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Rivera is upbeat over BP session

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published September 15, 2002

NEW YORK -- Yankees closer Mariano Rivera threw batting practice Saturday for the first time in nearly a month and said he was pleased with how his strained right shoulder felt.

Rivera, on the disabled list for the third time this season, threw 31 pitches. The right-hander has been sidelined since Aug. 16.

"I feel real good," Rivera said. "I was very comfortable. Today helped a lot. I was waiting for good results. I felt strong."

Rivera faced four Yankees, including Shane Spencer.

"He looked good. It's Mo, you've got to be impressed," Spencer said. "It'll be nice to see him back out there."

Meanwhile, the Yankees set a franchise attendance record of 3,331,787.

BELLE ARRESTED: Former All-Star outfielder Albert Belle is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday after being arrested in Scottsdale, Ariz., on DUI and other charges Sept. 7, police said.

Belle, 36, was pulled over after a police officer said he saw a 2003 Rolls Royce Bentley weaving on a north Scottsdale street and traveling 10 mph over the posted 45 mph speed limit.

Police said Belle told an officer that he drank four beers at a Phoenix bar followed by three margaritas at a Scottsdale restaurant.

AUSTRALIAN LEAGUE PLANNED: Baseball officials in Australia said they are working with Major League Baseball to resurrect domestic competition in the country by 2004.

The Australian Baseball League, owned by former Brewers catcher Dave Nilsson, an Australia native, collapsed last year. The new competition would be underwritten by Major League Baseball, said Tom Nicholson of the Australian Baseball Federation.

BREWERS: Infielder Todd Zeile pitched a scoreless ninth in his major-league debut as a pitcher.

DIAMONDBACKS: If right-hander Curt Schilling gets eight strikeouts today, he and left-hander Randy Johnson would become the first teammates and the seventh pair of pitchers with 300 strikeouts in the same season.

GIANTS: Leftfielder Barry Bonds reached 100 RBIs for the 11th time, tying the NL record set by Hank Aaron.

REDS: The Louisville, Ky., Valley Sports American All-Stars, who won the Little League World Series, were honored in pregame ceremonies.

TIGERS: Ernie Harwell, who is retiring after the season, was reunited with Ray Lane to announce the first three innings on radio. Harwell and Lane announced games from 1967-72. Today, Harwell is scheduled to call three innings with Paul Carey, his partner after Lane until 1991.

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