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1:50 AM ET, January 16, 2022

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Ben Badler / Baseball America:
MLB International Prospects Signing Agreement Tracker For 2022  —  Major League Baseball's international signing period opens on Saturday, Jan. 15 for the 2021-22 class.  —  Below we have the signing agreements for all 30 clubs, with more to come throughout the day.
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Jesse Sanchez / MLB.com:
No. 7 int'l prospect leads Dodgers' signings  —  The Dodgers are once again making a big splash on the international market with another big class.  —  According to industry sources, the club is expected to sign more than 30 international prospects, including outfielder Samuel Munoz …
ESPN:
Sources: MLB makes first labor proposal since lockout, awaits union's counter as threat of postponed spring training looms  —  MLB, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Guardians, Colorado Rockies …
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Evan Drellich / The Athletic:
MLB's first proposal after locking out players creates little progress as spring training looms  —  At this point, the issue isn't so much whether spring training will be delayed.  The better question is, why should one believe it will start on time?  —  The good news Thursday afternoon …
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
MLB lockout: Players union not impressed by owners' proposals in first meeting since Dec. 1
Ben Morse / CNN:
Netflix teaming up with PGA Tour and golf's majors for ‘immersive’ docuseries with glittering cast of players  —  (CNN)Forget Netflix and chill — it's time to pitch and putt with a new docuseries.  —  The streaming service announced on Wednesday it will be teaming up with the PGA Tour …
Discussion: PGATour and Reuters
Art Stapleton / NorthJersey.com:
EXCLUSIVE: Joe Judge breaks silence after firing as Giants coach with heartfelt farewell  —  Joe Judge made his first public comments since his firing as head coach of the New York Giants on Thursday night in an exclusive statement to NorthJersey.com, part of the USA TODAY Network.
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Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez died by suicide, per medical examiner  —  His family issues a statement: “Struggling in silence is not OK.”  —  Updated Earlier today  —  Rays bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez died by suicide, the Tarrant County (Texas) Medical Examiner's office said Thursday.
Mark Whicker / Orange County Register:
2 years into retirement, Eric Weddle eagerly answers call from Rams  —  Eric Weddle did not retire to the couch.  He did not spend his idle time plundering the pantry.  —  He retired to the weight room and the basketball court, and to a car that took his kids to various games and practices across the sporting spectrum.
Jake Fischer / Bleacher Report:
Latest NBA Trade Intel: How Will Dame Lillard Surgery Impact Ben Simmons Market?  —  With less than a month before the NBA's trade deadline, teams have shifted focus to trade discussions after the distractions caused by the COVID-19 omicron variant.  —  Like many of the league's trade windows …
Associated Press:
Atlantic League ends trials with 61-foot mounds, robo-umps for balls and strikes  —  NEW YORK — The Atlantic League is restoring its pitching mound to 60 feet, 6 inches from home plate and returning strike zone judgment to umpires after experimenting with moving the rubber back a foot and using an automatic ball-strike system.
Tarek Fattal / Daily News:
No. 3 UCLA forces overtime but loses to Oregon  —  A steal on an inbounds pass late in regulation helps the Bruins extend the game, but the Ducks hand them their second loss of the season, 84-81  —  LOS ANGELES — UCLA coach Mick Cronin watched Oregon score the first five points of the second half …
 
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