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8:25 AM ET, January 4, 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 …
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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 …
Discussion: Daily News and Boston Herald
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 …
Mercury News:
Bills safety Damar Hamlin in critical condition after receiving CPR on Cincinnati field; MNF postponed
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 Breeze and Daily News
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
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.
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
Julia Poe / Chicago Tribune:
Recapping the Chicago Bulls: Donovan Mitchell scores 71 points in the Cleveland Cavaliers' comeback win in OT  —  The Chicago Bulls fell apart under the fury of Donovan Mitchell in Monday's 145-134 overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Mitchell scored 71 points, eclipsing a Cavs scoring record held by LeBron James.
The Athletic:
Twins roster projection 2.0: After free-agent additions, are trades on the way?  —  When Joey Gallo officially signed on Dec. 19, Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey predicted a lull in league-wide activity until the New Year.  With all of the impact talent on the free-agent market signed …
Discussion: NBCSports.com and MLB Trade Rumors
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
 
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