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CSN Wizards make a dumb Spygate joke after Celtics Game 5 win 05.11.17 at 12:41 pm ET
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NESN — The Boston Celtics handled the Washington Wizards in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead, but someone’s presence in the TD Garden crowd made the away team a little suspicious.

Bill Belichick is elusive when it comes to the media, but it’s not out of the ordinary to see him and other members of the New England Patriots at Celtics games. So when Boston forward Jae Crowder mentioned that the team was familiar with the Wizards’ plays after the 123-101 win, CSN Wizards tried to get to the bottom of things with a Spygate joke.

Of course, the Celtics and Wizards play four games against each other every season in addition to the soon-to-be six playoff games this series, so both teams are well aware of each other’s style of play. That likely won’t stop Celtics fans from clapping back at CSN’s joke, though.

REAL ORIGINAL, CSN WIZARDS.

This joke was clearly in jest and there is no need for Patriot Nation to go to all-out war with CSN’s Wizards account.

The social media person is likely getting some pats on the back today for this troll job but Crowder basically handed them this material. Then all they had to do was connect the dots between this and Belichick being at the game and bada boom you have a weak Spygate joke, which is redundant because all Spygate jokes are weak. A joke about Belichick’s outfit would’ve been better because what was he thinking?

Derek Jeter reportedly ‘angry’ over CNBC interview with A-Rod 05.11.17 at 11:29 am ET
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Yahoo SportsThere still appears to be some bad blood between former New York Yankees stars Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez. Though a number of years have passed since they’ve played together, the two still haven’t buried the hatchet just yet.

That much was evident during a recent CNBC interview. Jeter and Rodriguez appeared together, but things quickly turned awkward when the questions focused on their personal relationship and not the charities they were trying to promote.

The usually calm Jeter seemed pretty irked during the segment, and now we know why. Jeter had no idea Rodriguez would be involved in the interview and was reportedly “beside himself angry” when he found out.

That report comes courtesy of ESPN’s Dan Le Batard, who made the following comment during his radio show on Wednesday, according to Business Insider.

“I actually learned, factually, that Jeter was beside himself angry at that interview he had to do with Alex Rodriguez, first and foremost, because nobody told him he’d have to be sitting there next to Alex Rodriguez,” Le Batard said on his radio show.

I’m going to look past the fact that this is coming from Le Batard and believe this is true. It’s obvious. I wrote about this before, but Jeter looks more annoyed than he’s ever been in his life sitting next to A-Rod. Not to mention having to deal with this CNBC interviewer, who is a complete joke. Wouldn’t you be pissed too if you were ambushed on national television by your worst enemy?

I love this interview so much I bookmarked it so I can watch it when I’m sad. It’s hysterical. I’ll go out on a limb and say it’s the greatest thing CNBC has ever done.

Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis says no way Ray Allen apologizes to former Celtics teammates; Jeremy Lin says he heard racial slurs while playing college basketball 05.11.17 at 9:39 am ET
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Good morning! Here is your Thursday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB:
 Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Boston at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)
MLB: Houston at NY Yankees, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: NBA Draft Combine, 3 p.m. (ESPN2)
NBA: San Antonio at Houston, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— During an appearance on Undisputed Wednesday morning, Glen “Big Baby” Davis said Ray Allen will never apologize to his former Celtics teammates for the way he defected to the Heat. He believes there’s a “better chance of [Allen] kissing Donald Trump on the mouth.”

“Ray is never going to say that,” Davis added.

Davis’ real beef, however, is with his former coach Doc Rivers. While discussing his appearance on Kevin Garnett’s “Area 21″ TV segment during which Rivers showed up as a surprise guest, Davis got into his feelings for the former Celtics coach and his uncomfortable reaction to seeing him.

“I was shocked,” Davis said. “That was like a reality TV show.”

Davis has in the past called Rivers “overrated” and did not respond well to a fat joke Rivers made at his expense.

“That was typical Doc,” Davis said. “He ain’t got nothing to do but rag on the fat kid.”

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Aaron Hernandez fiancee to appear on Dr. Phil 05.10.17 at 12:46 pm ET
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Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez,the fiancee of the late Aaron Hernandez, will appear on Dr. Phil in a special two-part interview set to air on Monday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 16, the show announced Wednesday.

The show’s announcement reads: “Dr. Phil, television’s #1-rated daytime talk show, continues its 15th hit season with the ripped-from-the-headlines exclusive interview with Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, the fiancée of former New England Patriots football star Aaron Hernandez, who died of apparent suicide last month while serving a life sentence following a murder conviction. In the revealing interview, Jenkins-Hernandez sets the record straight about her fiancé’s mysterious jail cell death, rumors about his purported secret romantic life, and if she thinks he killed himself so that she could collect millions of dollars.”

It also includes selected quotes from the episodes. “Our last talk had nothing to do with suicidal thoughts,” Jenkins-Hernandez said about the last time she spoke with Hernandez. “… I felt like we were looking so bright. We were going up a ladder to a positive direction.”

She also opens up about receiving the call informing her Hernandez committed suicide. “I thought it was a hoax, that this was some cruel person playing a trick on me,” she said.

This announcement also teases Dr. Phil asking Jenkins-Hernandez, “Did he kill himself so that you could collect $6.5 million?”

I, for one, did not expect this coming so soon after Hernandez’s death, but then I remembered who is likely behind this. No doubt Jose Baez told her to capitalize on timing and didn’t want to wait until this is a non-story. Baez himself appeared on Dr. Phil after Casey Anthony’s trial and he obviously knows the drill.

The quotes in this announcement are a great move by Dr. Phil, who of course knows how to hook his audience. These are the exact things I want to hear her talk about but I hope he also asks her about Kyle Kennedy and whether or not the rumors of him being gay played a role in his suicide. Watch for a Kirk and Callahan shout out if he does.

 

Wife of Chris Berman dies in Connecticut car crash 05.10.17 at 9:19 am ET
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Katherine Berman, the wife of long-time ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman, died in a two-car crash in Woodbury, Connecticut on Tuesday afternoon.

State police say Berman, 67, and Edward Bertulis, 87, were both killed in the crash.

Berman was driving a 2003 Lexus SC 430 and rear-ended Bertulis’ 2003 Ford Escape X. Berman then veered off the road to the right and overturned into a body of water after going down a small embankment. Bertulis also veered off the road, hit a utility pole and overturned in the middle of the road.

ESPN president John Skipper released the following statement in response: “This is a devastating tragedy and difficult to comprehend. Chris is beloved by all his ESPN colleagues and for good reason: He has a huge heart and has given so much to so many over the years. We know how much his family means to him and all we can do at a moment like this is give him the love and support he will surely need at this hour. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris, Meredith, Doug and the entire family.”

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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Matt Harvey skipped game after seeing Adriana Lima with ex-boyfriend Julian Edelman, reports say 05.10.17 at 8:45 am ET
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Good morning! Here is your Wednesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB:
 San Francisco at NY Mets, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Chicago Cubs at Colorado, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: St. Louis at Miami, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Boston at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)
NBA: Washington at Boston, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NHL: Pittsburgh at Washington, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Edmonton at Anaheim, 10 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Matt Harvey failed to show up at Saturday’s Mets game after becoming emotionally distraught when he saw girlfriend Adriana Lima with her ex-boyfriend Julian Edelman at a Met Gala after party, according to Page 6.

Harvey’s distress began on May 2 when he saw pictures of Lima with Edelman at Rihanna’s Met Gala party at 1 Oak in Manhattan. Edelman and Lima split a few months ago and she has since been spending time with Harvey. Lima and Edelman were said to be flirty inside the party and shortly after this Lima unfollowed Harvey on Instagram. Drama!

“Adriana’s relationship with Matt was never serious. They are no longer seeing each other,” a source told the NY Post.

Harvey reportedly partied at 1 Oak himself into early Saturday morning to drown his sorrows about Lima and this is why he was a no-show on Saturday.

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: 2008 Celtics reunite, discuss Ray Allen drama; Mets security reportedly checked on Matt Harvey at his home 05.09.17 at 9:06 am ET
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Good morning! Here is your Tuesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Texas at San Diego, 3:30 p.m (MLB Network)
MLB: NY Yankees at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. (FS1)
MLB: Boston at Milwaukee, 7:40 p.m. (NESN)
NBA: Houston at San Antonio, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NHL: Ottawa at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Members of the 2008 Celtics team reunited Monday night on one of Kevin Garnett’s TNT “Area 21″ segments during playoff coverage and candidly discussed the reason Ray Allen is not a part of their 10th anniversary celebration plans.

Allen jumped ship from the Celtics to sign with the Heat right after the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals when the Heat came back to beat the Celtics in seven games.

“I was initially hurt by the whole way everything went down. … I thought we formed a brotherhood here in Boston. Just how we carried ourselves, not only on the court, but off the court,” Paul Pierce said on Monday. “And I just figured if it was me leaving or KG leaving, then I would have been like, ‘Rondo, Perk, Baby, this is what I’ve been thinking about.’ That’s what I was hurt by when Ray didn’t just at least give us a heads-up about it.”

“I just feel like, it ain’t what Ray did, it’s how he did it,” added Kendrick Perkins. “We did form a family. We all shed tears together, talked about some of the deepest things — I’m talking about outside of basketball that the world don’t know about. If you felt like you wanted to go that way and [sign with a rival], I just think he could have handled it a different way.”

“Everybody’s asking us, ‘Where’s Ray?’ People don’t understand that this is real life for us,” Garnett said. “The situation with Ray is very sensitive. I think that when we all talked about doing this reunion tour, we were talking about guys who we consider loyal and part of this group. Just being honest, my two cents, when Ray decided to go to the Heat, I felt like he moved on. And he went to pursue another ring, he got another ring, shouts to him. And that’s it. There was no other Wizards, it wasn’t no other Spurs, it wasn’t no other Heat. It was all Celtics invited to this.”

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Athletes swarm the Kentucky Derby; Matt Harvey suspended for violating team rules 05.08.17 at 9:58 am ET
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Good morning! Here is your Monday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB:
San Francisco at NY Mets, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA:
Golden State at Utah, 9 p.m. (TNT)
NHL:
Washington at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— The 143rd Kentucky Derby took place on Saturday and the event was loaded with celebrities, including a flock of well-dressed athletes.

Of course, Tom Brady and his contingent of Patriots were there, along with David Ortiz.

Came to watch the 🐎 and ran into the 🐐#kentuckyderby

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Michael Che reacts to Adam Jones incident on SNL 05.07.17 at 2:53 pm ET
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On Saturday Night Live this weekend, weekend update anchor and noted Boston-hater Michael Che reacted to the Adam Jones incident at Fenway Park this week when Jones said he heard a fan yell a racial slur at him from the stands.

And based on how Che recounted the incident, it seems he gets all his news from Big Lead headlines.

“In total, 34 people were removed from Fenway Park,” Che said. “You know how comfortably racist a place has to be for 34 strangers to look around and say, ‘I think I can yell the N-word here.'”

Wrong. Not only is this joke painfully unfunny, Che is implying all 34 of the fans were yelling racist slurs at Jones and that is entirely false.

Red Sox president Sam Kennedy broke down the numbers on Ordway, Merloni and Fauria last week and said 20 ejections were for alcohol-related incidents, two were for marijuana, one was the fan who threw peanuts at Jones and another was for foul language directed at a player, but Kennedy didn’t say if that was the racial slur.

Kennedy also said the next day the Red Sox banned a fan from Fenway for using a racial slur to another fan.

Che didn’t mention that in the joke, though. It’s sad that he’s so untalented he needs to bend facts to make these jokes work.

Aaron Hernandez tells fiance ‘tell my story fully’ in suicide note; was a member of the Bloods, documents say 05.05.17 at 4:03 pm ET
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Aaron Hernandez was involved (Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe)

Aaron Hernandez was a member of the Bloods, according to documents. (Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe)

In a prison note to his fiance Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez released on Friday, Aaron Hernandez wrote she is his “soul-mate” and told her to “tell my story fully.”

He wrote: “You have always been my soul-mate and I want you to live life and know I’m always with you. I told you what was coming indirectly! I love you so much and know you are an angel – literally! … We split into two to come change the world! Your characteristics is that of a true angel and the definition of Gods love! Tell my story fully but never think anything besides how much I love you. This was the supremes, the almighty’s plan, not mine! I love you! Let (redacted) know how much I love her! Look after (redacted) and (redacted) for me – those are my boys (You’re Rich).”

“I knew I loved you = Savage Garden,” the note ended.

Additional official documents provided to the Boston Herald state Aaron Hernandez was a member of the “Bloods Street Gang.”

According to the Herald, the “Gang Profile” section of the Massachusetts State Police form, which was filled out on April 24, 2017, notes Hernandez as a “Bloods Street Gang member.”

Back in 2015, it was reported that Hernandez’s neck tattoo of a five-pointed star was a reference to the Bloods.

The newly released documents also include reports from officers at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center who had trouble cutting Hernandez down from the noose with which he hung himself in April. Officers said they struggled to free his body because of the shampoo he spread on the floor and it took “2 sets of shears by 2 officers” to cut him down and administer CPR.

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