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Sat., March 27, 2010

Postponed The New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez had a Friday meeting with federal investigators probing a Canadian doctor delayed. The meeting was postponed by mutual consent, and has not yet been rescheduled.

Sidelined Astros ace Roy Oswalt was headed back to Houston to be examined by a team doctor after the right-hander left his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a slight left hamstring strain. Oswalt allowed one run in four innings before he was pulled as a precaution.

•The Minnesota Twins say closer Joe Nathan has had Tommy John surgery. Doctors removed a tendon from his left wrist and placed it in Nathan’s right elbow to replace the ulnar collateral ligament that was torn in an exhibition game on March 6. The All-Star will miss the entire 2010 season.

•Four-time Boston Marathon winner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya has withdrawn from next month’s race after injuring his right hip a few weeks ago, not allowing him to train as he usually would.

Promoted Southern California men’s basketball coach Kevin O’Neill has promoted Tony Miller to assistant coach. Miller joined USC’s staff last season as the strength and conditioning manager.

Agreed Men’s basketball coach Seth Greenberg and Virginia Tech agreed on the remaining four years of his contract and extended it two additional years. The Hokies have a 132-94 record in Greenberg’s seven seasons in Blacksburg.

Interviewing A person close to the situation says Boston College coach Al Skinner will interview with St. John’s. Skinner has a 247-165 record in 13 seasons at Boston College. Fined American Wayne Odesnik pleaded guilty to importing human growth hormone into Australia before a tournament leading to the Australian Open. He was fined more than $7,000 and could be banned from tennis for two years.

Signed Quarterback Charlie Batch has signed a two-year contract to remain with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a backup quarterback. The 35-year-old Batch has been under contract with the Steelers for eight seasons. He has thrown only two passes since 2007, and 135 overall during his time with Pittsburgh.


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