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Brian Cashman: Derek Jeter won’t play until ‘after the All-Star break’

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New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter learned Thursday that he has a small crack in the area of his previous injury after making an unscheduled trip to Charlotte to see his ankle surgeon . “Derek Jeter has been having issues with the ankle. He saw Dr. [Robert] Anderson today back in Charlotte … who is the operating physician and the lead ...

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Colin Kaepernick: ‘I’m trying to be the complete package’

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said Wednesday that he’s working to be the “complete package.” Kaepernick, 25, will enter the 2013 season as the full-time starter for the first time in his NFL career. “I’m trying to improve everything, from throwing to the playbook to running,” said Kaepernick. “I’m trying to be the complete package.” Kaepernick took over the ...

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Mitch Kupchak: Mike D’Antoni will return as Lakers coach next season

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Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Wednesday that head coach Mike D’Antoni will be back next season, reports Mike Bresnahan of the LATimes.com. “Yeah, he’s back. I think he’s done a great job,” Kupchak told The Times. “There’s been no discussions otherwise. “He’s made adjustments. He’s been flexible. He’s evaluated how he coaches as the season’s progressed. He’s listened ...

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Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano lose points as NASCAR penalizes Penske teams

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NASCAR came down hard on Brad Keselowski Wednesday, one day after being honored by President Obama for winning the Sprint Cup championship, and Penske racing teammate Joey Logano for technical violations discovered before Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway. Via NASCAR.com: •    Crew chief Paul Wolfe has been fined $100,000 and suspended from NASCAR until the completion of the next ...

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Von Miller on Manti Te’o: ‘Everyone gets nailed in the locker room’

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Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller says no matter if you’re drafted No. 1 overall or No. 253, everyone gets ridiculed in an NFL locker room. Miler appeared on the 200th episode of “The Rich Eisen Podcast” and was asked by Eisen how he would treat Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o, known for his infamous “catfish” scandal,  if he was drafted ...

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Doc Rivers was headed to Boston Marathon finish line when bombs exploded

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Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers said he had just gotten out of the Prudential Tunnel and was on his way to the Boston Marathon finish line when the two bombs exploded, killing three and injuring hundreds of people on Monday. Rivers lives just a few blocks away from the end of the marathon. “It was just horrible,” said Rivers ...

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Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco suspended for hitting Kevin Youkilis

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Major League Baseball announced Friday that Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco has been suspended eight-games and fined for hitting New York Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis with a pitch in the fourth inning of the Indians’ 14-1 loss in Cleveland. Home plate umpire Jordan Baker ejected Carrasco from the game immediately after the right-hander hit Youkilis, who turned and took ...

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Rex Grossman: Shanahan laughed calling read-option plays for me

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The Washington Redskins like to run the read-option, but without Robert Griffin III under center for most of the offseason, the ‘Skins are limited to Kirk Cousins, who thinks he can manage it, Pat White and Rex Grossman, who told ESPN 980 that offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan laughed when he called read-option plays for him. “Kyle Shanahan could not call (read-option plays) that play ...

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Derrick Rose can still return when ready, even in playoffs

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Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says the teams only timeline given regarding Derrick Rose’s return is eight to 12 months, meaning the organization always thought Rose, who had surgery last May to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, could miss the 2012-2013 season. Thibodeau was asked wether he thought the Bulls should have just declared Rose out for ...

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Gamecocks’ Jadeveon Clowney: ‘My back and neck are hurting me’

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South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will miss Saturday’s spring game and could miss the rest of spring practice because of neck and back pain and a “slight concussion.” “My back and neck are hurting me,” Clowney told reporters Tuesday. “I should be OK coming out of spring ball. I should be coming around soon, hopefully. “We’ll have to see ...

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