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3:40 AM ET, January 5, 2023


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John Wawrow / Associated Press:
Damar Hamlin's recovery moving in positive direction and ‘we remain optimistic,’ says family rep for Buffalo Bills player  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 24  —  Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Spencer Brown (79) pauses as Damar Hamlin is examined by medical staff during the first half …
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 …
John Wawrow / Associated Press:
Bills' Damar Hamlin remains critical as NFL players, communities rally around him  —  With tears beginning to well, Tennessee Titans linebacker Rashad Weaver shook his head and lowered it to his knees, his body swaying as he tried to express what it was like watching friend …
Mercury News:
Bills safety Damar Hamlin in critical condition after receiving CPR on Cincinnati field; MNF postponed
Chris Perkins / Sun-Sentinel:
Five things to watch for in Dolphins-Jets game  —  South Florida Sun Sentinel's Chris Perkins and Dave Hyde discuss the Miami Dolphins quarterback concerns this week against the New York Jets and make their pick (, /South Florida Sun Sentinel)  —  The Miami Dolphins (8-8) host the New York Jets …
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Who has the edge?  Dolphins (8-8) vs. Jets (7-9), with the season on the line  —  South Florida Sun Sentinel's Chris Perkins and Dave Hyde discuss the Miami Dolphins quarterback concerns this week against the New York Jets and make their pick (, /South Florida Sun Sentinel)
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins' Teddy Bridgewater still can't throw with injured finger; Miami preparing for all contingencies  —  Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel on signing quarterback Mike Glennon as backup to Teddy Bridgewater (finger injury) and Skylar Thompson.  (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Chris Perkins / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins sign quarterback Mike Glennon as backup to Teddy Bridgewater, Skylar Thompson  —  The Miami Dolphins have signed veteran quarterback Mike Glennon to their practice squad, the team announced Wednesday.  —  Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel was scheduled to speak later Wednesday …
Sources: Rafael Devers, Red Sox finalizing 11-year, $331M extension  —  Third baseman Rafael Devers and the Boston Red Sox are finalizing an 11-year, $331 million contract extension, sources told ESPN, a deal that will keep the 26-year-old star from reaching free agency this year and constitutes …
Gary Phillips / Sports Illustrated:
Rafael Ortega Gives Yankees Another Low-Risk Option in Left  —  Ortega recently signed a minor league contract with New York.  He enjoyed some success with the Cubs over the last two seasons.  —  With left field their biggest remaining question mark and surefire options currently limited …
Discussion: Bleeding Yankee Blue
Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Pirates mailbag: What are the odds of an Andrew McCutchen reunion?  —  Let's start with an admission: I've never understood mailbags.  —  Newman, Mr. McFeely and John Prine delivered mail, not me.  The entire concept has always felt weird and archaic.  Plus, I really do like the back-and-forth that exists with chats.
Eric-Paul Johnson / Inland Valley Daily Bulletin:
Inland girls athlete of the week: Alyssa Dreessen, King  —  The Inland girls athlete of the week:  —  Name: Alyssa Dreessen  —  School: King  —  Sports: Basketball  —  Year: Senior  —  Noteworthy: The 6-foot-1 senior center averaged 12 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks per game …
Discussion: Daily News and Daily Breeze
Eric-Paul Johnson / San Bernardino Sun:
Inland boys athlete of the week: Ezequiel Soto, San Gorgonio  —  The Inland boys athlete of the week:  —  Name: Ezequiel Soto  —  School: San Gorgonio  —  Sports: Soccer  —  Year: Senior  —  Noteworthy: The senior midfielder tallied five goals and seven assists over five matches …
Discussion: Pasadena Star News
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