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Childs Walker / Baltimore Sun:
Ravens QB Lamar Jackson feeling ‘much better,’ aiming to catch up for game vs. Bears after return from illness  —  There was no prolonged mystery as the Ravens began practice Friday.  Lamar Jackson bopped around the field in his familiar black No. 8 jersey, tossing spirals despite the blustery chill in Owings Mills.
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Dan Wiederer / Chicago Tribune:
Khalil Mack will undergo foot surgery and is out for the season, Akiem Hicks won't play Sunday and Allen Robinson is doubtful for the Chicago Bears  —  A tsunami of injury developments crashed down on Halas Hall on Friday.  The Chicago Bears must now show how equipped they are to handle …
Chicago Tribune:
5 things to watch for as the Chicago Bears host the Baltimore Ravens, including a Lamar Jackson vs. Justin Fields showdown — plus our Week 11 predictions  —  The Chicago Bears and coach Matt Nagy look to break two losing streaks Sunday when they host the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field.
Jonas Shaffer / Baltimore Sun:
Ravens QB Lamar Jackson misses second straight practice with illness; WR Marquise Brown still absent
Discussion: Mercury News
Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:   Chicago Bears reportedly sign veteran pass rusher Bruce Irvin, who has 52 career sacks
Dave Hyde / Sun-Sentinel:
With Dolphins and Jets in latest Rebuild Bowl, Patriots again show how it's done  —  The New England Patriots aren't a highlight reel this year.  They're a how-to manual.  And the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets, who meet in their annual Rebuilding Bowl on Sunday, should be alternately sick …
Discussion: Mercury News
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DJ Bien-Aime II / New York Daily News:
Jets counting on Joe Flacco's veteran smarts to combat Dolphins' endless blitzes  —  The Flacc Attack is back for the Jets after Robert Saleh gave Joe Flacco the nod over Mike White to start against the Dolphins on Sunday.  —  The Jets feel better about Zach Wilson's chances to start next week …
Discussion: Mercury News
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Shohei Ohtani of Los Angeles Angels unanimously wins AL MVP  —  Shohei Ohtani, coming off a largely unprecedented 2021 season, was crowned the American League's Most Valuable Player unanimously on Thursday night, cementing the two-way superstar as a global sensation.
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Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Angels' Shohei Ohtani wins AL MVP unanimously  —  Shohei Ohtani, who starred as a hitter and pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, won the American League MVP Award unanimously, becoming the 11th player to sweep the voting in the AL.  —  The other unanimous winners in the AL: Hank Greenberg …
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:   Philadelphia Phillies superstar Bryce Harper captures second career MVP
Steve Gardner / USA Today:
Phillies slugger Bryce Harper claims second NL MVP award
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Billy Eppler introduced as Mets GM, says he can take ‘bigger swings’ and spend on free agents  —  In the earliest days of Billy Eppler's newborn tenure as general manager of the Mets, his boss, the multi-billionaire team owner Steve Cohen, has made sure Eppler understands at least one thing …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
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Associated Press:
New York Mets announce Billy Eppler as new GM on 4-year contract
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
Associated Press:
Cleveland Guardians' launch starts with store sign crashing to sidewalk  —  CLEVELAND (AP) _ A special opening day for the newly named Cleveland Guardians began with a bang.  —  Not the one they hoped for, either.  —  As fans were buying the first available Guardians merchandise on Friday …
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Giants safety Logan Ryan tests positive for COVID-19, likely to miss Bucs game  —  Giants safety Logan Ryan went on the COVID-19 reserve list Friday after testing positive for the virus and likely is out for Monday night's game at Tampa at least.  —  Ryan's absence could be devastating.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Commissioner Rob Manfred says lockout could move MLB collective bargaining agreement talks forward  —  CHICAGO — Major League Baseball owners have not yet decided to lock out players if there is no new labor deal after the Dec. 1 expiration of the current one, commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday …
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Evan Drellich / The Athletic:
Rob Manfred says offseason MLB lockout different than one that cancels games; ‘Time is becoming an issue’
Discussion: True Blue LA and Bleacher Nation
William Boor / MLB.com:
Mesa flirts with no-no, claims AFL title  —  Cubs' Kilian spins 6 perfect frames; A's Davidson notches 3 hits  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Explosive offenses and lofty run totals were the norm through the fall, but with a championship on the line, it all came down to pitching.
Associated Press:
New York Yankees designate Clint Frazier, Rougned Odor, Tyler Wade for assignment  —  NEW YORK — Clint Frazier's tenure with the Yankees might have ended after five unfulfilling seasons when New York designated him for assignment Friday to open a roster spot for a prospect ahead of the winter meeting draft.
Discussion: Rum Bunter
 
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