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The only time we’re taking our eyes off tonight’s LeBron-Steph showdown in the West play-in is when Shohei Ohtani steps to the plate for the Angels. He’s that good.

Making Headlines

NHL: The Devils hired former U.S. women’s national team captain Meghan Duggan to manage player development. Duggan helped the U.S. capture silver medals in 2010 and ’14, and gold in ’18. 

MLB: Shohei Ohtani belted his league-leading 14th home run for the Angels.

NBA: Jayson Tatum scored 50 to lead the Celtics over the Wizards and capture the seventh seed in the East. Also: The Pacers routed the Hornets to advance in the play-in tournament.

Tonight’s Action

Jets at Oilers 

Watch: 9 p.m. ET, NBCSN

Odds: Oilers -165, Jets +140 || O/U 6

Pick: Connor McDavid & Co. are set to make a run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Oilers’ first hurdle: The Jets. Sports Section likes Edmonton to roll through the series. Take the Oilers on the moneyline in Game 1 and the under.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction of the Oilers-Jets winner, the final score, and the first goal-scorer of the game. Nail it, and you get a mention in the next edition of Sports Section. Don’t forget to include your Twitter handle. 

Shoutout: Yesterday, we asked subscribers to predict the winner of Hornets-Pacers, the final score, and the game’s leading scorer. Indiana won 144-117. Oshae Brissett had 23 for the Pacers, and Miles Bridges 23 for the Hornets.

Subscriber David Nagelberg (@SportsGuruDave) had the Pacers and was closest to the final score. Nice going, David!

Keep the picks coming, everyone!

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