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6:20 PM ET, January 19, 2022


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The Athletic:
Sources: Lakers coach Frank Vogel's job in serious jeopardy despite Jazz win  —  LeBron James made good on his promise that the Lakers would be better.  Magic Johnson got his wish that his old team would play harder.  And with a 101-95 win over the Utah Jazz, the Lakers answered …
Los Angeles Times:
Sources: ‘No current plans’ to replace Frank Vogel, but Kurt Rambis makes voice heard  —  Frank Vogel, his time with the Lakers at as perilous a point since he was hired as coach in 2019, wanted to make sure everyone knew.  —  “We put the work in every day,” he said before his team defeated the Utah Jazz on Monday.
Baseball America:
2022 Top 100 Prospects  —  Editor's Note: Royals LHP Asa Lacy ranked ahead of C M.J. Melendez and 1B Nick Pratto on our Royals Top 10 Prospects list.  As we gathered feedback for our Top 100 Prospects list, we consistently heard suggestions that Melendez and Pratto should rank above Lacy on our Top 100.
Jake Fischer / Bleacher Report:
‘He Fits Everywhere’: Inside the Market for NBA Trade Deadline's ‘Grand Prize’  —  If Ben Simmons is the linchpin of the NBA's trade season, Jerami Grant is being viewed by league personnel as the best player with the highest likelihood of being dealt prior to the Feb. 10 deadline.
Fred Robledo / SGV Tribune:
SGV boys athlete of the week: Buckley DeJardin, St. Francis  —  The senior helped the Golden Knights to four wins in four days against tough competition  —  SGV Boys Athlete of the Week  —  Name: Buckley DeJardin School: St. Francis Sport: Basketball Year: Senior
Keven Lerner / Sun-Sentinel:
Tua Tagovailoa's ex-QB coach emerges as odds-on favorite to land Dolphins coaching job  —  Tua Tagovailoa's former offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Alabama has emerged as the odds-on favorite to land the Miami Dolphins coaching job.  —  Brian Daboll, the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator …
Discussion: Mercury News
Jared Weiss / The Athletic:
Brad Stevens starts making moves: Here's the latest on Celtics as trade deadline approaches  —  There's finally movement on the Celtics roster.  —  Brad Stevens made his first midseason trade late Tuesday night, sending Juancho Hernangomez out in a three-team deal to San Antonio …
Robert Murray / FanSided:
Francisco Liriano announces retirement after two-decade career in MLB  —  After a Major League career that spanned over twenty years with seven ballclubs and included an All-Star appearance and World Series ring, Francisco Liriano is hanging up his glove.  —  Free-agent pitcher Francisco Liriano …
Jake Crouse /
After 14 seasons, Liriano hangs up spikes
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Curly W Live:
Washington Nationals announce player development staff  —  The Washington Nationals announced their 2022 Minor League Player Development staff on Tuesday.  Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Director of Player Development De Jon Watson made the joint announcement.
Eric-Paul Johnson / Inland Valley Daily Bulletin:
Inland boys athlete of the week: Shyheim Parm, Cajon  —  Parm averaged 23.3 points per game as the Cowboys picked up three victories last week  —  The Inland boys athlete of the week:  —  Name: Shyheim Parm  —  School: Cajon  —  Sport: Basketball  —  Year: Senior
Dan Wiederer / Chicago Tribune:
The Chicago Bears interviewed Matt Eberflus for their coaching vacancy.  Here's what to know about the Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator.  —  The Chicago Bears have reached out to at least 15 general manager and 10 coaching candidates for interviews.  As they go through the process, we're looking at each of the prospects.
Dan Wiederer / Chicago Tribune:
The Chicago Bears will interview Leslie Frazier for their head coaching vacancy. Here's what to know about the Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator.
Darragh McDonald / MLB Trade Rumors:
Carlos Correa Switches Agencies, Hires Boras Corporation  —  Free agent shortstop Carlos Correa has switched agencies and is now a client of Scott Boras and the Boras Corporation, according to Mark Berman of Fox 26.  Correa had previously been represented by William Morris Endeavor.
Justin Toscano /
Why Steve Cohen embracing the Mets' history is smart for all involved  —  While baseball fans head to the ballpark to enjoy the present moment, those trips also offer an opportunity to appreciate the past.  At any given venue, fans may be reminded of the greats who came long before the players they'll watch that day.
Dennis Young / New York Daily News:
49ers outlast Cowboys in farce no one deserved to win  —  Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan tried to gift the Cowboys a playoff win at least three times on Sunday night, with the game ending on the Cowboys flamboyantly rejecting the final attempt.  —  With 14 seconds left and no timeouts remaining …
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