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Mariano Rivera

What I Learned During Lunch With Derek Jeter

Ed Tseng | Posted 11.25.2014 | New York
Ed Tseng

When I heard that Jeter was retiring after this season, I wanted to get a first-hand glimpse at the real Derek Jeter, but as you can imagine, he has been difficult to reach this year.

A West Coast Post-Season

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

An all-West Coast World Series, a distinct possibility at this point, would present an image of baseball that is young, new and forward-looking, despite the inconvenient time zone for many in the East Coast.

Commemorating Derek Jeter, Forgetting Bernie Willams

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.07.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Every mention of a core four, the alleged true Yankees at the heart of their 1996-2009 run, is a reminder of how another great Yankee, Bernie Williams, has become increasingly overlooked over time.

Why the New York Yankees Are America's Team

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

As baseball season is about to commence, the annual ritual of Yankee vilification is in full throttle. The complaints are by now well rehearsed: The N...

Derek Jeter, Still Baseball's Most Underrated Overrated Player

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Jeter's place in Yankee, and indeed baseball history, is significant, but still not clear. Much of that will take shape after Jeter retires.

Shooting Diamonds: Directing Sandman's Exit and MLB's Best TV

Devra Maza | Posted 03.18.2014 | Sports
Devra Maza

It's the most photogenic field in sports. With its diamond grass stage and mound dirt spotlight, baseball is a small-screen dream.

Jack Morris, Mike Mussina and the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Because of the BBWAA's failure to vote many players into the Hall of Fame in recent years, including none last year, this year's Hall of Fame Ballot has well over ten candidates who have solid to excellent Hall of Fame credentials.

Mo Backs A-Rod

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 11.22.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera says he believes Alex Rodriguez is innocent. The retired Yankees reliever said Thursday he's willing t...

The Last Game at Yankee Stadium, September 21, 2008

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Anne Margaret Daniel

September 21, 2008. A gorgeous summery day in the Bronx. Sunshine, and scattered harmless clouds in the sky. The bat, its white-taped hilt towering above the rubble and fencing around its base.

How Mariano Rivera Can Help You Hit a Home Run With Your Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

As an avid Yankees fan, I'm very sad to see Mariano "Mo" Rivera retire after 19 seasons in major league baseball. But I'm excited by the lessons we can all learn from him and how they can help you improve your credit.

'I Have Nothing Left'

AP | KRISTIE RIEKEN | Posted 09.28.2013 | Sports

HOUSTON -- Mariano Rivera's baseball career is No Mo. Two days after his emotional Yankee Stadium farewell, Rivera said he won't pitch this weekend d...

Stay Classy, Sandman

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.27.2013 | Sports
Jon Chattman

As a man always on guard when it comes to the Yankees, I found myself actually wishing Mariano Rivera wasn't leaving baseball. Weird. For his whole career, I'd been wishing him to falter or leave the game, and here I was -- wanting him to stick around and loving the guy.

Jeter, Pettitte Go Get Mo

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 11.26.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Mariano Rivera said goodbye to Yankee Stadium with hugs, tears and cheers. Baseball's most acclaimed relief pitcher made an emotional e...

Mariano To Switch Positions?

AP | Posted 11.26.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Mariano Rivera may make a debut on his final weekend before retirement: as a centerfielder. The 43-year-old closer, in his 19th and ...

And Then There Was One

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.24.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Yankees are in a difficult position with Derek Jeter. Navigating the end of Jeter's career so that it ends without him playing for another team, and with the appropriate fanfare and celebration, is in the interest of both Jeter and the Yankees and will require compromise by both sides.

WATCH: Bobblehead Disaster At Yankee Stadium

AP | Posted 11.25.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera always enters late in the game. His bobblehead doll did the same thing. The New York Yankees were forc...

Mariano Rivera Honored By Yankees (And Metallica)

AP | HOWIE RUMBERG | Posted 11.22.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Humble as ever, Mariano Rivera began his special day by paying tribute to a Hall of Famer. The New York Yankees retired Rivera's No. 42...

WATCH: Fans Hope To Honor Rivera With Renamed Street

Posted 09.20.2013 | Sports

Yankees fans may have found a way to make sure that Mariano Rivera never gets far from the Bronx. With the team's legendary closer playing out the fin...

Mariano Rivera Was Not Perfect, But He Was Resilient

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.17.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Nobody, even the great Mariano Rivera, is perfect. Great athletes must be able to bounce back from defeat; and Rivera proved over and over he was able to do this.

MUST SEE: Red Sox Honor (And Mock) Yankees Legend

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 11.15.2013 | Sports

BOSTON -- A quartet of cellos played what was certainly the classiest version of "Enter Sandman" that ever graced a baseball diamond, and the Boston R...

The Empire Strikes Out

Rob Taub | Posted 11.12.2013 | Sports
Rob Taub

It recently occurred to me that people's relationships with their sports teams last longer than any other. I have been a Yankees fan for nearly half a century, an amount of time that exceeds associations with barbers, restaurants, schools and even marriage.

Mo Can't Close Out Rival Sox

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 11.05.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Down to their very last strike, the Boston Red Sox struck back. And denting Mariano Rivera, well, that compounded the New York Yankees' mi...

1 Mo Year?

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 09.04.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he'll talk to Mariano Rivera in the offseason about whether the New York Yankees closer definitely wants ...

Mo Gets Another Farewell Gift

Posted 08.24.2013 | Sports

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera received another present before his final season in the major leagues comes to an end. Making his last trip to Tropicana...

An Unwanted Career First For Mo

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.12.2013 | Sports

In his 19th season in the major leagues, Mariano Rivera still managed to do something he has never done before over the weekend. Unfortunately, the Ya...