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12:35 PM ET, January 13, 2023


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David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Who has the edge?  Dolphins (9-8) at Bills (13-3), in the wild-card round  —  The Sun Sentinel's Chris Perkins and David Furones discuss what the Miami Dolphins need to accomplish to win Sunday's playoff game against the Bills in Buffalo. (, /South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Chris Perkins / Sun-Sentinel:
Five things to watch for in Dolphins vs. Bills wild-card playoff game  —  The Sun Sentinel's Chris Perkins and David Furones discuss what the Miami Dolphins need to accomplish to win Sunday's playoff game against the Bills in Buffalo. (, /South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa ruled out for wild-card playoff game at Buffalo  —  Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel rules quarterback Tua Tagovailoa out for Sunday's playoff game against the Buffalo Bills.  Preparing with Thompson as QB.  (South Florida Sun Sentinel)
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins' Terron Armstead opted against surgery to push through season, trying to play vs. Bills
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Keven Lerner / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins-Bills predictions: Will Miami pull off huge upset in Buffalo?
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Buster Olney / ESPN:
Sources: All AAA parks to use electronic strike zone in '23  —  The electronic strike zone will be used in all 30 Class AAA parks in 2023, sources told ESPN, seemingly another significant step toward the implementation of the technology at the big league level in the near future.
Kristian Winfield / New York Daily News:
Nets play well in first game without Kevin Durant but still can't handle the Celtics  —  If anything became clear from the Nets' 109-98 loss to the Boston Celtics in their first game of Kevin Durant's projected monthlong absence after spraining the MCL in his right knee, it's this:
Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Bears hire Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren — ‘a man of integrity, respect and excellence’ — as their new president/CEO  —  The Chicago Bears have hired Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren to be their president and CEO, the team announced Thursday.  —  Warren, who has been with the Big Ten …
Jon Heyman / New York Post:
Yankees, Mets won't pursue Trevor Bauer — who might need a ‘team on another planet’  —  MORE FROM:  —  The Mets and Yankees will not go for Trevor Bauer, according to sources, either in trade by the Friday deadline or as a free agent.  —  The Mets “dodged a bullet” when he was free two years ago, according to a Mets person.
Jon Heyman / New York Post:
‘Juan Soto trade’: What Pirates want in Bryan Reynolds deal  —  MORE FROM:  —  One rival executive complained the Pirates are looking for a “Juan Soto trade” for Bryan Reynolds, who seeks a way out of Pittsburgh.  —  Reynolds does have three years to go in his contract …
Antwan Staley / New York Daily News:
Jets part ways with offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur after two seasons: source  —  After a turbulent season, the Jets will have a new offensive coordinator next season.  —  The Jets and offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur parted ways Wednesday, according to a source.
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Matt Holliday resigns as Cardinals bench coach; ‘Super’ Joe McEwing joins staff  —  As planning for the 2023 season accelerated and the start of spring training appeared on the next page of the calendar, it became clearer to Matt Holliday the time he would miss now with his kids to start chasing …
Jonathan Mayo /
Best farm systems in baseball?  MLB execs weigh in  —  In the first three parts of the 2023 MLB Pipeline Poll, executives looked at individual players and what the industry as a whole thought of them.  In this final part of the series, we'll switch our focus to farm systems as a whole.
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Winderman's view: A Dewayne Dedmon defining (and closing?) moment after Heat ejection  —  MIAMI — Observations and other notes of interest from Tuesday night's 112-111 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder:  — As compelling a win as there has been this season.
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