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Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
‘That is not accurate’: How a report stating Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy will be fired after Thursday's game set off a strange day at Halas Hall  —  Matt Nagy has faced questions about his job security with the Chicago Bears before, but never quite like Tuesday morning at Halas Hall.
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Dan Wiederer / Chicago Tribune:
‘This is a roller-coaster league’: Amid a report of Matt Nagy's possible firing, Chicago Bears players try to tune out the noise  —  Tashaun Gipson's first four NFL seasons came with the Cleveland Browns, who at the time had the distinction as the most wayward and dysfunctional organization in the league.
Dan Wiederer / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Bears QB rewind: Justin Fields' development has been temporarily interrupted.  On a short week, it will be Andy Dalton's show in Detroit.  —  Justin Fields' growth process has been interrupted.  For now, anyway, the focus is on Fields' injured ribs.
Brad Biggs / Chicago Tribune:
As a report of Matt Nagy's imminent firing swirls, the Chicago Bears leave their coach to fend for himself.  Whether it's after Thursday's game or before Week 17, the end seems near.  —  According to popular lore, when the American humorist Mark Twain was asked about rumors that he was gravely ill …
Brad Biggs / Chicago Tribune:   Despite blowing another lead in the final minute, the focus needs to be on the bumbling offense. Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts on the Chicago Bears' Week 11 loss.
Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Pathetic Giants slouch through blowout loss to Tom Brady's Buccaneers  —  TAMPA, Fla. — The Giants looked like they believed they were the inferior team to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night.  —  That's worse than getting embarrassed on national television: seeing some players act …
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Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Giants fire offensive coordinator Jason Garrett as season spirals: source
Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:   Giants left tackle Andrew Thomas catches touchdown, had celebration ready
Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Joe Judge has reached boiling point with Jason Garrett's offense
Discussion: ProFootballTalk
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins place two players on injured reserve, sign veteran safety  —  After both outside linebacker Brennan Scarlett and cornerback Jamal Perry left the Miami Dolphins' 24-17 win over the New York Jets on Sunday with knee injuries, the two were placed on injured reserve on Tuesday.
Discussion: Denver Post
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Omar Kelly / Sun-Sentinel:
Grades for Dolphins' win over Jets; plus stock up and stock down
Discussion: Boston Herald and Mercury News
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:   Dolphins not in the hunt, but getting closer: How the turnaround for 3 straight wins started
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Best bet for Freddie Freeman; why Rangers are so aggressive; how high for Marcus Semien?; more notes  —  The best guess still is that the Braves will keep Freddie Freeman.  It's almost unthinkable they would lose him after winning their first World Series since 1995 and generating a staggering amount of revenue in the process.
Anthony Castrovince / MLB.com:
The '21 All-MLB Team is here.  And it's stacked  —  Though the All-Star Game enjoyed a welcomed return in 2021, that midseason spectacle remains an incomplete evaluation of the players who made the biggest impact on the full season.  That's why we have the All-MLB Team …
Brandon Crawford / ThePlayerTribune:
Thank You, Buster  —  A few weeks ago, one of my best friends in the world, Buster Posey, decided to call it a career.  —  Buster's a Giants legend, obviously.  Three world championships, seven All-Star Games, an MVP season, a batting title, five Silver Sluggers, three no-hitters caught, and on and on.
Discussion: NBCSports.com and Mercury News
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Associated Press:   San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey, Baltimore Orioles' Trey Mancini named Comeback Players of the Year
Rob Bradford / Audacy:
Source: Red Sox showing interest in reliever Jeurys Familia  —  While so many are focused on replacing Eduardo Rodriguez in the starting rotation, or possible pursuits of big-name free-agent middle infielders, the Red Sox have another task this offseason - finding late-game relievers.
Associated Press:
MLB, players' association agree to move up tender deadline amid lockout uncertainty  —  NEW YORK — Major League Baseball and the players' union have agreed to move the upcoming deadline for teams to offer contracts to certain players in order to keep them out of potential limbo in the event of a work stoppage next month.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
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ESPN:
Steven Matz, St. Louis Cardinals reach agreement on four-year, $44 million deal, sources say  —  Starting pitcher Steven Matz, a key component to a turnaround season for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2021, has agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, pending a physical …
 
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Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
What free-agent pitchers might the Cardinals be considering?
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ESPN:
Five-time All-Star reliever Doug Jones dies at age 64
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …