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Friday’s Morning Mashup: Mariners reveal bronze Ken Griffey Jr. statue; Lou Brock diagnosed with cancer 04.14.17 at 8:19 am ET
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Good morning! Here is your Friday 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.

FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 2 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: St. Louis at NY Yankees, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Tampa Bay at Boston, 7:10 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Columbus at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. (NHL Network)
NHL: NY Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m. (USA)
NHL: St. Louis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: San Jose at Edmonton, 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— The Mariners unveiled a statue in a ceremony on Thursday honoring Ken Griffey Jr. outside of Safeco Field. The bronze likeness of the Seattle legend captures his familiar home run swing.

“One of the things I’m known for is my swing and I think it was pretty much going to be a given (that would be the pose),” Griffey Jr. said during the ceremony. “They pretty much nailed it. It was overwhelming to see something like that.”

The statue is seven feet tall and includes a patch honoring the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball. Griffey Jr. helped lead the campaign for all major leaguers to wear Robinson’s No. 42 on Jackie Robinson Day once a year.

Last year, Griffey Jr. became the first Mariners player to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and the team retired his No. 24 last season.

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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Cowboys legend Roger Staubach wouldn’t want Greg Hardy on his team 11.12.15 at 8:15 am ET
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Welcome to Thursday’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.

THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Avalanche at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NESN)
College hockey: Northeastern at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. (NESN Plus)
NFL: Bills at Jets, 8:25 p.m. (NFL Network; WEEI-FM)
College football: Louisiana-Lafayette at South Alabama, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
College football: Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Warriors at Timberwolves, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Clippers at Suns, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
Soccer: Euro 2016 qualifier, Hungary at Norway, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)

AROUND THE WEB:

Greg Hardy

Greg Hardy

— Cowboys legend Roger Staubach joined the chorus of criticism of his former team for employing Greg Hardy.

“I’m rooting for the Cowboys, I don’t root for him,” Staubach told USA Today. “I’m still rooting for the Cowboys. I’m not a Hardy fan.”

The Hall of Fame quarterback called domestic violence “almost like a disease” said he hopes Hardy is getting help. But the two-time Super Bowl winner took particular offense to Hardy’s recent sideline confrontation with an assistant coach and a couple of teammates.

“I just feel that the reactions that he had on the field, losing his cool with the coach,” Staubach said. “I’m a big Jason Garrett fan, so maybe there’s more that I don’t know about. But what was seen there was not — as a player, you don’t do that. Therefore, it seems like his temper is not under control yet.”

While Hardy tweeted out a comment Wednesday suggesting his innocence and implying discrimination, Staubach continued his stance in an interview on NFL Network’s “NFLHQ,” saying: “I don’t know him and I haven’t dealt with him. As far as how I feel about it, I wouldn’t particularly want someone on my team that had the issues that he has.”

Added Staubach: “People can overcome mistakes. It’s just that domestic violence is a very serious issue, It also, the evidence is you just don’t overcome it without getting help.”

— Kings coach George Karl reportedly is on the hot seat in Sacramento, just nine games into the season.

Mercurial forward DeMarcus Cousins reportedly directed a profanity-laced outburst at Karl after Monday’s loss to the Spurs, and general manager Vlade Divac is said to have asked the players if he should fire Karl after just 39 games at the helm.

The Sacramento Bee reported that Karl wanted Cousins suspended two games for his insubordination, but Divac vetoed the punishment. Instead, Cousins issued an apology Wednesday.

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