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8:05 PM ET, January 7, 2023

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John Wawrow / Associated Press:
Damar Hamlin — breathing on his own— joins Buffalo Bills' team meeting via videoconference: ‘Love you boys’  —  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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Edward Lee / Baltimore Sun:
Ravens QB Tyler Huntley says he's ‘got a good chance’ to play vs. Bengals; Lamar Jackson to miss 5th straight game  —  “Anytime your quarterback can't practice, that's a tough situation, but it is what it is,” Ravens Greg Roman.  “It's the NFL in January.”  (Baltimore Sun)
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Los Angeles Dodgers cut ties with embattled pitcher Trevor Bauer  —  The Los Angeles Dodgers officially cut ties Friday with starting pitcher Trevor Bauer, the embattled former Cy Young Award winner who was handed an unprecedented suspension following allegations of sexual assault.
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Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
What's next for Trevor Bauer's MLB career after Dodgers release  —  The last time Trevor Bauer took the mound, he seemed to have reached the apex of his pitching career.  By the summer of 2021, the talent that made him a first-round draft pick and the curiosities that unlocked cutting-edge training regiments had finally converged.
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Dodgers show Trevor Bauer the door following meeting where he didn't show remorse  —  PHOENIX - The Los Angeles Dodgers planned to cut ties with Trevor Bauer all along.  —  They never wanted to see him in a Dodger uniform again.  —  Still, they thought they owed him the courtesy of speaking to him directly.
Maddie Lee / Chicago Sun-Times:
How signings, Kyle Hendricks' health affect Cubs' pitching projections in 2023  —  This pitching staff's greatest strength is an element they lacked early last season.  —  Veteran right-hander Kyle Hendricks and young reliever Codi Heuer — both of whom are rehabbing arm injuries …
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.
Pat Graham / Associated Press:
Cold-shooting Clippers blown out by Nuggets  —  Kawhi Leonard and Paul George sit out the second half as the Clippers shoot 37.4% overall, including a 5-for-37 effort from 3-point range, and lose their fourth straight, 122-91  —  DENVER — The Clippers did not have it Thursday night …
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Game time: Fast facts, odds, injury report and key info for Dolphins vs. Jets  —  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)  —  DOLPHINS (8-8) vs. JETS (7-9)
Discussion: Boston Herald and Denver Post
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 …
Chicago Tribune:
5 things to watch in the Chicago Bears' season finale vs. the Minnesota Vikings — plus our Week 18 predictions  —  The Chicago Bears will host the Minnesota Vikings in the regular-season finale Sunday at Soldier Field.  —  The 12-4 Vikings clinched the NFC North on Dec. 17 but could seize …
Dennis Lin / The Athletic:
Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. cleared to resume baseball activities: Source  —  Padres infielder-outfielder Fernando Tatis Jr. has been cleared to resume baseball activities this weekend, a team source told The Athletic on Friday.  The development marks a notable step in Tatis' rehabilitation from multiple surgeries.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and Gaslamp Ball
 
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