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Rivera's tribute latest, and greatest, of its kind

By Mark Newman The 84th All-Star Game will be remembered as the perfect swan song for Mariano Rivera, and it also goes down as the best such exit ever. But a day after the Yankees’ closer received an unforgettable ovation and a Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award, several comparable All-Star Game exits for outgoing greats come to mind. …read more

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Brewers duo gets chance to face Mo in All-Star Game

By Jason Beck Both Carlos Gomez and Jean Segura entered the All-Star Game as mid-game replacements. Segura followed National League starter Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop in the sixth inning. Gomez replaced Bryce Harper in right field an inning later. The Brewers duo also got a chance to face Mariano Rivera. …read more

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Rivera meets, greets Tribe staffers, 'drummer'

By Bryan Hoch For each of his 19 seasons in the big leagues, Mariano Rivera has heard the rhythmic banging of John Adams‘ bass drum in the outfield seats, comprising the trusty soundtrack to accompany every game his Yankees have played within the Cleveland city limits. On Wednesday, Rivera finally had the chance to shake Adams’ hand and thank him for his passion.

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Mariano Rivera Gets 1st Save Since Knee Injury, Yankees Beat Red Sox 4-2

By The Huffington Post News Editors

NEW YORK — Andy Pettitte was a rock on the mound in his latest gritty performance. Mariano Rivera jogged in from the bullpen to nail down a ninth-inning lead.

Following two straight duds to start the season, the banged-up New York Yankees finally looked like themselves Thursday night.

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As final season opens, Mo has clear mind

By Bryan Hoch and Adam Berry A torn right anterior cruciate ligament interrupted Mariano Rivera‘s plans of retiring after the 2012 season, and he has now made his decision public to call it a career after he and the Yankees are done in ’13. Rivera said that what will be his last Opening Day has not felt very different than the others, but he has certainly heard the pleas that have filtered in from the grandstands. …read more
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OFA Campaign Finance Reform Push Explained In Call To Supporters

By The Huffington Post News Editors

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama‘s reformatted campaign organization held a conference call with New York state supporters Wednesday night to stoke grassroots support for public campaign financing in the state.

The call, hosted by Organizing for Action, the non-profit that has replaced the Obama campaign, introduced volunteers to publicly financed elections, which have been endorsed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). OFA leaders explained that volunteers won’t have to build a campaign from the ground-up, but rather will help push reform legislation over the finish line.

“We’re not asking you to be starting pitchers, but you can be Mariano Rivera if you come in right now and get this done,” New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said, referring to the future Hall of Fame New York Yankees closer.

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Mo irreplaceable not only on hill, but also in clubhouse

By Adam Berry The Yankees already had to face the reality of a world without Mariano Rivera last year. But after Saturday’s announcement that the 2013 season will be the iconic closer’s last hurrah, they’ll have time to prepare for what comes next. But of course, even in their wildest dreams, the Yankees can’t hope to simply replace Rivera. …read more
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