Rex Ryan is like every coach: He doesn’t want to see his best player leave. Yet even while Ryan said Tuesday that the Jets are not actively pursuing a trade of Darrelle Revis, he sounded prepared to enter the 2013 season without his star cornerback. Ryan said it’s not a foregone conclusion the Jets will deal Revis, who is unhappy with his contract and reportedly has been the subject of discussion with several teams, most recently Tampa Bay. Ryan also said Mark Sanchez will be the Jets’ starting quarterback for ‘‘the first snap’’ in minicamp, but insists there will be an open competition at the position . . . Less than 24 hours after being released by the Titans, 37-year-old quarterback Matt Hasselbeck signed with division rival Indianapolis. Terms of the deal were not immediately available . . . The Miami Dolphins announced that defensive tackle Randy Starks has signed his franchise tender . . . The 49ers signed free agent kicker Phil Dawson to a one-year contract.
Broncos want Dumervil despite snafu
Broncos president John Elway said the team has offered free agent Elvis Dumervil a contract, ESPN.com reported. The Broncos were forced to cut the star pass rusher because paperwork for a restructed deal did not meet a mandatory deadline . . . A federal magistrate has found that Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt is not guilty of driving under the influence after trying to pass through a security gate at Fort Campbell Army post on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line . . . A Florida family filed a lawsuit in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court claiming they feared for their lives when Cleveland defensive lineman Desmond Bryant allegedly showed up drunk and shirtless at their home, repeatedly banged on the front door, and ripped off a door handle. Bryant was arrested on a misdemeanor criminal mischief charge . . . 49ers owner John York, chairman of an NFL player health and safety committee, questioned the existence and details of a union study saying players don’t trust team medical staffs. The NFLPA said at the Super Bowl that nearly three-quarters of its members are not satisfied with the way their team manages injuries . . . Team owners have approved a $200 million loan to the Vikings for the team’s new $975 million stadium in downtown Minneapolis.
Jeter (ankle) scratched as precaution
Relax, Yankees fans. The captain is OK. Derek Jeter was removed from New York’s lineup against the Phillies for ‘‘precautionary’’ reasons because his surgically repaired left ankle feels ‘‘stiff.’’ He said he might be able to play Wednesday, and doesn’t consider this a setback. Jeter, however, still plans to be ready for the opener . . . Roy Halladay says he lost about 10 pounds in two days because of a stomach virus, but he still expects to pitch during the Phillies’ first series at Atlanta. Halladay left Sunday’s start against Baltimore after one inning after feeling ill . . . In a throwback to Little League days, balls and strikes were called from behind the pitcher’s mound for a brief period in Tuesday’s exhibition between the Los Angeles Angels and Milwaukee, while umpire Anthony Johnson changed into home-plate gear after plate umpire Seth Buckminster was injured.
Ex-Big East members moving forward
The two conferences growing out of the old Big East are moving forward. Butler, Creighton, and Xavier will join the Catholic 7 in the new basketball conference keeping the Big East name, a person familiar with the situation said. Meanwhile, their old colleagues announced a broadcasting deal with ESPN for football, basketball, and other sports that runs through the 2019-20 season and pays about $20 million a year . . . Former Alabama football players Eddie Williams, Dennis Pettway, and Brent Calloway waived their rights to a preliminary hearing before Tuscaloosa District Court Judge James C. Guin. Tyler Hayes’s case was automatically sent to a grand jury on Monday. Williams, Pettway, and Hayes are charged with two counts of second-degree robbery after two students were attacked in separate robberies on Feb. 11. Williams and Calloway are both charged with using a stolen debit card . . . The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston announced that Boston College senior forward Steven Whitney has been named the 61st recipient of the Walter Brown Award, presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England.
Devils activate goalie Brodeur off IR
The New Jersey Devils activated goaltender Martin Brodeur off injured reserve. The Devils announced the move hours before playing the Rangers. However, Brodeur did not start the game. Brodeur has missed 12 games with a pinched nerve in his upper back and neck . . . Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin skated with his teammates and is hopeful he can return to the lineup later this week after missing the last five games with an undisclosed upper-body injury . . . Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean says forward Milan Michalek has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and will be out indefinitely . . . Cavaliers rookie guard Dion Waiters will miss at least one week with a sore left knee and may need surgery . . . The New York Knicks say All-Star center Tyson Chandler is expected to miss about a week, and Kurt Thomas will be sidelined for at least two, as injuries continue to plague their frontcourt . . . Atlanta Braves vice president Mike Plant was appointed president of the US Speedskating board, taking a lead role with the Winter Olympics less than a year away . . . The US Open tennis tournament will increase its annual prize money to $50 million by 2017 — nearly double what it was last year — and switch back to a Sunday men’s final in 2015.