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10:30 AM ET, November 16, 2023

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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
It's official: Oakland Athletics' move to Las Vegas unanimously approved by MLB owners  —  ARLINGTON, Texas − The Oakland Athletics still don't exactly know where they'll be playing the next few years, but in 2028, they will be become Las Vegas' first Major League Baseball team.
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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Protesting Oakland Athletics fans meet with owner John Fisher ahead of Las Vegas vote  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — They arrived at the hotel lobby 7 a.m. Tuesday, plopped in front of the doors by the check-in desk, ready to spread their message to every Major League Baseball owner.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Sources: MLB considers reducing pitch clock with runners on  —  Major League Baseball's competition committee is weighing a proposal that would reduce the pitch clock with runners on base from 20 seconds to 18 next season, aiming to reverse a late-season trend that saw the average …
Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Yankees' Gerrit Cole wins Cy Young unanimously  —  Yankees' right-hander Gerrit Cole unanimously won the American League MVP Award, marking the 11th time an AL pitcher has swept the voting.  —  The others were Justin Verlander in 2011 and 2022, Johan Santana in 2004 and 2006 …
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Jeff Fletcher / Orange County Register:
New manager Ron Washington promises Angels' focus will be to ‘run the West down’  —  Washington, 71, recalled that the Angels were ‘the top dog’ in the division when he began managing the Rangers in 2007, and they overtook them to reach the World Series in back-to-back seasons
Andrew Marchand / New York Post:
Mark Jackson loses MSG job after Knicks ban him from plane  —  Mark Jackson will not be calling games on MSG Network after the Knicks objected to him being on the team's chartered plane, The Post has learned.  —  MSG Network planned on having Jackson occasionally fill in for Clyde Frazier this season …
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Jeff Passan's 2023-24 MLB offseason preview and predictions  —  In the 12 days since Major League Baseball's free agent season commenced, not one player has signed with a new team.  Nobody will mistake the MLB offseason for the NFL or NBA's, when early frenzies turn free agency into events …
Jayson Stark / The Athletic:
Phillies' offseason taking shape — What I'm hearing about their roster revamp  —  “We'll be back.”  — Bryce Harper, after the Phillies' National League Championship Series loss to Arizona  —  Memo to Bryce Harper: It's hard to get back.  It's not impossible.  It's not unprecedented.
The Athletic:
Zach LaVine, Bulls open to trade possibilities as teams probe availability: Sources  —  NBA teams are probing the availability of two-time All-Star guard Zach LaVine and there's been increased openness from the organization and player about exploring a trade, league sources said.  Here's what you need to know:
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Cubs eyeing second chance to sign Shohei Ohtani  —  CHICAGO — If only the designated hitter rule had come to the National League prior to 2022.  It could have changed the course of Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani's career — as well as the trajectory of the Chicago Cubs.
Alex Speier / The Boston Globe:
Red Sox close to hiring Andrew Bailey as pitching coach  —  The Red Sox appear to have their new pitching coach.  —  A major league source confirmed the Sox are nearing an agreement to hire Andrew Bailey as their new pitching coach.  Bailey, 39, had spent the last four years as the pitching coach …
Daily News:
Gov. Newsom confirms fire that closed down 10 freeway was set by arsonist  —  State, federal officials will prioritize reopening 10, noting its impact even at a national level  —  Gov. Gavin Newsom confirmed on Monday, Nov. 13, the massive weekend fire that led to the shutdown of a stretch …
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