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1:55 PM ET, February 7, 2023


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Kristian Winfield / Chicago Tribune:
Nets trade Kyrie Irving to Mavericks for package headlined by Spencer Dinwiddie  —  In the end, the Nets decided peace of mind is worth more than a championship.  —  The Nets traded All-Star starter Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks just two days after Irving requested a trade out of Brooklyn …
Tim Reynolds / Daily News:
Kyrie Irving going from Nets to Mavericks in trade  —  Kyrie Irving is getting his wish.  He's getting traded.  —  And Luka Doncic is getting another All-Star to help him in Dallas.  —  The Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets agreed Sunday on a blockbuster trade: Irving — the super-talented …
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
What's behind Mets owner Steve Cohen's record-setting spending  —  NEW YORK — Just outside the window of Steve Cohen's office at Citi Field, a crane peeks its neck high into the air, finishing preparations for the installation of the largest video board ever to grace a baseball stadium.
Caroline Kubzansky / Chicago Tribune:
Arlington Heights School District 214 considers lobbyist as talks of Bears move and tax deals heat up in Springfield  —  Arlington Heights-based school district officials may look at hiring a lobbyist as talks around possible tax deals for a proposed northwest suburban Chicago Bears stadium heat up in Springfield.
Chicago Tribune:
Tax plan proposal filed in Springfield that could aid Bears' proposed Arlington Heights development  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 6  —  A rendering released by the Chicago Bears shows the view from the threshold of the proposed stadium of the Arlington Park entertainment district.
Discussion: Mercury News
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:NEW!
Heat trading Dedmon, second-round pick to Spurs for tax relief, roster space  —  MIAMI — The Miami Heat on Tuesday reached agreement to trade backup center Dewayne Dedmon and a 2028 second-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs for cash considerations.  —  The deal has not been finalized, with the Heat declining comment.
Discussion: Hoops Rumors, Denver Post and FanSided
Jeff Barker / Baltimore Sun:
Parties drop lawsuits in Angelos v. Angelos case over Orioles' owner's fortune  —  The dueling lawsuits over control of the Orioles and other assets of longtime team owner Peter Angelos are being dropped by the parties, according to a court document.  —  It says the suits …
Robert Murray / FanSided:
MLB Insider: SF Giants agree to contract with veteran outfielder  —  The Giants, who have already signed Mitch Haniger and Michael Conforto, have agreed to sign a third veteran outfielder, sources say.  —  Outfielder Stephen Piscotty and the San Francisco Giants are in agreement …
New York Post:
Carlos Beltran leaving YES Network for job in Mets' front office  —  Former Mets great Carlos Beltran is getting another chance with the club.  —  Sources tell The Post the Mets are hiring their former star center fielder to join their front office, where he will work under GM Billy Eppler.
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Fernando Tatis Jr. set to rejoin Padres after missed season  —  SAN DIEGO — Fernando Tatis Jr. spent his Friday out in the community, visiting children at a local elementary school and spending time with members of the United States Marine Corps as part of the San Diego Padres' goodwill tour throughout the city.
Discussion: The Athletic and Associated Press
Yoo Jee-ho / Yonhap News Agency:
Pirates' Choi Ji-man says ‘deeply hurt’ to be dropped from WBC team  —  The Pittsburgh Pirates' South Korean first baseman Choi Ji-man said Monday he was “deeply hurt” to miss out on a chance to represent the country at the upcoming World Baseball Classic (WBC), saying the club's decision …
Jeff Zrebiec / The Athletic:
Ravens' quest for an offensive coordinator continues  —  When he needed to find a replacement in 2014 for Jim Caldwell, who departed to become head coach of the Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh spoke to more than 30 offensive coordinator candidates.
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Heat attention turns from scouting reports to medical reports amid break  —  The hope this week is of the Miami Heat getting a better sense of self, in what has turned more into a quest for healing than necessarily an upgrade at Thursday's NBA trading deadline.
Discussion: Boston Herald and Denver Post
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
If you insist, possible Heat deals that could make sense at Thursday's NBA trading deadline
Discussion: Denver Post
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