Found July 17, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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The New York Yankees are not expecting closer Mariano Rivera to return until next season, but Rivera said he wants to return this year. Rivera, 42, tore his anterior-cruciate ligament on May 3, but did not have surgery until June 12. Rivera is still operating under the assumption that he probably won't be back this season. But the New York Post reported last week that his recovery was ahead of schedule, and Rivera said on a radio show on Monday that he is not ruling out a September return this year. "That's my goal," Rivera said on ESPN radio. "Definitely, that's my goal. I'm not thinking about it, because if it doesn't happen, I will be disappointed. So I'm taking it day by day. I'm working hard and doing what I'm supposed to do. I don't want to put something in my mind. "I want to make sure that I do my things first. That's what I'm doing, that's the way I'm thinking. Day by day, positive, optimism. Wh...
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