Major League Baseball is investigating how detailed financial information on teams was leaked to the media. The data shows that the Pirates are still profitable despite 18 losing seasons, and it details how much lower-echelon teams receive in profit-sharing. Also in the news, Sammy Sosa emerged from seclusion in Miami and talked about how the Cubs painted him to be "a monster" during their fallout in 2005.

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren have issued the following statement:

 

Lou Piniella made an emotional farewell to baseball Sunday, managing his final game with the Cubs as he leaves early to tend to his ailing mother. Around the web, the previaling opinion is that baseball will miss the fiery and controversial Piniella. For more on that story, plus other news, videos, trivia and more, check out Monday's Morning Mashup.

Thursday's big story was the indictment by a federal grand jury of Roger Clemens on charges of lying to Congress. Columnists across the country blasted Clemens for his defiant stance in the face of the facts, which could lead to prison time. One writer claims Clemens has now passed Barry Bonds as the face of baseball's steroids era. Meanwhile, Clemens' former teammates on the Yankees and Astros said they still support the pitching legend.

 

Johnny Damon's return to Yankee Stadium as a Detroit Tiger this week turned ugly. In the ninth inning of Monday night's game, Yankee Brett Gardner slid into Tigers second baseman Carlos Guillen on a double play and sent Guillen to the disabled list. Wednesday night, Gardner was one of three players hit by a pitch, and Damon called Gardner's play "dirty" and accused the Yankees of throwing at Miguel Cabrera, which led to Tigers manager Jim Leyland's ejection.

Eli Manning's head gash Monday night was a brutal reminder just how disturbing sports injuries can be. With that in mind, we looked around the web for evidence of the most horrifying injuries in sports history. If you get queasy easily, you'll want to avoid the videos we've compiled at the LEEInks blog.

The Mets placed controversial closer Francisco Rodriguez on the disqualified list, meaning they don't plan to pay him. K-Rod's season was ended due to a hand injury he suffered following an altercation with his girlfriend's father last week that led to his arrest. The players association already indicated it plans to contest the move, which would cost the pitcher about $3 million this season and could allow the Mets to terminate his contract next spring for minimal penalty.

A radio reporter in Arkansas who was sent to a press conference to interview University of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino after a Razorbacks scrimmage wore a Florida Gators hat to the session, and it didn't go well. Not only did Petrino make a disparaging comment, the reporter, Renee Gork, tweeted that she was fired by Hog Sports Radio for her fashion faux pas. Gork also was the victim of online harassment when Arkansas fans found her Facebook page, on which she displays her affection for Florida and makes some critical comments of the school she was covering.

PGA Tour player and golf analyst Brad Faxon joined the Dennis & Callahan show on Monday morning to recap the unusual finish to the PGA Championship and Tiger Woods' chances of making the Ryder Cup team. Regarding Dustin Johnson's penalty for grounding his club in a bunker, Faxon admitted it was more memorable than Martin Kaymer winning the tournament. "I can't remember anything like this," he said. "With that, nobody is going to remember the tournament winner. Do you guys remember who won?"

 

It's a big day in New York, with the trash-talking Jets and Giants prepared to settle their differences on the field as they open the New Meadowlands Stadium with a preseason clash. Also Monday night, Johnny Damon makes his return to the Bronx when his Tigers play the Yankees. He undoubtedly will get a friendlier reception than when he first returned to Fenway Park in pinstripes.