SAN DIEGO (AP) Yangervis Solarte has rejoined the San Diego Padres a week after his wife, Yuliett, died due to complications of cancer at age 31. Manager Andy Green says the third baseman will start Sunday in the finale of a four-game series against San Francisco. Green says ''it's good to see'' Solarte and that ''we're thrilled to have him back.'' Solarte says he appreciates the support from the Padres during his ordeal. He says he was surprised to see team officials at services for Yuliett in Miami, and that ''my wife would have liked to see that and I think she's happy in the sky, looking down and knowing that happened.'' Solarte's three daughters and mother are with him in San Diego.
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT: - Notable college football games: No. 8 Michigan State-No. 11 Wisconsin (noon); No. 10 Texas A&M-No. 17 Arkansas (9 p.m.); No. 12 Georgia-No. 23 Mississippi (noon); No. 14 Tennessee-No. 19 Florida (3:30 p.m.). - The Pittsburgh Steelers cross Pennsylvania to play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. These teams face each other only every four years, and this time each is 2-0 and looking strong. - ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The AL East-leading Boston Red Sox try to extend their winning streak to 10 games and move closer to a playoff berth, sending Rick Porcello (21-4)
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