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Jun 15

Yankees’ Jeter on DL with strained calf

Baseball
Derek Jeter went on the 15-day disabled list yesterday because of a strained right calf, an untimely setback as he pursues 3,000 career hits. The Yankees put the All-Star shortstop on the DL for the first time since 2003, making the move before their game against Texas. Jeter limped off the field Monday night, four innings after he got his 2,994th hit. An MRI revealed a Grade 1 sprain, the mildest kind . . . Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche will have season-ending surgery today on a torn labrum in his left shoulder . . . The Orioles said pitching coach Mark Connor has resigned for personal reasons. Bullpen coach Rick Adair took over for Connor. Longtime Orioles player and coach Terry Crowley will serve as the interim bullpen coach . . . The Blue Jays demoted righthander Kyle Drabek to Triple A Las Vegas. Drabek was tagged for three homers and eight earned runs in four innings of Sunday’s 14-1 loss to the Red Sox . . . Greg Anderson, Barry Bonds’s former personal trainer, was barred from coaching his son’s team in the Burlingame Youth Association in northern California after a parent complained about the convicted steroids dealer’s participation.

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Colleges
Pryor sorry, set for supplemental draft Terrelle Pryor ended his silence — for exactly 97 seconds. Speaking out, albeit briefly, for the first time since his college career at Ohio State ended embroiled in scandal, Pryor appeared with agent Drew Rosenhaus and apologized to the Buckeyes, his former teammates, and now-departed coach Jim Tressel for his role. “I say sorry to all the Buckeye nation and all the Buckeye fans across the country,’’ Pryor said. “I never meant to hurt anybody directly or indirectly with my conduct off the field and I am truly sorry.’’ Pryor had already been suspended by Ohio State and the NCAA for the first five games of what would have been his senior season this fall for accepting improper benefits, such as cash and discounted tattoos. Pryor is aiming to be selected in the NFL’s supplemental draft this summer . . . Auburn coach Gene Chizik’s new contract allows him to be paid if there is an NCAA investigation into possible major rules violations, a departure from his previous deal . . . Seattle University accepted an invitation to join the Western Athletic Conference in 2012 . . . Stonehill College football player and Brockton native Henry Thevenin died Monday night from complications after a two-month battle with leukemia. Thevenin, a 2009 graduate of Brockton High School, appeared in seven games for the Skyhawks, including the last six in 2010 . . . Virginia Commonwealth assistant coach Mike Jones was named men’s basketball coach at Radford . . . Kelsey Bruder of Florida won the Honda Sports Award as the nation’s top softball player.

Cycling
FBI on to Armstrong-Hamilton meeting The FBI has contacted a Colorado restaurant to get surveillance tapes of a conversation between seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and former teammate Tyler Hamilton over the weekend. Armstrong and Hamilton ran into each other at a restaurant in Aspen Saturday night, a few weeks after Hamilton went on “60 Minutes’’ and accused Armstrong of doping and encouraging his teammates to use performance-enhancing drugs as well. Hamilton’s attorney Chris Manderson said his client was rattled by some of Armstrong’s comments. “It was aggressive and intimidating and we thought it should be reported to federal investigators,’’ Manderson said. Armstrong and one of his lawyers said the conversation was uneventful. Jodi Larner, co-owner of the restaurant called Cache Cache, said the FBI was coming today to take the restaurant’s surveillance tapes. However, the tapes only capture the kitchen area and not the front of the restaurant, where the incident occurred.

Tennis
Serena rusty, but wins at Eastbourne After nearly a year off the WTA Tour, Serena Williams regrouped after a slow start to defeat Tsvetana Pironkova, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, in the first round of a Wimbledon warm-up in Eastbourne, England. Next up is a repeat of the 2010 Wimbledon final against top-seeded Vera Zvonareva, a 6-3, 6-3 winner over wild card Heather Watson. Ana Ivanovic advanced to a second-round match against Venus Williams with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Julia Goerges of Germany. On the men’s side, top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won his first round-match against Denis Istomin, 6-2, 7-5. A foot injury forced former Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt to quit his match against Olivier Rochus while trailing, 6-2, 3-0 . . . Kim Clijsters is in doubt for Wimbledon after aggravating an ankle injury during a 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 loss to Italy’s Romina Oprandi at the Unicef Open in Den Bosch, Netherlands.

Miscellany
Connecticut woman sets swim record Elizabeth Fry, 52, of Westport, Conn., broke the record for the fastest swim from Manhattan to Sandy Hook, N.J., going 17 1/2 miles in 4 hours and 59 minutes, beating the 5:06 set by Australia’s Tammy Van Wisse in 2006. NYC Swim spokesman Dave Herscher said Fry, who suffers from asthma, also became the first swimmer — male or female — to complete the course, finishing the 35-mile round trip at Battery Park City in lower Manhattan last night . . . Angel McCoughtry scored 18 points and the Atlanta Dream used three big runs to cruise to a 79-58 victory over the New York Liberty in the WNBA . . . Katie Douglas had 22 points with seven rebounds to lead the Indiana Fever to an 82-74 victory over the Tulsa Shock . . . Swedish defenseman Carl Gunnarsson re-signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs . . . Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip got in to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on their third try, headlining the third five-member class. They’re joined by eight-time series champion crew chief Dale Inman, nine-time Modified champion Richie Evans, and pioneering driver and owner Glen Wood . . . Three-time US figure skating champion Johnny Weir is sitting out the upcoming season, but still plans to compete at the Sochi Olympics.

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