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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Timberwolves reportedly make push for Kevin Garnett

02.19.15 at 8:07 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:
NBA: Mavericks at Thunder, 8 p.m. (TNT; WEEI-AM)
NBA: Spurs at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: Saint Joseph’s at Dayton, 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Purdue at Indiana, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Temple at SMU, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Central Florida at Tulane, 7 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Louisiana Tech at Charlotte, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Rutgers at Iowa, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: UConn at Memphis, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Saint Francis (Pa.) at Central Conn., 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Mississippi at Mississippi State, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: San Diego at BYU, 10 p.m. (ESPNU)
NHL: Blue Jackets at Penguins, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)

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Kevin Garnett might be going back to where it all began.

According to reports out of Minneapolis, the Timberwolves have had talks with the Nets about acquiring the player who spent his first 12 NBA seasons in Minnesota before he was traded to the Celtics in 2007.

Flip Saunders, who returned to the Timberwolves to serve as president of basketball operations last year, coached Garnett for much of the forward’s time in Minnesota and apparently is interested in having Garnett end his career with his original club — and provide guidance to the team’s young players, including No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins and 19-year-old dunk champion Zach LaVine.

Garnett, traded from Boston to Brooklyn in 2013, is in the final year of a contract that pays him $12 million this season, seeing reduced minutes on an underachieving Nets team that is 21-29. If he agrees to change teams, Garnett would go to the team with the worst record (11-42) in the Western Conference.

The Timberwolves reportedly would give up 26-year-old forward Thaddeus Young to acquire Garnett, who would have to waive his full no-trade clause by Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline. Garnett has said previously that he is not looking to leave Brooklyn, mainly because he does not want to disrupt his family in the middle of the season.

“I haven’t thought too much of my own personal [situation],” Garnett said recently. “When that road comes, I’ll cross it and I’ll deal with it. A lot of things with [my] family situation and things, it’s not just convenient to get up and move, to change things. It’s not as convenient as it once was when I was younger. I have a lot more responsibilities and things to take into account.”

— The Vikings reiterated that they are ready to welcome back Adrian Peterson once his NFL suspension is lifted.

General manager Rick Spielman told reporters Wednesday at the NFL scouting combine that the team expects Peterson to return to Minnesota when his NFL suspension is lifted, and, “I think our whole organization is on that same page.”

“He admitted a mistake,” Spielman said. “I’m sure he’s doing everything he can to not only make himself better as a football player but also a better person off the field.”

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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Biogenesis’ Anthony Bosch gets 4-year prison sentence, blames addiction

02.18.15 at 8:23 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: Bruins at Oilers, 10 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Red Wings at Blackhawks, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Kings at Avalanche, 10 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: Boston College at Florida State, 9 p.m. (WEEI-AM)
College basketball: UMass at Rhode Island, 7 p.m. (CSNNE)
College basketball: Louisville at Syracuse, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Xavier at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: East Carolina at Tulsa, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Virginia Tech at Miami, 7 p.m. (NESN)
College basketball: North Carolina at Duke, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: UCLA at Arizona State, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Iowa State at Oklahoma State, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, Real Madrid at Schalke, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)

AROUND THE WEB:

Anthony Bosch

Anthony Bosch

— Hours before Alex Rodriguez made a public apology (via a handwritten letter) for his transgressions, the former owner of the Florida clinic where A-Rod procured his performance-enhancing drugs was sentenced to four years in federal prison.

Anthony Bosch was hoping for a lighter sentence after cooperating with federal investigators, but U.S. District Court Judge Darrin Gayles was not sympathetic, giving Bosch only three months less than the maximum sentence allowed in federal guidelines.

“This defendant was the most culpable in this conspiracy,” Gayles said, adding: “He was the mastermind. He was the one who recruited others to assist him.”

The 51-year-old Bosch, who could see his sentence reduced if he continues to aid prosecutors, said his clinic was a legitimate business that turned bad. He provided steroid injections to everyone from major leaguers down to high school athletes.

An emotional Bosch blames drug addiction for part of his troubles.

“My addiction took the best of me,” Bosch told the judge. “I can’t put into words how sorry I am.”

Rodriguez did not mention Bosch in his apology.

— The Class-A Wilmington (Del.) Blue Rockets, an affiliate of the Royals, offered tickets to Opening Day for just 4 cents, in a promotion that matched the cost of the tickets with the temperature in Wilmington on Tuesday morning.

“It’s really cold here, and we want to get the fans thinking about us,” explained team ticket director Stefani Rash, who added that tickets would have been free had the temperature been zero or below rather than the 4 degrees it was.

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Ex-Yankee critical of team’s decision to retire Andy Pettitte’s number

02.17.15 at 8:34 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:
NHL: Sabres at Devils, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: Kentucky at Tennessee, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Baylor at Texas Tech, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Houston at South Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Wake Forest at Notre Dame, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: St. John’s at Georgetown, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Saint Louis at VCU, 7:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Michigan State at Michigan, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Texas at Oklahoma, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Alabama at Auburn, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: San Diego State at New Mexico, 9:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, Chelsea at Paris, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)

AROUND THE WEB:

The Yankees confirmed Monday that they will retire three numbers this season and create plaques in Monument Park for Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Bernie Williams. Willie Randolph also will get a plaque.

One of those player’s inclusions didn’t sit well with another former Yankee.

Chuck Knoblauch, a second baseman in the late 1990s, took to Twitter to voice his disapproval that Pettitte, who admitted using performance-enhancing drugs, would receive the team’s ultimate honor.

Wrote Knoblauch: Congrats to 46. Yankees retiring his number. Hopefully they don’t retire it like his HGH testimony.

Knoblauch was named on the 2007 report by George Mitchell along with Pettitte as having used PEDs, and both players admitted their transgressions before congressional investigators the following year.

Unlike Pettitte, Knoblauch was unable to win back the adulation of Yankees fans, and he has had legal issues, including allegations of domestic violence, since leaving the game. Knoblauch admitted to a Twitter follower that the Twins, his original team, canceled his induction into its Hall of Fame following his arrest for allegedly assaulting his wife.

Tweeted one follower to Knoblauch: Really the biggest difference between Andy Pettitte and @chuckknoblauch is that Yankees fans still love Andy. Sorry.

Responded Knoblauch: Don’t be.

Pettitte will be honored Aug. 23, one day after Posada’s tribute. Williams will be feted May 24. Randolph will be honored as part of Old Timer’s Day on June 20.

The addition of Pettitte’s No. 46, Posada’s No. 20 and Williams’ No. 51 will bring the number of retired Yankees jerseys to 20. And Derek Jeter, another member of the team that won four World Series in a five-year span from 1996-2000, likely will be next on the list.

Randolph was an infielder on the Yankees’ championship teams in 1977 and ’78 and then coached for 11 years.

— Amar’e Stoudemire, who asked for and received a buyout from the Knicks, reportedly will sign with the Mavericks in an attempt to win a championship.

Stoudemire can’t make any commitments official until he clears waivers Wednesday.

“I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to contribute positively on the court and in the community,” Stoudemire said after being waived Monday. “Although I leave the Knicks with a heavy heart, I wish the organization the best of luck. Once a Knick, always a Knick.”

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Report: Ex-Yankees P Andy Pettitte to have number retired, receive plaque in Monument Park

02.16.15 at 9:33 am ET
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The Yankees will retire Andy Pettitte’s No. 46 and put up a plaque for the pitcher in Monument Park before the team’s Aug. 23 game against the Indians, according to a tweet from Pettitte’s son.

Pettitte will become the 18th Yankee to have his number retired by the club and is the second of the Core Four to do so as well, as Mariano Rivera‘s No. 42 was honored in 2013. A source told the New York Daily News that there are plans to retire both Jorge Posada’s and Bernie Williams’ numbers this season, too.

In 15 seasons with New York, Pettitte posted a 219-127 record with a 3.94 ERA. The lefty spent three years in Houston from 2004-06 but then returned to New York. He has also won more postseason games than anyone in playoff history and helped the Yankees to five championships during his tenure.

In 2002 Pettitte used human growth hormone to recover from an elbow injury. He admitted to it in 2007 and was quickly forgiven by his teammates.

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Knicks reportedly agree to buyout with Amar’e Stoudemire

02.16.15 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:
NHL: Bruins at Flames, 9 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Rangers at Islanders, 7 p.m. (NHL Network)
College basketball: Pittsburgh at Virginia, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Clemson at Georgia Tech, 7 pm. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Seton Hall at Villanova, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Kansas at West Virginia, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Hampton at Morgan State, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Butler at Creighton, 9 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: FA Cup, Manchester United at Preston North, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)

AROUND THE WEB:

Amar'e Stoudemire

Amar’e Stoudemire

— Amar’e Stoudemire’s days with the Knicks appear to be over.

According to multiple reports, Stoudemire and the Knicks reached an agreement on a buyout that will make the oft-injured six-time All-Star free to sign with any team (once he clears waivers). The 32-year-old is expected to draw interest from a number of contenders, especially in the Western Conference.

“It’s hard for me to believe,” teammate Carmelo Anthony said after Sunday’s All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. “It hasn’t really sunk in. One of the main reasons I came to New York is because of him.”

Stoudemire is in the final season of a five-year, $100 million contract he signed as a free agent in 2010 after eight seasons with the Suns. He averaged 25.3 points and 8.2 rebounds in 78 games in his first season in New York but has played in just 177 games in the 3 1/2 seasons since then.

“Obviously playing these 13 years and through the few injuries, Father Time is ticking. So you know that you want to take advantage of good health when you can and try to win a championship when you can,” Stoudemire said before the All-Star break, speculating that an agreement was near. “It’€™s definitely kind of a bittersweet moment, going over all the joyful things that I have accomplished in New York.”

— Condolences and remembrances poured in Sunday for Steve Montador after the former NHL defenseman died Sunday at the age of 35.

Montador was found unconscious in his Ontario home early Sunday, according to Peel Region Police, adding that no foul play was suspected.

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Thinking Out Loud: Ed Cooley proves his importance to Providence

02.13.15 at 2:00 pm ET
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Rooke_JohnThinking out loud … while wondering whatever happened to Clell Lavern Hobson.

— Never let it be said that a coach isn’t the heart — or the soul — of a basketball team. When Ed Cooley left the floor at Xavier last week, his team’s chances of winning that game also left the floor. To the players and assistant coaches’ credit, the Friars came back following a 23-5 run that put the Musketeers in control, but the initial damage was already done.

— It’s human nature, really. Coaches are surrogate parents — father figures for many players, really — so it’s only natural for your kids to be worried when you fall ill. Ed Cooley may not acknowledge it, but his players were worried for him. They were distracted, despite the best efforts of the coaching staff to keep them focused on the game. Xavier caught a huge break in the game, as the Friars led by eight and were surging when Cooley left the floor.

— The Friars aren’t quite ready to be on the same plane with the Villanovas of the world. Providence is good, and can be better than what we saw Wednesday night at the Dunk. But the Wildcats have quickness and toughness, two things that PC lacks from time to time. They also have shooters — several of them. Our kingdom for a shooter, right now.

— Teams have figured out how to push, pull and double on LaDontae Henton and Kris Dunn, which means someone else must step up in order for the Friars to win. A third scoring option is key, but the freshmen also need to contribute more consistently. And outside of Ben Bentil’s league Rookie of the Week performance recently, no one is doing that. They’re not freshmen any longer — the Big East forces you to grow up in a hurry.

— Friarbasketball.com’s Craig Belhumeur wrote a great piece this week on student participation at basketball games, and for a team and a program that is ascending on a decidedly upward trend, it’s disappointing to see the general malaise from PC students. What happened to the “social” nature of sports? When I was in school many moons ago, my friends and I had to be at the games, because it’s where everything was happening socially, and it’s where the girls were, too. Could some of the lack of interest stem from everything social being at your fingertips via smartphone these days? Or should PC admit more male students who might give a damn about basketball? How about a little of both?

— Nothing like some good old-fashioned school spirit to get your blood pumping. If you can’t get charged up at least a little and show some pride for your fellow students who represent you on the floor, then why did you choose the school in the first place? It’s not the inexpensive tuition, for certain. Because it’s the only place you could get into? Probably not that either — but even so, I’d think you’d at least be grateful to the school for having you in the first place. Just sayin’.

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Ray Rice issues apology to Baltimore: ‘There is no excuse for domestic violence’

02.13.15 at 9:42 am ET
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Ray Rice issued a statement to the Baltimore Sun in which he apologized to the city of Baltimore and Ravens fans. Rice was suspended last season following the emergence of a video that showed him punching his then-fiancee, now wife Janay Rice (nee Palmer) in a casino elevator.

“Dear Baltimore,” he wrote. “This is not a farewell or goodbye. The last seven years that my family and I have spent in Baltimore have by far been the best of our lives. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all for the love and support you’ve shown my family and I throughout my football career. We’ll always be grateful for the love we’ve received from all of our fans and supporters, and for winning a Super Bowl.

“To all the kids who looked up to me,” Rice continued, “I’m truly sorry for letting you down, but I hope it’s helped you learn that one bad decision can turn your dream into a nightmare. There is no excuse for domestic violence, and I apologize for the horrible mistake I made. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me, and I hope to make a positive difference in people’s lives by raising awareness of this issue.

“I love you all very much,” he added after thanking the Ravens organization, owner Steve Bisciotti, general manager Ozzie Newsome and coach John Harbaugh. “I’ll always be proud to say I played for the Baltimore Ravens. Thank you.”

Commissioner Roger Goodell had originally suspended Rice two games for the incident, but revised the suspension when he saw the video, extending it to indefinitely. Rice appealed the suspension, won, and was reinstated into the league in November.

He plans to move to New York, his home state, and hopes to relaunch his NFL career. Rice has not yet signed with a team.

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Reports: Peyton Manning, John Elway meet to discuss QB’s future

02.13.15 at 9:07 am ET
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According to multiple reports, Peyton Manning met with Broncos general manager John Elway on Thursday to discuss the quarterback’s future. No announcement was made of any decision.

Since losing to the Colts in the AFC divisional round in January, Manning has been weighing his options for next year. Elway told Manning that he’d like to have him back, also asking him not to make a rash decision.

New Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak already said he would fit his West Coast offense to best support Manning’s style of play.

C.J. Anderson, one of Manning’s running backs in Denver, voiced his opinion on the matter at halftime of a college basketball game between his Cal, his alma mater, and Colorado.

“I think we should all still let him take his time to make up his mind. He’s going to be 39 next month and there’s more to just coming back and playing football. There’s practicing, there’s studying, there’s grinding through the season and he’s seeing if he still wants to do all that,” Anderson said.

“But the fact that he met with Mr. Elway shows he’s interested in coming back,” Anderson added. “At the end of the day, it’s a step in the right direction.”

Manning has been working out in New Orleans with a personal trainer and would have to pass a physical before March 5 should he decide to keep playing. He has taken an annual physical ever since he joined the Broncos in 2012 to make sure his neck, which was surgically repaired in 2011, is OK.

The quarterback is due $19 million next season, and that value becomes guaranteed if he’s on the Denver roster on March 9.

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Friday’s Morning Mashup: Chicago LLWS team ‘not going to relinquish the championship voluntarily’

02.13.15 at 7:53 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:
NHL: Bruins at Canucks, 10 p.m. (NESN)
College hockey: New Hampshire at Boston University, 7 p.m. (NESN)
College hockey: Providence at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Rising Stars Challenge, 9 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: Columbia at Harvard, 6 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Kent State at Toledo, 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Green Bay at Valparaiso, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Cleveland State at Detroit, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Arizona at Washington, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Iona at Manhattan, 10 p.m. (ESPNU)
Soccer: Women’s exhibition, U.S. at England, 3 p.m. (FS1)

AROUND THE WEB:

Brandon Green, a catcher and pitcher for the Jackie Robinson West Little League team, speaks to the media earlier in the week as civil rights leader Jessie Jackson and Green's mother, Venisa, look on. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Brandon Green, a catcher and pitcher for the Jackie Robinson West Little League team, speaks to the media earlier in the week as civil rights leader Jessie Jackson and Green’s mother, Venisa, look on. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

— The fallout from the Little League cheating scandal continues, with accusations that Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West has been cheating for many years and the organization’s leaders holding a press conference Thursday to defend themselves.

William Haley, director of the league and the son of the league’s founder, spoke at Thursday’s press conference along with coach Darold Butler. Neither man would answer directly when asked if the league illegally annexed players from neighboring leagues.

“You were with us then, and we are asking you to be with us now,” Haley said. “Our father founded this team on good sportsmanship.”

Victor Henderson, an attorney representing the league, said no lawsuit has been planned, at least until more information is gathered.

“Until we know that the process for attacking the title was fair, above board, transparent … the story isn’t over yet,” he said. “I’m taking the position — and I think they should take the position — that they are still champions unless and until we find out that there was a fair process that was even-handed. We’re not going to relinquish the championship voluntarily at this time. They are still the champions.”

Former major league pitcher Mark Mulder, who played Little League in suburban Chicago, made his opinion clear, tweeting: JRW Little League has been cheating and doing things the wrong way since I played them as a kid.

Meanwhile, a Chicago South Side parent claims Evergreen Park Little League — the program that blew the whistle on Jackie Robinson West — solicited her son to play in 2011 and filled out the paperwork for her so that he could be eligible even though he was not a resident.

Little League International president/CEO Stephen D. Keener, who denied an appeal from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, said issues like this are not unheard of, but they usually don’t get this far.

“These types of things do happen occasionally at the local level, but they’re usually sorted out pretty much when the local tournament begins because neighbors know neighbors,” he said.

Dave Belisle, who delivered an inspirational speech to his team from Cumberland, Rhode Island, after they were eliminated by Jackie Robinson West in the Little League World Series in August, said the people who were involved in the cheating should be ashamed.

“When you start putting a team together for that reason and that reason only, you lose sight of what you’re playing here,” Belisle told WJAR-TV. “You’re playing Little League baseball.”

— The Philadelphia Eagles are distancing themselves from a team calendar after being criticized for the placement of Riley Cooper — the wide receiver who was widely condemned after video surfaced of him using racial epithets at a concert in 2013 — above the month of February, which is Black History Month.

“We do not oversee the production of the annual team calendar,” the Eagles said in a news release. “We do not provide any input about the players who are featured or where those pictures appear in the calendar. The NFL licenses the production of that calendar to a third party, and we do not have an opportunity to review the material.”

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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Owner insists Browns ‘haven’t given up’ on Johnny Manziel

02.12.15 at 8:00 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:
NBA: Cavaliers at Bulls, 8 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: Northeastern at Hofstra, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: Tulsa at UConn, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Mississippi at Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Purdue at Rutgers, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: American at Lehigh, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Michigan at Illinois, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: St. Mary’s at BYU, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: SMU at Houston, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: California at Colorado, 9 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Tennessee-Martin at Southeast Missouri State, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Santa Clara at San Francisco, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
NHL: Blues at Lightning, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)

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Johnny Manziel

— Johnny Manziel’s season ended with the quarterback seeking treatment in rehab after behavioral issues, but the Browns aren’t ready to cut their losses with the 2014 first-round draft pick.

“I think it’s way too early to give up on him,” Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said in a meeting with the team’s beat writers Wednesday. “We certainly haven’t given up on him, and if it’s two years from now and Johnny hasn’t played any or doesn’t have his personal life together, that’s different. But it’s way too early. I think everybody’s way too harsh. He’s an easy guy to pile on and for everybody to give up on.”

Haslam said the Browns did not order Manziel to go to rehab, but they “applaud and support him.”

“We’re going to do everything we can to support him,” Haslam said. “Our primary interest is making sure that he gets well, fixes himself and however long that takes, we’re going to stand beside him. And we hope Johnny can get that straightened out because we think he’s a really good athlete and can help our team. But the first he’s got to do is get himself fixed.”

Haslam also commented on the team’s game-day texting controversy, saying general manager Ray Farmer admitted texting to the field in violation of league rules, “but it does not affect his standing with the club.”

As for reports that the organization is dysfunctional, leading to the departure of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan with two years left on his contract, Haslam insisted, “We work extremely well together.”

— Honolulu police announced Wednesday that they have made an arrest in the alleged robbery of golfer Robert Allenby.

Allenby said he was beaten and robbed after visiting a bar on Jan. 16, the day he missed the cut for the Sony Open, and he has no memory of what transpired for about 2 1/2 hours starting at 11 p.m. until he was discovered on the ground by a homeless woman.

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