A-Rod (hip) could miss 2013 season
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says it’s possible third baseman Alex Rodriguez, 37, could miss the season while recovering from Jan. 16 surgery to repair a torn labrum and reshape a bone in his left hip. Rehabilitation time was expected to be six months. New York signed righty David Robertson to a one-year, $3.1 million deal . . . Brewers first baseman Corey Hart had surgery to debride the joint surface and repair a small meniscal tear in his right knee. Estimated recovery time is 3-4 months . . . Free agent righty Carl Pavano, 37, ruptured his spleen in a fall while shoveling snow at his Vermont home and will need 6-8 weeks to recover, according to Foxsports.com.
Eruzione to auction off Olympic jersey
Mike Eruzione, the captain of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice’’ team, is auctioning off his No. 21 USA jersey, ESPN.com reported. The white jersey is expected to garner more than $1 million. Eruzione told ESPN.com he is not financially strapped, he just wants to help his three children and grandson . . . Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros is expected to miss about a month with a left shoulder injury, the Philadelphia Daily News reported. The Flyers also signed right wing Mike Knuble to a one-year deal . . . Coyotes center Matthew Lombardi is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury he suffered Thursday at San Jose.
Ravens GM: Harbaugh fired Cameron
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said the decision to fire offensive coordinator Cam Cameron in December was solely coach John Harbaugh’s, dismissing speculation either he or owner Steve Bisciotti pushed for the dismissal . . . Criminal charges won’t be filed against 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree after an alleged sexual assault in a hotel after the team’s playoff win over the Packers . . . Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams won’t play in the Pro Bowl after being hurt in a brawl at a Honolulu nightclub . . . Ex-NFL quarterback Vince Young admitted under oath last month he probably signed some of the documents for a $1.9 million loan he claims he shouldn’t have to repay . . . Venus Williams pulled out of next week’s Open GDF Suez and the upcoming Fed Cup against Italy with a back injury . . . Ron Burkle, co-owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins, met with NBA commissioner David Stern. It was earlier reported Burkle is interested in collaborating on a counteroffer to buy the Sacramento Kings . . . Ken Feinberg, Penn State’s negotiator for civil claims involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, said the school has been in talks with 28 people and settlements with some of them could be complete soon . . . Tim Herman, an attorney for Lance Armstrong, told the US Anti-Doping Agency the cyclist will cooperate with efforts to ‘‘clean up cycling,’’ though it’s the sport’s governing body and world anti-doping officials who should take the lead. International Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid said cyclists will be able to confess to doping offenses without fear of retribution in an attempt to uncover the scale of the Armstrong scandal and drug use in the sport.