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5:40 PM ET, November 13, 2023


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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Nightengale's Notebook: What happened at MLB GM meetings ... besides everyone getting sick  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. − They came to the resort full of energy, elated by the perfect weather, mesmerized by the views and palm trees swaying in the breeze.  —  Three days later, they departed dehydrated …
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Braves willing to pay for free agent starting pitcher.  Is Aaron Nola a fit?  —  One of the remarkable things about the Atlanta Braves is that none of their players signed long-term has a salary of more than $22 million.  But for the right starting pitcher in free agency, the Braves are willing to go higher.
Janis Carr / Orange County Register:
Clippers fall to Memphis, slip to 0-4 with James Harden  —  LOS ANGELES - Maybe it was the time of day.  Historically, the Clippers have never done well in afternoon games.  —  Maybe it was their first home game after a three-game eastern trip that saw the Clippers lose three in a row.
The Athletic:
What we're hearing: Cubs could target Rhys Hoskins, plus potential trade candidates  —  Cody Bellinger's successful comeback player of the year campaign could be a template for the Chicago Cubs and another Scott Boras client.  With an opening at first base and a need for a middle-of-the-order hitter …
Haley Sawyer / Orange County Register:
Sports |  UCLA football falls against scrappy Arizona State  —  The Bruins suffered their first loss of the season at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night  —  PASADENA — The Arizona State football team came into the Rose Bowl depleted, but creative.  The Sun Devils threw everything they had at UCLA …
Patrick Mooney / The Athletic:
Cubs appear to be heading in a different direction after Marcus Stroman's opt-out decision  —  In the end, it was a fairly straightforward decision for Marcus Stroman to opt out of his contract with the Chicago Cubs.  Assuming good health, Stroman should be able to easily top the $21 million …
Associated Press:
U.S. women's hockey team tops Canada in Rivalry Series opener  —  TEMPE, Ariz. — Hilary Knight has played in four Olympics, 13 world championships and been a part of the U.S. women's national team since 2007.  —  Now the Americans' captain at 34, she might be getting better instead of slowing down.
Pete Thamel / ESPN:
Big Ten bans Michigan's Jim Harbaugh from sideline for 3 games  —  The Big Ten on Friday suspended Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh for the remainder of the regular season as the conference disciplines the program under its sportsmanship policy amid the ongoing NCAA investigation into the school's in-person sign-stealing ring.
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Why baseball is buzzing about Padres trading Juan Soto  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — In his annual offseason gathering with the media, Scott Boras, the superagent who has made a tradition out of hyping his clients with a tapestry of puns, described this year's free agent market as a “frenzy for pitching.”
Fred Robledo / SGV Tribune:
Top-seed Bonita hoping to add school's seventh boys water polo title in Saturday's championship  —  Bonita will be looking for the school's seventh boys water polo championship when it takes on Woodbridge in Saturday's title game at Mt. SAC.  —  There were no surprises during …
Evan Petzold / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers wanted to bring back Tyler Alexander, but Tampa Bay Rays claim him off waivers  —  The Detroit Tigers hoped to bring back Tyler Alexander.  —  But Alexander, a multi-inning left-handed reliever, was claimed off waivers by the Tamp Bay Rays on Friday afternoon after he was designated …
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