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Chicago Tribune:
Ravens QB Lamar Jackson ruled out vs. Bears with illness; Tyler Huntley to make first career start  —  CHICAGO — Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears because of an illness, opening the door for Tyler Huntley to make his first career start.
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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.
Discussion: Boston Herald
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
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins elevate former Hurricanes star to active roster vs. Jets  —  NEW YORK — The Miami Dolphins have elevated former Miami Hurricanes star running back Duke Johnson to the active roster from the practice squad for Sunday's game at the New York Jets.  —  Johnson gets the call …
Discussion: Denver Post
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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
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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Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:   Philadelphia Phillies superstar Bryce Harper captures second career MVP
Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Angels' Shohei Ohtani wins AL MVP unanimously
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
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.
The Athletic:
Warriors' Klay Thompson cleared to practice fully, could return within week of Christmas: Sources  —  The Warriors, a league-best 14-2, returned to San Francisco this weekend to good news.  —  Klay Thompson came through well after a week of 5-on-5 scrimmaging and has been cleared to be a full …
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’
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