New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera confirmed Saturday the worst-kept secret in spring camp when he said he'll retire at the end of the 2013 season.
"After this year, I will be retired. Now you're hearing it from me," Rivera said at a news conference in Tampa, Fla.
Rivera, 43, has a record 608 saves and five World Series rings. But he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee last May 3 while shagging fly balls during batting practice.
Rivera made his first game appearance since April 30, throwing a 1-2-3 fifth inning against Atlanta on Saturday.
Shortstop Derek Jeter also made his spring training debut in the Yankees' 2-1 loss. He was a D.H. and went 1 for 2. Jeter suffered a broken ankle Oct. 13 in the ALCS against Detroit.
Pittsburgh released James Harrison after the team and the veteran linebacker failed to agree on a new contract. Harrison was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2008.
Sam Hornish Jr. survived two restarts in the final 15 laps and held off Kyle Busch to win the 200-lap NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Hornish led 114 laps at the 1.5-mile oval. Also,
NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski will start from the pole in Sunday's Sprint Cup race in Las Vegas.
A blizzard dumping more than a foot of snow in Colorado forced the Colorado-Philadelphia match to be moved to Sunday.
... Kenny Miller's goal in the 57th minute lifted Vancouver (2-0) to a 2-1 win over visiting Columbus (1-1). ...
Robert Earnshaw scored twice and host Toronto FC (1-1) posted a 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City (1-1).
Roger Federer lost just four points on serve in beating Denis Istomin 6-2, 6-3 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
Associated Press contributed to this report.