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11:30 PM ET, November 22, 2022

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ESPN:
Predictions about the free agents who will rule the hot stove season  —  Will American League MVP Aaron Judge return to the New York Yankees or end up back home in California with the San Francisco Giants?  Is former New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom bound for Texas?  Where will each of the Big 4 shortstops land?
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Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Mets speak with star free-agent Justin Verlander, sources said  —  Might Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, teammates with the Tigers from 2011 to 2014, be headed for a reunion?  —  It is at least a possibility.  —  The Mets, dealing with several holes in their rotation …
Ken Rosenthal / MLB - The Athletic:
Will Cody Bellinger sign one-year deal?  Plus Brandon Nimmo's potential and more  —  Cody Bellinger is a free agent at 27, an ideal age for a player to hit the open market.  But his agent, Scott Boras, sounds as if he wants Bellinger to sign only a one-year deal.
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Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
Justin Fields' left shoulder injury is the cruelest twist in the latest Chicago Bears loss: ‘The pain right now is pretty bad’  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 45  —  Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) is helped to his feet by teammates after getting tackled during the final offensive drive late …
Childs Walker / Baltimore Sun:
Five things we learned from the Ravens' 13-3 win over the Carolina Panthers  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 47  —  Ravens' Calais Campbell, right, celebrates his sack against Panthers quarterback with Roquan Smith (#18) in the fourth quarter.  Ravens defeated the Panthers, 13-3, at M&T Bank Stadium.
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Jonas Shaffer / Baltimore Sun:
‘It felt like Ravens football’: Dominant defense leads the way in 13-3 win over Panthers  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 47  —  Ravens' Calais Campbell, right, celebrates his sack against Panthers quarterback with Roquan Smith (#18) in the fourth quarter.  Ravens defeated the Panthers, 13-3, at M&T Bank Stadium.
Baseball Hall of Fame:
BBWAA 2023 Hall of Fame Ballot Features 28 Candidates  —  (COOPERSTOWN, NY) - A former Cy Young Award winner, two former winners of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award and several players who were part of World Series-winning teams are among a group of 14 new candidates appearing …
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Eric Stephen / True Blue LA:
Every Dodger on the 2023 Hall of Fame ballot
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Heat four-game trip ends short on bodies, devoid of wins, with 105-101 loss to Timberwolves  —  MINNEAPOLIS — After a week on the road, after an overnight flight, the Miami Heat found themselves Monday night where they seemingly have stood all season - in a tight game destined to go to the wire.
Discussion: Padres, Denver Post and Mercury News
Amanda McGregor / Brown University:
At Brown, Olivia Pichardo makes history as first woman on an NCAA Division I varsity baseball team  —  After an outstanding youth sports career, the first-year Brown University undergraduate was named to the Spring 2023 varsity baseball roster following a stellar walk-on tryout for the Bears.
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins remain in holding pattern with Byron Jones as cornerback may not return this season  —  MIAMI GARDENS — The odds that Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones doesn't play during in the 2022 season continue to increase.  —  The Dolphins returned from their bye week without an update on Jones …
Discussion: Denver Post and ProFootballTalk
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
How MLB's new rules — shift ban, pitch clock, bigger bases — will change this offseason's free agency  —  Major League Baseball will look appreciably different in 2023, when pitch clocks are implemented, bigger bases are introduced and defensive shifts are practically outlawed.
Peter King / ProFootballTalk:
FMIA Week 11: Chiefs Stay Dominant With A Little Déjà Vu; Bills Survive the Storm With Help From “Squirrel”  —  History repeated itself Sunday night at SoFi Stadium.  —  Unbelievably.  —  If you stayed up for the end of Kansas City's tense AFC West match at the Chargers …
Khobi Price / Orlando Sentinel:
Magic fall to Pacers in another close game on second night of back-to-back  —  INDIANAPOLIS — One day after the Orlando Magic took a step toward resembling their full squad in their win over the Bulls in Chicago, they were back to fewer options for their road game vs. the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
Alex Speier / The Boston Globe:
J.D. Martinez and other big hitters pulling for the return of opposite-field success  —  Want to find a power hitter this offseason?  Good luck.  —  Several longtime power hitters found in 2022 that blasts that customarily landed several rows into the stands instead expired well shy of the wall.
 
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