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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Arnold Palmer remembered in memorial service 10.05.16 at 8:04 am ET
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Good morning, here’s your Wednesday morning mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB playoffs: San Francisco at NY Mets, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA preseason: Oklahoma City at Barcelona, 2:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA preseason: Orlando at Cleveland, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA preseason: Utah at Phoenix, 10 p.m. (NBA TV)
College football:Georgia Southern at Arkansas State, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

TUESDAY’S RESULTS:
MLB playoffs: Blue Jays 5, Orioles 2

AROUND THE WEB:

— Legends of golf gathered on Tuesday to pay their respects to Arnold Palmer in a memorial service at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson were some of the game’s greatest in attendance.

Nicklaus was one of the speakers at the service and spoke about Palmer’s incredible character.

“He was an everyday man,” Nicklaus said. “Everyone’s hero. Arnold managed to remove the ‘I’ from icon and instead let the world share in his greatness.”

“Remember when Arnold Palmer touched your life, and touched your heart,” Nicklaus said to end his speech, “please, don’t forget why.”

Other speakers included CBS Sports broadcaster Jim Nantz, retired LPGA golfer Annika Sorenstam, Palmer’s grandson Sam Saunders and Royal & Ancient Golf Club former chief executive Peter Dawson.

Palmer won 62 PGA Tours and seven majors championships.

People turned out in droves to honor Palmer. Monitors were set up in several locations on campus for those who couldn’t get into the basilica, and giant screens were set up for spectators to watch the service.

Palmer’s longtime friend, singer Vince Gill, sang and ended the service with Carole King’s, “You’ve Got A Friend.”

“This man was my favorite person,” Gill said of Palmer. “Not my favorite golfer, my favorite person I ever met.”

Palmer died at the age of 87 on Sept. 25 in Pittsburgh.

— Andy Murray told reporters he was stalked by a hotel maid who followed him to many of his European tennis events and entered his hotel room and stroked his arm while he slept.

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Sunday’s Olympics roundup: Usain Bolt rallies to win 100 gold 08.05.12 at 7:53 pm ET
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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt used a strong second half to overtake his competitors and win gold in the 1oo-meter dash in an Olympic-record time of 9.63 seconds Sunday in London.

Bolt was in sixth place at the midpoint before he blew away the field.

“I executed, and that’s the key,” Bolt said. “I stopped worrying about the start. The end is what’s important.”

Jamaica took 1-2 in the event, as world champion Yohan Blake captured the silver medal in 9.75 seconds. American Justin Gatlin was third in 9.79.

MORE TRACK: RICHARDS-ROSS RACES TO 400 GOLD

American Sanya Richards-Ross, who faded down the stretch four years ago and settled for bronze, won the women’s 400 in 49.55 seconds, giving the U.S. team its first gold of the London Games.

Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu, the defending champion, was second in 49.70, and American DeeDee Trotter was third in 49.72. …

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius was unable to reach the final of the 400 meters, as the South African finished last in his 400 heat.

BASKETBALL: U.S. WOMEN WIN IN RECORD ROUT

Only days after the U.S. men’s basketball team set a record for points in a game, their female counterparts tied the U.S. Olympic mark in a 114-66 blowout of China.

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Rafael Nadal reveals pains of tennis in press conference 09.05.11 at 10:44 am ET
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Rafael Nadal has been known to struggle through English interviews throughout his tennis career, but on Sunday it was an interview with the Spanish media that proved problematic for the tennis star. After topping David Nalbandanian in straight sets (7-6 (5), 6-1, 7-5) at the U.S. Open, Nadal was conducting his usual post-match press conference when he suddenly started to shift in his seat. Nadal grimaced and leaned back in his seat before slipping to the floor in agony. The media was cleared out of the room while trainers tended to Nadal, who was suffering from a cramp. After 10 minutes of treatment, Nadal was able to resume his press conference.

“I just have cramping in front and behind,” Nadal explained. “That’s why I was so painful. That’s all.”

Nadal later posted a video to his Facebook page to reassure his fans that he will be fine. Fellow tennis player Andy Murray did his best to quell any concerns about Nadal, noting in his press conference that “I’m sure a lot of people were surprised because it was him that was cramping. But Rafa’s human. I think some people forget that sometimes.”

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Ball boy runs on court during French Open rally 05.31.11 at 4:46 pm ET
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Viktor Troicki nearly upset fourth-seeded Andy Murray in the French Open quarterfinals Tuesday, but he certainly didn’t get any help from the ball boy. In the fifth set, Troicki’s overhand smash sent Murray scrambling to his right, and Murray barely managed return the shot. Apparently thinking the point was over, a 12-year-old ball boy ran onto the court, within inches of Troicki as he blasted another shot past Murray.

Despite Troicki’s would-be winner, the point had to be replayed because of the youngster’s interference. Troiki went on to lose the point and the match (4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5).

“I haven’€™t ever seen it on TV. Not since I’€™ve been watching and playing tennis have I ever seen such a situation,” Troicki said. “The kid just jumped in and messed up my point. I can’€™t blame him but still, I was a little bit disappointed.”

Here’s video of the point:

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