Mariano Rivera will skip All-Star Game

Updated: July 8, 2011, 2:43 AM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera seemed to tense up while talking about his sore right triceps over the past three days.

But on Thursday afternoon, Rivera did something different when asked about the injury: He smiled.

"I feel good (Thursday), I feel good," said Rivera, who will be available to pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night after missing the past three games due to his sore right triceps, which began acting up on Monday. "(I'm) not 100 ...

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