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7:05 PM ET, March 16, 2023

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Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
This time Heat in cruise control (no, really) in 138-119 rout of Grizzlies  —  MIAMI — An Easy Button?  Who knew?  —  In a season of sweating just about every finish, the Miami Heat got something completely different Wednesday night at Miami-Dade Arena.  —  This time there was a 28-point lead …
Discussion: Boston Herald and Denver Post
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Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Winderman's view: Heat rotation coming into view, with Oladipo shuffled out in rout of Grizzlies  —  MIAMI — Observations and other notes of interest from Wednesday night's 138-119 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies:  — Yes, one game is the ultimate NBA small sample size.
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
You can't spell heart attack without H-e-a-t, as season of close calls persists
Discussion: Mercury News
Fiifi Frimpong / New York Daily News:
Mets closer Edwin Diaz helped off field after suffering knee injury celebrating World Baseball Classic win  —  This could be a nightmare for the Mets.  —  Mets closer Edwin Diaz suffered a right knee injury on the field immediately after Team Puerto Rico upset the Dominican Republic, 5-2 …
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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Puerto Rico ousts Dominican Republic at WBC, but Edwin Diaz hurts knee celebrating  —  MIAMI — Star New York Mets closer Edwin Díaz suffered a right knee injury Wednesday night during the on-field celebration of Puerto Rico's victory over the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic …
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins re-signing RB Myles Gaskin, veteran tackle Kendall Lamm  —  The Miami Dolphins are now returning all four running backs from the active roster in 2022 for the 2023 season.  —  The Dolphins are re-signing tailback Myles Gaskin, according to a league source on Wednesday …
Discussion: ProFootballTalk
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Chris Perkins / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins show faith in Mike McDaniel by re-signing running backs Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson  —  South Florida Sun Sentinel's Chris Perkins & Dave Hyde discuss if the Dolphins are relying too heavily on free agency signings and not enough on NFL Draft. (, , /South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Discussion: Associated Press
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins bringing back RBs Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson on two-year deals
Associated Press:
Mike Trout propels Team USA into World Baseball Classic quarterfinals  —  The Angels star has three hits and three RBIs and the U.S. gets a stellar night from its deep bullpen to secure a 3-2 win and a matchup with Group D winner Venezuela  —  PHOENIX — Angels star Mike Trout had three hits and three RBIs …
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Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
In WBC, Tim Anderson jumping to a new level of stardom with Team USA
Discussion: NBCSports.com
Julia Poe / Chicago Tribune:
Recapping the Chicago Bulls: Loss to Sacramento Kings on last-second 3-pointer halts momentum from 2-game win streak  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 23  —  Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) walks off the floor after a loss to the Kings on March 15, 2023, at the United Center.  (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune)
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins sign former Jets lineman for offensive line depth; re-sign Geron Christian  —  The wait is over for the Miami Dolphins to bring in an outside free agent for offensive line depth and competition.  —  They agreed to terms with former New York Jets lineman Dan Feeney on Thursday morning, according to a league source.
Discussion: ProFootballTalk and Boston Herald
Andrew Baggarly / The Athletic:
Giants to sign Sergio Romo and give him a chance to pitch — and say goodbye  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — No major-league pitcher has ascended the mound at the Giants' waterfront ballpark in more games than Sergio Romo.  He soaked up the cheers in so many of his 268 regular-season appearances …
Antwan Staley / New York Daily News:
Aaron Rodgers on Pat McAfee Show says his ‘intention’ is to ‘play for the New York Jets’  —  Aaron Rodgers has kept fans and the media in the dark for weeks about his future.  —  But on “The Pat McAfee Show” on YouTube and Sirius XM Wednesday afternoon, Rodgers finally broke his silence and gave viewers clarity about his future.
Carlos Collazo / Baseball America:
2023 MLB Mock Draft Version 1.0  —  We're four weeks into the college season so it's time for the first edition of our 2023 Mock Draft.  —  Like previous mock drafts this time of year, I've enlisted a high-ranking scout with a big league team to help me go through this exercise and make alternating picks.
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