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9:30 AM ET, January 5, 2023


 Top News: 
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)
Discussion: Denver Post and Jets Wire
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)
Discussion: ProFootballTalk
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 …
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 …
Mercury News:
Bills safety Damar Hamlin in critical condition after receiving CPR on Cincinnati field; MNF postponed
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 …
Julia Poe / Chicago Tribune:
Lackluster rebounding is hurting the Chicago Bulls as 2nd-chance points continue to change games  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 24  —  Bulls guard Coby White, right, hoists guard Ayo Dosunmu during a postgame interview after a 121-112 over the Nets on Jan. 4, 2023, at the United Center.
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Sources: Wade Miley returns to Brewers on $4.5 million, 1-year deal  —  The Milwaukee Brewers are in agreement with free agent lefty Wade Miley on a 1-year, $4.5 million contract, sources confirmed to ESPN.  —  The deal, which was first reported by The Athletic, can earn him an additional $1.5 million in incentives.
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
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