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10:45 AM ET, March 17, 2023

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Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Mets closer Edwin Diaz suffers torn patellar tendon, needs surgery and is expected to miss the season  —  Up until Wednesday, the Mets had avoided the worst.  The pitching depth had taken a few hits over the last two weeks but the Mets were still in a position to be able to withstand the losses.
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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 …
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 …
ESPN:
Mets' Edwin Diaz expected to miss season with torn patellar tendon  —  New York Mets closer Edwin Díaz has a torn patellar tendon and is expected to miss the entire season after injuring his right knee while celebrating a victory in the World Baseball Classic.
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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Brad Biggs / Chicago Tribune:
Key additions on defense — but what's next for offensive line?  Brad Biggs' 6 thoughts off Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles' availability.  —  1. Like it or not, Ryan Poles will be linked to the 2023 draft's No. 1 pick for years to come.  —  If the Carolina Panthers select a quarterback …
Discussion: Mercury News and Associated Press
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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
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)
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.
Discussion: Lone Star Ball and Battery Power
Jon Heyman / New York Post:
Reinvented Matt Harvey wants a final MLB shot: ‘I can still pitch’  —  MORE FROM:  —  Erstwhile Mets legend Matt Harvey has experienced very high highs and just-as-low lows in baseball, and sometimes the highs and lows run together, like in the 2015 World Series.
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.
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 …
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 and Mercury News
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Chris Perkins / Sun-Sentinel:   Dolphins show faith in Mike McDaniel by re-signing running backs Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson
 
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