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(NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Jorge Posada #20 and Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrate after clinching the American League East division against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 21, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jorge Posada #20 and Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrate after clinching the American League East division against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 21, 2011 at Yankee Stadium 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.

  • South Dakota State ran the craziest trick play at the goal line and scored

    North Dakota State has won five straight FCS championships, so it’s going to take some extra effort from South Dakota State to knock the Bison off. Perhaps that was in the back of Jackrabbits’ coaches’ minds when the offense pulled off this incredible trick play on a first-and-goal early in their playoff game: Wow. From another angle in GIF form: That is some sneaky stuff right there. They basically hid a short runner who knelt behind the line, quietly waited a few seconds after the snap and let him run as the defense bit on the fake quarterback run the other way. See? I told you FCS football is awesome.

    For The Win
  • Jagermeister wants to block the Milwaukee Bucks from trademarking its (similar) logo

    The Jagermeister logo is on the right. Jager clearly thinks so. The company filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, acting in “opposition” to the Bucks being given a registered trademark for their new’ish deer logo, which was introduced in 2015.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Giants granted young fan's request to sign Mark Melancon

    When it came to signing Mark Melancon though, the motivation for San Francisco Giants GM Bobby Evans may have come in the form of a young fan’s letter. As everyone knows, the Giants finalized their four-year, $62M contract with the former Pirates and Nationals closer on Friday. Not long afterward, the Giants posted the following tweet containing a letter and a request from a young fan to ink Melancon very, very soon.

    Big League Stew
  • Niskanen out; Pacioretty's injury; enjoying the Leafs (Puck Headlines)

    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Max Pacioretty got off to a slow start. • Former NHL player Kevin Stevens entered a plea of guilty to conspiracy to sell Oxycodone in a Boston court.

    Puck Daddy
  • Justin Tuck says New York Giants need someone to light a fire

    Former Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck says that someone needs to provide a lift for the team as it heads into a divisional showdown against the Cowboys.

    NBC Sports
  • Broncos investigating racist, threatening letter sent to Brandon Marshall

    Marshall, who kneeled for the first eight games of the season, posted photos of the letter, sent to him at the Broncos’ facility, on his Instagram feed on Friday. Its author likely doesn’t understand that taking the time to write out such hateful filth actually makes Marshall’s point about racial injustice and racist attitudes.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Why Harrington Is Really Happy McIlroy Didn't Overreact to Ryder Cup Heckler

    McIlroy, who was playing his match with Thomas Pieters and against Americans Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson, walked over to the gallery after hearing the spectator. Harrington, who was the vice-captain following along in that match, recently went into detail about the tense moment in a story with the Irish Golf Desk.

    Golf
  • Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce shine in Chiefs' big win over Raiders

    The Kansas City Chiefs were able to secure a major win on Thursday thanks to the performances of speedy receiver Tyreek Hill and star tight end Travis Kelce.

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  • Melo says recent Instagram posts were indeed about Phil Jackson

    No Noah, no problem. The Knicks have gone on 4-0 without Joakim Noah, but there's no denying having him rise up and be the player New York is hoping he can be would pay dividends rather quickly.  Unfortunately, he hasn't been that player since (at the very most recent) the 2014-15 season. The player the Knicks have acquired looks like a shell of his former self. Of course, he's provided flashes of intrigue, physicality, and toughness here and there. Noah's vision on offense is among the best for centers in the NBA. With a bevy of tip-backs when crashing the glass, Noah continues to create second-chance opportunities. On defense, he plays an excellent mental game and can frustrate opponents. 

    SNY
  • Premier League Preview: Arsenal vs. Stoke City

    Arsenal has won last 14 matches against Stoke Gunners are currently unbeaten in last 13 PL fixtures Stoke has gone unbeaten in eight of last nine matches Arsenal looks to remain hot on Saturday as the Gunners host Stoke City (10 a.m. ET, NBCSN and streaming via NBC Sports Live) from the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners remain in contention at the summit of the Premier League as Arsene Wenger‘s side sits second behind league leaders Chelsea on 31 points. In addition to Arsenal’s recent success in the PL, the Gunners have progressed to the final 16 in the UEFA Champions League as well, making 2016/17 a potentially strong year for the London side. Alexis Sanchez continues to lead the way for the Gunners

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Ian Poulter gets in cameraman's face after Hong Kong Open quad

    Ian Poulter got into a bizarre altercation on Friday in Hong Kong. Ian Poulter’s second round at the Hong Kong Open was slipping away from him on Friday. “If I’m ready to play my shot, don’t go running behind me,” Poulter said, pointing his finger at the cameraman as he looked directly in the lens.

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Colin Kaepernick's parents speak out: 'We admire his strength and courage'

    Colin Kaepernick's parents have decided to break their silence. Teresa and Rick Kaepernick wrote a letter to ESPN's The Undefeated on Friday, addressing their son's 'strength and courage' for standing up for his beliefs. "Colin is carrying a heavy load and following a difficult path that he truly believes in.

    Sporting News
  • Claude Giroux on Flyers’ winning streak, evolving as captain (Puck Daddy Q&A)

    DECEMBER 08: Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates after scoring a second period goal against the Edmonton Oilers at Wells Fargo Center on December 8, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Claude Giroux hasn’t collected hockey cards since he was a kid, but a new endorsement deal with Topps might get him back in the game again.

    Puck Daddy
  • Bolivian official breaks silence about air crash in Colombia

    LA PAZ, Bolivia –  A Bolivian official who signed off on the flight plan for a chartered aircraft that crashed in the Andes is breaking her silence and accusing her bosses of trying to stage a cover-up. In a public letter, Celia Castedo says she didn't have the authority to stop the doomed flight to Medellin, Colombia, that killed 71 people, including members of a Brazilian soccer team heading to the finals of the Copa Sudamericana tournament. Castedo says that a day after the crash her superiors pressured her to modify an internal report that she claims details how she warned the airline the plane didn't have enough fuel to safely make the flight. Bolivian officials say Castedo is under investigation for her responsibility in the crash.

    Fox News
  • Tom Brady, Matt Cassel and the Patriots' Great Prank War of 2006

    Matt Cassel (16) learned the hard way: don’t mess with Tom Brady. In 2006, I was with the Providence Journal and in my first year covering the New England Patriots. Turns out, they were the tires off Cassel’s car, and Tom Brady had paid someone to remove the tires, put Cassel’s car on blocks, and move three of the tires (notice I didn’t say four) in front of the Cassel’s locker.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Bernhard Langer drains it from 20 feet for birdie at PNC Father/Son

    In the opening round of the 2016 PNC Father/Son Challenge, Bernhard Langer makes his birdie putt from 20 feet on the par-4 13th hole.

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  • The White Sox wanted Astros’ top prospects for Jose Quintana

    The Astros, Braves and Nationals came sniffing around White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana during the Winter Meetings, but each appeared to find the Sox’ asking price well beyond what they were willing to give up for the starter. On Saturday, Peter Gammons revealed that the White Sox had floated Francis Martes, Kyle Tucker and Joe Musgrove as a possible return for Quintana. It’s a strategy that worked well for Chicago in the past, most recently when they dealt Chris Sale to the Red Sox for Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech, among others, and flipped Adam Eaton to the Nationals for a trio of pitching prospects.

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  • Horace Grant Didn't Always Need Those Goggles, But He Kept Wearing Them For The Kids

    Horace Grant is a four-time NBA champion, but the most famous thing about him might be his eyewear. On Thursday, the NBA world learned why he wore those goggles all those years. Grant, as the story went for years, was legally blind and needed them to see.

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  • Now Cheer This! Cheerleading Becomes (Provisional) Olympic Sport

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted Tuesday to recognize cheerleading as a sport, granting $25,000 in annual funding to the International Cheer Union (ICU), the New York Times reported. “Cheerleading is a sport with growing popularity, IOC sports director Kit McConnell said, the BBC reported. The ICU has 4.5 registered athletes and over 100 national federations.

    People
  • World Racing League Is Club Racing for the Enduro-Minded

    Into club racing but feel like you don't get enough time on the track? Then the World Racing League's endurance series is right up your alley. WRL's 2016 calendar has 13 races, most featuring two 8 hour endurance races per event.

    The Drive
  • Mets haven't had contract talks with their starting pitchers, but have it in mind

    The Mets have yet to talk with their current crop of starting pitchers about the possibility of signing contract extensions, Mets assistant GM John Ricco told SNY's Mets Hot Stove on Thursday. "It's something that's certainly in mind when we talk about how we're going to keep this team in tact for the long term, and win in the long term," Ricco said, noting that such discussions usually happen in January and February not December. "But, to date we haven't really engaged at all, though like in the past, if it makes sense we'll aggressively approach them." Matthew Cerrone | Snapchat | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | About Me It feels like this is probably the wrong offseason to have these talks,

    SNY
  • Pass or Fail: Philadelphia Flyers' 2017 Stadium Series jersey (Photos)

    Your jersey matchup for the 2017 Stadium Series game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers at Heinz Field in February is now set. The Flyers released their black design on Saturday morning, a few weeks after the Penguins unveiled their very yellow look.

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  • Report: Doomed plane was also '18 minutes from crash' with Messi, Argentina aboard

    Could Lionel Messi and the Argentina national team have been within minutes of experiencing the same fate as Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense? It's a wild thought, but one Brazilian publication claims it could have been close to happening. The Argentina national team used the very same plane as the Brazilian club last month. That plane crashed with the Brazilian team on it on Nov. 28, killing 71 people on board including the majority of the team. Sao Paulo-based newspaper Folha researched flight data from live air traffic monitor Flight Radar 24 and note that the plane can only travel about four hours and 22 minutes fully fueled, adding that the team's flight from Argentina to Brazil for World

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  • Did Derek Carr's missed bomb to Amari Cooper hit NBC's Skycam cable? (Video)

    One of the stranger plays from Thursday night’s Kansas City Chiefs victory over the Oakland Raiders came with about nine minutes left and the Raiders down one score and struggling offensively. Once-MVP candidate Derek Carr had been having a brutal night throwing the football, and his receivers were faring just as poorly catching it. Carr was pressured by the Chiefs, who were in a single-high safety look, on third-and-7 from the Oakland 28-yard line.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. defends return to racing despite concussions

    The concussion is at least the fifth he’s had in his NASCAR career. He missed two races in 2012 because of concussion symptoms after a crash in a test at Kansas Speedway and a crash about six weeks later at Talladega Superspeedway. “I feel very confident in what I’ve seen in myself, in my improvement. I feel confident in what my doctors are telling me about my future and the risks that I’m taking and my ability to be able to withstand the normal wear and tear of not only driving a race car but getting into that unfortunate accident from time to time. “We all feel pretty confident that not only am I as healthy as I was before the symptoms came (this season), but I’m actually stronger. Having gone

    NASCAR Talk