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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Florida State player sort of gets revenge on Grayson Allen; Budapest pulls out of 2024 Olympic bid 03.01.17 at 9:19 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: 
NBA: Cleveland at Boston, 8 p.m. (CSN, ESPN)
NBA: Houston at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Pittsburgh at Chicago, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
MLB: Exhibition: Boston at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (WEEI-AM 850)
MLB: Exhibition: Miami vs. Houston, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Exhibition: LA Dodgers vs. San Francisco, 8 p.m. (MLB Network)
College basketball: Arkansas at Florida, 7 p.m. ESPN2
College basketball: Michigan at Northwestern, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: UConn at East Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: URI at Saint Joseph’s, 7 p.m. (NESN Plus)
College basketball: BC at Notre Dame, 8 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-AM 850)
College basketball: VCU at Dayton, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Kansas State at TCU, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Louisville at Wake Forest, 9 p.m. (NESN Plus)
College basketball: Marquette at Xavier, 9 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Michigan State at Illinois, 9 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Texas at Texas Tech, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Air Force at San Diego State, 10 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Utah State at UNLV, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Washington at UCLA, 11 p.m. (FS1)
Women’s college basketball: Clemson vs. Virginia Tech, 1 p.m. (NESN Plus)
Women’s college basketball: BC vs. Georgia Tech, 3:30 p.m. (NESN Plus)
Women’s college basketball: North Carolina vs. Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. (NESN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Florida State’s Xavier Rathan-Mayes was one of the players that was tripped earlier this season by Duke’s Grayson Allen and he may have got his revenge on Tuesday night.

In the Duke-Florida State matchup at Cameron Indoor Tuesday, Rathan-Mayes fell to the floor and when Allen stepped over him, he fell down himself. Likely not intentional, and probably a bit of an acting job on Allen’s part, but likely made Rathan-Mayes feel like he got a little revenge.

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Mayor Martin Walsh on D&C on Boston 2024: ‘We just couldn’t make it work’ 07.28.15 at 10:36 am ET
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Boston Mayor Martin Walsh joined Dennis & Callahan on Tuesday to discuss the end of Boston’s Olympic bid for 2024. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

On Monday the United States Olympic Committee and Boston 2024 ‘€œjointly ended’€ Boston’€™s bid for the 2024 Olympics.

“Thinking back on the Olympic bid, it was a great opportunity that we had here in the city potentially,” Walsh said. “I still view it that way. But we just couldn’t make it work.”

When asked about his press conference on Monday, Walsh clarified his reasoning for not giving his stamp of approval to the bid and how he had anticipated the bid would affect Boston residents.

“My statement was the right thing to do to let people know that I was not just going to sign an agreement that potentially could cost the taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars if there were overruns, or if there were problems,” Walsh said. “I think the fact that we weren’t given an appropriate amount of time to be able to put a full bid together, that was unfortunate. New York and Los Angeles and Atlanta and Chicago, these other cities that went for the bid, they had a two-year period between the time they were selected by the USOC and when they had to put their application in to the IOC. … We were given several months.

“There were a lot of critics of the plan, and … a lot of it was based on taxpayers’ dollars. … I don’t think [taxpayers] fully understood what the commitment was by me or other people not to use taxpayers’ dollars. Certainly everyone knows today what the commitment was.”

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Critics rip incomplete Boston 2024 Olympic plan as ‘more smoke and mirrors’ 06.30.15 at 6:57 am ET
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Cubs at Mets, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Yankees at Angels, 10 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: Women’s World Cup, semifinal, 7 p.m. (Fox)
WNBA: Liberty at Sky, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Boston’s Olympic organizing committee unveiled its new plan Monday, promising to avoid saddling residents with fees for the 2024 Summer Games, but critics noted that many questions still remain.

The new plan includes cost-overrun insurance to the tune of $128 million — although no insurer was named — and a plan to have a private developer buy land for a stadium via a competitive bid process.

“The taxpayers won’t be responsible for any venue costs or any operating costs, and we believe the taxpayers are responsible for infrastructure costs that should be done in the ordinary course anyway,” Boston 2024 chairman Steve Pagliuca said. “Any time we had a chance to take a conservative route, we did.”

The group claims there will be $4.8 billion in total revenue from the event, with expenses coming in more than $200 million less than that, and it would allow the city to transform two neighborhoods: Widett Circle, which would house a temporary Olympic stadium, and Columbia Point, which would host the athletes village.

The plan relies on $1.9 billion in improvements to the MBTA system, which organizers say are needed to address “non-Olympic-related anticipated ridership growth.”

The proposal does not include a final plan for some events, including aquatics, golf and cycling — which requires building a velodrome — and leaves other key information incomplete. That opened the door for critics to pounce.

“It’s just more smoke and mirrors, as far as I can tell,” said Smith College economist Andrew Zimbalist, who questioned the ability of the group to get any “master developers” for the plan.

Added Chris Dempsey, co-founder of No Boston Olympics: “We were hoping for a lot more detail.”

— The Los Angeles Kings are attempting to cut ties with forward Mike Richards, terminating his contract Monday for a “material breach of the requirements” of the pact.

Richards’ play has declined since Los Angeles traded for him in 2011, inheriting his 12-year, $69 million contract he signed with the Flyers in 2008.

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