12 sports shout-outs for 2013

A tip of the cap to the individuals, teams, and organizations whose actions in 2013 put sports in a more positive light in various ways.

1. To Mariano Rivera, the Yankees record-setting relief pitcher…

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    New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera gave a thumbs-up sign to a fan after he was honored before the last regular season MLB baseball game he played against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, May 12, 2013.
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…for arranging the classiest big-league retirement tour ever.  Rivera sat down with groups of people who work behind the baseball scenes at every ballpark the Yankees visited – vendors, equipment managers, secretaries, etc. He thanked them for their service to the game he loves during pregame conversation circles.

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