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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: Mariano Rivera, wife Clara, sons Mariano Jr, Jafet, and Jaziel pose before the game against the Kansas City Royals on September 29, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Mariano Rivera, wife Clara, sons Mariano Jr, Jafet, and Jaziel pose before the game against the Kansas City Royals on September 29, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Mariano Rivera, the man behind the glove

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

  • You won't believe what Jamie Vardy drinks before Leicester City's games

    Jamie Vardy is having plenty of port parties. Premier League footballers will typically have their dietary regime strictly controlled by their employers. In order to squeeze that extra one percent from every performance, Pep Guardiola banned his Manchester City players from eating pizza, Antonio Conte has taken ketchup off the table and Arsene Wenger has taken a monastic view towards player diets since the 1990s.

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  • Ryder Cup: Breaking Down the Friday Morning Pairings

    How sharp will Stenson be after taking a couple of weeks off to rest a torn ligament in his knee? Is Rose 100% fit, something he said he wasn’t during the FedEx Cup playoffs? Spieth and Reed were the U.S. bright spots in the loss two years ago in Scotland.

    Golf
  • Ed Pinckney joining Timberwolves coaching staff

    Ed Pinckney has arrived in Minnesota and is serving as a guest coach at Timberwolves training camp, with the expectation that he will soon join coach Tom Thibodeau’s staff. Pinckney was at the team’s two-a-day practices Wednesday. Thibodeau coached with Pinckney in Chicago and immediately targeted him for his staff when he took the Timberwolves job this summer.

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  • Beckham: 'I'm just going to go out and be who I am'

    Even though Odell Beckham's on-field behavior and demeanor have long been in question, the Giants star receiver insists he is not going to change the way he plays.

    Comcast SportsNet New York
  • Ohio State DC Greg Schiano cited for crash with bicyclist

    Greg Schiano is in his first season as defensive coordinator at Ohio State. Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano was issued a traffic citation Wednesday. Last Thursday morning, Schiano’s truck hit a bicyclist, resulting in a ticket for “failure to obey a traffic-control device.” The ticket is a minor misdemeanor, per the Columbus Dispatch.

    Dr. Saturday
  • What kind of manager would Cristiano Ronaldo be?

    Cristiano Ronaldo remains central to Real Madrid’s goal-scoring aspirations, but one day, he will have to hang up his cleats. [ FC Yahoo: You won’t believe what Jamie Vardy drinks before games ] The soccer “afterlife” is a daunting prospect for a man

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  • Vacc's three keys when Jets host Seahawks

    If the Jets lose this game and fall to 1-3, they will have lost more than just any tiny shot they had at winning their division.

    Comcast SportsNet New York
  • Yankees Fan Loses Engagement Ring During Proposal as Stadium Looks On

    Yankees fan Andrew Fox's mid-game proposal didn't go as planned Tuesday when he opened up the ring box to find the engagement diamond he purchased alarmingly missing. The entire stadium looked on – as well as the TV audience at home – as Fox and girlfriend Heather Terwillinger searched for the M.I.A. bauble with help from their seatmates. "I literally started crying because I thought it was lost," Fox told ESPN.

    People
  • Nick Saban would ‘love’ for Blake Barnett to stay at Alabama

    At least from Alabama’s side of it, the door’s not completely shut on Blake Barnett‘s future being in Tuscaloosa. Earlier Wednesday, a report surfaced that Barnett had decided to leave the football program and transfer out.  In meeting with the media a short time later, Nick Saban confirmed that Barnett had “expressed some concern about his future” at a meeting earlier in the day. The head coach said he “didn’t know” when asked if Barnett, who lost the starting quarterback job to true freshman Jalen Hurts earlier this year, was still a part of the team, although he made it clear that the redshirt freshman was still welcome in the locker room if he changes his mind. “Blake is a fine young man,”

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  • Happy Hour: It's never going to only be about the racing

    Matt Kenseth won at Dover in May (Getty). As inspection has dominated the first two weeks of the 2016 Chase, a common refrain is hope that the focus in the NASCAR world will go back to the racing on the track. Just Thursday NASCAR issued a rules update defining what an encumbered finish is.

    From The Marbles
  • Ryder Cup Heckler Wins $100 Bet by Making Putt Rory McIlroy Missed

    One of the most famous contests in golf saw one of the most impressive displays on a green in Ryder Cup history, and it didn't even come from one of the players. David Johnson, a spectator during the practice round on Thursday at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota, watched Team Europe's Rory McIlroy and teammate Andy Sullivan as they tried and failed repeatedly to sink their putts. In general, pros tune out boasts from hecklers and play on, but when teammate Henrik Stenson heard the heckler bragging about his own short game, he made Johnson put his money where his mouth was -- literally.

    Good Morning America
  • Giants score two, Pence approves

    Nolan Arenado throws the ball away on Johnny's Cueto bunt attempt, allowing two runs to score and eliciting elation from Hunter Pence

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  • Joakim Noah skips Knicks dinner with West Point cadets due to anti-war stance

    The #Knicks eat with the cadets & listen to a memorable speech @WestPoint_USMA. “It’s hard for me a little bit – I have a lot of respect for the kids here fighting — but it’s hard for me to understand why we go to war and why kids have to kill kids all around the world,’’ Noah said. Noah received permission from Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek to skip the team function.

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  • Purdue OL Martesse Patterson arrested for allegedly punching ex-teammate

    Purdue offensive lineman Martesse Patterson (74) started the first two games of the season at left tackle. A Purdue offensive lineman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a former teammate. According to the Lafayette Journal & Courier, Martesse Patterson is facing a felony battery charge stemming from an alleged incident with former teammate Alex Hilger earlier this month.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Xfinity Series Spotlight: Brandon Jones

    Brandon Jones was a fan of team owner Richard Childress long before he had the chance to drive for him. “I think it was my first race at Las Vegas,” Jones told NBC Sports. “He was in a hurry, Richard’s always in a hurry, but I was like, ‘Hey!’ I didn’t even know what to say to him. And now, thank gosh last year I got an opportunity to drive with him a little bit, and now we’re best friends. You can come in his office and kick back and have a normal conversation, so it’s great.” Jones, now 19, was given a five-race opportunity in 2015. After earning two top-five finishes, Jones received a full-time ride for 2016 driving the No. 33 Chevrolet. “It was a grin on my face, that’s for sure,” Jones said

    NASCAR Talk
  • Cubs-Pirates Stopped by Rain, First Tie in Majors Since 2005

    The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates played to the first tie game in the majors since 2005 when rain forced the teams to stop in the sixth inning Thursday night with the score 1-all

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  • Huge If True: What's happening with unsigned NHL RFAs?

    The biggest and most obvious of these, this week at least, is Jacob Trouba, whose agent recently revealed a trade request made back in May. But in terms of unsigned young stars, he’s actually a rather faint one. Most notably, Bob McKenzie gave us the mother of all RFA rumor roundups this week, supplementing plenty of other reporting on the subject that has been widely circulated in recent weeks. Just to rattle off the list of names he addressed in his Wednesday morning tweetstorm: Tobias Rieder, Rasmus Ristolainen, Lindholm, Trouba, Kucherov and Gaudreau.

    Puck Daddy
  • In search of justice, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix seeks criminal justice degree

    Green Bay Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is pursuing a degree in criminal justice. Don’t let the name fool you. Green Bay Packers defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is taking the racial divide that’s cutting through cities across this country as seriously as any player in the NFL. Maybe even more seriously, and that includes backup San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Liverpool to postpone further Anfield expansion after fan protest

    Liverpool owner John Henry says fan protests against ticket prices are causing the club to reassess plans to further redevelop Anfield. Henry’s Fenway Sports Group apologized to fans earlier this year and reversed planned rises in ticket prices after a walkout during a game. But having funded the redevelopment of Liverpool’s main stand over the last year, the next phase of the expansion program might not make economic sense if the club can’t recoup the construction cost. The Anfield Road stand had been next in line for rebuilding at the 54,000-capacity Anfield. “I don’t know if there is a next step because ticket prices are an issue in England,” Henry said. “That may foreclose further expansion.

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  • Phil Mickelson Forced to Hit Right-Handed in Opening Match of Ryder Cup

    Phil Mickelson put a lot of pressure on himself to perform well at this week's Ryder Cup. Mickelson pumped one out of bounds, forcing Fowler to re-tee. It was Mickelson's turn to hit, but he couldn't take a proper swing left-handed, so he turned a club upside down and took a swipe right-handed.

    Golf
  • Mets edge closer to Wild Card berth with win over Marlins, presented by W.B. Mason

    Jay Bruce homered for the second straight day to help the Mets defeat the Marlins, 5-2, in the teams' final meeting of the season on Wednesday night at Marlins Park.

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  • Report: Cavaliers giving championship rings to 1,000+ workers

    The Cavaliers will reportedly give David Blatt a championship ring, and Anderson Varejao also has one available. They aren’t the only two unexpected ring recipients. Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com: Majority owner Dan Gilbert and his partners decided

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  • Articles

    Following a home visit Wednesday with Arizona head coach Sean Miller and assistant Book Richardson, Nick Richards will take an official visit to the Pac-12 school the weekend of Oct. 7, sources said. The Arizona visit will mark the second official for the St. Patrick's (N.J.) big man after he takes his first to Kentucky this coming weekend. "Yeah, Book keeps it real with me," Richards, a native of Jamaica who has only been playing organized ball for about four years, told me last month of the Arizona assistant from New York. "He's probably the only coach out of all of them that keeps it the most real with me." Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim also had a home visit on Tuesday with Richards, who

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  • At last, West Virginia and Pitt agree to revive their historic rivalry

    In the five years since both schools declared they were leaving the Big East to join other conferences, West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has always pushed to get longtime rival Pittsburgh back on his schedule. West Virginia and Pitt announced Thursday that they’ve agreed to a four-year series that will begin during the 2017-18 season. The Panthers will host the basketball version of the Backyard Brawl in 2017 and 2019 and will visit Morgantown in 2018 and 2020.

    The Dagger
  • F1 Preview: 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix

    Following his third straight victory in Singapore two weeks ago, Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg heads into this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix as the Formula 1 drivers’ championship leader for the first time since the middle of July. After Lewis Hamilton’s mid-season resurgence, many expected the Briton to sweep through the remainder of the year and pick up his fourth world title. Rosberg dug deep, though, with his Singapore victory arguably being his most complete thus far in 2016. The eight-point gap to teammate Hamilton may offer some comfort, but the German shan’t rest easy on it. It feels strange for F1 to be visiting Malaysia so late in the season. The race has traditionally been the second

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