Wakeup Call: Does (Cano's) father know best?

Wakeup Call: Does (Cano's) father know best?
March 5, 2013, 7:45 am
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Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Tuesday, March 5:

BASEBALL

-- Maybe you Yankee fans are worried that Robinson Cano won't be in pinstripes for life, but his father isn't. (AP)

-- Jumping out of airplanes, Brian? At your age? (AP)

-- Old friend Cody Ross has the dreaded "lower-body injury". Oh, wait, this isn't hockey; it's a calf problem. (NBC's Hardball Talk)

-- His knee's okay, so Joey Votto's joining Team Canada for the WBC. (AP)

-- Turns out it was just a robbery and not an attempted kidnapping. But either way, Tigers reliever Brayan Villarreal is relieved his family is safe. (AP)

-- Wow. Second week of spring training, and Dusty Baker and Kirk Gibson are already getting into it. (AP)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

-- Your No. 1 team, for the first time ever: Gonzaga! (AP)

-- No. 1 in the polls, maybe. But a top seed in the tournament? Nah.  (NBC's College Basketball Talk)

-- So who should be the top seeds? Take a look. (College Basketball Talk)

-- The negotiations are apparently over and if the reports can be believed, the Catholic 7 is your new Big East, with Madison Square Garden remaining its tournament home. (College Basketball Talk)

-- In the old Big East, No. 8 Louisville rolls to its sixth straight win. (AP)

-- Quite the night for Kansas' seniors, as they rout Texas Tech by 37 in their last game at Allen Fieldhouse and take a half-game lead in their quest to lead the Jayhawks to their ninth-consecutive Big 12 regular-season championship. (AP)

-- Brittney Griner closes out her regular-season career at Baylor with a 50-point performance as the Lady Bears clobber Kansas State, 90-68. (AP)

-- The Notre Dame women knock off UConn in triple overtime. (AP)

-- Pat Summitt writes about her battle with Alzheimer's, her feud and subsequent reconciliation with Geno Auriemma, and her Hall of Fame coaching career in a memoir she's co-authored with Sally Jenkins. (AP)

GOLF

-- Rory McIlroy basically admits he stormed off the course Thursday in a snit befitting of a public-course hacker, and now says "it was not the right thing to do." Ya think? (golfchannel.com)

-- Jack Nicklaus pumped McIlroy's tires yesterday. Today, he's pumping Tiger Woods'. (AP)

-- Playing on the European Tour? Leave your belly putters at home. (AP)

HOCKEY

-- Rangers coach John Tortorella wanted the NHL to punish the Sabres' Patrick Kaleta at least as harshly as it did Philly's Harry Zolnierczyk for Kaleta's hit on Brad Richards, and yesterday the league complied: Kaleta was hit with a five-game suspension, one more than Zolnierczyk got for knocking out Mike Lundin of the Senators. (AP)

-- Zolnierczyk, for his part, says he doesn't "like" the penalty he received but "I gotta live with it". (CSN Philly)

-- Evgeni Malkin makes a successful return from his concussion, leading the Penguins to a come-from-behind win over the Lightning. (AP)

-- Whoa: Cam Ward will be out six to eight weeks with that knee injury. (AP)

-- When it comes to red-hot rookie Nazem Kadri, Leafs coach Randy Carlyle asks that you please curb your enthusiasm. (NBC's Pro Hockey Talk)

-- Corey Crawford is silencing his critics. (CSN Chicago)

-- Alex Ovechkin sure isn't silencing his, and now they include his coach and some of his teammates. (CSN Washington)

-- The NHL takes a page out of the NBA draft book and institutes a weighted system for all 14 non-playoff teams in the lottery for the No. 1 overall pick. (AP)

PRO BASKETBALL

-- The Heat beat the Timberwolves for their franchise-record 15th win a row. (AP)

-- The night was marred by an altercation between Ray Allen and J.J. Barea that resulted in Barea's ejection. Afterwards he told Allen, in so many words, to take off the skirt. (NBC's Pro Basketball Talk)

-- Thanks for the offer, Magic, but LeBron says you can keep your million. (Pro Basketball Talk)

-- The Knicks fall behind by 22 and lose 'Melo to a knee injury, but still manage to come back and beat the Cavs. (AP)

-- The Nuggets increase their home record to 26-3, tied with Miami for the best in the NBA, with a 104-88 victory over the Hawks. (AP)

-- Andrew Bogut returns, and the Warriors' losing ways depart. (AP)

-- The Sixers' CEO's buyers' remorse on Andrew Bynum couldn't be more evident. (CSN Philly)

-- Remember when the Timberwolves fired Flip Saunders as coach? Now he may own them. (AP)

PRO FOOTBALL

-- Joe Flacco won his waiting game . . . (CSN Baltimore)

-- . . . but the wait for an NFL franchise continues in Los Angeles, where another stadium deal seems to have fallen apart. (NBC's Pro Football Talk)

-- The Jets say Darrelle Revis is ahead of schedule as he recuperates from his knee injury. (AP)

-- And Revis says that despite the injury, he's still the league's best corner . . . so shut up, Richard Sherman. (Pro Football Talk)

-- As to where the league's best corner will be plying his trade his next year, he thinks it would be "awesome" to be traded to the 49ers. (CSN Bay Area)

-- If he does become a 'Niner, it's unlikely David Akers will be a teammate. (CSN Bay Area)

-- Sorry, Tony Mazz; Dwayne Bowe's remaining a Chief. (AP)

-- William Gay is a Steeler once again. (AP)

-- Now that the tag business is over, we turn our attention to veterans being cut to clear cap space . . . like Gerald Sensabaugh in Dallas. (AP)

-- Will it also happen to Ronde Barber in Tampa Bay? (Pro Football Talk)

TENNIS

-- Rafael Nadal's balky knee looked none the worse for wear in its first hard-court test in a night of exhibitions at Madison Square Garden, where Serena Williams also beat Victoria Azarenka in her first match since hurting her ankle and back at the Australian Open. (AP)