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10:05 PM 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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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
MLB owners approve Athletics' planned move to Las Vegas, sources say  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Major League Baseball owners voted Thursday to allow the Oakland Athletics to move to Las Vegas, paving the way for the second relocation of a baseball team in the past half-century, sources told ESPN.
Jeff Fletcher / Orange County Register:
Shohei Ohtani becomes first 2-time unanimous MVP winner  —  Ohtani, who also won the American League award in 2021, is the 29th player to win multiple MVP awards.  He is currently a free agent, perhaps set to earn a record-breaking contract.  —  Shohei Ohtani didn't even need to play a full season to achieve another piece of history.
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Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Braves' outfielder Ronald Acuña unanimously wins NL MVP Award  —  Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Braves unanimously won the NL MVP Award, marking the first time in BBWAA voting for Most Valuable Player dating to 1931 that the winners in both leagues were unanimous selections.
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Why the NL Cy Young ballot was a trap, plus a potential sleeper in Ohtani's free agency  —  As a National League Cy Young voter, my biggest challenge wasn't which pitcher to select as my top choice.  I didn't love Blake Snell's league-high walk rate or relatively low innings total.
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Jovan Buha / The Athletic:
As Lakers' winning streak ends, Zach LaVine trade rumors begin to surface  —  LOS ANGELES — As the Los Angeles Lakers gathered in their huddle between the third and fourth quarters in Wednesday's matchup against the Sacramento Kings, head coach Darvin Ham presented his group, trailing by 24 points …
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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
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Scott Travis / Sun-Sentinel:
Broward County schools set to reopen Friday: ‘We want them back, and we need them back’  —  After flooding-related closures, Broward County Public Schools will reopen Friday, dashing the hopes of students who thought they might get a week-and-a-half Thanksgiving break.
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 …
Michael Kelly / Associated Press:
Anaheim Ducks |  Avalanche buries Ducks with a 5-goal third period  —  Joel Kiviranta and Andrew Cogliano score 21 seconds apart in a five-goal third period, as Colorado removes any hope the Ducks had of staging another comeback and hands them an 8-2 loss  —  DENVER — The Ducks …
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Jim Diamond / Associated Press:
Ducks top Predators, extend historic run of 3rd-period comeback wins
Reeves Jackson / WXIA-TV:
MLB All-Star Game coming back to Atlanta in 2025  —  The decision comes just two years after the game was moved away from Atlanta due to the state's new voting laws.  —  ATLANTA — The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is set to return to Atlanta in 2025, sources told 11Alive on Thursday.
 
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