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Lou Piniella called it a career Sunday. Piniella, 66, retired as manager of the Chicago Cubs following his team's 16-5 loss to the Braves. In 23 MLB seasons, Piniella won a World Series (1990 Cincinnati Reds) and was named Manager of the Year three times while totaling 1,835 career wins.
Brett Favre took four snaps in his preseason debut Sunday against San Francisco. The 40-year-old QB was 1 for 1 for 13 yards in the 15-10 loss to the 49ers. Alex Smith completed 9 of 13 passes for 88 yards in the San Francisco win.
The drama between Albert Haynesworth and the Washington Redskins continues. Haynesworth says his team underplayed his current medical condition, making him look bad. The Washington Post reports Haynesworth has rhabdomyolysis, which causes the rapid breakdown of skeletal muscle due to injury to muscle tissue. A Redskins official told ESPN that the team is unaware that Haynesworth has the condition.
No A-Rod, no problem. Robinson Cano led the way for the Yankees in a 10-0 win against Seattle Sunday. Cano hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs while CC Sabathia extended his home winning streak to 15 with the victory. It was the team's 12th game without Alex Rodriguez; New York is 12-0.
The Washington Nationals are holding their breath. Sunday, Stephen Strasburg underwent an MRI on the strained right forearm that caused him to leave Saturday's game against the Phillies early. Nats' GM Mike Rizzo said the team will wait for the test results before deciding what to do with their injured ace right hander.
Nick Mangold is about to get paid, more. The New York Jets and the All-Pro center are close to a new deal that will likely make Mangold the highest-paid center in the league, league sources told ESPN.com. "It should be any day now," a source close to Mangold said Sunday night. A Jets spokesman would not confirm the deal.
A close call, but Team USA gets the win. Kevin Durant led the team with 25 points but his defense sealed the deal. Durant blocked shots by Ricky Rubio and Rudy Fernandez in the final seconds in the Americans' 86-85 victory over Spain on Sunday in a warmup game for the world championships.
Vin Scully is coming back to the broadcast booth next season. The legendary broadcaster for the Los Angeles Dodgers will return for the team's 2011 season, his 62nd in the booth. Scully, 82, cut his schedule back several years ago to include all Dodgers home games, but only road games within the NL West.
Roger Federer ended a vacation and earned another Masters title. A well-rested Federer defeated American Mardy Fish 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 Sunday, winning his second straight Cincinnati Masters championship and fourth of his career.
United States soccer coach Bob Bradley says he is interested in taking over as manager of Aston Villa. Bradley, 52, is under contract to coach the U.S. national team until the end of the year but says his representatives have held talks with the Premier League club.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.