Brian Cashman says there no reason to think Derek Jeter won't return to the lineup as planned Wednesday.
While Jeter has been hampered by quad issue, the injury isn't all that serious. A couple of days off may throw a monkey wrench into MLB's Farewell Tour plans, but it's, pretty much, business as usual for the Yankees. No sense in rushing him back. Better to lose a couple of games than a couple of months. He'll be fine for Wednesday's double-header with the Cubs, though he may only play in one of the games. ANALYST: Howard Bender
DeMarcus Ware will not play Week 12.
This is the third straight game Ware is going to miss due to a back injury. Even after missing the last two games, Ware stills leads the Broncos with 6 1/2 sacks. He's as demonstrative to quarterbacks as always, even at 33 years old. Analysis: James Grande
Kobe will play Saturday against Portland.
Bryant will play Saturday against Portland. Bryant ranks 122-of-122 in field-goal percentage. He's been simply terrible and has been the subject of many discussions if his career is finished. ESPN ranked Bryant 93rd before he season and it looks like that may be generous. Analysis: James Grande