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Morning Coffee! Yankees Sign Rivera

Good morning, New York sports fans! It's a busy Friday, so let's get right to it.

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  • It seems to be taking forever for the New York Yankees and Derek Jeter to come to terms. The Yankees, though, have reached a deal with their other free-agent icon, Mariano Rivera. Mo wanted two years and got it. As Rivera's career rolls on you keep waiting for him to fall, like all great closers before him eventually have. There has never been anyone, however, quite like Rivera.
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  • Syracuse is headed to the Pinstripe Bowl. The Orange officially accepted their first bowl bid since 2004 on Thursday. SU's opponent has yet to be named, but most think it will be Kansas State.
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  • The New Jersey Devils were whipped by Montreal, 5-1, Thursday night.
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  • In a meeting of New York teams, the Rangers outscored the Islanders, 6-5.
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  • How did LeBron James handle the nasty reception in Cleveland Thursday night? By dropping 38 points on the Cavs in an easy victory by the Miami Heat. See SB Nation Cleveland for all the LeBron reaction.
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  • Sad day in Chicago as legendary Cub third baseman and broadcaster Ron Santo has passed away. See SB Nation Chicago for thoughts on "The Old Third Baseman."
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