Sweetness And Light Sweetness And Light The Score On Sports With Frank Deford

At last year's HOPE Week, pitcher Mariano Rivera warmed up with Jorge Grajales before the New York Yankees played the Detroit Tigers. Grajales threw out the game's first pitch. Jim McIsaac/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy poses with his prize after winning the 2011 U.S. Open. Now, the pressure is on him to perform well in the British Open. David Cannon/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption David Cannon/Getty Images

Retired pitcher Roger Clemens' perjury trial is scheduled to begin Wednesday, on charges related to his denial of using steroids and human growth hormone. Here, the former Yankee arrives for a pretrial hearing in late 2010. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Charles Dharapak/AP

Spain's Rafael Nadal (right) and Switzerland's Roger Federer pose with their trophies after the men's final match at the 2011 French Open. The two men are currently playing in the 2011 Wimbledon Championships. Lionel Cironneau/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

itoggle caption Lionel Cironneau/ASSOCIATED PRESS

FIFA President Joseph S. "Sepp" Blatter talks to media at a press conference after being re-elected during the 61st FIFA Congress on June 1 in Zurich. Julian Finney/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Julian Finney/Getty Images

Once an example of smooth speed at the plate and in the field, the New York Yankees' Derek Jeter has faced doubters this year. Chris Trotman/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Chris Trotman/Getty Images

Manny Pacquiao hits Shane Mosley in the seventh round of their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 7. Pacquiao retained his title with a unanimous-decision victory. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Game attendance may be down, but TV ratings are higher for almost all professional sports. Sean Locke/iStockphoto.com hide caption

itoggle caption Sean Locke/iStockphoto.com

One week after blowing a lead in the Masters, golfer Rory McIlory squandered a chance to win the Maybank Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur. McIlroy finished third after holding the 36-hole lead. Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images