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Brad Biggs / Chicago Tribune:
The free-agent negotiating window opens today.  Where will GM Ryan Poles and the Chicago Bears turn their attention first?  —  Ryan Poles came away with a plug-and-play wide receiver in D.J. Moore — who is instantly the Chicago Bears' top target in the passing game — in his blockbuster trade of the No. 1 draft pick Friday.
Discussion: Chicago Sun-Times and The Athletic
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Meghan Montemurro / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Cubs camp report: Seiya Suzuki to start the season on IL, while prospect Brennen Davis is sent to Iowa
Jacob Meyer / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles World Baseball Classic roundup: Anthony Santander homers in Venezuela's win over Dominican Republic  —  Anthony Santander didn't waste any time making his presence felt at the World Baseball Classic on Saturday.  —  In his first plate appearance in Venezuela's WBC opener …
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Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:
Cincinnati Reds center fielder Nick Senzel expected to begin 2023 season on injured list  —  GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Nick Senzel isn't expected to play in spring training games this week, which all but rules him out for the Opening Day roster as he recovers from offseason toe surgery.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Jimmy Butler's heroics not enough as Heat fall 126-114 in OT in Orlando  —  In a season of bad losses, add one more to the Miami Heat's ledger.  —  A particularly painful loss.  —  Both emotionally.  —  And in the standings.  —  Recovering from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit …
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Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
If Heat end season at a loss, it's because of these nightmare scenarios
Discussion: Boston Herald and The Athletic
Mike Puma / New York Post:
Mets planning to shut down Jose Quintana for three months  —  JUPITER, Fla. — The Mets will prepare to play the first half of the season without Jose Quintana.  —  The left-hander is expected to be shut down from throwing for at least three months, according to sources …
Jim Alexander / Orange County Register:
UCLA doesn't help itself in loss to Arizona  —  Falling short in a riveting Pac-12 Tournament championship game could cost the Bruins when it comes to seeding and maybe location, but how much?  —  Show Caption  —  of  —  Expand  —  LAS VEGAS — How much will UCLA be dinged by the NCAA Tournament selection committee Sunday?
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Matt Kawahara / San Francisco Chronicle:
A's Tony Kemp eyes ‘complete’ season after 2022 swing changes  —  MESA, Ariz. - Tony Kemp entered each game in the second half of last season with the same goal: Get on base twice.  —  “If the leadoff hitter can get on base twice a game, you give your team that much better of a chance to win,” the Oakland Athletics' utilityman said.
Discussion: NBCSports.com
George Avalos / Orange County Register:
Feds backstop all deposits of failed Silicon Valley Bank, second Bay Area bank plunges  —  Wall Street reacts as if bank contagion still looms  —  SANTA CLARA — Federal officials moved to insure all deposits at failed Silicon Valley Bank, hoping to inoculate the banking system against contagion …
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins reach deal with backup QB, local product Mike White to start free agency  —  On the first day of free agency, the Miami Dolphins found their backup quarterback.  —  The Dolphins and former New York Jets quarterback Mike White have agreed to terms, according to a league source.
Kevin Acee / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Craig Stammen knows the end has come after latest shoulder injury  —  Padres reliever suffers setback in quest to continue playing, seems ready to walk away from 13-year major league career  —  Padres reliever Craig Stammen reinjured his right shoulder, and a 13-year major league career is almost certainly over.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and Gaslamp Ball
Childs Walker / Baltimore Sun:
Former Ravens tight end Josh Oliver agrees to 3-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings  —  Tight end Josh Oliver, one of the Ravens' most improved players in 2022, agreed Monday to a three-year, $21 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings, a source with direct knowledge of the deal confirmed to The Baltimore Sun.
Discussion: Mercury News and ProFootballTalk
Jen McCaffrey / The Athletic:
Against the Yankees, prospect Marcelo Mayer offers another glimpse at the future  —  FORT MYERS, Fla. — Marcelo Mayer came to the plate in the bottom of the ninth in a tie game against the New York Yankees and ripped a leadoff double to left-center that one-hopped the wall.
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
3 takeaways from Chicago White Sox camp, plus the 1st ‘special’ home run of the spring for OF prospect Oscar Colás  —  PEORIA, Ariz. — Jake Burger slugged two home runs for the Chicago White Sox in a 6-5 Cactus League loss to the San Diego Padres on Saturday at the Peoria Sports Complex.
Discussion: Mercury News
Marly Rivera / ESPN:
Yanks' Harrison Bader has strained oblique, Opening Day status in doubt  —  The New York Yankees' injury woes continued when manager Aaron Boone announced Friday morning that center fielder Harrison Bader was diagnosed with a left oblique strain.  —  Bader was sent for testing …
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