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    New York, NY (Sports Network) - New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera and Pittsburgh Pirates hurler Francisco Liriano have been named the Comeback Players of the Year for the 2013 season. Danny Jersey . he 43-year-old Rivera came back from a torn ACL thaTt shelved him for the majority of the 2012 campaign to earn the American League honor. The now- retired reliever went 6-2 with a 2.11 earned run average over 64 appearances and saved 44 games, the most ever by a pitcher in his final MLB season. Riveras outstanding swan song began with a stretch of 18 successfully converted save chances and highlighted by being named the MVP of the ALs 3-0 victory in the All-Star Game at New Yorks Citi Field. The 13-time All-Star finished his brilliant career with an MLB-record 652 saves. Liriano helped the long-suffering Pirates reach the postseason for the first time since 1992 by ranking third in the National League with a career-best 16 victories along with a 3.02 ERA in 26 starts. The hard-throwing lefty was coming off a rough 2012 season in which he went 6-12 with a 5.34 ERA with Minnesota and the Chicago White Sox. The 30-year-old also tallied 163 strikeouts in 161 innings of work, went 8-2 with a stellar 1.26 ERA following a Pittsburgh loss and was the winning pitcher in the Pirates 6-2 triumph over Cincinnati in the NL Wild Card Game. Liriano became the first player to be chosen Comeback of the Year twice since the awards inception in 2005. He took home the AL award while with the Twins in 2010. Joao Mario Jersey . Tepesch, back from the minor leagues, earned his first major league victory in more than 10 months and the Rangers edged the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Wednesday. Silvestre Varela Jersey .com) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quickly found themselves a new offensive coordinator, and one thats quite familiar with the NFC South.ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild defenceman Keith Ballard has been released from the hospital, diagnosed with multiple facial fractures and a concussion after a collision with the boards.The Wild announced Wednesday that Ballard will be out indefinitely.Ballard was hurt Tuesday when he tried to turn away from Matt Martin as the New York Islanders left wing charged toward him. Ballard was driven face-forward into the dasher board, and his head bounced hard on the ice after he fell. William Carvalho Jersey. At one point, Ballard appeared to be convulsing back and forth as medics hustled out a stretcher, but he was able to get up after a few minutes and walk slowly to the locker room with assistance.The Wild recalled defenceman Justin Falk from their AHL affiliate in Iowa to fill in. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys ChinaNFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '