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Peyton Manning is on pace for 64 touchdowns, which is not a typographical error but really sounds like it should be. He's leading the Broncos to a pace that could lead to an awful lot of shattered records and shows no signs of slowing down. The list of QBs who've thrown for 40 or more in a season is short, and Manning could blow them all away. Can you name every quarterback on that list?More games from ESPN Arcade »
Yankee Stadium said goodbye to Mariano Rivera in an emotional scene Thursday night. Rivera was pulled from the game by longtime teammates Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte and received a standing ovation commensurate with his status as the greatest closer ever. Rivera is on top of the career saves list, but can you name the closers he passed on his way there?More games from ESPN Arcade »
Yankees' future at closer?
A good closer can calm the most skittish fan base, and for the past two decades or so, the Yankees have had the best one in the game. They got a glimpse on Monday night of life without Mariano Rivera, however, and while David Robertson pulled off the save, his adventures may have had hearts pounding across the Bronx. The only reason Robertson closed, of course, was that the great Rivera had, in his past three games, appeared to be not only hittable, but even worse, mortal.
Mariano Rivera wins All-Star Game MVP
It wasn't a dream finish, but Mariano Rivera made his last Midsummer Classic memorable, throwing a perfect eighth inning and claiming MVP honors as the American League won the All-Star Game 3-0. Thus commences the final half of the preeminent closer's final season; how will it end?