Tuesday's Sports In Brief

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BASEBALL

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff greeted players in the Washington Nationals clubhouse before the game, handing out blue-and-gold Navy caps. Manager Davey Johnson and his players held those caps from Adm. James Winnefeld over their hearts during a pregame moment of silence, disturbed only by the sound of a hovering helicopter.

Baseball was played in the nation's capital Tuesday, just a short walk from where a gunman killed 12 people at the Navy Yard military instillation. It was another attempt from the world of sports to restore normalcy when things really aren't normal.

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.

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PRO FOOTBALL

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.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Jerry Sandusky's lawyer faced skeptical questioning Tuesday from three judges on the Pennsylvania appeals court over his client's request that they order a new trial in his child sexual abuse case.

The arguments made on behalf of Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach, include that his lawyers didn't have time to prepare for trial, that a prosecutor made improper references to Sandusky not testifying and that the judge mishandled jury instructions. The Superior Court judges did not indicate when they would rule.

Sandusky, 69, is serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence after being convicted last year of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. He was not in the full courtroom for the argument session, held in a county courthouse in Wilkes-Barre as part of the court's initiative to make its business accessible to a wider public.

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.

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GOLF

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - The Ryder Cup and PGA Championship are coming to Bethpage Black.

The PGA of America announced Tuesday that Bethpage Black will host the rowdiest event in golf in 2024, and the 2019 PGA Championship. The public course at a Long Island state park has developed a well-earned reputation for loud and boisterous fans, having played host to U.S. Open championships in 2002 and 2009. Last year, the Barclays was held there as part of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

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SOCCER

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his second Champions League hat trick to lead Real Madrid over Galatasaray 6-1 Tuesday night, and Manchester United, Manchester City and title holder Bayern Munich all opened with victories.

Ronaldo scored in the 63rd and 66th minutes of the Group B game, then added a goal in stoppage time in Istanbul. It was the 22nd club hat trick for Ronaldo, his first in Europe's top club competition since Oct. 3 last year at Ajax.

Wayne Rooney scored twice to reach the 200-goal mark for Manchester United in a 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen, the three-time champions' first match in the competition since David Moyes replaced Alex Ferguson as manager. Robin van Persie also scored for the Red Devils in the Group A match, and Simon Rolfes and Omer Toprak had goals for the visitors.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Arizona, Duke, Alabama and Rutgers are the top four seeds for the 2013 NIT Season Tip-Off.

The first- and second-round doubleheaders will be played Nov. 18 and 19 on the campuses of the top seeds with the winners advancing to the semifinals at New York City's Madison Square Garden on Nov. 27. The championship game is Nov. 29.

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OLYMPICS

LONDON (AP) - Thomas Bach spent his first day at IOC headquarters as the new president, reviewing preparations for the Sochi Olympics with predecessor Jacques Rogge and meeting with staff.

Bach moved into his new offices at the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Tuesday, exactly a week after he was elected president in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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CYCLING

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - With 10 days to go until the UCI presidential election, British challenger Brian Cookson believes he has secured enough backing to oust incumbent Pat McQuaid.

Cookson, who is the president of British Cycling, needs to secure a simple majority of 22 votes from the 42 voting members of the UCI congress to become world cycling's most powerful figure.

Cookson says he is ''confident that I will get a vote that is at least in the high 20s,'' when delegates vote in Florence, Italy, on Sept. 27.

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