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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 …
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 …
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 …
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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Chris Perkins / Sun-Sentinel:
NFL moves upcoming Dolphins' road game to prime time
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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 …
Jonathan Mayo / MLB.com:
Competitive Balance rounds set for '23 Draft  —  While the top of the 2023 Draft order is yet to be determined, with the first-ever Draft Lottery set for Tuesday, some things are starting to take shape later on in the Draft, particularly after the first and second rounds.
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 …
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.
Associated Press:
Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry, spitball master, dies at 84  —  GAFFNEY, S.C. — Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time Cy Young Award winner Gaylord Perry, a master of the spitball who wrote a book about using the pitch, died Thursday.  He was 84.  —  Perry died at his home in Gaffney …
 
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