek Carr to Matthew Stafford, hypes veteran QBs ‘elite mental makeup’  —  INDIANAPOLIS — On Wednesday, the Jets met with veteran quarterback free agent Derek Carr for the second time in three weeks.  —  The first meeting took place in New Jersey near the Jets facility the weekend of Feb. 18.
 
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