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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.
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.
Derek Jeter returned to the Yankees as a designated hitter Thursday in his first major league game since breaking his ankle in a playoff game last October.
Josh Reddick rushed out of the ballpark, more eager than ever to get home from yet another extra-long work day. Extra innings, that is. And a lot of them. There were three extra-innings games Thursday alone – each lasting at least 13 innings – to bring the season total to 110.
After finishing a sweep of the New York Yankees with an 18-inning win on Thursday, the Athletics, who sit alone atop the AL West, have now won 21 of their past 26 games, including 11 straight at home, and are off to their best 68-game start since 1990.
Robinson Cano couldn’t believe the Oakland A’s thought he was stealing signs. The Yankees second baseman Cano verbally sparred with A’s catcher Derek Norris during Thursday’s 18th inning A’s win.
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera got a surfboard and a bottle of Napa Valley white wine as retirement gifts from the Oakland Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics may have to overcome some difficult circumstances to extend streaks of 10 straight home wins and six in a row at home over the New York Yankees.
In what is believed to be a baseball first when it comes to ceremonial first pitches, 13-year-old Nick LeGrande made the toss before the Yankees-Athletics game on Wednesday night from his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, by using a telerobotic pitching machine.
The Oakland Athletics are enjoying their longest home win streak in seven seasons as well as their longest at home against the New York Yankees in 12 years.