Mariano Rivera

Ricky Williams #34 of the Miami Dolphins watches from the sidelines during the second half against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on September 3, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Former NFL Star Ricky Williams Takes On Coaching Role

Former Pro Bowl running back and Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams has taken a job as an assistant coach at a small college in Texas. “You’re not sure what you want to do or what you’re going to do after you’re finished playing,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/19/2013

American League All-Star Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees poses with the MVP trophy after the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Rivera’s All-Star Farewell

Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera was named the All-Star Game’s MVP in his farewell season as he helped the American League players shut out the National League squad 3-0.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/17/2013

American League All-Star pitcher Grant Balfour walks off the mound during the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

A’s Balfour Helps Shut Out National League In All-Star Game

The AL’s 3-0 victory at Citi Field on Tuesday night was an arms showcase. It was just the third shutout for the AL, following 1946 at Boston’s Fenway Park and 1990 at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

07/16/2013

Mariano Rivera, Julie Vasconcellos

A’s Honor Retiring Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera got a surfboard and a bottle of Napa Valley white wine as retirement gifts from the Oakland Athletics.

06/13/2013

Grant Balfour #50 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with Derek Norris #36 after the interleague game against the San Francisco Giants at O.co Coliseum on May 27, 2013 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Athletics defeated the San Francisco Giants 4-1. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Stadiums Don’t Win Games

The Giants lost their second in a row to the A’s in Oakland Tuesday night and have lost 13 of their last 17 on the road. The Sharks lost Game 7 of the NHL West Semifinals to the Kings in Los Angeles, a series in which the home team won every game. Is there a big home field advantage in all sports?

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/29/2013

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Sports Verdict: Most Impressive Start To The Season? Mariano Rivera Vs. Miguel Cabrera

Two of the elite talents in the American League, Miguel Cabrera and Mariano Rivera, have begun this year no differently than any other they have played.

05/16/2013

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Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen Respected As One Of Majors’ Best Relievers

If Kenley Jansen could toss 80-90 frames for Los Angeles, he could strike out 130-140 batters with a low ERA and WHIP.

03/27/2013

Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees reacts after becoming the all-time leader in saves (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Rivera Retirement Will Be End Of An Era For Yanks

The 43-year-old closer is baseball’s saves leader with 608 and is regarded as one of the best clutch pitchers in history, posting a record 42 postseason saves with an 0.70 ERA while helping the Yankees win five World Series championships.

03/08/2013

Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees reacts after becoming the all-time leader in saves (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Rivera’s Record Save

Mariano Rivera set major league baseball’s career save record with his 602nd in the Yankees 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins Monday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/20/2011

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