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11:00 AM ET, March 25, 2023


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Kristian Winfield / New York Daily News:
Nets lose 5th in a row, blow 10-point lead late vs Cavs  —  Every fan in attendance at Barclays Center rose to their feet for the most pivotal possession in Thursday's encore matchup between the Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers: Game on the line, single-possession game, who takes the last shot?
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Butler, Herro power Heat past Knicks 127-120 as playoff-race plot thickens  —  MIAMI — Well this certainly thickens the plot.  —  In a game that rekindled the passion of Miami Heat-New York Knicks from a previous era, the Heat produced a 127-12 statement victory Wednesday night at Miami-Dade Arena …
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Jimmy Butler's best arriving right on schedule for Heat: ‘You just kind of watch the magic’  —  MIAMI — From the moment the Miami Heat signed Jimmy Butler to his four-year, $184 million extension in August 2021, the question was how the contract, one that carries him through his 38th birthday, would age.
Discussion: Denver Post
Baseball's Most Valuable Teams 2023: Price Tags Are Up 12% Despite Regional TV Woes  —  Last season's record revenue for Major League Baseball translates into all-time-high valuations for its teams.  —  The eroding economics of regional sports networks made little difference: Major League Baseball teams are still hot assets.
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Yankees Notebook: Carlos Rodon throws first bullpen session since forearm strain  —  Carlos Rodon's first bullpen session since mildly straining his left forearm went off without a hitch.  —  The southpaw threw 15 fastballs on Thursday.  The injury, which Rodon pitched through last May as a member …
MLB Rank 2023: Ranking baseball's top 100 players  —  Who will be the best player of the 2023 MLB season?  —  Opening Day is almost here, which means it's time to break down how baseball's elite stack up against each other.  —  To create our annual MLB Rank list of the top 100 players in the sport …
MLB Rank 2023: Top snubs, overrated and underrated players
Discussion: Baseball America and
Jacob Meyer / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles name veteran right-hander Kyle Gibson opening day starter March 30 vs. Red Sox  —  SARASOTA, Fla. — The Orioles have an opening day starter.  —  Veteran right-hander Kyle Gibson will start Baltimore's first game March 30 against the Boston Red Sox, the Orioles announced Friday morning.
Meghan Montemurro / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Cubs 3B prospect James Triantos undergoes knee surgery and will miss at least 6-8 weeks, sources say  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 53  —  Chicago Cubs left fielder Ian Happ, pitcher Kyle Hendricks, pitcher Marcus Stroman and right fielder Seiya Suzuki.
Discussion: Bleacher Nation and Cubs Insider
Susan Slusser / San Francisco Chronicle:
Jed Lowrie announces retirement, reflects on 7 years with A's  —  Jed Lowrie's 14-year major-league career started with a strong rookie season for the Boston Red Sox, when the infielder stood out in the Division Series despite playing with a broken wrist.  He also spent three stints …
Cardinals signing Miles Mikolas to 2-year extension  —  Ahead of making the Opening Day start for the St. Louis Cardinals, right-hander Miles Mikolas has received a two-year contract extension, the team announced Friday.  —  Sources told ESPN's Jesse Rogers that Mikolas is getting $40 million in the new deal.
Whittier Daily News:
Rare tornado with 110 mph-wind trashes roofs in Montebello, injures 1; 11 buildings are red-tagged  —  Fire officials said city inspectors examined 17 buildings in the tornado-affected area, and 11 of them were red-tagged, or marked unsuitable for occupation.  —  Show Caption  —  of  —  Expand
Jon Heyman / New York Post:
Mark Vientos has better shot than Brett Baty to make Mets  —  Prospect Brett Baty still looks unlikely to make the Mets despite a huge spring.  —  Meanwhile, Mark Vientos, who hasn't been as heralded, may have a better shot to be up with the big club sooner.
Tim Healey / Newsday:   Brett Baty's spring training epiphany: There's no rush at third base
Tarek Fattal / Daily News:
Gonzaga outlasts UCLA in another NCAA tournament thriller  —  Amari Bailey's go-ahead 3-pointer with 12.2 seconds left caps a frantic Bruins rally, but the Bulldogs' Julian Strawther answers with a deep 3-pointer with six seconds left to give Gonzaga a wild 79-76 win
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
MLB making small changes to pitch clock rules, memo says  —  Major League Baseball is making slight changes to its new pitch clock rules but will not alter the most significant portions of the mandates that have shaved 25 minutes off game times this spring, according to a memo obtained by ESPN.
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