YANKEES SANS A-ROD
Who needs a three-time MVP when you've got Robinson Cano? Sunday's 10--0 drubbing of Seattle kept the Bombers perfect with Alex Rodriguez on the bench this year. In the 12 games A-Rod has missed, Cano is slugging .979 with seven homers and 22 RBIs—including six in Sunday's win.
The fleet Patriots wideout apparently does everything fast. He returned to the field last Saturday, less than seven months after surgery to repair a torn left ACL, and caught passes on his first two plays. "It's something I worked my tail off to get to this whole off-season," he said.
PIRATES BOTTOM LINE
Ah, revenue sharing! Despite ranking in the middle of the pack in attendance over the past three years, the Bucs revealed that they have turned a tidy profit of $34.8 million during that span. Of course, it helps that this year's Opening Day payroll was an MLB-low $34.9 million.
The 37-year-old journeyman became the first Indian-born player to win a PGA Tour event, at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday. Just getting there was a chore: Atwal had to play his way into the field in the Monday qualifying tournament because he lost his Tour card last month.