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Bill Plunkett / Orange County Register:
Dodgers take World Series opener as offense stings Rays  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Celebrate responsibly.  —  His right shoulder still sore from the overamped forearm bash that popped it out on Sunday, Cody Bellinger ditched the forearm but kept the bash, opting for foot taps all around …
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Bill Plunkett / Orange County Register:
Dodgers' pitching plan puts them in a hole, Rays take Game 2 to even series  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — A lot of things sound good in planning meetings.  —  There was probably a lot of talk of synergy and collaboration as the Dodgers exhausted bandwidth and searched for a scalable paradigm …
Jorge Castillo / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Clayton Kershaw and Mookie Betts lead a dominant Dodgers win to open the World Series  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … The reasons for the Dodgers' cool, unfiltered confidence this October, the reasons they believe this is finally the year they'll hoist that piece of metal …
Ronald Blum / Associated Press:
World Series: Kershaw, Betts shine as Dodgers top Rays 8-3 in opener  —  Clayton Kershaw allowed one run and two hits, struck out eight and walked one to lead Dodgers  —  ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts — the Los Angeles Dodgers stars all shined.
Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
Dodgers' Cody Bellinger dislocated his shoulder celebrating Game 7 home run
Bill Plunkett / Daily News:
HRs from Kiké Hernandez, Cody Bellinger send Dodgers to World Series
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Kerry Crowley / Mercury News:
Despite county's objections, 49ers aren't giving up on hosting fans at Levi's Stadium  —  San Francisco 49ers president Al Guido said the team will work with Santa Clara County to develop a plan to host fans this season  —  Santa Clara County executive Dr. Jeff Smith called new state guidance …
Cam Inman / Mercury News:
Patriots' Belichick: 'If you don't pay enough attention to George Kittle, he can kill ya'
Cam Inman / Mercury News:
49ers offense loses Raheem Mostert again, plus two more starters injured
Kevin Modesti / Orange County Register:
Rams drop the ball in many ways in 24-16 loss to 49ers
Kevin Acee / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Padres' Luis Campusano arrested in Georgia, accused of felony marijuana possession  —  Catcher allegedly had 79 grams of marijuana in car when pulled over Saturday morning  —  Padres catcher Luis Campusano was arrested Saturday in Georgia on suspicion of felony marijuana possession.
Ronald Blum / Associated Press:
AP Interview: Manfred likes larger playoff, runner in extras  —  ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ahead of a World Series capping the pandemic-shortened season, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he hopes to keep two of this year's innovations: expanded playoffs and starting extra innings with runners on second base.
Vanessa Richardson / Click2Houston.com:
Q&A: Full, 37-minute interview with former Astros GM Jeff Luhnow  —  For the first time since being fired, Luhnow spoke about the scandal, his future plans and more  —  HOUSTON - On January 13, Astros Manager A.J. Hinch and General Manager Jeff Luhnow were suspended by Major League Baseball …
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Mets' sale to Steve Cohen still has one hurdle to clear: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio  —  Steve Cohen certainly has the money to purchase the New York Mets, and appears to have the support of Major League Baseball owners, but there's still a large hurdle potentially blocking his path.
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers Claim Art Warren  —  The Rangers announced Wednesday that they've claimed right-hander Art Warren off waivers from the division-rival Mariners.  The move brings Texas' 40-man roster to a total of 39 players and drops Seattle's to a count of 33.  —  Warren, 27, has just 5 1/3 big …
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Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Yadier Molina Seeking Two-Year Deal  —  Cardinals icon Yadier Molina saw his three-year, $60MM contract expire at season's end, which could potentially send him into the open market for the first time in his 17-year big league career.  There's sure to be mutual interest in extending the relationship …
 
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