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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.
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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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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Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Ron Washington says focus with Angels ‘to run the West down’  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. — It was probably already obvious, largely because of how prior winters have gone, but Los Angeles Angels general manager Perry Minasian said so definitively on Wednesday — the Angels don't plan to take a step back to rebuild, in any capacity, in 2024.
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 …
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.
Khobi Price / Orange County Register:
Lakers |  Lakers' comeback falls short as Kings hand them their 1st home loss  —  LeBron James (28 points) gets his first triple-double of the season and helps lead a fourth-quarter surge, but Domantas Sabonis (29 points, 26 rebounds) and Sacramento hand the hosts a 125-110 defeat
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.
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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