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Friday’s Morning Mashup: Ex-Penn State coach wins whistleblower lawsuit against university; 76ers fan who flipped off Russell Westbrook apologizes

10.28.16 at 8:15 am ET
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Good morning, here is your Friday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Cleveland at Chicago Cubs, 8:08 p.m. (Fox)
NBA: Golden State at New Orleans, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Cleveland at Toronto, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College football: Yale at Columbia, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
College football: Navy at South Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College football: San Diego State at Utah State, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
College football:
Air Force at Fresno State, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

NBA: Bulls 105, Celtics 99
NBA: Hawks 114, Wizards 99
NBA: Clippers 114, Trail Blazers 106
NBA: Spurs 102, Kings 94
NFL: Titans 36, Jaguars 22
NHL: Penguins 4, Islanders 2
NHL: Coyotes 5, Flyers 4
NHL: Wild 4, Sabres 0
NHL: Canadiens 3, Lightning 1
NHL: Red Wings 2, Blues 1
NHL: Sharks 3, Blue Jackets 1 
NHL: Maple Leafs 3, Panthers 2 
NHL: Jets 4, Stars 1 
NHL: Kings 3, Predators 2 


— Former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary was awarded $7.3 million Thursday after a court ruled the university defamed him when it became public his testimony aided prosecutors in charging Jerry Sandusky with child molestation.

In his lawsuit against Penn State, McQueary asked for over $4 million in damages and lost wages, saying he was defamed and misrepresented after testifying against Sandusky in his child molestation trial in 2012.

As a witness in that trial, McQueary testified he saw Sandusky raping a boy in the Penn State locker room in 2001. He also claimed he quickly reported it to Joe Paterno and other officials at the university. The university put McQueary on paid leave after he testified before ultimately letting him go in June 2012. He has not been able to find a job since.

McQueary was given $1.15 million for his defamation claim, $1.15 for the misrepresentation claim and $5 million for punitive damages.

The judge must still decide on McQueary’s claim that the university treated him unfairly after they let him go after his Sandusky testimony.

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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: 76ers anthem singer claims she was barred after wearing ‘We Matter’ shirt

10.27.16 at 8:19 am ET
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Good morning, here is your Thursday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: LA Clippers at Portland, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
College football: Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College football: Appalachian State at Georgia Southern, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
College football: Ohio at Toledo, 7:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
College football: California at USC, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Soccer: MLS playoffs, Kansas City at Seattle, 10:30 p.m. (FS1)

Celtics 122, Nets 117 
NBA: Pacers 130, Mavericks 121
NBA: Nuggets 107, Pelicans 102
NBA: Hornets 107, Bucks 96
NBA: Kings 113, Suns 94
NBA: Heat 108, Magic 96
NBA: Raptors 109, Pistons 91
NBA: Grizzlies 102, Timberwolves 98
NBA: Thunder 103, 76ers 97
NBA: Lakers 120, Rockets 114
NHL: Rangers 5, Bruins 2
NHL: Oilers 4, Capitals 1
NHL: Canadiens 3, Islanders 2
NHL: Ducks 6, Predators 1
MLB: Cubs 5, Indians 1


— Singer Sevyn Streeter was set to sing the national anthem at Wednesday night’s 76ers game, but the team allegedly nixed her performance once it saw what she was wearing.

Streeter showed up for her performance in a “We Matter” tank top and claims she was barred from stepping foot on the parquet.

Wrote Streeter on Twitter: Was suppose to sing the anthem at @sixers & @okcthunder game but minutes b4 @sixers said I couldn’t because I was wearing a “We Matter” jersey.

“I was angry, extremely, extremely angry and disappointed and honestly brought to tears by all of it. It broke my heart,” she told The Associated Press. “Honestly, I was very excited about being able to perform the national anthem. I was really looking forward to that.”

Streeter, who is African-American, also said she was never given a dress code for her performance.

The Sixers did not directly address the controversy.

“As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community,” the team said in a statement.”The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities.”

A 76ers dancer sang the anthem in Streeter’s place.

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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: MLB fans want Bob Uecker to replace Joe Buck; Bobby Knight faces new allegations

10.26.16 at 8:18 am ET
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Good morning, here is your Wednesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

NHL: Boston at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Brooklyn at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (CSN)
NBA: Oklahoma City at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Houston at LA Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Chicago Cubs at Cleveland, 7:08 p.m. (Fox)
MLS: Philadelphia at Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Indians 6, Cubs 0
NHL: Wild 5, Bruins 0
NHL: Devils 5, Coyotes 3
NHL: Red Wings 4, Hurricanes 2
NHL: Penguins 3, Panthers 2
NHL: Lightning 7, Maple Leafs 3
NHL: Flyers 4, Sabres 3
NHL: Flames 4, Blues 1
NHL: Senators 3, Canucks 0
NHL: Kings 3, Blue Jackets 2 
NHL: Stars 3, Jets 2
NHL: Sharks 2, Ducks 1
NBA: Cavaliers 117, Knicks 88
NBA: Spurs 129, Warriors 100
NBA: Trail Blazers 113, Jazz 104


Bob Uecker

Bob Uecker

— Major League Baseball fans are eager for life to imitate art.

First there was a failed push for Charlie Sheen, who played fictional Indians pitcher Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn in “Major League,” to throw out the first pitch before Game 1 of the World Series.

Now fans want Bob Uecker to replace Joe Buck in the broadcast booth.

Uecker played fictional Indians announcer Harry Doyle in the movie, and fans are petitioning for the former player and Brewers broadcaster to call a World Series games on Fox.

Even Buck is in favor of this idea.

“Nothing would make me happier than to have Uceker in the booth,” Buck tweeted.

The petition has over 52,000 signatures as of Wednesday morning.

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Arian Foster announces retirement; Todd Bowles responds to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s criticism

10.25.16 at 7:56 am ET
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Good morning, here is your Tuesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Minnesota at Boston, 7 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Anaheim at San Jose, 10 p.m. (NBCSN)
MLB: Chicago Cubs at Cleveland, 8:08 p.m. (Fox)
NBA: New York at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: San Antonio at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)

Broncos 27, Texans 9
Canadiens 3, Flyers 1
Flames 3, Blackhawks 2


— Dolphins running back Arian Foster announced his immediate retirement Monday after eight years in the NFL.

Foster, 30, only played four games this season due to hamstring issues. His history of injuries likely is a factor in his decision to retire midseason.

Digital media company UNINTERRUPTED tweeted this message from Foster on Monday night:

The sudden announcement was a shock for some.

“It was pretty surprising,” said Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, a longtime teammate of Foster’s. “Obviously, I think the world of him as a football player. It’s not easy to see guys step away from the sport.”

Texans tackle Duane Brown also didn’t see this coming.

“That’s a good friend of mine. Wow, I didn’t know that,” Brown said. “Hat’s off to him, salute to him. He had a heck of a career, and I’m honored to be able to share the field with him and be able to contribute to some of his success and have him contribute to some of my success.”

Foster played for the University of Tennessee and was signed by the Texans in 2009 as an undrafted free agent.

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Giants CB Eli Apple caught in middle as his mother rips owner over domestic violence; Derrick Rose returns to Knicks

10.24.16 at 8:03 am ET
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Good morning, here is your Monday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

NFL: Houston at Denver, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Calgary at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. (NHL)

NFL: Patriots 27, Steelers 16
Cardinals 6, Seahawks 6
NFL: Buccaneers 34, 49ers 17
NFL: Giants 17, Rams 10
NFL: Eagles 21, Vikings 10
NFL: Dolphins 28, Bills 25
NFL: Bengals 31, Browns 17
NFL: Jets 24, Ravens 16
NFL: Chiefs 27, Saints 21
NFL: Colts 34, Titans 26
NFL: Lions 20, Redskins 17
NFL: Raiders 33, Jaguars 16
NFL: Chargers 33, Falcons 30
NHL: Oilers 3, Jets 0 
NHL: Rangers 3, Coyotes 2 
NHL: Islanders 6, Wild 3 
NHL: Ducks 4, Canucks 2


Eli Apple

Eli Apple

— After the mother of Giants rookie corner Eli Apple criticized Giants co-owner John Mara on Twitter last week, Apple reacted to her posts on Sunday.

“My mom’s very vocal and that topic is very important to her, so I can understand where she was coming from,” Apple said. “But at the same time in my position I just have to do my part and play football and do what I can do.”

Annie Apple, a domestic violence survivor, criticized her son’s boss for his handling, or mishandling, of Giants kicker Josh Brown’s domestic violence against his wife.

In an article for on Sunday, Annie Apple further expressed her disgust.

“The comments made by John Mara, owner of the New York Giants, were insensitive, dismissive and callous,” she wrote. “How are you a so-called champion of domestic violence but lack basic compassion for a victim? Yes, this man signs my son’s checks as I’ve been reminded on Twitter. Mr. Mara owns the New York Giants. He doesn’t own Annie Apple. Wrong is wrong. And Mr. Mara’s comments were unapologetically wrong and hit at a raw place.”

Apple stressed on Sunday he spoke with his employers and assured them he is committed to the team despite his mother’s anger.

“I talked to them, let them know my mom, her reactions like that sometimes are like that, she’s her own person, she’s going to do that, so I’ve just got to do my job,” he said. “I just made sure I talked to everybody, man, just let them know, whoever is concerned.”

Apple returned from a groin injury Sunday to play in his team’s 17-10 win over the Rams in London.

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Thinking Out Loud: NFL’s bias against Patriots tough to overlook

10.21.16 at 5:46 pm ET
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Rooke_JohnThinking out loud … while wondering why you care who Tom Brady votes for?

— The very fact that Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict received “only” a $75K fine from the NFL this week for his stomping of Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount this past Sunday — and nothing for his low blow on Martellus Bennett — should tell you all you need to know about how the league still feels about the Patriots.

— Suck it up, boys. Bend over, grab your ankles. Thank you sir, may I have another?

— Considering Burfict’s track record as a dirty player, considering his three-game suspension earlier THIS season for on-field safety violations, what more needs to happen here before justice actually prevails?

— Two things: One, the NFL needs to grow a pair and start doing things that make sense. But it won’t. It can’t. It’s the NFL’s world, and we’re just living in it. Two, someone will actually have to be decapitated, live, on the field. And even then, that might not do it.

— You know how I love a good conspiracy? I truly believe the league “likes” (or allows and looks the other way) behavior like this in some instances, in order to stir up controversy and interest. After all, ratings are down — 11 percent across the board from this time last year — and WAY down for the Thursday-Sunday-Monday night games.

— And therein lies at least part of the problem, methinks, behind the decrease in fan interest and/or ratings. Some are tired of the boorish behavior. Some are tired of controversy. Some are tired of the two-faced, speaking-from-both-sides-of-the-mouth, uneven, heavy-handed attitude shown by the NFL.

— Some also are tired of the proliferation of the sport on television, now working its way into the Twitterverse on Thursday nights, too.

— Not for nuthin’, but hardcore fans still are watching. Casual fans? Not so much, many turned off by the off-the-field headlines being made. The sideline protests against the national anthem, for example, have turned off many despite NFL beliefs to the contrary. And the current presidential election cycle has been more like watching WWE Raw, pulling away some potential football audience for the circus that has been Clinton-Trump.

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Friday’s Morning Mashup: Josh Brown has support from Giants teammates after domestic abuse revelations but does not travel to London with team

10.21.16 at 8:03 am ET
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Good morning, here is your Friday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

NBA preseason:
Charlotte at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA preseason:
Portland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
College football:
Penn at Yale, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
College football:
South Florida at Temple, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College football: San Jose St. at San Diego St., 10:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
College football: Oregon at California, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Soccer: Women’s U-17 World Cup, third place, 9:55 a.m. (FS2)
Soccer: Women’s U-17 World Cup, final, 12:55 p.m. (FS2)

NHL: Bruins 2, Devils 1
NHL: Canadiens 5, Coyotes 2
NHL: Avalanche 4, Lightning 0
NHL: Penguins 3, Sharks 2
NHL: Capitals 4, Panthers 2
NHL: Ducks 3, Flyers 2
NHL: Hurricanes 4, Flames 2
NHL: Wild 3, Maple Leafs 2
NHL: Oilers 3, Blues 1
NHL: Canucks 2, Sabres 1
NHL: Kings 4, Stars 3
MLB: Cubs 8, Dodgers 4
NFL: Packers 26, Bears 10


Josh Brown

Josh Brown

— The Giants traveled to London on Thursday to play the Rams, but kicker Josh Brown was not with them.

The NFL is reopening its investigation into Brown’s domestic abuse after new information was released on Thursday.

In a Thursday interview with WFAN radio’s Mike Francesa, Giants owner John Mara dug himself and the Giants into an even deeper hole trying to explain his support for Brown.

Even though the Giants knew Brown had abused his now-ex-wife Molly, the team still signed him to a new contract last spring.

“He certainly admitted to us that he abused his wife in the past,” Mara said. “What’s a little unclear is the extent of that.”

Mara also said it is “too early to tell” if Brown will remain on the team and the “best course” is to deactivate him for this weekend’s game in London.

“You’re never comfortable about these things and we were obviously disturbed by it, but based on what we knew, we were comfortable with the decision to continue to employ him,” Mara said. “In light of the new facts that have come out we made a decision at least for this week to make him inactive. I can’t answer that right now what the future holds for him, but we need to gather more information and try to make as intelligent of a decision as we can.”

— Many of Brown’s Giants teammates expressed their support for him in light of these heinous revelations.

“Obviously, it is an unfortunate situation for all parties,” wide receiver Victor Cruz said after Thursday’s practice. “But as a teammate, I am behind Josh Brown. I just want him to get himself right and make sure that he is able to overcome these things. It is not an easy thing, obviously, involving his personal life. But as an individual, I just want him to overcome and see where it goes.”

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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Giants K Josh Brown has long history of domestic abuse; Derrick Rose found not liable in rape trial

10.20.16 at 8:04 am ET
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Good morning, here is your Thursday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

New Jersey at Boston, 7 p.m. (NESN)
MLB playoffs:
Chicago Cubs at LA Dodgers, 8:08 p.m. (FS1)
NFL: Chicago at Green Bay, 8:25 p.m. (CBS; NFL Network)
College football:
 Miami at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College football:
Troy at South Alabama, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
College football:
BYU at Boise State, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA preseason: New York at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
WNBA Finals:
Los Angeles at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: Europa, Internazionale Milano vs. Southampton, 1 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: Europa, Krasnodar vs. Schalke 04, 1 p.m. (FS2)
Soccer: Europa, AS Roma vs. FK Austria Wien, 3 p.m. (FS2)
Soccer: Europa, Manchester United vs. Fenerbahce, 3 p.m. (FS1)

Indians 3, Blue Jays 0 
Cubs 10, Dodgers 2
Jets 5, Maple Leafs 4
NHL: Red Wings 2, Rangers 1


Josh Brown

Josh Brown

— Josh Brown is a bigger monster than we thought.

The Giants kicker served a one-game suspension for domestic violence at the beginning of this season after his now ex-wife, Molly, said he abused her on multiple occasions. The Giants investigated and determined they were standing behind their decision to sign Brown to a two-year, $4 million contract this past spring.

But they might not feel that way now.

Brown’s emails and journal entries from counseling sessions were released on Wednesday and revealed a long history of domestic assault.

“I have physically, mentally, emotionally and verbally been a repulsive man,” Brown wrote in one entry. “I have abused my wife.”

“I have been a liar for most of my life,” he wrote in his journal. “I made selfish decisions to use and abuse women starting at the age of 7 to fill this void. I objectified women and never really worried about the pain and hurt I caused them. My ability to connect emotionally to other people was zero. My empathy levels were zero.”

Brown wrote his behavior is due to being abused when he was 6 years old.

The NFL’s domestic violence policy states it issues “a baseline suspension without pay of six games” but this can be fewer or more games based on each individual situation.

Neither the NFL nor the Giants commented Wednesday on this bombshell revelation.

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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Carmelo Anthony warned Colin Kaepernick about anthem protest; Raiders OL Donald Penn’s wife airs his alleged affair

10.19.16 at 8:31 am ET
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Good morning, here is your Wednesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MLB playoffs:  
Cleveland at Toronto, 4:08 p.m. (TBS)
MLB playoffs: Chicago Cubs at LA Dodgers, 8:08 p.m. (FS1)
NBA preseason: New York at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (CSN)
NBA preseason: Golden State vs. LA Lakers, 10 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Detroit at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
Women’s exhibition, United States vs. Switzerland, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Champions League, Barcelona vs. Manchester City, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: Champions League, Arsenal vs. Ludogorets Razgrad, 2:30 p.m. (FS2)
Soccer: Champions League, Bayern Munich vs. PSV Eindhoven, 2:30 p.m. (FSN)
Soccer: Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain vs. Basel, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Blue Jays 5, Indians 1
Dodgers 6, Cubs 0
NHL: Sharks 3, Islanders 2
NHL: Capitals 3, Avalanche 0
NHL: Canadiens 4, Penguins 0
NHL: Devils 2, Ducks 1
NHL: Senators 7, Coyotes 4
NHL: Wild 6, Kings 3
NHL: Blackhawks 7, Flyers 4
NHL: Flames 4, Sabres 3
NHL: Lightning 4, Panthers 3
NHL: Stars 2, Predators 1
NHL: Oilers 3, Hurricanes 2
NHL: Canucks 2, Blues 1


— Right after Colin Kaepernick made his first controversial protest of the national anthem, he consulted one of the biggest names in basketball for his opinion.

In an interview with ESPN’s Howard Bryant released on Tuesday, Carmelo Anthony talks about his text conversation with Kaepernick regarding the 49ers quarterback kneeling during the pregame national anthem.

“I said, ‘You just showed a lot of courage in what you just did, but now is the hard part because you have to keep it going. So if that was just a one-time thing, then you’re f–ked,” Anthony said.

“But now you keep it going and be articulate and elaborate on why you’re doing it, and be educated and knowledgeable of why you’re doing it so when people ask, you can stand up for what you believe in and really let them hear why.’”

Anthony himself is also an advocate for social justice. In July he posted a long message on Instagram encouraging athletes to speak out against injustices.

First off let me start off by saying ” All Praise Due To The Most High.” Secondly, I’m all about rallying, protesting, fighting for OUR people. Look I’ll even lead the charge, By Any Means Necessary. We have to be smart about what we are doing though. We need to steer our anger in the right direction. The system is Broken. Point blank period. It has been this way forever. Martin Luther King marched. Malcolm X rebelled. Muhammad Ali literally fought for US. Our anger should be towards the system. If the system doesn’t change we will continue to turn on the TVs and see the same thing. We have to put the pressure on the people in charge in order to get this thing we call JUSTICE right. A march doesn’t work. We tried that. I’ve tried that. A couple social media post/tweet doesn’t work. We’ve all tried that. That didn’t work. Shooting 11 cops and killing 5 WILL NOT work. While I don’t have a solution, and I’m pretty sure a lot of people don’t have a solution, we need to come together more than anything at this time. We need each other. These politicians have to step up and fight for change. I’m calling for all my fellow ATHLETES to step up and take charge. Go to your local officials, leaders, congressman, assemblymen/assemblywoman and demand change. There’s NO more sitting back and being afraid of tackling and addressing political issues anymore. Those days are long gone. We have to step up and take charge. We can’t worry about what endorsements we gonna lose or whose going to look at us crazy. I need your voices to be heard. We can demand change. We just have to be willing to. THE TIME IS NOW. IM all in. Take Charge. Take Action. DEMAND CHANGE. Peace7 #StayMe7o

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Indians wear Chief Wahoo logo in Canada despite objection; Jim Harbaugh loves steak sandwiches

10.18.16 at 8:00 am ET
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Good morning, here is your Tuesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MLB playoffs:
Cleveland at Toronto, 4:08 p.m. (TBS)
MLB playoffs:
Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles, 8:08 p.m. (FS1)
NBA preseason:
New Orleans at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA preseason:
LA Clippers at Sacramento, 10 p.m. (ESPN)
Philadelphia at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Soccer: Champions League, Real Madrid vs. Legia Warsaw, 2:30 p.m. (FSN)
Soccer: Champions League, Leicester City vs. Copenhagen, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: Champions League, Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs. Tottenham, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: Champions League, Sporting CP vs. Borussia Dortmund, 2:30 p.m. (FS2)

Bruins 4, Jets 1
NHL: Red Wings 5, Senators 1
NHL: Rangers 7, Sharks 4
NHL: Avalanche 4, Penguins 3
NFL: Cardinals 28, Jets 3
MLB: Indians 4, Blue Jays 2


Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor and the Indians wore their Chief Wahoo logo during Monday's victory over the Blue Jays. (John E. Sokolowski/USA Today Sports)

Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor and the Indians wore their Chief Wahoo logo during Monday’s victory over the Blue Jays. (John E. Sokolowski/USA Today Sports)

— A Toronto judge has blocked an attempt to ban the Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo logo from being worn in Canada during the ALCS. 

After indigenous people advocate Douglas Cardinal filed suit with the Supreme Court of Justice in Toronto to ban the use of the logo in Toronto arguing it is offensive, a judge ruled the team can continue using the logo in the Canadian city.

Cardinal is an architect who designed New York’s National Museum of the American Indian and is a member of the Blackfoot tribe.

“Using a racially discriminatory caricature is a violation of the Ontario human rights code,” Cardinal’s lawyer, Monique Jilesen, told the Ontario Superior Court.

Jilesen argued the Indians could play the game in their spring training uniforms, which do not have the Chief Wahoo logo on them.

But the judge denied the request.

“Given the demands for completing the League Championship Series in a timely manner, MLB will defend Cleveland’s right to use their name that has been in existence for more than 100 years,” MLB responded in a statement.

“We would welcome a thoughtful and inclusive dialogue to address these concerns outside the context of litigation,” the statement also said.

The Indians wore the Chief Wahoo logo in Monday night’s Game 3 and beat the Blue Jays, 4-2.

— It seems Jim Harbaugh will do almost anything for a steak sandwich.

The University of Michigan football coach recently turned up as a member of the chain gang at a high school in Albany, California, for what many assumed was a chance for him to scout El Cerrito High School offensive tackle Aaron Banks.

When asked why he was there, Harbaugh gave a surprising reason.

“They needed a guy. I was promised a tri-tip steak sandwich at halftime, that was all I needed to hear,” he said.

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