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At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

Suspensions for alleged banned substance use, a bombing at the end of the one of the most prestigious marathons and long-term issues from sports injuries top the year in sports.
JOHN HENDEL, UPI Executive Editor at Large

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.
By United Press International
Lawsuit: Sports bar was banned from advertising Marino Rivera ties

Lawsuit: Sports bar was banned from advertising Marino Rivera ties

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Lawyers for a New York restaurant say an agent for the landlord banned it from advertising that former Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera was a part owner.
Rivera, Liriano voted Comeback Players of the Year

Rivera, Liriano voted Comeback Players of the Year

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Pitchers Mariano Rivera and Francisco Liriano have been awarded the Comeback Player of the Year Awards for their respective leagues.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan's economy on upswing

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, during a visit to New York, argued for a more active military role for Japan and said Japan's economy is poised for a comeback.

Late-arriving Mariano Rivera bobbleheads spark chaos at Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- New York Yankees fans hoping to receive a Mariano Rivera bobblehead figurine were angered Tuesday when shipments of the dolls arrived late to Yankee Stadium.

MLB: San Francisco 2, New York Yankees 1

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Tony Abreu's RBI double in the eighth inning spoiled Andy Pettitte's swan song at Yankee Stadium Sunday, sending San Francisco to a 2-1 win over New York.

Yankees honor retiring Mariano Rivera in pre-game ceremony

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Retiring relief pitcher Mariano Rivera was honored by the New York Yankees in a ceremony Sunday prior to his final appearance at Yankee Stadium.

MLB: New York Yankees 4, Toronto 3

TORONTO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Vernon Wells keyed a late rally Wednesday and Mariano Rivera survived ninth-inning problems to preserve the New York Yankees' 4-3 decision over Toronto.

MLB: New York Yankees 6, Baltimore 5

BALTIMORE, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A wild pitch by Baltimore closer Jim Johnson allowed Brendan Ryan to score in the ninth Thursday and give the New York Yankees a 6-5 win over the Orioles.

MLB: New York Yankees 5, Baltimore 4

BALTIMORE, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Robinson Cano gave New York the lead with a solo homer during a two-run ninth Wednesday, boosting the Yankees over Baltimore 5-4.

MLB: New York Yankees 7, Baltimore 5

BALTIMORE, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Alfonso Soriano clouted two homers Tuesday, including a go-ahead, two-run blast in the eighth inning that rallied the New York Yankees over Baltimore 7-5.

MLB: New York Yankees 4, Boston 3

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Ichiro Suzuki came home with the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, handing the New York Yankees a 4-3 win over Boston.

MLB: Boston 12, New York Yankees 8

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Mike Napoli touched off a Boston comeback and Shane Victorino kept it going Friday to rally the Red Sox past the New York Yankees 12-8.

MLB: Boston 9, New York Yankees 8 (10 innings)

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Shane Victorino singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning Thursday, boosting Boston to a 9-8 victory over the New York Yankees.

MLB: New York Yankees 6, Chicago White Sox 5

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Brett Gardner's two-run triple highlighted New York's four-run fourth Wednesday and the Yankees held on to down the Chicago White Sox 6-5.

MLB: New York Yankees 6, Chicago White Sox 4

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Edwin Nunez capped an eighth-inning rally with a go-ahead, two-run double Tuesday and the New York Yankees came back to shock the Chicago White Sox 6-4.

MLB: New York Yankees 8, Baltimore 5

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A two-run homer by Ichiro Suzuki highlighted a five-run New York fifth Friday and launched the Yankees to an 8-5 win over Baltimore.

MLB: New York Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 2 (11 innings)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Curtis Granderson drove in Alfonso Soriano with an 11th-inning sacrifice fly Sunday, boosting the New York Yankees over Tampa Bay 3-2.

MLB: New York Yankees 5, Toronto 3

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Andy Pettitte allowed a lone run over six innings Thursday and the New York Yankees needed just four hits to defeat Toronto 5-3.

MLB: New York Yankees 4, Toronto 2

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Ichiro Suzuki recorded the 4,000th hit of his pro career Wednesday as part of the New York Yankees' 4-2 decision over Toronto.

MLB: New York Yankees 3, Toronto 2 (2nd game)

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Jayson Nix homered and delivered a game-winning RBI single Tuesday, rallying the New York Yankees over Toronto 3-2 to complete a doubleheader sweep.

MLB: New York Yankees 9, Boston 6

BOSTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a homer, driving in two runs Sunday after being controversially hit by a pitch in the New York Yankees' 9-6 win over Boston.

MLB: New York Yankees 2, Los Angeles Angels 1

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Hiroki Kuroda fired eight shutout innings Monday and the New York Yankees survived a late Los Angeles rally to best the Angels 2-1.

MLB: New York Yankees 5, Detroit 4

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Brett Gardner hit a two-out homer in the ninth inning Sunday, allowing the New York Yankees to overcome sudden relief problems to defeat Detroit 5-4.
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