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Sun., April 1, 2012

Injured Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda will begin the season on the disabled list after tests showed inflammation in a shoulder tendon, but no structural damage. Pineda underwent treatment, including icing, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., after an MRI exam on Saturday. The right-hander doesn’t know when he’ll resume playing catch.

Improved New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte has taken another step forward in his comeback by throwing in his second simulated game. Pettitte, who ended a one-season retirement by agreeing to a minor league contract on March 16, threw 25 of 33 pitches for strikes in the game broken down into two segments.

Hired Former Illinois coach Bruce Weber was hired by Kansas State to replace Frank Martin, whose departure for South Carolina earlier in the week sent shockwaves through the program. The school moved quickly on the hiring, reaching out to Weber in the last few days and finalizing a deal.

Sidelined Detroit Pistons guards Rodney Stuckey and Ben Gordon were again out of the lineup for Saturday night’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats. Stuckey missed a second straight game with a sore left hamstring, while Gordon is out for a third consecutive game because of a sore groin.

Announced Skier Lindsey Vonn says she will undergo tests on both knees after a grueling World Cup season in which she recaptured the overall title.

Found Searchers have found the body of renowned long-distance runner Micah True, 58, who vanished four days ago after going for a run near New Mexico’s Gila National Forest. New Mexico State Police Lt. Robert McDonald said True’s body was found in a remote area of the Gila Wilderness. The Boulder Daily Camera reports the cause of death is still unknown but there were no obvious signs of trauma. A medical examiner was sent to examine the body.

Optioned The Minnesota Twins optioned backup catcher Drew Butera to Triple-A Rochester, ensuring that they will carry two catchers on the roster to start the season.


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