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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Manny Ramirez preparing for baseball comeback; Steph Curry likes comparison between Red Sox, Warriors 12.22.16 at 8:06 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:
NHL:
Boston at Florida, 7:30 p.m. (NESN)
NBA: Boston at Indiana, 7 p.m. (CSN)
NBA: LA Lakers at Miami, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: San Antonio at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
NFL: NY Giants at Philadelphia, 8:25 p.m. (NBC; NFL Network)
College football: Idaho vs. Colorado State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Tulsa at Stephen F. Austin, 4:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: UNCG at Georgetown, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: San Diego St. at Southern Miss., 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Furman at Michigan, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Marshall at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Yale at Temple, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Wyoming at DePaul, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Delaware State at Iowa, 9 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Kansas at UNLV, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: LSU at Wake Forest, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: UNC Asheville at Ohio State, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: San Francisco at Utah, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: USC at Missouri State, 11 p.m. (FS1)

AROUND THE WEB:

— We might see a resurgence of Manny Being Manny in the near future.

Manny Ramirez’s wife, Juliana, suggested Ramirez is gearing up to play professional baseball again. She told TMZ the 44-year-old former Red Sox star is spending time in the gym in preparation for a comeback.

“He is training extremely hard,” Juliana said. “Batting, CrossFit, Orange Theory. He never stops.”

She also said she supports his attempts at another baseball career.

“I told him, ‘Go for it!’ Baseball is the love of his life other than his family and I totally support him 100 percent … ’cause I know how much it means for him.”

The last time Ramirez played professional baseball was for the Cubs’ Triple-A affiliate in 2014. He then worked as a hitting consultant for the major league team and its minor league clubs.

He spent eight memorable seasons with the Red Sox from 2001-08.

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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Richard Sherman blasts Thursday Night Football as ‘poopfest'; Lakers will not stay at Trump SoHo hotel 12.14.16 at 7:43 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: Boston at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. (CSN; ESPN)
NBA: Indiana at Miami, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Boston at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Philadelphia at Colorado, 10 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: Saint Joseph’s at Princeton, 5 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Chicago State at Northwestern, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Southern University at Baylor, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: UIC at DePaul, 8 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Green Bay at Wisconsin, 9 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: UAPB at Oklahoma State, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Grand Canyon at Arizona, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

AROUND THE WEB:

Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman

— The Seahawks and the Rams will face off in Thursday Night Football this week, and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman did not hold back on his feelings about TNF when talking to reporters on Tuesday.

“Poopfest. It’s terrible, we got home like 1 o’clock in the morning, something like that on Monday, and then you’ve got to play again,” Sherman said. “Congratulations, NFL, you did it again. But they’ve been doing it all season, so I guess we’re the last ones to get the middle finger.” 

The Seahawks played the Packers in Green Bay on Sunday and Sherman said his body will only be 50-60 percent recovered by Thursday.

“Because it’s just no regard, it’s hypocritical, as I’ve stated before. They make this huge stance about player safety. Then you put the players in tremendous danger,” Sherman said. “We’ll be well aware come the next CBA negotiations about things like this. There’s really not much you can do right now. It’s part of the revenue, etc., etc. And the league probably has something else up their sleeve. They might have a Friday night game planned. Who knows?”

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Theo Epstein eats a goat to celebrate Cubs’ World Series win; Steph Curry sets 3-point record 11.08.16 at 8:18 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 from our news wire.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. (NESN)
NBA: Atlanta at Cleveland, 7 p.m. (NBATV)
NBA: New Orleans at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m. (NBATV)
College football: Eastern Michigan at Ball State, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College football: Western Michigan at Kent State, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
MLB: Gold Glove Awards, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

MONDAY’S RESULTS:
NHL: Bruins 4, Sabres 0
NHL: Panthers 3, Lightning 1
NHL: Islanders 4, Canucks 2
NFL: Seahawks 31, Bills 25
NBA: Hornets 122, Pacers 100
NBA: Jazz 109, 76ers 84
NBA: Rockets 114, Wizards 106
NBA: Thunder 97, Heat 85
NBA: Bulls 112, Magic 80
NBA: Clippers 114, Pistons 82
NBA: Warriors 116, Pelicans 106

AROUND THE WEB:

— After the Cubs won the World Series and broke the “Curse of the Billy Goat,” Theo Epstein celebrated by actually eating a goat.

Restauranteur Kevin Boehm said Epstein, the Cubs’ president of baseball operations, requested the goat from Girl & the Goat, a restaurant Boehm co-owns in the Boka Restaurant Group.

 

“We were on the phone with [Cubs GM] Jed [Hoyer]. He was recapping the game, and in the background, Theo says he wanted roasted goat for lunch,” Boehm told the Chicago Sun-Times. “I said we’d make it happen.”

The restaurant’s executive chef and “Top Chef” winner, Stephanie Izard, roasted a 9-1/2 pound goat for Hoyer, Epstein and three others to eat at Wrigley Field last week.

“They were all sitting in the left-field bleachers in an empty Wrigley Field. They ate it right there,” Boehm said. “They’ve said there are no curses, that it was just a matter of putting together a great baseball team. But they were happy to eat that goat.”

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Friday’s Morning Mashup: NBA stars voice support after league pulls All-Star Game from Charlotte 07.22.16 at 8:18 am ET
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Welcome to Friday’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.

FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Twins at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Giants at Yankees, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
Basketball: Exhibition, United States vs. Argentina, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)
Soccer: Women’s exhibition, United States vs. Costa Rica, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Cycling: Tour de France, 7 a.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

— Hornets owner Michael Jordan and some of the league’s star players expressed disappointment but understanding after the NBA’s decision to move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte due to the state’s HB2 law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

The league made its announcement Thursday, stating: “While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in which we do business, we do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2.”

Jordan said he’s hopeful the game will be returned to his state in three years, assuming there is progress on changing the law.

“We understand the NBA’s decision and the challenges around holding the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte this season. There was an exhaustive effort from all parties to keep the event in Charlotte, and we are disappointed we were unable to do so,” Jordan said in a statement. “With that said, we are pleased that the NBA opened the door for Charlotte to host All-Star weekend again as soon as an opportunity was available in 2019.”

Warriors star Steph Curry, who grew up in Charlotte while his father, Dell, played for the Hornets, said the game would have meant a lot to the city.

“We support [the decision],” he told ESPN, “but at the end of the day, I love Charlotte. I love the city.”

Tweeted Kevin Durant: I recognize this was a tough decision for the NBA but I respect the choice. Discrimination of any kind cannot be allowed.

North Carolina’s Republican-led government passed the law in March. As part of it, workers are allowed to use state law to sue over employment discrimination on the basis of race, religion and other factors, but sexual orientation and gender identity were excluded. The law also overruled a Charlotte ordinance that would have allowed transgender people to use restrooms related to their gender identity.

Already, a number of entertainers have canceled events in North Carolina, and Albany had to cancel a basketball game scheduled next season at Duke as New York imposed a travel ban to the state.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory issued a statement reacting to the NBA’s decision and criticizing those who have taken a public stance against the law.

“The sports and entertainment elite, Attorney General Roy Cooper and the liberal media have for months misrepresented our laws and maligned the people of North Carolina simply because most people believe boys and girls should be able to use school bathrooms, locker rooms and showers without the opposite sex present,” he said in a statement.

Multiple lawsuits related to the law have been filed in federal court, and they’re expected to go to trial this fall.

— Greg Hardy, a free agent since playing last season for the Cowboys, had a workout with the Jaguars on Thursday. A team spokesman confirmed the workout but did not indicate if the team would pursue a contract with the defensive end.

According to Pro Football Talk, Jacksonville will not sign Hardy now but wanted to learn more about him in case a need arises later. The Jaguars have a young and unproven rotation at pass rusher.

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Curt Schilling fires back after ESPN edits out bloody sock game from Red Sox documentary 05.02.16 at 8:11 am ET
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Welcome to Monday’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.

MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Cubs at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA playoffs: Hawks at Cavaliers, 7 p.m. (TNT)
NBA playoffs: Thunder at Spurs, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
NHL playoffs: Capitals at Penguins, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— A week and a half after ESPN fired Curt Schilling, the network ran a documentary Sunday about the Red Sox’ memorable comeback against the Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series, and Schilling’s heroics in Game 6 were conspicuously absent. The network edited out Schilling’s bloody sock game, claiming it was due to time constraints.

Not surprisingly, Schilling didn’t take kindly to his former employer’s latest slap in the face, and he used the network’s slanted coverage of the Patriots’ Deflategate controversy and Tom Brady to make his point.

Tweeted Schilling Sunday night: Wow, full one year complete fabrication to defame greatest QB, now omitting about 4 hours of a game I think I played in. Hmm #integritymuch?

Added Schilling later: Btw, please don’t make me victim. You saw it, I lived it, still got the ring. This is what happens when you embarrass powerful people. And … Nothing more. It’s why we are where we are at as a people and as a nation. Time to change that #standup

Schilling, who has the hashtag #ESPNLIES alongside a quote on his Twitter bio, also noted that he liked the hashtag #boycottespn offered by another tweeter.

ESPN’s public relations department released a statement explaining that a softball game earlier in the day went over its time slot, forcing the editing of the 30 for 30 documentary “Four Days in October” prior to Sunday night’s Red Sox-Yankees game.

“When a live event runs long, it’s standard procedure to shorten a taped program that follows,” the statement read. “In this case, we needed to edit out one of the film’s four segments to account for the extra length of the softball game.”

— Capitals defenseman Brooks Opik received a three-game suspension from the NHL on Sunday for his late hit to the head of Penguins forward Olli Maatta during Saturday’s Game 2 of their second-round series.

Orpik, a former Boston College star who played 11 seasons for the Penguins before leaving as a free agent after the 2013-14 season, was called for interference for the hit, which came well after Maata fired a shot from the left side early in the first period. Maata was woozy after the hit and did not return to the game.

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Warriors star Steph Curry scheduled for MRI after injury in Sunday’s win 04.25.16 at 8:05 am ET
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Welcome to Monday’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.

MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Braves, 7:10.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Yankees at Rangers, 8:05 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA playoffs: Heat at Hornets, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA playoffs: Mavericks at Thunder, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA playoffs: Clippers at Trail Blazers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
NHL playoffs: Ducks at Predators, 8 p.m. (CNBC)
NHL playoffs: Blackhawks at Blues, 8:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— The Warriors are one game from eliminating the Rockets in their Western Conference playoff series, but Sunday’s win might have come at a huge price.

Steph Curry sprained his knee on the final play of the first half and did not return in Golden State’s 121-94 victory that gave the Warriors a 3-1 series lead.

Curry, who missed the previous two games of the series recovering from a sprained ankle, was guarding Trevor Ariza outside the 3-point line when his left leg appeared to hit a wet spot and slid out from under him. His right knee then hit the floor while he was in an awkward position. He limped to the locker room, returned to the court before the start of the second half, but left after testing it out with some lateral slides.

“He was standing there crying, and [I was] like, ‘Dog, just get out of here. We’ll hold you down,’ ” Warriors forward Draymond Green told ESPN Radio after the game. “We’ve got to support him, and be there for him. He came out and obviously gave it a go, wasn’t 100 percent, and he gave it a go, and it’s unfortunate that that happened. But at the end of the day, one thing we’ve always talked about is our depth, and we’ve got to use that to win games, and so we used that tonight.”

Curry, who had hit just 2-of-9 shots and scored six points, is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday.

The Warriors banded together after Curry’s departure and put up 41 points in the third quarter — hitting a franchise-record eight 3-pointers in the period en route to an NBA record 21 in the game — to turn a tie game into a 21-point rout.

“When you have a team that is as together as ours is and cares about each other like ours does, you tend to pick up the fight a little bit,” coach Steve Kerr said. “Our guys sensed that we needed to come together.”

— Johnny Manziel has been indicted on a misdemeanor assault charge for an incident in January with his ex-girlfriend, according to reports out of Dallas.

Manziel’s case was heard by a grand jury on Thursday. The indictment is expected to be announced Monday. The maximum punishment for a misdemeanor assault is one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Kings reportedly show interest in Rajon Rondo 07.01.15 at 7:06 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:
MLB: Red Sox at Blue Jays, 1:07 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Yankees at Angels, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: Women’s World Cup semifinal, Japan vs. England, 7 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: Exhibition, Mexico vs. Honduras, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Tennis: Wimbledon, 7 a.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Free agent point guard Rajon Rondo’s stock dropped precipitously after he was sent packing by the Mavericks during the first round of the playoffs after another behavioral issue like those that have dogged him throughout his college and professional career.

Now the former Celtic is an afterthought among discussions of this free agent class.

On Tuesday night, however, Rondo reportedly found some interest — appropriately enough from the franchise that might be the most dysfunctional in the league.

According to an ESPN report, the Kings “came on strong” Tuesday night and requested a meeting with Rondo after forward Rudy Gay pushed management to pursue him.

Rondo is expected to sign a one-year deal as he tries to build back his reputation and show he can avoid confrontations with his coach. The Kings recently hired George Karl, although there have been reports that they are looking to replace him before he coaches a game.

— Warriors star Steph Curry was named league MVP and beat LeBron JamesCavaliers in the NBA Finals. Now he’s surpassed LeBron in jersey sales for the first time.

Based on rankings of overall sales at NBAStore.com from April through June, Curry ranked No. 1, with James dropping to second. Fellow Warriors Klay Thompson (fifth) and Draymond Green (15th) helped Golden State rank first in team sales during the playoffs.

The Celtics ranked a solid ninth on the team list, although the C’s had no player in the top 15.

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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Nationals star Bryce Harper lashes out at ump after another ejection 05.21.15 at 8:12 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:
MLB: Rangers at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Mariners at Orioles, 12:35 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Dodgers at Giants, 3:45 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Cubs at Padres, 9:10 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA playoffs: Rockets at Warriors, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL playoffs: Ducks at Blackhawks, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Bryce Harper was ejected for the second time in just over a week, and the young Nationals star is not happy with how umpire Marvin Hudson handled the situation.

After a low strike call, Harper and Hudson exchanged words in the third inning of Washington’s 3-2 victory over the Yankees before Harper and manager Matt Williams were sent home early.

“I don’t think 40,000 people came to watch him ump tonight. Plain and simple. Plain and simple. I mean, I really don’t think they did. Especially when we’re playing the Yankees,” Harper said.

“The Yankees are a good team, we’re a good team and we’re rolling. And, I mean, the way I’m hitting, I don’t want to get tossed. I don’t think I really did anything bad to get tossed. But maybe he just had a bad morning. Maybe he didn’t get his coffee.”

Hudson warned the Washington dugout and then appeared to tell Harper to get back in the batter’s box before ejecting him.

“I think the whole thing was me not getting into the box. I really do,” Harper said. “I didn’t look at him one time and show him up.”

Hudson denied that was the case.

“Had nothing to do with the box,” Hudson said. “He didn’t like the pitch, and I let him have his say, going and coming. The dugout didn’t like it, and one thing led to another and I had to run him. I had to eject him.”

The game ended with another protested call, as Alex Rodriguez — who earlier in the day posed for pictures with politicians on Capitol Hill — watched a fastball go by and was called out on strikes.

“I didn’t think it was a strike,” Rodriguez said, “but I’m not the ump.

— The Jets have received rave reviews for their rebuilding efforts, but at the end of the day, they still have Geno Smith starting at quarterback. That much was confirmed Wednesday by new offensive coordinator Chan Gailey.

“Right now, Geno’s the starter,” Gailey told reporters Wednesday. “Unless something happens — an injury, or something like that, that you don’t foresee — that’s how we anticipate it going.”

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