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9:05 PM ET, November 25, 2021


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Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
Week 12 recap: Chicago Bears need a 4th-quarter rally — and a FG as time expires — to snap their 5-game losing streak and beat the winless Detroit Lions 16-14  —  DETROIT — As Cairo Santos sent a 28-yard field goal through the uprights while the seconds wound down Thursday afternoon …
Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
5 things to watch for in the Thanksgiving game between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, including the Matt Nagy scrutiny and Andy Dalton's return — plus our Week 12 predictions  —  For a short week, the lead-up to the Chicago Bears' game against the Detroit Lions on Thursday has had a whole lot of drama.
Brad Biggs / Chicago Tribune:
Matt Nagy met with Chicago Bears ownership before Tuesday's 2nd walk-through, sources say, and later canceled the rest of the day's meetings  —  If Matt Nagy was not convincing when he spoke about his future with media Tuesday afternoon, he was less convincing with Chicago Bears players later …
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 …
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.
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
New York Mets owner Steve Cohen calls out Steven Matz's agent for ‘unprofessional behavior’  —  New York Mets owner Steve Cohen called out Steven Matz's agent for “unprofessional behavior” in a tweet Wednesday morning, one day after the free-agent left-hander opted against rejoining his former team …
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 …
Justin Toscano /   Aaron Loup signs with the Angels as the Mets bullpen takes a major hit
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins center Michael Deiter returns to practice, but Miami's receivers still need more time  —  MIAMI GARDENS — Miami Dolphins center Michael Deiter returned to practice on Wednesday as he could be approaching a return from the foot injury that has kept him on injured reserve since Oct. 2.
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: Boston Herald and Mercury News
Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Giants fire offensive coordinator Jason Garrett as season spirals: source  —  Jason Garrett is out.  —  The Giants fired their offensive coordinator on Tuesday, according to a source, pulling the plug 26 games in on the longtime former Dallas Cowboys head coach.
Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Joe Judge has reached boiling point with Jason Garrett's offense
Discussion: ProFootballTalk
Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Pathetic Giants slouch through blowout loss to Tom Brady's Buccaneers
DJ Bien-Aime II / New York Daily News:
Zach Wilson returns, possibly wiser for his time on the sidelines  —  Zach Wilson finally exited the recovery chamber and is ecstatic to return after missing four weeks with a sprained PCL.  —  “It's awesome.  I'm excited,” Wilson said.  “That rush, that feeling you get just to be back on the field.
Discussion: Mercury News
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
With lefty reliever Zack Britton on the shelf, here are some free agents for Yankees to consider  —  The more one examines the Yankees' roster, the easier it becomes to poke holes in it.  —  All-MLB performers Aaron Judge and Gerrit Cole are the only legitimate stars who will conjure …
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Anthony Castrovince /
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 …
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Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
What free-agent pitchers might the Cardinals be considering?
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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.
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