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Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Giants re-sign Daniel Jones to long-term deal, tag Saquon Barkley at deadline  —  The Giants and Daniel Jones just beat the clock.  —  Jones and the Giants agreed to a long-term contract extension just prior to Tuesday's 4 p.m. franchise tag deadline, a source said.
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Mike Florio / ProFootballTalk:
Inside the Daniel Jones deal  —  As usual we've gotten a look at the details of the Daniel Jones contract.  —  As usual, here they are.  —  1. Signing bonus: $36 million.  —  2. 2023 base salary: $9.5 million, fully guaranteed.  —  3. 2023 workout bonus: $500,000, fully guaranteed.
Andy McCullough / The Athletic:
Former All-Star CF Lorenzo Cain will officially retire as a Royal this summer  —  On the day he returned to Oklahoma, the day after the Brewers released him last June, Lorenzo Cain convened his cabinet of advisors to discuss his future.  —  Cain was only a couple months past his 36th birthday when Milwaukee cut him.
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Reuters:
Lorenzo Cain to retire this summer as a Royal  —  Lorenzo Cain is hanging up his cleats.  —  The two-time All-Star and former American League Championship Series MVP will officially retire this summer as a Kansas City Royal.  —  “I left it in the hands of my boys,” Cain, father to three boys ages 5 to 8, told The Athletic.
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Associated Press:
World Baseball Classic kicks off with Netherlands, Panama victories  —  The Dutch open the 20-team tournament defeating Cuba 4-2, then Panama routs Taiwan 12-5 in a four-hour game  —  TAICHUNG, Taiwan — The 20-team World Baseball Classic got underway after a six-year absence …
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Tim Booth / Associated Press:
Trevor Zegras authors another dazzling goal in Ducks' loss to Kraken  —  Zegras slips behind Seattle's defense in the second period, pulls the puck between his legs and flips it over goaltender Philipp Grubauer's shoulder in a 5-2 loss  —  SEATTLE — Trevor Zegras scored a spectacular between …
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Winderman's view: Heat bench with needed burst when needed most  —  MIAMI — Observations and other notes of interest from Monday night's 130-128 victory over the Atlanta Hawks:  — Erik Spoelstra went out of his way to keep Caleb Martin in reserve in this one.  — As if he knew what was needed.
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Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
Knicks' 9-game winning streak snapped by lowly Hornets, falling apart on offense in final eight minutes  —  The streak is over.  Unexpectedly.  —  Playing as if hungover from their double-OT thriller two nights earlier, the Knicks collapsed Tuesday night against the lowly Hornets …
Evan Petzold / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers 3B Tyler Nevin reports oblique soreness; Andy Ibáñez injures finger  —  LAKELAND, Fla. — Detroit Tigers third baseman Tyler Nevin, in the thick of a fierce competition for a spot on the Opening Day roster, removed himself from batting practice Tuesday and reported soreness in his oblique.
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Antwan Staley / New York Daily News:
Owner Woody Johnson and other key Jets meeting with Aaron Rodgers in California: sources  —  The Jets are putting on the full-court press for Aaron Rodgers.  —  Jets owner Woody Johnson, general manager Joe Douglas, head coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett flew …
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Joel Sherman / New York Post:
Luke Voit emblematic of ex-Yankees prospects' Bronx glow  —  MORE FROM:  —  PHOENIX — What if we had it wrong?  —  What if the group of position players who fizzled with the Yankees actually overachieved with the team rather than underachieved?  —  What if the business of baseball …
Rob Bradford / audacy.com:
Mitch Moreland is making it official: He has retired  —  FORT MYERS, Fla. - Perhaps it was fitting that he said the words for the first time while wearing a Red Sox uniform.  —  “I'm retired,” Mitch Moreland told WEEI.com while standing on the CoolToday Park field just prior …
Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Jose Quintana ‘trying to be ready’ for start of season after suffering stress fracture in rib  —  PORT ST. LUCIE — The Mets came into spring training with eight starting pitchers knowing that all eight would likely be needed at some point throughout the season.  That depth is already being tested.
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