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Minnesota Twins present Mariano Rivera with unique gift

ANDREW THEODORAKIS/NEWS

Mariano Rivera received another gift on his retirement tour. This time from the Twin cities up in Minnesota. The team Mo broke the saves record against provided him with $10,000 to his charity and a unique gift – “The Chair of Broken Dreams.” Sweeny Murti gives us some insight on how awesome this chair is.

Mariano is not only known for being the best to close baseball games, but he’s also known for shattering bats with his ageless cutter. Rivera has received many gifts from teams throughout the season, but none as cool as this. The rest of the league left on this tour will have to step it up to beat Minnesota’s present.

Knicks and Elton Brand close to deal

By Eric Hartline, US Presswire

So… The Knicks apparently didn’t learn about signing guys ready for social security. Okay, that’s fine. In their defense with the money they have left over who else can they go after, right?

The Knicks and Brand have mutual interest in each other according to Jared Zwerling. Zwerling explains in his tweets that Brand wants to join a winner and that he is also a native of New York. The Knicks finished second in the Eastern Conference a year ago, so Brand has the right idea. The team still has core pieces like Carmelo Anthony, Iman Shumpert, and Tyson Chandler (when 100%). New York should have another bright season if everyone’s bones, tendons, and ligaments cooperate.

The domino effect of this possible signing would mean that Kenyon Martin would probably not be back with the Knicks in 2013-2014. So sad to see you go K-Mart.

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