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Brett McMurphyCollege / ESPN:
Lane Kiffin, Les Miles, Art Briles getting Houston interviews  —  Houston will interview at least five candidates for its head-coaching position, including Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and former coaches Les Miles and Art Briles, sources told ESPN.
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Steven Godfrey / SBNation.com:
Lane Kiffin will interview for Houston's head coaching job after the SEC Championship
Discussion: WHNT-TV
Associated Press:
Tyson Ross, Ben Revere among 35 new free agents  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Tyson Ross, an All-Star pitcher for San Diego two years ago, was among 35 players who became free agents when their teams declined to offer them 2017 contracts on Friday.  —  Washington outfielder Ben Revere …
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Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Padres Non-Tender Tyson Ross, Five Others  —  8:44pm: Ross is so early in his surgery rehab that his progress wasn't a factor, GM A.J. Preller tells AJ Cassavell of MLB.com (links to Twitter).  San Diego is open to a return, at a lower price.  Obviously, a trade didn't come together, but Preller says that discussions were explored.
Ken Rosenthal / Fox Sports:
MLBPA boss Tony Clark breaks down the CBA  —  The union head defends the new deal  —  NEW YORK - I said it before and I'll say it again: It is impossible to assess the impact of a collective-bargaining agreement until we see how the players and owners respond to the new rules.
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
Jon Heyman / FanRag Sports:
Miguel Cabrera likely to stay in Detroit  —  The Detroit Tigers have made no secret of their willingness to trade nearly anyone and everyone on their roster for the right price in an attempt to cut payroll, including longtime franchise stalwarts Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera.
Globe and Mail:
Kelly: Blue Jays pushing their luck by not opening their wallets  —  As we prepare for the baseball bazaar at next week's winter meetings, the Toronto Blue Jays are steadily nudging the public toward accepting a large step backward.  —  After losing a half-dozen guys, the team's …
Charlie Wilmoth / MLB Trade Rumors:
Astros To Sign Carlos Beltran  —  The Astros have agreed to a one-year, $16MM deal with free agent DH Carlos Beltran, ESPN's Buster Olney writes (Twitter links).  Beltran is an MVP Sports Group client.  Beltran will receive a no-trade clause, Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweets.
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers focused on rotation help, center fielder at winter meetings  —  The countdown to the winter meetings is on, with the collective bargaining agreement hashed out for another five years and with the threat of a lockout and a cancellation of the meetings null.
Tampa Bay Times:
Rays expected to pursue catcher Welington Castillo  —  ST. PETERSBURG — There were no surprises Friday as the Rays tendered contracts to all of their majors-most 11 arbitration-eligible players.  —  But an unexpected decision by the Diamondbacks not to tender Welington Castillo put the Rays …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Nationals Acquire Derek Norris  —  The Nationals have dealt for catcher Derek Norris from the Padres, per a club announcement.  Righty Pedro Avila will head to San Diego in return.  —  It's a homecoming of sorts for Norris, who was once a well-regarded prospect in the D.C. system …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Albert Pujols Undergoes Foot Surgery  —  Angels slugger Albert Pujols has undergone surgery to “release the plantar fascia on his right foot,” according to a team press release.  Per the surgeon, a return to the field may be expected in about four months — which would mean Pujols may be ready …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Diamondbacks Non-Tender Welington Castillo, Rubby De La Rosa  —  The Diamondbacks decided not to tender arbitration contracts to catcher Welington Castillo and righty Rubby De La Rosa, per a team announcement.  The decision on Castillo, in particular, rates as a surprise; both will be available to the highest bidder on the open market.
 
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