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Jay Cohen / Associated Press:
Chicago Cubs' Marcus Stroman commits MLB's 1st pitch-clock violation  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 35  —  Chicago Cubs mascot Clark waves a “W” flag after a Cubs 4-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on opening day at Wrigley Field, March 30, 2023.  (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)
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Meghan Montemurro / Chicago Tribune:
Dansby Swanson stars in his Chicago Cubs debut, a 4-0 opening-day win: 'I'm really soaking up these moments'  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 35  —  Chicago Cubs mascot Clark waves a “W” flag after a Cubs 4-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on opening day at Wrigley Field, March 30, 2023.
Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
Julius Randle out for rest of the regular season due to ankle sprain  —  Julius Randle is out for the remainder of the regular season and maybe some of the playoffs are in jeopardy.  —  The Knicks All-Star's ankle sprain will be “re-evaluated in two weeks,” the team announced …
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Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
Jalen Brunson returns from injury; Tom Thibodeau provides no insight on guard's sprained hand
Nathan Ruiz / Baltimore Sun:
Adley Rutschman makes history with homer, 5-for-5 day in Orioles' season-opening 10-9 win over Red Sox  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 11  —  BOSTON — Adley Rutschman awoke Thursday morning and couldn't shake his jitters.  He had hoped to hold them off until he arrived at Fenway Park.
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Hayes Gardner / Baltimore Sun:
After volunteering to do so, Orioles CEO John Angelos indicates he will not be sharing club's finances after all  —  John Angelos is “as transparent as transparent gets,” he said Thursday.  But that doesn't necessarily mean he'll be fulfilling his promise to share the Orioles' books.
Discussion: Camden Chat
Adam Lichtenstein / Sun-Sentinel:
Bam Adebayo questionable for Heat's game against Mavericks  —  MIAMI — The Heat could be missing key players for their crucial matchup with the Dallas Mavericks this weekend.  —  Center Bam Adebayo (hip bruise) and Kyle Lowry (left knee soreness) are questionable for Miami's 7:30 p.m. game against Dallas on Saturday.
Discussion: Mercury News
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Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Another lost night for Heat, with 101-92 loss in New York further hampering seeding hopes
Joe Nguyen / Denver Post:
Rockies World Series 2023 odds: What sportsbooks think of Colorado's chances entering the season  —  Can the Rockies win the World Series for the first time in 31 seasons?  If oddsmakers are to be believed, Colorado fans should be channeling Lloyd Christmas: “So you're telling me there's a chance.”
Discussion: Daily News
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago White Sox give Pedro Grifol a victory in his managerial debut, rallying for a 3-2 win against the Houston Astros in the season opener  —  HOUSTON — Andrew Vaughn struck out with the bases loaded in the seventh inning.  —  The Chicago White Sox first baseman got another chance …
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
With Aaron Judge back and Anthony Volpe here, Yankees ready for Opening Day  —  With the sun shining, the wind chilling and the first pitch of a new season just hours away, Aaron Boone reflected on his “lowest” point of the offseason on Thursday morning.  —  Asked about Aaron Judge …
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Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
Opening Day at Yankee Stadium is perfect stage for Anthony Volpe's debut, Aaron Judge's return
Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Mets place ace Justin Verlander on IL with low-grade shoulder strain  —  MIAMI — The Mets were set to start the season with their healthiest rotation in years, but then Justin Verlander felt something wrong in his right shoulder during a bullpen session the night before Opening Day at LoanDepot Park.
Bill Plaschke / Los Angeles Times:
Newest Dodgers inspire and help set the tone for a season of intrigue  —  It was wet, cold and beautiful.  —  The lineup was weird, worrisome and wonderful.  —  Opening day was opening night, the decade-long dynasty was riddled with holes, the summer's best fans were bundled up and uncertain and yet ...
Tim Keown / ESPN:
Shohei Ohtani uses PitchCom in opener, K's 10 in Angels loss  —  Shohei Ohtani began the 2023 season with a twist: calling his own pitches through a PitchCom device hidden underneath his jersey near his left shoulder.  The new look, with Ohtani appearing to jab at his armpit before each pitch …
Discussion: Japan Times
Julia Poe / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Bulls center Andre Drummond misses LA Lakers game after writing about his mental health: 'It's okay to ask for help'  —  Center Andre Drummond missed the Chicago Bulls' 121-110 loss to theLos Angeles Lakers on Wednesday after opening up about his mental health on social media.
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