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12:25 AM ET, May 27, 2023

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The Nevada Independent:
A's stadium bill language arrives, caps public financing at $380M  —  Draft bill language for a measure aimed at bringing the Oakland A's to Las Vegas obtained Friday by The Nevada Independent proposes a state and Clark County-offered public financing package of no more than $380 million …
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Tom Daykin / Journal Sentinel:
The baseball commissioner has a message for Wisconsin.  Fix American Family Field — or else  —  Wisconsin's Legislature and Gov. Tony Evers need to approve a plan to finance $448 million of long-term renovations at American Family Field — or perhaps risk the Milwaukee Brewers moving to another city.
Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Francisco Alvarez has made his case to stay on 26-man roster as Mets deal with roster crunch  —  CHICAGO — Francisco Alvarez has stated his case.  —  The Mets' impending roster crunch at the catcher spot has thrust the club's prized rookie backstop into the spotlight.  But his recent play deserves the spotlight as well.
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
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Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Francisco Alvarez hits 6th homer for Mets, Kodai Senga throws career-high 106 pitches in 4-2 loss to Cubs
Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Mets Notebook: Buck Showalter faces logjam at catcher position with Tomas Nido's imminent return
Discussion: Yahoo Sports and Newsday
The Athletic:
Raiders' Jimmy Garoppolo had foot surgery after signing, still recovering: Sources  —  Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is not participating in the team's OTA practices this week as he continues to recover from the left foot injury he suffered late last season, coach Josh McDaniels said Thursday.
Keith Pompey / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Sixers mailbag: ‘Is the front office willing to trade Joel Embiid or is he untouchable?’  —  A lot has changed since the conclusion of the 76ers' season.  Doc Rivers has been fired and is a candidate for the Phoenix Suns coaching job.  James Harden is expected to opt out of the final season …
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Aaron Boone sounds off on umps, but Orioles silence Yankees' bats in 3-1 loss  —  Aaron Boone made plenty of noise near home plate Thursday night, but the Yankees' bats didn't in a 3-1 loss to the Orioles.  —  The Yankees manager earned his fourth ejection of the season — and his third in 10 games …
Stephen Hawkins / Associated Press:
Joe Pavelski's OT goal helps Stars beat Golden Knights, avoid sweep  —  Pavelski scores on a power play at 3:18 of overtime and Dallas extends the Western Conference finals with a 3-2 win.  Jason Robertson scores twice for Dallas, which plays without suspended captain Jamie Benn.
The Athletic:
MLB All-30: As Memorial Day nears, giving out grades as teams begin prep for trade deadline  —  On the baseball calendar, Memorial Day is typically the time to really begin taking stock.  There's enough of a sample to get a feel of what a team might actually be.
Discussion: NBCSports.com and Yahoo Sports
Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:
Elly De La Cruz becomes Reds' first No. 1 overall prospect in more than a decade  —  Cincinnati Reds prospect Elly De La Cruz hits the ball as hard as anyone in baseball, is one of the fastest runners and has one of the best arms from shortstop.  —  His latest feat?  Claiming the title of No. 1 overall prospect.
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
Jared Weiss / The Athletic:
Celtics' Malcolm Brogdon playing through right arm injury: Sources  —  BOSTON — Malcolm Brogdon has been playing through a partial tear in the tendon coming out of his right elbow that leads into his forearm, team sources told The Athletic.  —  Brogdon suffered the injury in Game 1 …
 
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