Bill Madden: Rivera built a Hall of Fame career thanks to his signature pitch and a foundation of humility and faith

To fully appreciate the phenomenon that was Mariano Rivera, you must first come to terms with one central, unbelievable fact: All of the records he accumulated in becoming the first relief pitcher elected on the first ballot to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association – 652 career saves, 0.759 WHIP, 952 games finished, 0.70 postseason ERA, 11 World Series saves – were largely accomplished with just one pitch.

San Joaquin Memorial and Bullard meet in a matchup of Top 10 girls soccer teams

San Joaquin Memorial defeated Bullard 4-3 in a County/Metro Athletic Conference match on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Nadia Flores and Samantha Montes each scored twice for the Panthers, ranked No. 2 by The Bee, while the Knights are No. 4.