Yankees’ Jeter back to on-field itting
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter resumed on-field hitting after being shut down last month by left ankle soreness. Jeter took 32 swings in batting practice at the Yankees’ minor league complex in Tampa and ran for the second consecutive day. The Yankees also said outfielder Curtis Granderson, out with a broken right forearm, could resume throwing Thursday, and pitcher Michael Pineda threw batting practice Tuesday for the first time since right shoulder surgery that sidelined him all last season . . . Indians manager Terry Francona doesn’t think Carlos Carrasco should be further penalized after he was ejected Tuesday for hitting Yankee Kevin Youkilis in the left shoulder — one pitch after a two-run homer by Robinson Cano. Carrasco, who just finished a five-game suspension for throwing at a player in 2011, and was making his first appearance in 18 months following Tommy John surgery, said he slipped . . . Rangers starter Matt Harrison will be put on the 15-day disabled list with an inflamed nerve in his back . . . Reds lefthander Sean Marshall was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder tendinitis . . . After weeks of speculation, Nolan Ryan said he is staying as chief executive officer of the Rangers . . . Commissioner Bud Selig said Major League Baseball has created a task force to study how to increase diversity in the game, especially among black players.
Manning, Welker hit field for workout
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw his first passes to his new teammate, ex-Patriot receiver Wes Welker, in a workout at Duke. Welker and receivers Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker joined Manning, working with Duke coach David Cutcliffe, Manning’s college quarterbacks coach . . . Former Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain has agreed to a deal with the Ravens, a league source told ESPN . . . According to ESPN, free agent cornerback Antoine Winfield is close to terms with the Seahawks . . . The Pro Football Hall of Fame expects a record member turnout for its inductions celebrating its 50th anniversary. As many as 130 Hall of Famers will attend from Aug. 2-4 as Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson, and Warren Sapp are enshrined.
Three more declare for NBA draft
Indiana 7-footer Cody Zeller, Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams, of Hamilton, and Missouri point guard Phil Pressey will enter the NBA draft. Zeller, a sophomore who led the Hoosiers in scoring (16.5 points) and rebounding (8.1), is projected to be a top-10 pick in June . . . Iowa State released details of its internal investigation into NCAA recruiting violations, saying it found ‘‘a significant number’’ of impermissible calls and text messages made by coaches in football, men’s basketball, and several other sports . . . New Hampshire signed men’s basketball head coach Bill Herrion through the 2015-16 season . . . Colorado fifth-year senior quarterback Jordan Webb will miss the 2013 season after tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament at spring practice Tuesday . . . Sue Paterno, widow of ex-Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, said she and her husband were ignorant about sexual predators like Jerry Sandusky and did not realize the former assistant football coach was abusing the boys he met through his children’s charity.
Knicks' Chandler, Martin out Thursday
The New York Knicks will be without big men Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin Thursday when they bring their 13-game winning streak to Chicago. Chandler has a a bulging disk, while Martin has a severely sprained left ankle . . . The Maloof family has set a Friday deadline for Sacramento investors seeking to buy the Kings, the Sacramento Bee reported . . . The Montreal Canadiens signed backup goalie Peter Budaj to a two-year extension . . . Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said defenseman Nicklas Grossmann, who has not played since March 18, will miss at least 2-3 more weeks with concussion issues, according to NHL.com. Holmgren also said center Danny Briere, who also sustained a concussion during practice last month, could return Thursday against the Senators . . . Serena and Venus Williams will lead the US Fed Cup team against Sweden at the Delray Beach (Fla.) Tennis Center April 20-21 . . . Roger Federer will play at the Swiss Indoors at Basel, Switzerland in October, ending speculation he'd skip his hometown tournament because of a contractual dispute . . . Lionel Messi set up Pedro Rodriguez’s tying goal as host Barcelona rallied for a 1-1 draw with Paris Saint-Germain and a place in the Champions League semifinals. Bayern Munich also advanced, beating Juventus, 2-0, in Turin, Italy . . . Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has sold his Austin estate to oil-and-gas rights agent Al Koehler. The Austin American-Statesman reports a deed of trust filed last week showed Koehler obtained a $3.1 million loan to buy the property . . . Dale Jarrett headlines the 25 nominees for next year’s NASCAR Hall of Fame class . . . Dave O'Hara, who covered Boston sports greats from Ted Williams to Larry Bird during a 50-year career with The Associated Press, died Wednesday of cancer in Winter Haven, Fla., his daughter, Debbie O'Hara-Rusckowski, said. He was 86.