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5:55 PM ET, January 15, 2023

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David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins compete with heavily-favored Bills, but falter late in first playoff game in six years  —  ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — In the Miami Dolphins' first playoff appearance in six years, the game — and their effort — did not disappoint.  —  But following a comeback to take a lead from starting …
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Kenny Rosarion / Sun-Sentinel:
Instant Analysis: Buffalo Bills 34, Miami Dolphins 31  —  Quick thoughts from South Florida Sun Sentinel staffers on the Dolphins' loss to the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium on Sunday in their wild-card playoff game:  —  Saying it was the best Dolphins playoff game in 20 years doesn't do it justice.
Discussion: Mercury News and FanSided
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Tua Tagovailoa expected to be Dolphins' starter next season  —  ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Miami Dolphins are expected to have quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remain the team's starter in the 2023 season.  —  The team's commitment to Tagovailoa was reported by ESPN on Sunday morning ahead …
Mark Feinsand / MLB.com:
Arbitration roundup: 33 exchange figures  —  More than 200 arbitration-eligible players — a record-high — entered Friday with the hopes of settling on a contract figure for 2023.  The vast majority got their wish, agreeing to a salary for the upcoming season.
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Martin Gallegos / MLB.com:
A's agree with 3 arbitration-eligible players  —  OAKLAND — The A's reached agreements on one-year deals with all three of their remaining arbitration-eligible players before Friday's deadline, including All-Star right-hander Paul Blackburn.  —  In his first year of arbitration eligibility …
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals commit $30 million to dodge arbitration with 7 players, but 2 head for hearings  —  The Cardinals avoided any friction that adversarial arbitration hearings may create with both of the starters who can be free agents this fall.  But the club was unable to sidestep that possibility …
Julian McWilliams / The Boston Globe:
Red Sox agree on contracts with their remaining five arbitration-eligibles
Evan Petzold / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers sign RP Trey Wingenter to minor-league deal with invite to MLB camp  —  The Detroit Tigers signed right-handed reliever Trey Wingenter, who has pitched three innings between the majors and minors since 2019, to a minor-league contract with an invitation to MLB spring training.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
New York Post:
Yankees' Frankie Montas to miss first month of season with shoulder inflammation  —  Frankie Montas' first full season with the Yankees will start much in the same way his ended last year, with him dealing with shoulder inflammation.  —  The right-hander is expected to miss the first month …
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
'I don't understand the Mets': Scott Boras breaks down Carlos Correa saga - Nightengale's Notebook  —  The American Airlines flight landed at 9:41 Wednesday night and Scott Boras walked off the plane at the Santa Ana (Calif.) Airport, still weary after spending the day in Minneapolis …
Discussion: NBCSports.com, FanSided and ESPN
Sahadev Sharma / The Athletic:
Cubs Convention brought the early optimism, but the team knows it has holes to fill  —  If spring training is a time for optimism, Cubs Convention would best be described as a weekend of delusion.  A three-year absence for a gathering of some of the most rabid fans around …
Buster Olney / ESPN:
Andrew McCutchen returning to Pirates on 1-year deal  —  Andrew McCutchen is returning to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team announced Friday.  —  The 36-year-old, who was named the 2013 NL MVP when he was playing in Pittsburgh, has agreed to a one-year deal worth $5 million with the Pirates …
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.
 
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