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1:00 PM ET, January 6, 2023

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Associated Press:
Damar Hamlin has shown 'remarkable improvement, Buffalo Bills say, and asked who won the game when he woke up  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 24  —  Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, on Dec. 1, 2022, in Foxborough, Mass. (Greg M. Cooper/AP)
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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 …
Hayes Gardner / Baltimore Sun:
Ravens can host a playoff game with Week 18 win in Cincinnati and favorable coin toss  —  The Ravens cannot win this season's AFC North crown.  They could, however, host the division champions in a playoff game next week.  —  The NFL announced Thursday night that Monday night's Cincinnati …
Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Damar Hamlin wakes as Bills assistant trainer Denny Kellington is lauded as ‘hero’  —  Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin woke up on Wednesday night and asked his bedside nurse in writing if his team had beaten the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night.  —  “Did we win?”
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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)
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New York Post:
Carlos Correa's camp in contact with at least one other team after Mets talks hit hiccup  —  Carlos Correa's camp renewed contact with at least another interested team or two beyond the Mets on Thursday as negotiations with the Mets over proposed contract language changes in the agreed-upon $315 million …
CNN:
McCarthy loses ninth vote as his speaker bid faces increasingly dire prospects  —  Kevin McCarthy came up short once again on Thursday as he lost the ninth House vote to elect a new House speaker - the same number of voting rounds needed in 1923, which is the last time multiple ballots took place for the speakership.
Jim Bowden / The Athletic:
What I'm hearing from MLB front offices is the next move for every team  —  The MLB offseason is heading for home, with spring training a little over a month away and almost all of the top free agents signed.  However, as shown by the moves popping up around the league Wednesday …
Mercury News:
Live Bay Area storm updates: Two dead in storm; more rain, power outages expected Thursday  —  Brief break expected to be followed by another downpour Saturday  —  More rain fell Thursday around the Bay Area, but not nearly as intensely for as long as it did during a powerful storm that rolled through the region Wednesday.
Associated Press:
Reds release Mike Moustakas with $22 million left on deal  —  CINCINNATI — Mike Moustakas was released by the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday with $22 million remaining on his contract.  —  The veteran infielder was designated for assignment Dec. 22 when the team signed catcher Curt Casali.
Tim Kawakami / The Athletic:
Warriors' Joe Lacob on the possibility of a monster payroll, James Wiseman, Draymond Green and more  —  The financial numbers are known and they are immense.  They are historic.  They are mind-boggling to contemplate.  But so are the Warriors' constant and continuous championship ambitions, of course.
ESPN:
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 …
Joon Lee / ESPN:
Yankees name Omar Minaya as senior adviser to baseball operations  —  NEW YORK — The Yankees are adding another veteran executive to their baseball operations department.  —  Former New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya is joining the team as an adviser to baseball operations.
 
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