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Alex Rodriguez answers questions outside the Yankees' clubhouse on Opening Day 2013 (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Top 13 Sports Stories Of 2013

This year was so packed with gigantic stories that we had to add a whopping 13 honorable mentions. And believe us, those had to be narrowed down, too.

12/31/2013

Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, and general manager Brian Cashman. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Keidel: Empire Strikes Blank, Yankees Are Too Old And Too Expensive

You may not recognize the new team, but you’ll probably recognize the result: just short of 90 wins, just short of the playoffs, way short of expectations.

12/21/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Google: A-Rod Most-Searched MLB Player Of 2013

The guy most baseball fans love to hate topped this year’s list, with two more Bronx Bombers cracking the top 10.

12/18/2013

Mariano Rivera (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Street Outside Yankee Stadium To Be Renamed After Mariano Rivera

The Yankees legend is receiving another honor: a street named after him in the Bronx. The City Council voted Tuesday to co-name one block of River Avenue to Rivera Avenue.

12/11/2013

Joe Torre greets Yankees players Derek Jeter (L) and Chuck Knoblauch (R). (Photo by JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Palladino: Torre Put Ego Aside For Yankees’ Own Good

He was the right man at the right time for a club that had fallen on hard times before 1996. And he didn’t mess it up when it would have been so easy to do just that.

12/11/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Reports: Mariners Going Hard After Cano, Determined To Outbid Yankees

The Seattle Mariners appear to be all-in on Robinson Cano. According to a report in the Daily News, they may have made an offer to the free agent second baseman that trumps the Yankees’ latest offer.

12/04/2013

Mariano Rivera (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

On WFAN: Mo’s Advice To Cano — ‘Money Won’t Bring You Happiness’

“Money, first of all. Money won’t bring you happiness. You have to recognize that. You have to be happy where you play, where you enjoy the fans … it becomes your home.”

12/04/2013

Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera takes the field to be honored before Game 2 of the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Mariano Rivera: I Believe That Alex Rodriguez Is Innocent

“If he tells me something, I’m going to believe him. Definitely,” Rivera said. “But again, that’s me. He’s my friend, and if he tells me something I’m going to believe him.”

11/22/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Cano Sweepstakes Just Getting Started & More Yankees Thoughts

It’s not even Thanksgiving. Why is everyone so worked up about Robinson Cano’s market not shaping up yet?

11/18/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joe Girardi: A-Rod’s Hearing Complicates Yankees’ Offseason Planning

Girardi said on Thursday that if a decision isn’t made soon, the team will have to make backup third-base plans in case Rodriguez isn’t available.

11/07/2013

David Robertson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

On WFAN: Robertson Waiting For Word On Closer Role

David Robertson hasn’t yet been handed the keys to Mariano Rivera’s kingdom. He may not be anointed the Yankees’ closer for awhile. Or ever. Either way, he’s ready to contribute.

11/07/2013

Mariano Rivera (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mariano Rivera Named American League Comeback Player Of The Year

Retiring Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year for excellence on and off the field, and Rivera was also picked as the AL’s Comeback Player of the Year.

11/05/2013

Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera takes the field to be honored before Game 2 of the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Mariano Rivera Honored Prior To Game 2 Of World Series

Former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera made a tantalizing — but not at all serious — offer to baseball Commissioner Bud Selig on Thursday: another farewell tour, this time in the NL.

10/25/2013

Mariano Rivera tips his cap after becoming baseball's all-time leader in saves on September 19, 2011. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

MLB To Honor Mariano Rivera Before World Series Game 2

The Yankees great will receive the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award during an on-field ceremony Thursday night.

10/24/2013

Mariano Rivera after his final career appearance on Sept. 26, 2013. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mariano Rivera Admits Having ‘No Desire’ Near Season’s End

His comments were captured on video for the upcoming documentary “Being: Mariano Rivera,” a 90-minute behind-the-scenes feature on the future first-ballot Hall of Famer’s final season with the Yankees.

10/16/2013

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