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12:15 PM ET, April 1, 2023

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Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
Jalen Brunson leads Knicks past Cavs in potential playoff preview  —  CLEVELAND — If this was a preview of a first-round playoff matchup, expect a mountain of points and a thrilling battle of guards.  —  Jalen Brunson won his matchup against Donovan Mitchell and the Knicks outlasted …
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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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Nathan Ruiz / Baltimore Sun:
With each game, Orioles star Adley Rutschman increases the need — and price — of a potential extension  —  BOSTON — With each performance like Thursday's 5-for-5 opening day showing, Adley Rutschman shows how valuable he is to the Orioles.  He also increases the price tag it would take for them to keep him around long term.
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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
Discussion: Camden Chat
ESPN:
MLB investigating altercation between Anthony Rendon, A's fan  —  Major League Baseball says it is investigating a confrontation between Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon and an Athletics fan at Thursday's season opener in Oakland.  —  In a 12-second video posted on social media …
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.
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Jay Cohen / Associated Press:
Chicago Cubs' Marcus Stroman commits MLB's 1st pitch-clock violation
Ben Crandell / Sun-Sentinel:
For local basketball fans, FAU Owls have ‘out-Cinderella-ed’ Miami Hurricanes  —  If this were a less extraordinary Final Four, the table of 20-something sports fans at The Irishmen Pub in Boca Raton would be talking about the local underdogs of college basketball, the University of Miami and its lovable coach Jim Larrañaga.
Edgar Thompson / Orlando Sentinel:
Former UF QB Anthony Richardson impresses at Gators' Pro Day  —  GAINESVILLE — Florida staged its Pro Day Thursday as representatives from all 32 NFL teams descended upon the Condron Indoor Practice Facility.  —  Many came to see quarterback Anthony Richardson, even though few teams …
Stephen Hawkins / Associated Press:
LSU women surge past Virginia Tech to reach first national title game  —  Alexis Morris scores 27 points, Angel Reese has 24 and the Tigers use a 15-0 fourth-quarter run to beat the top-seeded Hokies, 79-72  —  DALLAS — Kim Mulkey is back in another national championship game …
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.
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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
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.
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Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Brandon Nimmo's two-run double lifts Mets to Opening Day win over Marlins
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:
Aaron Judge picks up where he left off, Gerrit Cole dominates in Yankees' Opening Day win over Giants  —  Aaron Judge did his best to bring his offseason alter ego to life on Thursday, setting fire to the Giants with his first swing of the 2023 season.  —  Judge, aka “Arson” …
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Dan Wiederer / Chicago Tribune:
George McCaskey on Chicago Bears' potential new stadium in Arlington Heights: 'We haven't really kicked the ball off yet'  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 39  —  Arlington International Racecourse property in Arlington Heights on Feb.8, 2023.  (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune)
 
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