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Halladay to have shoulder surgery, eyes '13 return

SAN FRANCISCO — For Roy Halladay, arthroscopic surgery on his troublesome throwing shoulder became the best-case scenario when he had prepared himself for the worst — a career-ending injury that would force his retirement when he's far from ready.

Halladay will undergo a procedure in his right shoulder to repair a partially torn rotator cuff and remove a bone spur. He also has some fraying of the labrum.

On the 15-day disabled list since Monday because of inflammation in his throwing shoulder, the two-time Cy Young Award winner met with Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Halladay hadn't decided on which doctor will but said he expects to have surgery next week to give himself the best chance of returning this season.

The 35-year-old right-hander has experienced little pain, but his location and velocity have been the pitcher's biggest concern. He is 2-4 with an 8.65 ERA in seven starts this season after missing nearly two months last year because of a strained back muscle.


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Former Duck CB Harris enters not guilty plea

HILLSBORO — Former Oregon Ducks cornerback Cliff Harris has entered a not guilty plea in connection with alleged domestic harassment.

Harris' attorney asked that he be released from jail after the Wednesday hearing, but that request was denied by Washington County Circuit Court Judge Gayle Nachtigal. It was unclear when he might be released.

Harris, an All-American in 2010, was arrested Friday night after he was seen fighting with his girlfriend outside a restaurant. He was released after posting bail on Saturday, but then he was pulled over on his way to his Tuesday court hearing and cited for reckless driving and not having a license.

Harris was let go by the New York Jets last week after he was arrested for alleged marijuana possession. He had signed a reserve-future contract with the Jets in January.


Reports: Bucs CB Barber to retire after 16 seasons

Multiple media outlets report that Ronde Barber is retiring from the NFL after 16 seasons as a standout defensive back.

Barber's twin brother, Tiki, who played running back for the Giants, had a post on his Twitter account that read: "Congrats & happy for my twin, Ronde, who's hanging up the cleats!" The 38-year-old Ronde Barber played cornerback for 15 seasons before moving to safety last year. He played his entire career with Tampa Bay, was selected to the Pro Bowl five times and is the franchise leader in interceptions with 47. He also scored eight touchdowns and had 28 sacks in 241 games.

Compiled from wire reports


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