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Mariano Rivera

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  • Mariano Rivera: Breaking bats, and hitters' hearts, for 19 years

    Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford uses just any old bat when he faces Mariano Rivera. The more rickety and age-worn, the better. He knows there's a good chance his bat — and his at-bat — will be doomed by what many consider the most...
  • Mariano Rivera continues to give, and get, on his farewell tour

    Mariano Rivera continues to give, and get, on his farewell tour
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The greatest closer in baseball history brought his farewell tour to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington this week. And once again Mariano Rivera arranged to meet quietly with ordinary fans and stadium workers, as he has done in every city...
  • Peyton Manning is a strange pick for sportsman of the year

    Add one more to his list of achievements: Peyton Manning has been named Sports Illustrated's sportsman of the year. What an odd choice. Sure, Manning has led Denver to an 11-3 record this year and is closing in on the season record for touchdown passes,...
  • Angels and some fans could take a lesson from Red Sox and their fans

    Angels and some fans could take a lesson from Red Sox and their fans
    This column is a high-five to Boston Red Sox fans and their baseball organization. It is also a wrinkled brow and shake of the head to the same groups of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Sunday night, before the last regular-season game at Fenway Park...
  • Mariano Rivera is the star of All-Stars

    Mariano Rivera is the star of All-Stars
    NEW YORK — He stood alone, atop the mound, atop a city, atop his profession. The fans gave him a standing ovation. So did the players, on both teams, from the top step of each dugout. Mariano Rivera touched his cap to his heart, waved it at the...
  • Mariano Rivera's final All-Star game ratings flat from last year

    Mariano Rivera's final All-Star game ratings flat from last year
    New York Yankee closer Mariano Rivera's last All-Star game appearance may have been bad news for the National League, but it did little to boost ratings for the midsummer classic. The 84th All-Star contest -- won by the American League -- drew an...
  • Baseball All-Star Game Draws 11 Million Tuesday for Fox

    Tune-in for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game was up slightly this year, with Tuesday's telecast on Fox averaging 11 million viewers to rule as the night's top program. Key to the rise was interest in host city New York, whose local market...
  • Star Track: Jake Cave

    Star Track: Jake Cave
    When Jake Cave, 20, of Hampton was drafted by the New York Yankees, he might well have envisioned becoming a teammate of controversial superstar Alex Rodriguez. It's already happened, albeit when A-Rod was rehabbing with Cave's team so far this season,...
  • Letters: All-Star game is a giant bore

    Letters: All-Star game is a giant bore
    With barely any competition and TV ratings almost matching last year's historic lows, Bruce Bochy and Major League Baseball reaped what they sowed. In a low-scoring and boring contest, who wouldn't have wanted to see a Mariano Rivera vs. Yasiel Puig...
  • Late-night joke of the day

     
    Today the Queen said that she would like the royal baby to be born before she goes on vacation. Then someone reminded her she's more or less been on vacation since 1952...Conan O'Brien The joke that made me say, "Indeed"......
  • Mariano Rivera to get his own documentary from Fox Sports

     
    The Yankees' Mariano Rivera will not fade quietly into retirement. Fox Sports is making sure of that. If Tuesday night's All-Star Game didn't give you enough of a Mariano tribute, just wait for an upcoming documentary on one of the game's all-time great...
  • Andrew, Austin Romine could turn Angels-Yankees into family feud

    Andrew, Austin Romine could turn Angels-Yankees into family feud
    NEW YORK—The Angels recalled infielder Andrew Romine from triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, creating the potential for a family feud in the final two games of a four-game series against the New York Yankees. Romine is starting at shortstop...