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Omar Kelly / Sun-Sentinel:
Which head coaching candidates make sense for Dolphins?  —  Every head coach Steve Ross has hired has been a first-timer.  —  The Miami Dolphins were Joe Philbin, Adam Gase, and Brian Flores' first head coaching job, and that was intentional because Ross, a real estate mogul who became …
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Dave Hyde / Sun-Sentinel:
Brian Flores is fired as Miami Dolphins coach; GM Chris Grier will be retained  —  Brian Flores was fired after three seasons as Miami Dolphins coach, a source confirmed to the Sun-Sentinel on Monday.  —  Dolphins owner Steve Ross will not be attempting to hire Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, according to a league source.
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Brian Flores out as Dolphins coach; owner Steve Ross addresses move, Grier, Tua, Watson  —  MIAMI GARDENS — The Miami Dolphins fired coach Brian Flores on Monday.  —  Flores was 24-25 in three seasons leading the Dolphins, but he did not have a playoff appearance to show for it after falling a game short each of the past two seasons.
Dave Hyde / Sun-Sentinel:
Tua's future, season's consequence — ball's in Dolphins owner Steve Ross' court if he knows what to do  —  MIAMI GARDENS — There were “Tua” chants in the end.  There was also the coach, Brian Flores, talking afterward of the “resilience” of his team while basking in the radiance of a season sweep of New England.
Dave Hyde / Sun-Sentinel:   Hyde10: Ten thoughts on Dolphins' season-ending 33-24 win over Patriots
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins secure winning season and sweep of rival Patriots in finale
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:   Jaylen Waddle breaks NFL rookie receptions record; Sunday slate affects Dolphins' 2022 first-round draft pick and schedule
Kenny Rosarion / Sun-Sentinel:   Instant Analysis: Miami Dolphins 33, New England Patriots 24
Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Bills' Joe Schoen, Chiefs' Ryan Poles among Giants' interview requests as GM search begins  —  The Giants immediately began requesting interviews with prospective GM candidates after dismissing Dave Gettleman on Monday.  —  Here is a quick look at the slips put in so far:  —  Joe Schoen - assistant GM, Buffalo Bills
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Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Giants' Steve Tisch: ‘Disappointed’ an ‘understatement’ as GM Dave Gettleman is dismissed  —  Giants co-owner Steve Tisch broke a two-year silence with a strong statement in the wake of GM Dave Gettleman's dismissal on Monday.  —  “It is an understatement to say John [Mara] …
Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Uneasy feeling around Joe Judge's Giants as season ends with sixth straight loss
Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Joe Judge says Giants ran QB sneaks to avoid Chicago-type disaster
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Dan Wiederer / Chicago Tribune:
When the ax swings at Halas Hall this week, which Bears leaders will be left standing? For now, Chicago must wait.
Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Bears finish 6-11 — and in 3rd place in the NFC North. Here's how the 2021 season unfolded.
Discussion: Denver Post
Analis Bailey / USA Today:
Chargers coach Brandon Staley explains why he called timeout late in overtime loss vs. Raiders  —  After the Los Angeles Chargers lost to the Raiders 35-32 in overtime, head coach Brandon Staley stood by his decision to call a late timeout, saying he wanted the right defensive personnel on the field.
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Mets delayed again in bench-coach search, as Giants block interview with Andrew Bailey  —  The Mets, after hiring Billy Eppler as general manager on Nov. 18, followed the necessary order of operation.  With the lockout and a transaction freeze looming, they signed four free agents …
Buster Olney / ESPN:
Buster Olney's Top 10s for 2022: Ranking MLB's best infielders  —  The intrigue around the greatest class of free-agent shortstops is down to a final pair.  Soon after the next collective bargaining agreement is concluded, Carlos Correa and Trevor Story will sign whopper deals …
Discussion: Bleacher Nation
Shams Charania / The Athletic:
Update on Ben Simmons trade talks, frustrated Hawks star John Collins a possible match?  NBA news and notes  —  There is exactly one month until the 2022 NBA Trade Deadline (Feb. 10), and conversations are certainly starting to percolate even as the entire NBA landscape from players to coaches …
Jesse Yomtov / USA Today:
Hall of Fame 2022: Phillies legend, NL MVP Jimmy Rollins debuts on ballot.  Was he good enough?  —  With the 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame class set to be announced on Jan. 25, USA TODAY Sports is breaking down the candidacies of some of the top players on the ballot.
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Ryan McFadden / Baltimore Sun:
Ravens TE Mark Andrews adds to historic year by breaking franchise single-season receptions record | NOTES
Lindsey Adler / The Athletic:
Rachel Balkovec to manage Yankees' Low-A team, becoming first female manager in minors: Sources  —  Rachel Balkovec, who joined the New York Yankees organization as a hitting coach in 2019, will serve as the manager for the Low-A Tampa Tarpons next season, sources told The Athletic.
 
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