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Sports briefs: Derek Jeter will start year on the DL
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MLB • Yankees captain Derek Jeter is resigned to starting the season on the disabled list for the first time since 2001.

Jeter is undergoing treatment for his sore left ankle, still recovering from surgery last October. His last game action came as a designated hitter Saturday in a minor league exhibition.

"Of course, it's disappointing," Jeter said Tuesday. "I told you guys all along the goal was to be ready on opening day, and I didn't reach it. I ran out of days. I pushed to try to get there opening day, and it didn't work out. But I've still got to be ready for the majority of the season."

Hamlin out 6 weeks with back fracture

NASCAR • Denny Hamlin will be sidelined at least six weeks because of a fractured vertebra sustained in a last-lap crash at California. Hamlin was evaluated Tuesday by Dr. Jerry Petty of Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates. Petty determined the driver will not need surgery, but the L1 compression fracture in his lower back needs a minimum of six weeks to heal.

Buffalo hires ex-Duke guard Hurley

College Basketball • The University at Buffalo has hired ex-Duke guard Bobby Hurley to take over as its men's basketball coach.

Hurley completed his first season as an associate coach at Rhode Island, working under his brother, Dan Hurley. He spent the previous two seasons as an assistant at Wagner.

From wire reports

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