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Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Yankees Notebook: Aaron Boone suspended for Padres opener  —  The Yankees will open their series against the Padres without their manager.  —  Major League Baseball announced that Aaron Boone has been suspended one game after he was ejected from Thursday's contest against the Orioles.
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Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Randy Vasquez holds his own in MLB-debut, but Padres' second-deck shots doom Yankees  —  Randy Vasquez and the Yankees knew that the Padres' lineup would test the 24-year-old pitcher in his major league debut Friday.  But Vasquez nearly passed with flying colors — until Juan Soto got ahold of a cutter in the fifth inning.
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 …
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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Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Inside Ronald Acuna Jr.'s return to MVP form  —  MARIETTA, Ga. — The living room of Ronald Acuña Jr.'s two-story, craftsman-style home looks more like a sports memorabilia store, replete with mementos from a career that blossomed earlier than most.  All-MLB plaques and commemorative baseballs dot …
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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 …
Meghan Montemurro / Chicago Tribune:
Kyle Hendricks goes 4⅓ innings in his 1st start for the Chicago Cubs in almost a year: ‘So fulfilling to get back out there’  —  The buildup to Kyle Hendricks' return to the Chicago Cubs went beyond the weeks and months that flipped by, intertwined with the highs and lows of a grueling rehab process.
Evan Petzold / Detroit Free Press:
‘He was nasty’: Detroit Tigers' Tarik Skubal throws to hitters for first time since injury  —  Miguel Cabrera spotted left-hander Tarik Skubal, in the process of rehabbing from flexor tendon surgery, walking through the clubhouse Friday afternoon.  —  “When are you coming back?”  Cabrera said.
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.
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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
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.
Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Giants OTA Notebook: Brian Daboll remains mum on Saquon Barkley at Thursday's session  —  Saquon Barkley is not attending OTAs, having not signed his franchise tag tender or received a new contract yet.  Giants head coach Brian Daboll preemptively announced in an opening statement that he would not comment on Barkley.
 
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