Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
USA advances to WBC semifinals on Trea Turner grand slam vs. Venezuela — MIAMI — It was raucous. It was exhilarating. It was breathtaking. — It was sheer bedlam. — When the smoke cleared Saturday evening, the USA was dancing off the field, 9-7 winners over Venezuela …
Jeff Passan / ESPN: Turner, Goldschmidt power Team USA past Cuba, into WBC final
Jessica Camerato / MLB.com: USA drubs Cuba, setting up chance to repeat as champs
Sanjesh Singh / NBC New York: Watch: Trea Turner Hits Go-Ahead Grand Slam Vs. Venezuela in World Baseball Classic
Jorge Castillo / Los Angeles Times: Trea Turner can't believe it either. Why is he hitting so many homers in the WBC?
Matt Ferenchick / Pinstripe Alley: WBC Day 13: USA slugs way into championship game
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic: Trea Turner's grand slam powers exhilarating comeback as USA advances to WBC semifinals
Associated Press: Trea Turner's grand slam lifts Team USA over Venezuela, into World Baseball Classic semis
Corey Seidman / NBCSports.com: Trea Turner hits game-winning grand slam vs. Venezuela in World Baseball Classic
James O'Connell / New York Daily News: Trea Turner remains red-hot as Team USA advances into WBC Finals with win over Cuba
Nathan Ackerman / Phillies Nation: 2 more homers from scorching hot Trea Turner help Team USA to WBC final
Bob Nightengale / MLB Baseball News, Scores …: Team USA is rolling and believing nobody can stop them as they reach World Baseball Classic finals
Kevin Barral / Fish Stripes: USA 9, VEN 7; Team USA advances to semifinals on Trea Turner's grand slam
Josh Timmers / Bleed Cubbie Blue: WBC Tonight: Mexico advances, USA faces Venezuela
Jacob Meyer / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles observations on Colton Cowser's 476-foot blast, Dean Kremer's WBC experience, Mike Baumann's new role and more — FORT MYERS, Fla. — Colton Cowser didn't need to eat Wheaties on Friday morning to power the 476-foot home run he smashed against the Minnesota Twins.
Discussion: Denver Post, Mercury News, Camden Chat and BaltimoreBaseball.com
Denver Post: From 12 options to 9, Orioles' rotation competition taking shape with 10 spring training games remaining
Mercury News: Orioles observations on another ‘learning experience’ for Grayson Rodriguez, Daz Cameron's ‘flourishing’ swing and more
Kevin Acee / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Padres star Juan Soto suffers oblique injury in ‘B’ game — Padres star left fielder leaves ‘B’ game with ‘mild’ left oblique strain — The day before their day off was not a good one for the Padres. — Even before catcher Austin Nola was carted off the field with an apparent broken nose during …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Nick Deeds / MLB Trade Rumors: The Opener: WBC, Soto, Astros
Matt Kawahara / San Francisco Chronicle:
A's starter Paul Blackburn, catcher Manny Piña to open season on IL — MESA, Ariz. — Oakland Athletics starter Paul Blackburn will begin the season on the injured list due to a torn fingernail on the middle finger of his pitching hand, manager Mark Kotsay said Friday.
Discussion: Athletics Nation, NBCSports.com, Mercury News and MLB Trade Rumors
Kris Willis / Athletics Nation: Elephant Rumblings: Paul Blackburn, Manny Pina to begin season on IL
Ali Thanawalla / NBCSports.com: A's All-Star starter Blackburn will begin 2023 season on IL
Curtis Pashelka / Mercury News: Two Oakland A's expected to be on Opening Day roster will start season on IL
Anthony Franco / MLB Trade Rumors: Injury Notes: Blackburn, Pina, Morejon, Garcia, Szapucki
Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Brandon Nimmo leaves spring training game vs Marlins with apparent ankle injury — The Mets just can't seem to catch a break. — One day after losing closer Edwin Diaz for up to eight months, Brandon Nimmo injured his right ankle on an awkward slide in a Grapefruit League game.
Discussion: New York Post, Mercury News, New Jersey Online, MLB Baseball News … and Amazin' Avenue
Kevin Manahan / New Jersey Online: More Mets misery? Brandon Nimmo injures ankle on awkward slide: How bad is it?
John Harper / MLB Baseball News, Scores …: Mets, Buck Showalter optimistic about Brandon Nimmo's ankle injury
Brian Salvatore / Amazin' Avenue: Brandon Nimmo leaves game with right ankle soreness
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins bringing ex-Jets WR and former Hurricane Braxton Berrios back to Miami — Braxton Berrios is coming back to where he played his college football. — The former Miami Hurricanes receiver and return man is signing with the Miami Dolphins, according to multiple league sources.
Discussion: Mercury News
Adam Lichtenstein / Sun-Sentinel:
Heat veteran Kyle Lowry adjusting to new role coming off bench — MIAMI — Miami Heat point guard Kyle Lowry has been a steady presence in the starting lineup for nearly his entire career. — The veteran had started 677 consecutive games that he was active for, dating back to his rookie season with the Toronto Raptors.
Discussion: Mercury News and Denver Post
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Isiah Kiner-Falefa enjoys a mostly smooth return to center field — LAKELAND, Fla. — The last time Isiah Kiner-Falefa played center field in a game that counted, he was still trying to break into the major leagues. — Back on June 17, 2017, “IKF” took to the middle of the outfield …
Discussion: New Jersey Online, New York Post and Yankees News
Max Goodman / New Jersey Online: How Yankees' Isiah Kiner-Falefa looked in center field debut | What's next
Mark W. Sanchez / New York Post: Isiah Kiner-Falefa passes first Yankees center field test
Alyson Footer / Yankees News: How IKF fared in his first game in center field
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Mike Gesicki leaves Dolphins in free agency, signs with rival Patriots — The expectation with tight end Mike Gesicki this offseason is now reality. His time with the Miami Dolphins has come to an end. — Gesicki is departing in free agency to join the New England Patriots, he told the South Florida Sun Sentinel on Friday morning.
Discussion: Denver Post and Mercury News
Khobi Price / Orlando Sentinel:
Magic drop close road game to Suns despite Markelle Fultz's 25 points — The Orlando Magic cleaned up some of their defensive lapses Thursday against the Phoenix Suns after allowing 22 3-pointers in Tuesday's loss to the San Antonio Spurs. — But the improved defense from the Magic (28-42) …
Discussion: Mercury News, Arizona Sports, Denver Post and Associated Press
Tarek Fattal / Daily News:
UCLA rides fast start to rout of UNC Asheville in NCAA tournament opener — SACRAMENTO — Questions about UCLA center Adem Bona's health were looming ahead of the Bruins' NCAA tournament opener. Each time Coach Mick Cronin answered questions about Bona's left shoulder, his answer remained consistent …
Discussion: Orange County Register, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times and SGV Tribune
Tarek Fattal / Orange County Register: UCLA edges Northwestern to advance to 3rd straight Sweet Sixteen
Ben Bolch / Los Angeles Times: Jaylen Clark is out but still inspiring defense-minded UCLA in NCAA tournament