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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Derrick Rose rape trial continues despite death of investigator 10.13.16 at 7:43 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 from our news wire.

THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Boston at Columbus, 7 p.m. (NESN)
NHL:
Washington at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
MLB playoffs: Los Angeles at Washington, 8:08 p.m. (FS1)
NFL:
Denver at San Diego, 8:25 (CBS; NFL Network)
College football: North Carolina A&T at Bethune-Cookman, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Soccer: Women’s U-17 World Cup quarterfinal, 8:55 a.m. (FS2)
Soccer:
Women’s U-17 World Cup quarterfinal, 11:55 a.m. (FS2)

AROUND THE WEB:

— The Derrick Rose rape trial will continue after a motion to dismiss it was denied.

After Rose’s lawyers petitioned for a mistrial on the basis of the accuser deleting a crucial text, the judge, Michael Fitzgerald, ruled it is not a reason to throw out the trial. But he did rule the jury will know the accuser did not disclose all the texts in question in the correct time frame.

This continuing case was shrouded in tragedy on Tuesday when one of its investigators was found dead in her California home.

Natalie Hernandez, 44, died of gunshot wounds and her death it being investigated as a suicide. She was a detective investigating Rose’s case and it is not clear if her death is related to that case.

— Tim Tebow might actually be a miracle worker.

On Tuesday the former NFL quarterback and current Mets prospect came to the swift aide of a fan in the stands who was having a seizure. One day later he explained why he did it.

“It’s what you are supposed to do,” Tebow said prior to Wednesday’s Arizona Fall League game in Scottsdale. “In my opinion just try to in those moments try to be there for people and try to help people, because there is not a bigger, better more important thing you can do in life than be there for people in need.”

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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Clippers say they won’t trade contrite Blake Griffin 02.17.16 at 8:06 am ET
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Welcome to Wednesday’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.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Blackhawks at Rangers, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: Dayton at Saint Joseph’s, 6 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Iowa at Penn State, 6:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Providence at Xavier, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Syracuse at Louisville, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Villanova at Temple, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: UCF at Memphis, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: DePaul at St. John’s, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Nebraska at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Duke at North Carolina, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Seton Hall at Georgetown, 9 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Oklahoma at Texas Tech, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Arizona State at Arizona, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Houston at Tulane, 9:30 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Boise State at New Mexico, 10 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Colorado at USC, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

AROUND THE WEB:

Celtics fans dreaming of seeing a star headed to Boston will have to turn their attention to someone other than Blake Griffin.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Tuesday that the injured star would not be traded, despite a flurry of rumors and reports indicating there have been calls from other teams.

Griffin is expected to be out until next month with a broken right hand he suffered punching team equipment manager Matias Testi at a Toronto restaurant. He then will serve a four-game suspension for the transgression.

On Tuesday, a contrite Griffin wore a black wrap on his hand at practice as he addressed the media for the first time since the incident.

“It’s something I think about every day and wish I could take back, and I’ve told Matias that,” Griffin said. “I have talked to Matias tons of times since the incident. He actually said it best: ‘This stuff happens and we’re like brothers and we just have to move on.’ ”

Griffin said he already apologized to his teammates and the organization.

“It’s something that I feel awful about, something that I haven’t had to deal with ever before in life and it’s been tough,” he said. “But now that the NBA has done their due diligence and the Clippers and I have my punishment, I’m looking forward to just moving on and moving past this and getting back on the court with our teammates.”

— MMA fighter Ronda Rousey said Tuesday during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that she contemplated suicide after her shocking loss to Holly Holm last year, her first defeat after dominating UFC competition.

“Honestly, my thought in the medical room, I was sitting in the corner and was like, ‘What am I anymore if I’m not this?’ ” an emotional Rousey said. “Literally sitting there thinking about killing myself. In that exact second, I’m like: ‘I’m nothing. What do I do anymore?’ “

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: MMA star Ronda Rousey says she could beat boxer Floyd Mayweather in ‘no-rules fight’ 08.11.15 at 8:05 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 Marlins, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Tigers at Royals, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Pirates at Cardinals, 8 p.m. (MLB Network)
WNBA: Sky at Liberty, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
WNBA: Storm at Sparks, 10:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
Soccer: UEFA Super Cup, Sevilla vs. Barcelona, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)

AROUND THE WEB:

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey

— MMA star Ronda Rousey refuses to back down in her feud with boxer Floyd Mayweather, saying Monday that she could beat Mayweather if the two were placed in a ring without any rules.

Answering questions on a Reddit chat, Rousey said of the 48-0 Mayweather: “Floyd is one of the best boxers of all time. He would definitely beat me in a boxing match. I unfortunately don’t get into ‘matches.’ I fight for a living.

“In a no-rules fight, I believe I can beat anyone on this planet. Boxing is a sweet science with strict rules that I respect very much and aspire every day to improve at. But you said ruthless fight, and that’s my honest answer.”

At last month’s ESPYs, where she beat out Mayweather for Best Fighter, Rousey took a shot at the boxer both for his history of domestic abuse and for claiming he didn’t know who Rousey was.

“I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once,” she said. “I’d like to see him pretend to not know who I am now.”

The UFC bantamweight champion, Rousey improved to 12-0 earlier this month with a victory over Bethe Correia in 34 seconds.

Mayweather, meanwhile, gave his own interview Monday in which he ranked himself as the best boxer ever, with Roberto Duran second. He ranks Muhammad Ali fifth and does not have Rocky Marciano in his top five.

— Donald Sterling continued his flurry of lawsuits against those he feels cost him the Clippers, with the latest suit Friday against the celebrity gossip website TMZ and V. Stiviano, the woman who taped his now-infamous racist comments.

As reported by The Associated Press, Sterling accused both parties of violating his privacy and causing damage on a “scale of unparalleled and unprecedented magnitude.”

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Aaron Hernandez tipster revealed as woman who sent him sexually explicit letters 08.04.15 at 7:58 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: White Sox at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Yankees at Rangers, 8:05 p.m. (FS1)
MLB: Athletics at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. (MLB Network)

AROUND THE WEB:

Aaron Hernandez is accused of orchestrating the murder of Odin Lloyd. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Aaron Hernandez is accused of orchestrating the murder of Odin Lloyd. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

— The anonymous tipster who reached out to Aaron Hernandez‘s lawyers and claimed a member of the jury hid information is a woman who wrote sexually explicit letters to the imprisoned former Patriot, the prosecution said in a filing released Monday.

Prosecutor William McCauley called the bid by Hernandez’s lawyer to pursue the woman’s tip an “unwarranted fishing expedition.”

According to Hernandez’s defense team, the woman called multiple times after Hernandez was convicted of first degree murder in April and claimed that one of the jurors was a co-worker who hid the fact that they had information about Hernandez’s 2012 double-murder case.

The prosecution says the woman, whose father served time in jail with Hernandez, does not in fact work with the juror — and made other comments that are not truthful. The prosecution admitted the woman has had extensive contact with Hernandez, but still suggests the information she has is worth pursing.

Hernandez is engaged to Shayanna Jenkins, with whom he has a young daughter. According to the Providence Journal, Jenkins was wearing a wedding band and an engagement ring Monday. Now living in Rhode Island, Jenkins has petitioned a probate court in that state to add the surname Hernandez to her name to match the surname of her daughter, Avielle Jenkins-Hernandez.

Hernandez, who was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, is awaiting trial in the double-murder case, to which he has pleaded not guilty.

— The father of the 9-year-old bat boy from Kansas who died Sunday after being hit in the head by a bat a day earlier spoke Monday of Kaiser Carlile’s happiness being a part of the team and expressed no hard feelings for the accident.

“There is no kind of remorse or anger towards what happened,” Chad Carlile said at a press conference with the team. “This is something that obviously was a tragedy. I want … no bad comments. Nothing bad. I mean, this is all for the good. If anyone can gain anything out of this it’s the fact that he was happy. He loved it, and the team we are obviously for loved him as well.”

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