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4:40 PM ET, January 3, 2023


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Mitch Stacy / Associated Press:
Bills safety Damar Hamlin in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest on the field; game vs. Bengals suspended  —  CINCINNATI — Bills safety Damar Hamlin was in critical condition early Tuesday after suffering a cardiac arrest on the field after a tackle hours earlier …
Mercury News:
Bills safety Damar Hamlin in critical condition after receiving CPR on Cincinnati field; MNF postponed  —  Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin received CPR after collapsing on the field in Cincinnati on Monday night and was transported to a local hospital via ambulance in critical condition.
Andy Clayton / New York Daily News:
Bills say Damar Hamlin remains in critical condition after cardiac arrest during Monday Night Football  —  Damar Hamlin remains in critical condition a day after his heart stopped during Monday night's game, the Buffalo Bills announced Tuesday afternoon.  —  “Damar Hamlin spent last night …
Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
With a chance to break the QB rushing record, will Justin Fields play or sit out the season finale? 3 things we heard from the Chicago Bears.  —  The Chicago Bears returned to Halas Hall on Monday to review their 41-10 loss to the Detroit Lions and begin preparations for Sunday's season finale …
Dan Wiederer / Chicago Tribune:
A collage of ugliness in the Chicago Bears' 13th loss leaves far more reasons for concern than confidence
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Kickoff time announced for Dolphins' finale vs. Jets that carries playoff implications  —  The Dolphins are suddenly injury-racked.  —  FOXBOROUGH, MASS. — There is now clarity on the date and time of the Miami Dolphins' regular-season finale against the New York Jets.
Antwan Staley / New York Daily News:
Jets eliminated from playoffs after 23-6 loss to Seahawks
Mirjam Swanson / Orange County Register:
Rose Bowl: Penn State dominates Utah as QB Cam Rising is knocked out again  —  PASADENA — Penn State reigned in the rain.  —  And Utah's seasoned ended, again, at the Rose Bowl, with a reason to cry.  —  The 109th Rose Bowl, the original bowl game, featured a first - not the precipitation …
Miami Herald:
Behind the scenes look at what Marlins tried this offseason.  And potential trade partner  —  The Marlins' signing of Jean Segura last week was a relief internally, after the team came up empty in previous winter pursuits.  —  Here's what happened behind the scenes in recent weeks:
Tommy Birch / Des Moines Register:
5 offseason updates about Chicago Cubs prospects who could play in Iowa this summer  —  It may be hard to believe, but baseball is right around the corner.  Pitchers and catchers report to spring training next month, signifying the unofficial start of the season.
Discussion: Cubs Insider and Bleacher Nation
Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
Jalen Brunson returns from injury, Julius Randle continues excellent play in win against Suns  —  What a difference a year makes.  —  Monday was approaching the first anniversary of Julius Randle's infamous thumbs-down gesture at the fans at MSG, the low point of the power forward's relationship with the home fans.
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
The number that will define 2023 for all 15 National League teams  —  We've made it through the hottest days of MLB free agency — although we're still waiting for the Mets and Carlos Correa to officially finish their deal.  We're now in the dog days of the hot stove season …
Discussion: Bleacher Nation
Ricardo Sandoval / Sports Illustrated:
Dodgers: Making the Case for Trading for Ha-Seong Kim from the Padres  —  L.A. needs a shortstop, so why not go after San Diego's?  —  The Los Angeles Dodgers were in on all of the top shortstop free agents when free agency was first underway.  —  Unfortunately, L.A. didn't land any of them due …
Alyson Footer /
Here are the first Power Rankings of 2023  —  While it's still the offseason, the New Year provides a perfect mile-marker for baseball fans.  —  It's almost the halfway point between the World Series ending, and Spring Training games beginning.  —  At, we produce two way-too-early Power Rankings during the offseason.
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