David Robertson (groin) threw 25 pitches off a bullpen mound Thursday and felt good. He will pitch minor league game Saturday, expects to be activated Tuesday.
Great news for the Yankees, Robertson and his owners. He will immediately slot back into the closer's job and should be activated for next week in all formats.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Tim Duncan (rest) will not play Friday against Denver.
The Spurs will take advantage of the holiday and give Duncan an extra day of rest and get ready for Saturday against the Hawks. The Spurs could go with LaMarcus Aldridge at center for Friday and use David West at power forward or they could just give Boris Diaw the start. Either way, those are the three players likely to see the extra work in Duncan's absence. Analysis: Howard Bender