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The New York Yankees will be without CC Sabathia until at least July with a knee injury. Austin Bryant Jersey . The starting pitcher received a stem cell injection in his right knee last week which typically takes a month and half to recover from. Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman told the New York Post Monday that "it will be no sooner than six week from now," until Sabathia returns to the mound. Sabathia, 33, is 3-4 with a 5.28 earned run average in eight games with New York this season. The loss of Sabathia is another hit to the Yankees pitching staff, already without Ivan Nova for the rest of the season due to Tommy John surgery. Jahlani Tavai Lions Jersey . Olsen, who is 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, can play either centre or guard. The 25-year-old Olsen played 16 games and made four starts in 2012 with the New Orleans Saints. Austin Bryant Youth Jersey . Napoli beat high-flying Hellas Verona 3-0 to keep up the pressure on the top two while AC Milan had another disappointing night as four goals from teenage forward Domenico Berardi saw relegation-threatened Sassuolo come back from two goals down to win 4-3.LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Pete Rose didnt want it to be about him, not on a day when four new members were elected to baseballs most exclusive club.Good picks all, Rose said, though he would have liked to see Mike Piazza get in, too. He believes Piazza was the best hitting catcher ever, which says something because Rose played alongside the best catcher ever in Johnny Bench on the Big Red Machine.Lets talk about them, not me, Rose said. Why take away from the four inductees? It would be like those policemen turning their backs on the mayor at the funerals in New York.Invariably, though, the talk returned to baseballs all-time hit king. Had to, because theres a big gap in Cooperstown where his Hall of Fame plaque should be.Its been a quarter-century since Rose agreed to a lifetime ban from the sport for betting on games, and almost that long since the Hall of Fame adjusted its rules to keep him off the ballot. Rose thought when commissioner Bart Giamatti issued the ban that it would include a chance to apply for reinstatement, but 25 years later theres been no sign that baseball will welcome him back.Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens may someday find their way into the hall despite being poster boys for the steroid era. Time has a way of healing all wounds, even those that were self-inflicted, and their monster numbers may impress some more voters a few years down the road.But time is running out on Rose. Hell be 74 in April and theres been no indication so far from Rob Manfred that he will be any more agreeable to Roses reinstatement when he takes over from Bud Selig as commissioner later this month than Selig himself was.Rose understands that. Hes also figured out by now that selling signed balls with the inscription Im sorry I bet on baseball isnt going to get him off the banned list.Yes, he bet on baseball, though he says it was always on his team to win when he was managing the Cincinnati Reds. And, yes, he continued to deny it until finally admitting it in a 2004 book that infuriated many in the sport.But hed like to hold out a little hope that his lifetime sentence wont last the rest of his life. Hed like to think that one January day not too far in the future he will be on a long overdue Hall of Fame ballot himself.Im nnot eligible, though Id like to be eligible, Rose said. Jahlani Tavai Jersey. Im the one that messed up, but if Im ever put on the ballot Ill be very happy about it.So would a lot of Pete Rose fans, who cant help but wonder why the juicers who made a mockery of the sport are still welcome in baseball while Rose is on the outside looking in. No matter how you feel about him betting on games, no one questions his numbers as they do those of several players who were on the latest Hall of Fame ballots.Those numbers more than speak for themselves. Rose played more games (3,562) than any other major leaguer, had more hits than any other player (4,256). He played in six World Series, winning three, and hustled every step of the way.He didnt pump steroids into his body to hit more home runs. He never tried to fix a World Series; not even a spring training game.Yes, his original ban was rightly imposed as a deterrent against someone else trying to fix games themselves. But after all these years, his punishment no longer fits the crime.Rose watched the latest selections Tuesday, applauding the election of Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, Craig Biggio and Randy Johnson to the hall. He then headed to work at the Art of Music collectibles store at the Mandalay Bay where he spends most of his afternoons chatting with fans and signing merchandise they buy.A signed 8x10 of Rose sliding head-first into third base is $75, while the apology baseball goes for $299. For $199 fans can get another baseball with the inscription Hits: 4,256. Steroids: 0 on it.Hell be in Cooperstown this summer as he almost always is, though not for the actual induction ceremony itself. Like many other former players, he sets up shop that week to sell his merchandise to fans and the sons of fans who once watched him play.Its good money on a busy week, and Rose isnt going to apologize for being there. Its what he does for a living, and the reason he finally had to cut short a conversation about an induction of his own that will probably never come.Ive got two people waiting in line right now, he said. Could be busy day.____Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at tdahlberg@ap.org or www.twitter.com/timdahlberg . ' ' '