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RNEW YORK - OCTOBER 27: Relief pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrates with teammates Jorge Posada #20 and Scott Brosius after winning the World Series against the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium on October 27, 1999 in the Bronx, New York. The Yankees defeated the Braves 4-1. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Relief pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrates with teammates Jorge Posada #20 and Scott Brosius after winning the World Series against the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium on October 27, 1999 in the Bronx, New York. The Yankees defeated the Braves 4-1.

Mariano Rivera, the man behind the glove

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

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    Just watch his episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls for proof of all of this. The Seattle Times caught up with a few guys on Seattle’s roster and asked for their favorite Marshawn stories. My first week here, we were outside on the field, and I was talking to Justin Forsett.

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  • Tigers not likely to deal Kinsler

    While Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila recently told local reporters he will be looking to cut payroll and shake up his roster before next season, Detroit Free Press reporter Anthony Fenech believes the Tigers have no interest in trading 2B Ian Kinsler and RHP Justin Verlander. "We want to get younger," Avila said two weeks ago. "We want to get leaner. We want to run the organization without having to go over our means." Kinsler, 34, who hit .288 with 28 home runs and 83 RBIs this season, will earn just $21 million over the next two years and be eligible for free agency after the 2018 season. Matthew Cerrone | Snapchat | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | About Me The Mets technically need a second baseman.

  • Dexter Fowler will have a special place in Cubs' World Series history

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    Carlos Sainz Jr. produced one of the stand-out displays in Sunday’s United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas to finish sixth, matching his best result of the 2016 Formula 1 season so far. Sainz qualified 10th for Toro Rosso on Saturday at the Circuit of The Americas, but rose up to P8 in the early stages after Nico Hulkenberg and Valtteri Bottas dropped back due to contact. Sainz managed to jump Felipe Massa at the second round of pit stops to run seventh before Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen retired, handing the Spaniard fifth. After seeing off pressure from Massa, Sainz went wheel-to-wheel with his childhood racing hero, Fernando Alonso, in the final two laps, but was unable to keep the

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  • Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields turning pro

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  • Cubs Fan Hillary Clinton Railed in Hostile Ads During NLCS Game

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  • Look up - way up, as Yao Ming towers over Gary Player in amazing pictures

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  • EFL Cup Tues. preview: Spurs-Reds, plenty of non-PL participants

    Sixteen teams remain in the battle to clinch the Premier League’s first European place of next season’s tournament, and we have some tremendous battles on tap for Tuesday and Wednesday in the EFL Cup (formerly the League Cup). Today we focus on the 24 hours ahead of us, focusing on Tuesday’s five matches and allowing the Manchester Derby, West Ham-Chelsea, and Southampton-Sunderland to percolate a bit. That’s not to say we don’t have a pair of giants dueling on Tuesday. Liverpool is three wins away from a return to the final, where the Reds fell in penalties last season. Standing in their way is Tottenham Hotspur, a deep squad which won’t have to worry much about a quick turnaround from Saturday.

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