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12:10 AM ET, April 2, 2023


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James O'Connell / New York Daily News:
Clarke Schmidt roughed up in season-debut as Yankees fall to Giants, 7-5  —  Game 2 didn't go according to plan.  —  Clarke Schmidt struggled in his season debut in the Yankees' 7-5 loss to the Giants on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.  The right-hander tossed 3.1 innings allowing five hits, three runs, walking one and striking out five.
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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: FanSided
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
Julia Poe / Chicago Tribune:
Zach LaVine finds his way to the rim once again as he leads Chicago Bulls' postseason push: 'I'm able to do everything I need to'  —  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Few forces are strong enough to withstand the momentum of Zach LaVine when he picks up steam on the way to the basket.
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.
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 …
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 …
Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Marlins edge Mets behind Jorge Soler's big night  —  MIAMI — Jorge Soler's solo home run off left-hander David Peterson in the second inning and Jazz Chisholm Jr.'s homer in the eighth were all the Miami Marlins needed to defeat the Mets and even up the season-opening series 1-1.
Phil Stukenborg / Daily News:
Clippers start fast but can't sustain it in rematch with Grizzlies  —  The Clippers grab a 20-point first-quarter lead but former Clipper Luke Kennard helps Memphis erase that to hand the visitors a 108-94 defeat  —  MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies did a better job limiting Russell Westbrook this time around.
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
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.
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.
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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