NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Harvey will try to rehab his injured right elbow without reconstructive surgery, a move the young ace hopes is going to keep him on the mound for the New York Mets next season.
Tommy John surgery remains a possibility. Harvey will soon begin a strengthening and throwing program designed to last as long as six to eight weeks. If he feels pain or other symptoms that hinder his pitching, he likely will need the operation — which probably would sideline him for 2014.
• SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barry Bonds was ordered to meet with U.S. Probation Department officials to discuss terms of his 30-day house arrest.
A federal judge ordered Bonds to meet with the officials to work out the details of his sentence after he lost his appeal of his felony obstruction of justice conviction. The order was dated Monday and made public Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl fans can prepare to pay double for the best seats.
The NFL expects the most expensive tickets for its championship game will be about $2,600 each for 9,000 premium seats for the Feb. 2 game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
That’s more than twice the $1,250 cost for similar tickets at last season’s Super Bowl in New Orleans.
• FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta has lost linebacker Sean Weatherspoon for at least eight weeks and running back Steven Jackson will miss the Falcons’ next game — and maybe more.
• NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak said running back Shonn Greene had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
Munchak announced Tuesday night on his weekly radio show that Greene had surgery Monday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said Tuesday he doesn’t know if he’ll be disciplined for his profane rant about Cornhuskers fans two years ago, adding that he expects most will continue to support him.
An audio of Pelini’s tirade leaked to the website Deadspin has Big Red fans buzzing.
Pelini issued an apology in a statement Monday night and reiterated it during the Big Ten coaches’ teleconference on Tuesday.
• COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward says defensive ends Jadeveon Clowney and Chaz Sutton will be day to day because of foot injuries for the rest of the season, but neither is expected to miss games.
• MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach Jerry Kill returned to his normal game-week routine three days after his latest epileptic seizure caused him to miss the second half of a win over Western Illinois.
Kill declined to speak about his health at his usual Tuesday news conference. He says he wants to keep the focus on the players and their upcoming game against San Jose State on Saturday.
• NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Suspended Vanderbilt receiver Chris Boyd was dismissed from the football team following his conditional guilty plea for his role in attempting to cover up the rape of an unconscious student.
Vanderbilt announced the decision Tuesday after athletic administrators and coach James Franklin reviewed information in the case from the Sept. 13 hearing where Boyd agreed to a plea deal lowering a felony to a misdemeanor.