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'NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: Jaziel Rivera, the son of Mariano Rivera, looks at the ring presented to him by Joe Girardi in commemoration of his fathers 500 saves before the game on September 29, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Jaziel Rivera, the son of Mariano Rivera, looks at the ring presented to him by Joe Girardi in commemoration of his fathers 500 saves before the game on September 29, 2009 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.

  • Jason Kipnis wants no part of Rougned Odor after hard slide

    No matter how well he plays this season, it will be tough for Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor to shake his reputation as the guy who punched Jose Bautista in the face. For all we know, Odor could be the nicest guy in the world. On the field,

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  • U.S. Soccer terminates Hope Solo's national team contract, bans her six months

    U.S. women’s coach Jill Ellis and U.S. Soccer general secretary Dan Flynn met with Solo, 35, in Seattle on Wednesday afternoon and gave her the news, which comes with three months of severance pay. Solo, who received public criticism from teammate Megan Rapinoe and U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati for her comments, did not apologize for them. “The comments by Hope Solo after the match against Sweden during the 2016 Olympics were unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our national team players,” Gulati said in a press release.

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  • Lane Johnson says he'll sue supplement company over suspension

    Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson first complained about the NFLPA’s lack of supplement testing after his positive test triggered a 10-game suspension. Now he says he’ll sue the supplement company that he says sold him the amino acids that led to the positive test. Johnson had $25 million in guaranteed money remaining on his deal, but the positive test meant none of that money is guaranteed anymore due to a clause in his contract.

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  • Jim Boeheim’s Melo comments are evidence of why athletes hate the media

    Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has a habit of creating headlines that are not all that flattering, to himself or to the people that he’s commenting on, which is why it wasn’t much of a surprise that a quote he gave to Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Standard has been making the rounds this week. The quote in question? “He’s unlikely to win an NBA title,” Boeheim said of his former star and now three-time Olympic champion Carmelo Anthony. “He’s never been on a team that even had a remote chance of winning an NBA title.” That sounds bad, doesn’t it? But … I mean, he’s right, isn’t he? Melo is 32 years old and title-less. He’s been to the conference finals once and gotten out of the first round

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  • Texas sends note to Arizona after death of Zach Hemmila (Photo)

    After Arizona lineman Zach Hemmila died earlier this month, the Texas football program reached out to the Wildcats to offer support. Wildcats tight end Josh Kern shared a photo of a handwritten letter and notes from the Longhorns. Arizona spokesman Blair Willis told the Austin American-Statesman that Texas is one of 50 football programs across the country (from high school to the NFL) to send a card to the Wildcats to offer condolences.

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  • Why Joey Bosa better hope the Chargers' offer still stands

    On Wednesday, Shutdown Corner’s Frank Schwab did a great job of updating the Joey Bosa situation — namely how the San Diego Chargers made this standoff public and ugly. Oh, sure, these are the Chargers we’re talking about, and calling them a well-run organization might not be able to be done with a straight face. Perhaps the Chargers, coming off a 4-12 nightmare of a season, could have found better ways to get this thing done — especially in an era where the draft-pick holdout has gone the way of the Edsel.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Geno Smith publicly named Fitzpatrick's backup

    Geno Smith is still No. 2 for the New York Jets. After previously being vague about the situation a few days ago, coach Todd Bowles said Smith will play after starter Ryan Fitzpatrick in the preseason game against the Giants on Saturday night. "You always prepare the same way," Smith said after practice Wednesday. "It's really no different. I'm just continuing to work hard." There had been some uncertainty about the pecking order of the backups after Bryce Petty had a good performance and Smith struggled against Washington. On Sunday, Bowles wouldn't say for sure what the rotation of the quarterbacks would be this week. He did say then that he was clear about the four quarterbacks on the roster,

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  • Blizzard burned its biggest fans with World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

    Warlords of Draenor, World of Warcraft’s fifth expansion pack, was met with buzz and approval of fans and critics alike when it released in November 2014. I was one of those critics, laying effusive praise (and an extremely high score to match) at the expansion’s feet in my review. It wasn’t just player and critical feedback, either. That love for the expansion showed in subscriber numbers, which crested over 10 million once more for the first time in years. But then something happened. I stopped playing three or four months after Warlords of Draenor released. And I was far from alone. In the summer of 2015, World of Warcraft’s subscriber numbers hit a nine-year low, dropping from over 10 million

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  • Kasey Kahne: I need to leave if I'm not performing by 2018

    Kasey Kahne was blunt when talking about his struggles on Wednesday. Kahne’s contract with Hendrick Motorsports runs through 2018 and said that if he’s not competitive by the end of his deal, then it’s time to move on. Byron, who has won five races in the Camping World Truck Series this season, signed a contract with Hendrick Motorsports last week.

    From The Marbles
  • 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
  • British Olympic Team Has Luggage Mishap

    The country's Olympic athletes returned home from Rio but were stuck at baggage claim because each had the same red, Team GB bag. If they all came to returning than on the same flags of I can't see this team great Britain's Twitter account baggage collection could be interesting hash tag same same hash tag great to be back.

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  • 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
  • Los Angeles celebrates 'Kobe Bryant Day'

    It’s been a whirlwind retirement for Kobe Bryant. On Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers legend rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to unveil his new $100 million venture-capital fund. The date marks the two jersey numbers (8 and 24) Bryant wore during his 20 years with the club.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Fantasy football mock draft, Rounds 7-9: Old dudes, including Gore, get the call

    ‘Galloping’ Gore is the clear frontrunner in Indy. (Getty) National Draft Day is almost upon us, everyone. Time to get seriously serious about your prep. Beginning today, the Yahoo Sports fantasy crew is going to mock draft a 12-team, 9-round league for

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  • The Patriots traded center Bryan Stork to the Redskins, but he could retire

    First, it was reported that the New England Patriots were planning on releasing their third-year center, who started in their Super Bowl XLIX win as a rookie in the 2014 season. Then word arose that the Washington Redskins, seeking an upgrade, had sent a conditional draft pick to the Patriots for Stork. Then came another odd turn: Was the concussion-plagued Stork, 25, considering retiring instead of joining his new team?

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  • WATCH: Young WWE fans nail adorable impressions of Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman

    Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. If that's the case, then Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman should be very, very flattered. These young WWE fans recently acted as the massive wrestler/MMA fighter and his advocate with the young Heyman showcasing an incredible impression that should make Paul E. proud. The video was impressive enough to get the attention of Paul Wight (better known as The Big Show), who posted it to his Facebook page. Suplex City, indeed! While the kid doing Heyman clearly nailed it, don't sleep on the Lesnar impression. It's much harder to get gestures and body language right without doing a voice, and this kid did it spot on -- crazy eyes included. I know it's hard to

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  • Best Player in Europe: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Bale, Griezmann to win award

    Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Best Player in Europe by UEFA on Thursday in Monaco, following the group stage draw for the UEFA Champions League. Ronaldo, 31, beat other finalists teammate and Welsh international Gareth Bale and France and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann to the award for the 2015-16 season. Barcelona duo Lionel Messi came fourth and Luis Suarez finished in fifth. The Portuguese striker scored 51 goals in 48 games for Real Madrid last season and led Portugal to its first-ever major title as a nation, winning the EURO 2016 trophy. Ronaldo said on stage that he was “living his dream” by playing football as he won the award for a second time in his career, the list title

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  • Jay Bouwmeester replaces Duncan Keith on Canada's World Cup roster

    St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester will replace Chicago Blackhawks blueliner Duncan Keith on Team Canada’s World Cup of Hockey roster. The Blackhawks released a statement from team physician Michael Terry saying that Keith was still rehabbing a knee injury and the tournament could make him more susceptible to an injury. “As Duncan continues offseason rehabilitation on the right knee injury that he sustained last season, we understand his decision not to participate in next month’s World Cup of Hockey.

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  • Yankees startled by unexpected visitor in Safeco Field dugout

    The New York Yankees were going about their business in impressive fashion on Wednesday when an unexpected and unwelcomed visitor dropped into their dugout. Fortunately, the Yankees were in the field at the time of the incident. The Yankees dugout had mostly emptied out in the middle of the eighth inning as the Bombers took the field for the bottom of the frame.

    Big League Stew
  • Rory McIlroy Not Switching Equipment Yet Despite New Putter in Bag

    Rory McIlroy may have a Scotty Cameron putter in the bag this week at The Barclays, but he's not making any major equipment moves yet. Following Nike's announcement that the athletic giant is getting out of the equipment game, McIlroy confirmed Wednesday that he's switched out his Nike Method Origin putter for a Scotty Cameron M1 prototype.

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  • 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.

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  • Zach Britton allowed an earned run for the first time since April 30

    Orioles closer Zach Britton had appeared in a major league record 43 consecutive games without allowing an earned run, spanning May 5 to August 22. That streak came to an end on Wednesday evening against the Nationals. The Orioles entered the bottom of the ninth inning holding a 10-3 lead, but reliever Parker Bridwell immediately found himself in hot water. He yielded back-to-back singles to Danny Espinosa and Clint Robinson. He was able to strike out Trea Turner, but walked Jayson Werth to load the bases. Daniel Murphy then crushed his first career grand slam to make it a 10-7 game. That prompted manager Buck Showalter to bring in Britton. Britton, too, was knocked around. He served up a single

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  • Here are your Belgian Grand Prix times on NBCSN, NBC Sports App

    After the summer break, Formula One is back in action this weekend with the Belgian Grand Prix. Live free practice two and the race occur on NBCSN while live qualifying will occur via live streaming on the NBC Sports app (link here); it will air Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Full details and times for the weekend are below: FORMULA ONE BELGIAN GRAND PRIX – SUNDAY AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the 2016 Formula One Championship this Sunday with the Belgian Grand Prix, as Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton aims for his fifth consecutive win and seventh victory in eight races. Hamilton now leads the drivers’ standings (217 points) by 19 points over teammate and rival

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  • Jerry Jones: Ezekiel Elliott's pot dispensary visit 'just not good'

    SEATTLE -- Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones was not pleased to see a video on TMZ that appeared to show  Ezekiel Elliott at a marijuana dispensary hours before the rookie running back was set to make his preseason debut. In the video, a man the website reported to be Elliott was seen in Herban Legends in Seattle, but he was not shown making any purchases. "Well, I think that in and of itself the reason we are talking about is in a way part of the learning process," Jones said after the Cowboys' loss to the Seattle Seahawks Thursday. "But it's not good. It's just not good. It's just not good." Marijuana remains a banned substance in the NFL though its recreational use is legal

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  • 51 Questions: Who is better, Bulls or Knicks?

    Today PBT launches its 2016-17 NBA preview series, 51 Questions. Between now and the start of the NBA season we will tackle 51 questions we cannot wait to see answered during the upcoming NBA season. We will delve into one almost every day between now and the start of the season (we’re taking some weekends off). And we start with a fun topic: Who is better, the Bulls or the Knicks? Two proud franchises in two of the nation’s biggest markets, with two fan bases that demand results (but haven’t gotten them lately). Those fan bases are restless because we are talking about two franchises that disappointed and missed the playoffs last season. That put a lot of pressure on the front offices of the

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