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1:25 PM ET, December 1, 2022

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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
What 2022-23 MLB free agency so far means for the winter meetings  —  Just one year and one day ago, the wildest 24 hours in the history of baseball free agency unfolded.  With the inevitability of a lockout by the league placing an artificial deadline on transactions, teams rushed to sign free agents …
Ken Rosenthal / MLB - The Athletic:
What I'm hearing on the MLB free-agent market with the Padres, Astros and more  —  A three-year, $58.5 million contract seemed high for free-agent first baseman José Abreu, who turns 36 on Jan. 29.  The Athletic's Keith Law criticized the Astros for paying him that much.
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Alex Speier / The Boston Globe:
Agent Scott Boras says Xander Bogaerts has not closed the door on Red Sox  —  By all indications, the free agent market for Xander Bogaerts is a robust one.  Reports in recent days have suggested a wide swath of interest in the 30-year-old shortstop from a variety of teams …
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins LT Terron Armstead showing encouraging signs in recovery from pectoral strain  —  Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel updates injury status of offensive tackles Terron Armstead and Austin Jackson leading up to game against San Francisco 49ers.  (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
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David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa prepares for challenge of possibly playing behind backup tackles vs. 49ers
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Chris Perkins / Sun-Sentinel:
NFL moves upcoming Dolphins' road game to prime time
Pete Thamel / ESPN:
Rose Bowl agrees to deal allowing early CFP expansion in '24  —  The last remaining obstacle to expanding the College Football Playoff to 12 teams in the 2024 and 2025 seasons has been cleared.  —  The Rose Bowl reached an agreement that officially paves the way for the College Football Playoff …
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Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
With Justin Fields still feeling out if he can play with a left shoulder injury, Chicago Bears add fourth QB as a precaution  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 171  —  Bears quarterback Justin Fields warms up before the game against the New York Jets on Nov. 27, 2022, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford …
Kristian Winfield / New York Daily News:
Ben Simmons out 3 games with left lateral upper calf strain  —  Nets star Ben Simmons will miss at least the next three games with what the team is calling a left lateral upper calf strain.  —  He will be reassessed after Sunday's matchup against the Boston Celtics, after which the Nets …
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Jayson Tatum (49 points), high-octane Celtics roll past Heat 134-121  —  BOSTON — This was about trying to keep pace, with the Boston Celtics scoring at a pace that would have tested the Miami Heat on their best and healthiest nights.  —  With Boston entering averaging …
Matt Snyder / CBSSports.com:
Disney pays MLB $900 million for remainder of BAMTech, money to be dispersed among 30 teams  —  Disney has bought 15 percent of BAMTech from Major League Baseball for $900 million and that will be dispersed among the 30 baseball teams, $30 million apiece, reports Eric Fisher of SportBusiness Group.
Associated Press:
Yasiel Puig changing plea to not guilty of lying to investigators  —  NEW YORK — Former major league outfielder Yasiel Puig has decided to withdraw his agreement to plead guilty to a charge of lying to federal agents investigating an illegal gambling operation.
Jeff Howe / The Athletic:
Brady to Patriots?  Rodgers to Jets?  Let's explore what could be another wild NFL offseason at QB  —  It's been believed the NFL quarterback carousel could never spin as wildly as it did last offseason when Tom Brady briefly retired, Aaron Rodgers toyed with retirement …
LaMond Pope / Chicago Tribune:
José Abreu says Chicago White Sox made him a ‘really good offer’ as Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf praises his legacy  —  Chicago White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf summed up José Abreu's legacy with the team as belonging “among the roster of White Sox franchise all-time greats.”
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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Astros sign slugger Jose Abreu to 3-year deal
 
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