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1NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees looks on before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before Game One of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on September 30, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees looks on before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before Game One of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on September 30, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Mariano Rivera, the man behind the glove

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Mariano Rivera has spent 19 years in baseball. Despite big paychecks and stardom, he has remained humble.

  • Pat Summitt's will leaves 'personal property' to Tyler Summitt

    Pat Summitt’s last will and testament didn’t spread the property of the Tennessee women’s basketball coaching legend. Summitt gave all of her "tangible personal property" to her only son, Tyler. A copy of the will was obtained by the News Sentinel, and it specified that Summitt’s property included "automobiles, clothing, jewelry and other articles of personal use or ornament." Summitt’s home off Alcoa Highway in Blount County was put up for sale earlier this summer. She lived at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville from late January until her death on June 28 after a five-year battle with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. The will is dated July 18, 2013. Summitt’s brother, Tommy Head, was

    The Tennessean
  • Nick Diaz Reportedly Jumped by 4 Men, Involved in Las Vegas Nightclub Incident

    UFC star Nick Diaz was reportedly attacked by four assailants outside a Las Vegas nightclub in the early hours of Wednesday morning. "I didn't start it," Diaz told TMZ. "They didn't know who I was." Per ESPN's Brett Okamoto, Diaz's role in the altercation has been cleared up by the club: Diaz said he would not be pursuing prosecution for his attackers and told TMZ that the assailants "got the worst of it." According to TMZ, Diaz did attempt to defend himself, although he was struck in the head. The altercation is said to have turned into a melee that spilled into the Bellagio casino and culminated in the attackers "swinging chairs and brawling with club and casino staffers" before being escorted

    Bleacher Report
  • Aly Raisman on How the Final Five Reacted to Gabby Douglas Getting Bullied

    During the Olympic games, Final Five member Gabby Douglas watched herself be torn apart by internet trolls who dubbed her “Crabby Gabby” for not appearing supportive enough of her teammates during the all-around team competition (Douglas reportedly wasn’t as smiley as her other teammates in the stands) or patriotic enough during the medal ceremony (Douglas did not have her hand on her heart). Now, with the games behind them, Final Five team captain Aly Raisman opened up to E! News about what she, Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, and Madison Kocian were doing behind the scenes to help their teammate.

    Elle
  • David Ortiz Skeptical Of Ted Williams’ ‘Unhuman’ Red Seat Home Run

    Have you ever looked at the red seat located in the right field bleachers at Fenway Park and thought, “How the heck could someone hit a baseball that far?” If so, you’re not alone. The red seat — in Section 42, Row 37, Seat 21 — is stationed 502 feet from home plate and marks the longest home run in Fenway history, struck by Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams on June 9, 1946. The problem is the feat seems so unbelievable that some, including Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, can’t help but question the story’s validity. “You see how strong ballplayers are today” Ortiz said Monday, according to the Boston Herald. “And I’m not saying Mr. Ted Williams wasn’t. But you see how far guys are hitting balls

    New England Sports Network
  • The Top 10 Instagram Posts From Rio 2016

    From Usain Bolt’s signature pose to Simone Biles’ smooch from Zac Efron, here are the most-liked photos on Instagram from Olympic athletes.From Town & Country

    Town & Country
  • Billy Bush on Ryan Lochte's Robbery Lie: 'Did He Besmirch America's Character? Yes'

    Billy Bush is opening up about his now-infamous interview with swimmer Ryan Lochte about his fabricated robbery in Rio. Yes, it was an unfortunate thing for us, because it was such a sideshow for the second week of the Olympics," Bush said during a SiriusXM Today Show sit-down. Bush was the first to track down Lochte for an interview after the swimmer's mother, Ileana Lochte, told USA Today that her son and some of his teammates had been held up during a night out in Rio.

    People
  • Syracuse Men's Soccer Team Pulls Off Viral Stunt

    The players successfully headed a soccer ball to all 25 teammates in the locker room without letting it touch the ground. All: Good morning, America. That was Syracuse university men's soccer team. Heads up, people. You won't believe the stupt they're

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  • National TV talk show blasts Eagles for trading up to draft Carson Wentz

    Carson Wentz came to Eagles with a lot of fanfare and expectations. Fans have taken to Wentz already as shown by how many No.11 jerseys are on the backs of people walking around Philadelphia. The Eagles got the No.2 pick (Carson Wentz) and a 2017 4th-round pick in exchange for No.8 pick (Jack Conklin), a 3rd-round pick (Daryl Worley) a 4th-round pick (Connor Cook) along with a 2017 first round pick and a 2018 2nd-round pick. Max Kellerman is a newcomer to the ESPN show, “First Take.” He voiced his displeasure towards the Eagles trade when he was on the show with Stephen A. Smith and Damien Woody. “Obviously, at the time they made the trade, they made a mistake,” Kellerman said. “They gave up

    Eagles Wire
  • Jered Weaver will decide if he wants to retire after the season is over

    Jered Weaver is in the last year of his five-year, $85 million contract with the Angels. He’s also just barely hanging on. To the extent he is succeeding — and he has had his moments — it’s almost all on guile given that his velocity has almost completely abandoned him. Could he hang on a while longer? Probably. Guile aint’ nothing and there are worse pitchers than Weaver, but if he’s going to keep going it will almost certainly be as a year-to-year guy fighting for a job every winter and fighting for a roster spot every spring. Some guys, especially guys who have made their money, may want to retire at that point. Weaver isn’t necessarily ruling it out, but he isn’t making any final decisions

    HardballTalk
  • DeAngelo Williams spits truth about Steelers offensive line and Roethlisberger

    If you are ever in search of a sound byte about the Pittsburgh Steelers, all you have to do is ask running back DeAngelo Williams and he shall provide. When Williams went on ESPN First Take he had no qualms about gushing about his offensive line and quarterback. It’s great to see Williams give props to his offensive line like that. There’s no doubt this is a supremely talented group and grossly underrated by the rest of the NFL. You have to appreciate a running back who understands how important his offensive line is to his success. As far as Ben Roethlisberger goes, his pedigree speaks for itself, but as Williams said, the options having Roethlisberger under center provides is brutal for opposing

    Steelers Wire
  • Hope Solo suspended 6 months by U.S. Soccer for 'cowards' comment

    The United States Soccer Federation announced Wednesday that it has suspended Hope Solo for six months for her comments after the U.S. women’s national team’s Olympic quarterfinal loss to Sweden. Solo called the Swedes “cowards” and “cowardly” following the match, which the U.S. lost on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw during 120 minutes of regulation and extra time. Solo’s U.S. national team contract has also been terminated, though she reportedly will still be able to play for her club team, the NWSL’s Seattle Reign.

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  • Mexican League pitcher flips off batter before striking him out

    Over the past few seasons, a debate has raged within baseball over how much players should be allowed to celebrate big moments. One side believes an excessive bat flip or fist pump warrants a 98 mph fastball to the ribs. The other side thinks big moment

    Big League Stew
  • Pete Sampras: This guy may be next great US tennis player

    Everyone’s waiting for the next great American men’s tennis player to emerge, even Pete Sampras. And Pistol Pete has the guy in mind — 18-year-old, slingshot-serving, recently married Taylor Fritz. Sampras endorsed Fritz as having the best shot of the current crop, which also includes 18-year-old Frances Tiafoe. Last summer, when Sampras played an exhibition in Mexico and Fritz competed in a low-level tournament, they hit for 45 minutes and had a nice chat. They both live in Southern California. “Taylor’s got a good future,’’ Sampras told The Post this week while promoting an American Express on-site experience at next week’s U.S. Open. “It’s a cycle and we’re not quite what we used to be in

    New York Post
  • Report: Premier League club bids $22.5 million for USMNT prodigy Pulisic

    Young American soccer star Christian Pulisic may be on the move. The 17-year-old Hershey, Pennsylvania native, currently with German giants Borussia Dortmund, may be headed to England. According to BILD, Stoke City has offered $22.5 million for the midfielder. The USMNT member hasn't been a starter much at Dortmund, but that is to be expected considering his lack of experience and age. A talented, quick, clinical midfielder, he is at one of the top clubs in Europe at developing players and has a bright future. That is why this potential move doesn't make much sense, but there are other reasons. 1) Pulisic has gotten increased playing time and made 12 appearance for Dortmund last season. He has

    CBS Sports
  • How DeMarco Murray compared playing for Titans to Eagles

    DeMarco Murray says he’s in a different place now than he was at this time a year ago. And he’s not just talking about moving from Philadelphia to Nashville. “I feel great. My body feels great. Mentally, emotionally I feel great and the team looks well,” the Titans’ starting running back said Wednesday when asked how he’s doing compared to the same point a year ago before his disastrous season with the Eagles. Murray was coming off a franchise record-setting performance with the Cowboys in 2014 when he hit free agency and signed a five-year, $40 million deal with the Eagles, collecting $21 million guaranteed. But his NFL-leading 1,845 rushing yards the previous season with Dallas came on a staggering

    The Tennessean
  • What might the U.S. men's basketball roster look like in Tokyo in 2020?

    After Team USA’s dominating 96-66 drubbing of Serbia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro to win a third straight gold medal in men’s basketball, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo called upon the rest of the world to “get their act together and compete” if they want to break the stranglehold the Americans have had on the top of the men’s hoops podium over the past eight years. As the United States’ opponents set about rebuilding, revamping and reloading their national sides with an eye toward the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, though, it’s worth wondering: what might the U.S.’s own roster look like in four years’ time? Given the gulf between the victory in Rio and the opening of play in Japan, there’s precious little we (think we) know about what will unfold for Team USA 2020.

    Fourth-Place Medal
  • League of Legends esports is in chaos over low pay, untimely patches, and more (UPDATED)

    The League of Legends esports scene is a mess right now. In the past few months, tensions between Riot Games and team owners within the LCS have been rising. There is a rift (sorry) between the owners and Riot due to disagreements about how the LCS and the rest of League esports should be run.

    Taylor Cocke
  • This tomahawk dunk is vicious and disrespectful

    The Olympics just ended and the start of the NBA season is still months away. This stretch is typically a dark, lonely time of the year for basketball having highlight withdrawals. Fortunately, high schooler Jordyn Adams filled the void and gifted us a dunk that we could watch on repeat until the NBA season tips. Prepare yourself, this posterization isn't for the faint of heart: Sweet, fancy Moses. Adams loaded that tomahawk dunk up and floated in the air for what seems like minutes. All just setting the stage for the poor defender in a red sweatshirt to come up on the very wrong end of this highlight. At this point it seems like things are going south, but maybe not all was lost for young Mr.

    SB Nation
  • Peter King: How not drafting Johnny Manziel turned into 'embarrassment of riches' for Cowboys

    Sports Illustrated and MMQB.com's Peter King recently joined KTCK 1310 The Ticket's The Musers. Here are some highlights:  On the problem Dak solves: King: I think the best part about Dak Prescott from the Cowboys' view is simple: It means now the urgency to get a veteran backup who they probably wouldn't trust anyway ... just isn't there. So if someone comes on the waiver wire who they can get for nothing, minimum salary, fine. But now, if I'm Dallas I'm not thinking my backup quarterback problem is a problem because they've seen enough out of Prescott to know if the emergency happens, he's got as good a chance. I'm not saying he'll be a playoff quarterback - but he has as good a chance as any

    SportsDay
  • Hope Solo suspended for 6 months over explosive comments following US loss to Sweden in the Olympics

    Hope Solo has been suspended for six months following a comment she made after losing to Sweden at the Rio Olympics. The US Women's National Team has come down hard on Hope Solo, suspending her for her comments after Sweden eliminated the US from the Rio Olympics soccer tournament.

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  • Yoenis Cespedes says he won't opt out of Mets contract

    The New York Mets somehow finding a way to bring back outfielder Yoenis Cespedes this past winter was one of the biggest stories of the offseason. After singlehandedly taking the Mets to the playoffs with a spectacular second half, it was assumed Cespedes’ price range on the market would exceed what the Mets were willing to pay. In order to bring back Cespedes, the Mets needed to get creative with their deal.

    Big League Stew
  • John Wall and Bradley Beal are trying to learn to like each other

    John Wall and Bradley Beal feel the love. The Washington Wizards have been an excellent example of that difficulty. General manager Ernie Grunfeld opened this decade by selecting two very promising guards in John Wall (the first-overall pick in 2010) and Bradley Beal (third in 2012), and both have impressed enough to earn max-level contracts as the future leaders of the franchise.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Ronda Rousey will not return at UFC 205 in New York

    If Ronda Rousey is going to return to the UFC in the future, it certainly won’t be at the fighting promotions highly anticipated debut in New York City. UFC president Dana White appeared on the “UFC Unfiltered” podcast to state that the former women’s bantamweight champion would not be fighting at UFC 205 on Nov. 12. “She’s definitely not fighting in New York,” White said.

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  • Mosley: The four teams I'd add to Big 12 and why SMU isn't one of them

    Matt Mosley, co-host of The Afternoon Show with Cowlishaw and Mosley on weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. on KESN-FM 103.3, answered questions in a live chat. Here are some highlights. Many "experts" say that Tech will go 7-5 or 6-6 this season. If that happens is Kliff a goner? Matt Mosley: I don't really have him on the hot seat. I don't think 7-5 gets him fired. It sort of depends on how these games play out. The Red Raiders had the Frogs on the ropes last season...and couldn't put them away. If Mahomes has a great season and the Raiders win 8-9 games, all will be well in Lubbock. I have Mahomes as a darkhorse Heisman candidate. He has a chance to put up huge numbers. He's one of the most exciting

    SportsDay
  • Gentleman Bryce Harper assists Katie Ledecky with Olympic medals

    Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky proved she’s more than a one-sport star on Wednesday night at Nationals Park. Ledecky, who won four gold medals and one silver at the Rio Olympics, fired a perfect strike for the ceremonial first pitch before Washington’s game against the rival Baltimore Orioles. Removes all her medals 1st and hands them 1 at a time to Bryce Harper.

    Big League Stew