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Mariano Rivera

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  • Mariano Rivera: Breaking bats, and hitters' hearts, for 19 years

    Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford uses just any old bat when he faces Mariano Rivera. The more rickety and age-worn, the better. He knows there's a good chance his bat — and his at-bat — will be doomed by what many consider the most...
  • Mariano Rivera continues to give, and get, on his farewell tour

    Mariano Rivera continues to give, and get, on his farewell tour
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The greatest closer in baseball history brought his farewell tour to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington this week. And once again Mariano Rivera arranged to meet quietly with ordinary fans and stadium workers, as he has done in every city...
  • Grapefruit League starts with old college try

    The first story line of the exhibition season: Can a college kid upstage the New York Yankees? No, seriously. The Yankees open the Grapefruit League season Tuesday against Florida State, and the Seminoles' roster includes Heisman Trophy winner Jameis...
  • Peyton Manning is a strange pick for sportsman of the year

    Add one more to his list of achievements: Peyton Manning has been named Sports Illustrated's sportsman of the year. What an odd choice. Sure, Manning has led Denver to an 11-3 record this year and is closing in on the season record for touchdown passes,...
  • Angels and some fans could take a lesson from Red Sox and their fans

    Angels and some fans could take a lesson from Red Sox and their fans
    This column is a high-five to Boston Red Sox fans and their baseball organization. It is also a wrinkled brow and shake of the head to the same groups of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Sunday night, before the last regular-season game at Fenway Park...
  • Mariano Rivera expected to reveal plans to retire after 2013 season

    New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera, 43, is expected to announce his plans to retire after the 2013 season on Saturday. The New York Post reported that a news conference is scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. EST. Rivera is Major League Baseball'...
  • Five Baltimore Orioles stats that stand out this week

    Five Baltimore Orioles stats that stand out this week
    Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Orioles. 2.41 -- Chris Tillman’s ERA in his six road starts this season. Tillman picked up his sixth win of the season Sunday, allowing three...
  • Jim Johnson building another streak after his save Tuesday against Angels

    Jim Johnson building another streak after his save Tuesday against Angels
    Twice in two nights, Orioles closer Jim Johnson faced off against one of the most intimidating lineups in the major leagues, and twice in two nights, Johnson notched the save. In shutting the door in the Orioles’ 3-2 win over the Los Angeles...
  • Star Track: Jake Cave

    When Jake Cave, 20, of Hampton was drafted by the New York Yankees, he might well have envisioned becoming a teammate of controversial superstar Alex Rodriguez. It's already happened, albeit when A-Rod was rehabbing with Cave's team so far this season,...
  • Letters: All-Star game is a giant bore

    Letters: All-Star game is a giant bore
    With barely any competition and TV ratings almost matching last year's historic lows, Bruce Bochy and Major League Baseball reaped what they sowed. In a low-scoring and boring contest, who wouldn't have wanted to see a Mariano Rivera vs. Yasiel Puig...
  • Adam Jones gets double-dose of his own medicine

    Adam Jones gets double-dose of his own medicine
    During a player’s postgame television interview after a big game, it’s the norm to see Orioles center fielder Adam Jones stalking in the background, searching for the right moment to deliver a shaving cream pie to the face of the interviewee....