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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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Chris Perkins / Sun-Sentinel:
NFL moves upcoming Dolphins' road game to prime time
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.
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 …
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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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 …
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.
Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
Julius Randle scores season-high 36 points, Knicks embarrass Pistons 140-110 in Detroit  —  Julius Randle threw himself quite the birthday party.  —  On the same day he turned 28, the Knicks forward dropped a season-high 36 points as the Knicks steamrolled the terrible Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night, 140-110.
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Hot stove survey: Where will deGrom and Judge sign?  Who will get traded?  MLB execs weigh in  —  Nearly a month into the MLB offseason, we're still awaiting the first big splash.  —  While we wait for the movement to pick up entering next week's winter meetings in San Diego …
Discussion: Bleacher Nation
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 …
Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Jerry Jones not concerned with Odell Beckham Jr. visiting Giants and Bills first  —  Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that he is not concerned about free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. visiting the Giants and Buffalo Bills before he heads to Dallas as early as next Monday.
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Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:   Giants' playoff hopes rest on two tests vs. Washington next three weeks
The Athletic:
Bulls signed coach Billy Donovan to extension before season: Sources  —  The Chicago Bulls signed head coach Billy Donovan to a contract extension before the start of the season, league sources told The Athletic on Tuesday.  Here's what you need to know:  — Donovan, who last season guided …
 
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