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8:45 PM 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 …
Associated Press:
Cincinnati Bengals win their 1st playoff game in 31 years, holding off a last-minute Las Vegas Raiders drive for a 26-19 victory  —  CINCINNATI — Joe Burrow led an efficient offense that scored on six drives, including his two touchdown passes, and rookie Evan McPherson made four field goals …
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Associated Press:
Josh Allen, Bills throttle division rival Patriots  —  ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The lingering sting of being embarrassed on home turf by the New England Patriots didn't sit well with defensive end Jerry Hughes and the Buffalo Bills.  —  On Saturday night, the Bills did something about it by erasing …
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
MLB lockout: Players union not impressed by owners' proposals in first meeting since Dec. 1  —  Well, at least they are talking.  —  This time, instead of a face-off that lasted all of seven minutes during their last negotiation session Dec. 1, the video call Thursday afternoon between Major League Baseball …
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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 …
The Athletic:
MLB lockout: Live updates as league, Players Association discuss core economics
Discussion: NBCSports.com and Bucs Dugout
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: Mercury News
Omar Kelly / Sun-Sentinel:
Chicago Bears interview two former Dolphins for GM, coach opening  —  The Chicago Bears' search for a new general manager and coach is including individuals who once held the same positions with the Miami Dolphins.  —  The Bears interviewed former Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland …
Press Telegram:
Long Beach State dials up defense to defeat UCSB  —  Freshmen Aboubacar Traore and Jadon Jones spark LBSU, which holds the Gauchos to just six points over the final 10 minutes of a 65-58 win  —  LONG BEACH — Freshman forward Aboubacar Traore had 17 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots …
Discussion: Daily News
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.
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.
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.
 
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