PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY BILL KOSTROUN APMo Juste Fans gave Mariano Rivera a fittingly robust, four-minute ovation last Thursday after he strode off the Yankee Stadium mound for the final time. The game's greatest relief pitcher threw 11/3 scoreless innings in a 4--0 loss to the Rays; with two outs in the ninth, longtime teammates Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter came to the mound to get the ball from Rivera, who sobbed on Pettitte's shoulder. A five-time World Series winner, Rivera ended his 19-year career with almost every record for a closer, including the career saves mark (652). PHOTOPHOTOGRAPHS BY HEINZ KLUETMEIER FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDL.C. Greenwood 1946--2013 Nine rounds after they made Joe Greene the fourth pick in the 1969 draft, the Steelers selected a lanky, little-known defensive end from Arkansas AM&N (now Arkansas--Pine Bluff) named L.C. Greenwood. They, along with Dwight White and Ernie (Fats) Holmes, would form the four beams of Pittsburgh's famed Steel Curtain defense, which won four championships between 1974 and '79. Distinguished by his quickness, relentlessness and gold hightop cleats, Greenwood—who died on Sunday of kidney failure, leaving Greene as the front four's lone surviving member—appeared in six Pro Bowls and was a sack specialist before the NFL started counting them: His four sacks of the Cowboys' Roger Staubach in Super Bowl X are an unofficial record. At 6'6½" and 245 pounds, Greenwood also excelled at batting down passes, swatting three of Fran Tarkenton's in Super Bowl IX. When commissioner Pete Rozelle announced "Minnesota passes" during the first round of the following draft, a voice from the crowd rejoined, "And L.C. Greenwood knocks it down!" —Austin Murphy PHOTOWALTER IOOSS JR. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED[See caption above] PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY DENIS BRODEUR NHLI/GETTY IMAGESDenis Brodeur 1930--2013 One of the finest hockey photographers ever, Brodeur (above) had a keen anticipation for plays around the pipes, such as this 1978 shot of Canadiens wing Guy Lafleur sliding into the Blackhawks' Eddie Johnston. And no wonder: Brodeur, who died last Thursday, was a goaltender on Canada's 1956 bronze-medal-winning Olympic team and the father of Martin Brodeur, the NHL's winningest netminder. The Montreal-based photographer sold his archive of 110,000 photos, taken over four decades, to the NHL in 2006.