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12:00 AM ET, March 30, 2023

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Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
Julius Randle suffers ankle injury in Knicks' 101-92 victory over Miami Heat  —  The good and the bad.  —  On a night the Knicks essentially clinched a playoff berth, their All-Star Julius Randle left the court in pain with a sprained ankle.  —  He never re-emerged from the locker room after halftime …
Discussion: New York Post and The Athletic
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Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Herro's 33 not enough as Heat fall 106-92 in Toronto in injury absence of Butler  —  TORONTO — No, not optimal.  —  Coming off a game when they arguably were at their worst, the Miami Heat faced the challenge of responding to that adversity in the void of their best player.  —  It went as expected.
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Winderman's view: A night of painted misery for Heat in loss in Toronto  —  TORONTO — Observations and other notes of interest from Tuesday night's 106-92 loss to the Toronto Raptors:  — At just about every turn, the Miami Heat have avoided the next big thing.  — Jae Crowder at power forward worked.
ESPN:
2023 MLB predictions: Wild Cards, Playoffs, World Series, more  —  It's opening week, and you know what that means — season predictions!  —  There are lots of questions going into the 2023 season: What does Year 2 of MLB's expanded playoffs have to offer?  How will rule changes play out over the season?
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Discussion: Call to the Pen and The Ringer
Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
Jalen Brunson returns from injury; Tom Thibodeau provides no insight on guard's sprained hand  —  Jalen Brunson didn't miss this important one.  —  After sitting the previous two contests with what the Knicks labeled a “sprained right hand,” the point guard started Wednesday versus the Heat while sporting a brace.
Discussion: Reading Eagle and New York Post
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Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
Immanuel Quickley scores career-high 40 points in blowout victory over lowly Rockets
Discussion: New York Post and Newsday
Long Island Ducks Baseball:
THREE-TIME MAJOR LEAGUE ALL-STAR DANIEL MURPHY JOINS DUCKS  —  The Long Island Ducks today announced the signing of 12-year Major League veteran infielder Daniel Murphy.  He begins his first season with the Ducks and 16th in professional baseball.  —  “This game is part of my soul …
Andrew Baggarly / The Athletic:
Giants chairman Greg Johnson assesses team, commits to Farhan Zaidi beyond 2023  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Giants chairman Greg Johnson made his best personal pitch to Aaron Judge this offseason.  Johnson approved the $350 million contract with Carlos Correa that would have nearly doubled the largest guaranteed sum in franchise history.
Khobi Price / Orlando Sentinel:
As Caleb Houstan plays a bigger role, Magic's win streak snapped in Memphis  —  MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rookie forward Caleb Houstan is back where he started the season: in the Orlando Magic's rotation.  —  Houstan, the No. 32 pick in last year's draft, has played in the Magic's last six games …
Discussion: Reading Eagle and Associated Press
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Pitch clock shaved 26 minutes off MLB spring training games  —  The use of a pitch clock shaved 26 minutes off spring training games this spring compared to last year as Major League Baseball is set to use it for the first time in the regular season beginning Thursday.
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
'He's got some fire in him': Pedro Grifol focused on the here and now as he begins 1st season as Chicago White Sox manager  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 30  —  Center fielder Luis Robert Jr., outfielder Eloy Jiménez, infielder Elvis Andrus and shortstop Tim Anderson.
Associated Press:
Ump ejects Phillies' J.T. Realmuto after awkward ball handoff  —  DUNEDIN, Fla. — Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto was ejected Monday from a spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays for an awkward ball exchange that followed a pitch-clock violation.
Discussion: The Good Phight and USA Today
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Matt Kawahara / San Francisco Chronicle:
Outfielder Cristian Pache, out of minor-league options, will not make A's roster  —  Cristian Pache will not make the Oakland Athletics' season-opening roster, manager Mark Kotsay said on Monday night, making it possible the center fielder will not be in the organization much longer.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Sources: Hoerner, Cubs agree on 3-year, $35 million extension  —  Second baseman Nico Hoerner and the Chicago Cubs are in agreement on a three-year, $35 million contract extension, sources told ESPN, locking up the team's most productive player last season for an extra season before he was due to hit free agency.
 
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