Daily Madden: Former NFL Star Ricky Williams Takes On Coaching RoleFormer 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.
Daily Madden: Rivera's All-Star FarewellYankees 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.
A's Balfour Helps Shut Out National League In All-Star GameThe 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.
A's Honor Retiring Yankees Closer Mariano RiveraYankees closer Mariano Rivera got a surfboard and a bottle of Napa Valley white wine as retirement gifts from the Oakland Athletics.
Daily Madden: Stadiums Don't Win GamesThe 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?
Sports Verdict: Most Impressive Start To The Season? Mariano Rivera Vs. Miguel CabreraTwo 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.
Dodgers' Kenley Jansen Respected As One Of Majors' Best RelieversIf Kenley Jansen could toss 80-90 frames for Los Angeles, he could strike out 130-140 batters with a low ERA and WHIP.
Daily Madden: Rivera Retirement Will Be End Of An Era For YanksThe 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.
Daily Madden: Rivera's Record SaveMariano Rivera set major league baseball's career save record with his 602nd in the Yankees 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins Monday.