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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Dwyane Wade pays tribute to Miami after leaving Heat to join Bulls

07.07.16 at 8:25 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: Angels at Rays, noon (MLB Network)
MLB: Tigers at Blue Jays, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Padres at Dodgers, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: Utah Summer League, Celtics vs. Spurs, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Utah Summer League, 76ers vs. Jazz, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Orlando Summer League, Mavericks vs. Magic, 1 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Orlando Summer League, Clippers vs. Magic, 3 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Orlando Summer League, Pistons vs. Heat, 5 p.m. (NBA TV)
Soccer: European Championship semifinals, Germany vs. France, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Track and field: U.S. Olympic trials, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
Cycling: Tour de France, 8 a.m. (NBCSN)
Tennis: Wimbledon, 8 a.m. (ESPN)

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Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

— Dwyane Wade wrote a farewell letter to Miami after deciding to leave the Heat — his home for 13 seasons — and join the Bulls.

The Heat’s all-time leader in games, points, assists and steals, Wade agreed to a reported two-year deal worth $47 million with Chicago.

“I started my NBA career with the Miami Heat in 2003 and it has been an honor to have played with them and help build a winning franchise with three NBA championships,” the 34-year-old Wade wrote in his letter released Wednesday. “I look back with pride and amazement at all we have accomplished together. I want to express my gratitude to the Arison family, Pat Riley, Coach Erik Spoelstra, the coaching staff, and the entire Miami Heat organization.

“From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank the Miami community.”

Wade had flirted with joining his hometown team before. He reportedly was not happy with what he felt was a lack of respect from the Heat, who made a last-ditch effort to retain him Wednesday after prioritizing re-signing Hassan Whiteside and failing to land Kevin Durant.

Wade had a rough upbringing up in the Chicago suburb of Robbins, Illinois, before going on to become a 12-time NBA All-Star.

“Watching the Bulls growing up inspired me at an early age to pursue my dream of becoming a basketball player,” Wade wrote in his letter. “My most treasured memories were watching my dad play basketball on the courts of Fermi Elementary School and developing my game at the Blue Island Recreation Center. I have never forgotten where I came from and I am thankful to have an opportunity to play for the team that first fueled my love of the game.”

In Chicago, Wade will share the backcourt with Jimmy Butler and new acquisition Rajon Rondo. Wade and Rondo previously had some run-ins when Rondo played for the Celtics. To clear cap space for Wade, the Bulls sent forward Mike Dunleavy to the Cavaliers and guard Jose Calderon to the Lakers.

The Heat, meanwhile, lost another member of their Big Three two years after LeBron James returned home to Cleveland. Chris Bosh, who continues to deal with health issues, is the only Heat player who appeared in the 2014 NBA Finals still under contract with the team.

Tweeted Heat owner Mickey Arison: Thank you @DwyaneWade for a great 13 yrs!. You’ve had a tremendous impact on our community and our organization. We wish you all the best.

— Pete Rose filed suit Wednesday against former MLB investigator John M. Dowd, saying the lawyer defamed him last year when he implied in a radio interview that Rose had sex with underage girls during his playing career.

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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 6 years, with parole possible after 3

07.06.16 at 8:29 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: Rangers at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, ESPN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Marlins at Mets, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Orioles at Dodgers, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: Orlando Summer League, Magic vs. Knicks, 1 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Orlando Summer League, Mavericks vs. Hornets, 3 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Orlando Summer League, Pacers vs. Thunder, 5 p.m. (NBA TV)
MLS: New York City FC at Revolution, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
Soccer: European Championship semifinals, Portugal vs. Wales, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Cycling: Tour de France, 8 a.m. (NBCSN)
Tennis: Wimbledon, 8 a.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to prison for shooting his girlfriend and killing her. (Herman Verwey/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison for shooting his girlfriend and killing her. (Herman Verwey/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

— Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison — well below South Africa’s minimum sentence of 15 years for murder — and will be eligible for parole after three years, in a decision announced Wednesday morning at a courtroom in Pretoria, South Africa.

Pistorius was calm as the decision was announced, embracing family members before being led away.

Judge Thokozile Masipa said there were “substantial and compelling circumstances” that caused her to give the double-amputee Olympic runner a reduced sentence, citing the fact that he tried to help girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after shooting her multiple times through a bathroom door in the early morning hours of Valentine’s Day in 2013. Masipa also noted that Pistorius is a “good candidate for rehabilitation” who is not likely to re-offend.

A Pistorius spokesman said the 29-year-old would not appeal the decision. “The family accepts the judgment,” Anneliese Burgess said.

Prosecutors have the option to appeal in an attempt to get a longer sentence.

Pistorius, who claims he thought Steenkamp was an intruder when he shot her, was acquitted of murder by Masipa in 2014 after a seven-month trial, convicted only of manslaughter and serving one year in prison. His conviction was upgraded to murder last year by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal.

— Jaguars running back Denard Robinson was not injured in a single-car accident over the weekend, despite being discovered asleep in his car partially submerged in a pond, according to reports out of Jacksonville, Florida.

Robinson apparently fell asleep at the wheel around 4:20 a.m. Sunday morning and his car crashed into a retention pond. A police officer helped a woman out of the car and woke up Robinson.

Authorities said Robinson was not impaired and should not face a DUI charge.

Robinson tweeted Tuesday that he was grateful to God. Wrote Robinson: I should not have been driving that late or when I was that tired, but again, I’m just glad that everyone was safe. God Bless.

— A group that includes 212 former Penn State football players petitioned the school to bring back a statue of disgraced former coach Joe Paterno. The statue was taken down in 2012 during the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case, shortly before Paterno’s death from lung cancer.

The group delivered a letter to Penn State president Eric Barron and the school’s board of trustees on Tuesday, demanding the statue be returned and the administration apologize to Paterno’s widow, Sue.

“This a common act of decency, which is both warranted and long overdue,” the letter reads.

While victims’ advocates criticized the request, the school responded by repeating that “there will be a time and place to acknowledged Joe Paterno’s many contributions,” but any communication between the president and the Paterno family would be private.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 6, 1966, the Red Sox swept a doubleheader from the Yankees. Which Red Sox pitcher won both games, and which Sox closer saved both games?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “There’s nothing positive to put out. I’m tired of this. It’s not me. I’ve got to get better.” — Red Sox pitcher David Price, who allowed a home run on the first pitch of the game and went on to suffer the loss in Tuesday’s 7-2 setback vs. the Rangers

STAT OF THE DAY: 6 — Red Sox players who were named to the American League All-Star team on Tuesday

‘NET RESULTS: Reds speedster Billy Hamilton races home from second base on a passed ball as Cubs pitcher John Lackey fails to cover the plate.

A fan at the Rays game catches a foul ball in his hat, but another fan grabs the hat and takes the ball before returning the cap to the unhappy man.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Don McMahon got the wins and John Wyatt earned the saves

SOOTHING SOUNDS: The late Bill Haley was born on this day in 1925.

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Jaylen Brown shows flashes in Celtics summer league debut; 76ers’ Ben Simmons helped off with leg cramps

07.05.16 at 8:24 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: Rangers at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Reds at Cubs, 2 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Pirates at Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Orioles at Dodgers, 10 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: Utah Summer League, Celtics vs. Jazz, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Utah Summer League, 76ers vs. Spurs, 5 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Orlando Summer League, Magic vs. Heat, 1 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Orlando Summer League, Clippers vs. Knicks, 3 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Orlando Summer League, Pistons vs. Pacers, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)
WNBA: Sky at Lynx, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Cycling: Tour de France, 8 a.m. (NBCSN)
Tennis: Wimbledon, 8 a.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Ben Simmons, the No. 1 pick in last month’s NBA draft, could not finish his summer league debut against the Celtics in Salt Lake City, as he was helped off the court with leg cramps in the fourth quarter. Celtics top pick Jaylen Brown, meanwhile, showed flashes of why the C’s took him third overall.

Simmons will be held out of Tuesday’s game against the Spurs, but he played down the issue.

“It’s been about four months since I played, that’s the main reason,” Simmons said. “More fluids. It’s just an adjustment. The game’s a lot harder, a lot quicker. It’s just one of those things you have to stay on.

“That’s the worst I’ve ever cramped up. I’m definitely going to stay on that.”

Sixers summer league coach Billy Lange said the team will be cautious with the new face of the franchise.

“We might have been able to put him back in, but on July 4, we didn’t need to create those fireworks,” Lange said. “We’ve got a long summer league schedule ahead of us.”

In just under 24 minutes, Simmons recorded 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists with one turnover. He hit just 2-of-9 shots from the field but all six of his free throws in his team’s 102-94 loss.

He started the game being guarded by Brown and guarding him in return. Brown finished with 16 points, six rebounds and two blocked shots. He hit 2-of-7 from the field, making a 3-pointer for his first basket, and made 11-of-17 free throw attempts — going to the line eight more times than any other player in the game as he used his explosiveness to get to the rim.

“Just trying to get to the basket, draw some fouls, make the open reads,” Brown said. “Just getting used to getting up and down, playing with professionals. Just getting my feet wet, and next game will be better.”

Said Celtics guard Terry Rozier: “We need a guy who can play above the rim like that. He was drawing oohs and ahhs. He impressed me, too.”

Rozier led the Celtics with 18 points and five assists, while R.J. Hunter scored 17 points.

— The Knicks continue to fill out their roster with injury risks, agreeing to a deal with point guard Brandon Jennings, reportedly a one-year pact for $5 million.

Jennings, 26, suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in January 2015 and missed a year of action. He shot 37 percent in the 48 games he played last season after his return — 23 games for the Pistons, then the remaining 25 with the Magic after a trade.

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Rajon Rondo ‘excited’ about new opportunity with Bulls

07.04.16 at 8:37 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: Rangers at Red Sox, 1:35 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Brewers at Nationals, 11 a.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Angels at Rays, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Rockies at Giants, 4:05 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Tigers at Indians, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Orioles at Dodgers, 9 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: Utah Summer League, Celtics vs. 76ers, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Utah Summer League, Spurs vs. Jazz, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Orlando Summer League, Mavericks vs. Magic, 1 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Orlando Summer League, Magic vs Pistons, 3 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Orlando Summer League, Hornets vs. Thunder, 5 p.m. (NBA TV)
Track and field: U.S. Olympic trials, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
Cycling: Tour de France, 8 a.m. (NBCSN)
Tennis: Wimbledon, 8 a.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo

— Rajon Rondo has a new home, as the former Celtics guard reportedly agreed to a two-year, $30 million contract with the Bulls on Sunday. ESPN reported that the second year of the deal is partially guaranteed.

“I’m excited,” he told ESPN’s The Undefeated website. “Great organization with pieces around me that I’m excited about.”

Rondo has some big shoes to fill, as he’ll take over at point guard for former league MVP Derrick Rose, who was traded to the Knicks on draft day.

Rondo, who was a four-time All-Star in his 8 1/2 seasons with the Celtics before being traded to the Mavericks — where he clashed with coach Rick Carlisle and quickly was sent on his way — played last season with the Kings, averaging 11.9 points and 11.7 assists.

The Bulls, under rookie coach Fred Hoiberg, missed the playoffs last season for the first time in eight years.

— Major League Baseball hosted the first game on an active military base Sunday night, with the Marlins topping the Braves in a stadium constructed on a former golf course at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg.

A minor controversy developed when Zack Hample, the fan known for his ability to retrieve baseballs hit or thrown into the stands, announced on Twitter that he was one of the 12,500 people in the stadium. The tickets had been reserved for military personnel, distributed via lottery to active members of the military.

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Thinking Out Loud: Frozen Fenway a fun take, but novelty has worn off

07.01.16 at 5:43 pm ET
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Rooke_JohnThinking out loud … while wondering why we don’t have birthday cake on the Fourth of July.

— OK, so it’s summertime. I’ve only been to the beach a couple of times, and we’re already talking hockey? But it was cool — and somewhat timely — to get the announcement this week that the Providence Friars would get the chance to skate again at Fenway Park (aka Frozen Fenway) next season against Boston College.

— PC first took part in the outdoor rink phenomenon that launched at Fenway in 2014, in a 1-1 tie with Hockey East rival Merrimack. Next year, there will be two weekends of outdoor doubleheaders at the Fens, with Jan. 7 featuring the Friars and Eagles along with BU facing UMass. The following Saturday (Jan. 14) will have Maine-UConn and UNH-Northeastern games.

— Great exposure for Hockey East perhaps, and maybe fun for hockey krishnas. If you like freezing. Personally, I’m a little past the novelty and nostalgia of staged pond hockey, whether it’s at Fenway or not. Just sayin’.

— A total of four future and current Friars were selected in the recently completed NHL draft. Vincent Desharnais, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound sophomore, was picked in the seventh round by Edmonton, while Friars-to-be Kasper Bjorkqvist (Finland), Brandon Duhaime (Florida) and Jake Ryczek (Ludlow, Mass.) were taken by Pittsburgh (2nd round), Minnesota (4th round) and Chicago (7th round).

— Not for nuthin’, but it’s the first time since 2000 that PC has had as many as four players selected in a single NHL draft — they had five picked back in ’00. Providence should have plenty of talent on the roster this fall, with seven NHL draft picks ready to suit up.

— Congrats to PC grad Ryan Breen, who is joining the scouting staff of the New Jersey Devils. Breen was director of hockey operations for PC, and followed that up with a scouting role for the USHL’s Bloomington Thunder, and a hockey ops/video coordinator position with the Providence Bruins before earning the NHL gig.

— In case you missed it, former Friar Bryce Cotton has been added to the Atlanta Hawks’ roster for the Las Vegas Summer League. Cotton appeared in eight games for Phoenix and Memphis last season, and spent the majority of his year with the D-League’s Austin Toros. The Hawks are looking for shooting, and Cotton is a career 45 percent shooter from 3 in the NBADL.

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Friday’s Morning Mashup: Lakers reportedly join pursuit for Celtics free agent Evan Turner

07.01.16 at 7:50 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: Angels at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Indians at Blue Jays, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Cubs at Mets, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: European Championship quarterfinals, Wales vs. Belgium, 3 p.m. (ESPN)
Tennis: Wimbledon, 7 a.m. (ESPN)
Track and field: U.S. Olympic trials, 9 p.m. (NBC)
Swimming: U.S. Olympic trials, 6 p.m. (NBCSN), 8 p.m. (NBC)

AROUND THE WEB:

Evan Turner

Evan Turner

— With NBA free agency officially underway, Evan Turner reportedly has been getting interest from a few teams, including the Lakers. The Celtics, however, remain quiet.

Among the teams said to be interested in the shooting guard are the Knicks, Bulls, Pelicans, Mavericks and Grizzlies (according to The Sporting News’ Sean Deveney).

The Lakers reportedly have agreed on a four-year, $64 million deal with center Timofey Mozgov, who mostly sat on the bench for the Cavaliers during their title run, as they look to climb out of the Western Conference cellar.

The Knicks upgraded their roster with the acquisition of former MVP Derrick Rose in a draft-day trade, and they reportedly are closing in on a four-year deal with Joakim Noah. They have an opening at shooting guard and are said to be interested in a few free agents.

Turner, the No. 2 overall pick in 2010 who struggled to make an impact his first four seasons in the NBA with the 76ers and Pacers before arriving in Boston as a free agent in the summer of 2014, has indicated a desire to return to the C’s after averaging 10.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists and 27.8 minutes per game over two seasons and reportedly being a positive locker room influence, but it’s not clear if Danny Ainge would spend the money to retain his services.

“I had some of the most fun playing basketball since I’ve played in the NBA,” Turner said recently on Yahoo Sports’ “The Vertical Podcast.” “We’ve had a great locker room. Boston was definitely a first-class organization. Brad Stevens did a lot for my career and my maturity.”

— A Canadian Football League game took a bizarre turn Thursday night courtesy of Montreal Alouettes wide receiver Duron Carter — son of NFL Hall of Famer and former ESPN analyst Cris Carter.

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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Joakim Noah reportedly closes in on agreement to join Knicks

06.30.16 at 8:32 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 Yankees, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Cubs at Mets, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
College baseball: World Series, Coastal Carolina vs. Arizona, 1:08 p.m. (ESPN)
WNBA: Dream at Sparks, 3:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
Soccer: European Championship quarterfinals, Poland vs. Portugal, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Tennis: Wimbledon, 7 a.m. (ESPN)
Swimming: U.S. Olympic trials, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN), 8 p.m. (NBC)

AROUND THE WEB:

Joakim Noah

Joakim Noah

— The Knicks continue to be busy this offseason, reportedly closing in on an agreement with Bulls free agent center Joakim Noah that will pay him $18 million per season.

Noah, a two-time All-Star and former NBA Defensive Player of the Year, would rejoin former Bulls guard Derrick Rose, whom the Knicks acquired in a trade on draft day, and shore up a frontcourt that was depleted when New York sent center Robin Lopez to Chicago.

“Oh, I want him,” Rose said of Noah during his introductory press conference with the Knicks last week. “I think his family knows that. I think everybody knows that.”

The 31-year-old Noah averaged 4.3 points and 8.8 rebounds in 29 games this past season — starting just twice as Bulls coach Fred Holberg moved him to a bench role — before he had season-ending shoulder surgery in January. A native of New York, he is close with Rose and Knicks star Carmelo Anthony.

Free agent deals can’t be signed until July 7, but verbal agreements can be made starting Friday.

The Knicks reportedly also plan to add a shooting guard, with Courtney Lee and Eric Gordon said to be among their targets. Signing Noah likely would take them out of the running for Kevin Durant, but they reportedly are not one of the teams Durant had agreed to meet as he heads to free agency.

The Bulls, meanwhile, are expected to also lose Pau Gasol in free agency as they start to rebuild around All-Star guard Jimmy Butler.

— The Thunder reportedly are attempting to make a play for Hawks free agent center Al Horford, offering other teams players such as Enes Kanter and Kyle Singler to clear cap space.

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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Former Colts RB Zurlon Tipton dead at 26 after accidentally shooting himself

06.29.16 at 8:25 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 Rays, 12:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Marlins at Tigers, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Orioles at Padres, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Mets at Nationals, 7:05 p.m. (ESPN2)
College baseball: World Series, Coastal Carolina vs. Arizona, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
WNBA: Liberty at Lynx, 8 p.m. (NBA TV)
WNBA: Sun at Mercury, 10 p.m. (NBA TV)
Swimming: U.S. Olympic trials, 7 p.m. (NBCSN), 8 p.m. (NBC)
Tennis: Wimbledon, 7 a.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Zurlon Tipton played two seasons for the Colts. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Zurlon Tipton played two seasons for the Colts. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

— An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday on former Colts running back Zurlon Tipton, who died Tuesday after accidentally shooting himself while at a car dealership in suburban Detroit.

Tipton, a 26-year-old Detroit native who starred at Central Michigan, had brought his car into the Roseville dealership for service in the morning, general manager Mark DeMara told The Detroit News.

“At some point, he reached into a duffel bag that was on the passenger seat of his vehicle and the pistol that was in there deployed and shot the gentleman in the abdomen,” DeMara said.

Tipton initially was alert and talking as he was taken to the hospital, where he died of his injuries.

Police said there was a second firearm in the bag, but it’s unclear why he had them or who owned them. They ruled the death an accident.

Tipton played two seasons for the Colts after being signed in 2014 as an undrafted free agent. He appeared in 13 regular-season and three playoff games, scoring his first rushing touchdown in the AFC championship game against the Patriots on Jan. 18, 2015. He was waived on Dec. 21. Four days later, he was arrested and charged with criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon after firing a shot from an AR-15 rifle outside his girlfriend’s Indianapolis-area house. According to media reports, Tipton indicated he was attempting to protect his girlfriend from an ex-boyfriend who had threatened her. The prosecutor’s office did not pursue charges.

Colts wide receiver Donte Moncrief paid tribute to Tipton in an Instagram post Tuesday, writing: It’s crazy I just got that phone call bro cause I just talk to you and we talked about the future and teams giving you your second chance. No matter where I’m at or what team I’m on ill have that 37 on my wrist or glove.

— Days after Johnny Manziel’s father called the former Browns quarterback “a druggie” and said he hopes he ends up in jail for his own sake, Manziel posted an image on Instagram of himself overlooking a beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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Legendary women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt dies at 64

06.28.16 at 10:08 am ET
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Legendary coach Pat Summitt passed away Monday night. (Randy Sartin/USA Today Sports)

Legendary coach Pat Summitt passed away Tuesday. (Randy Sartin/USA Today Sports)

Former University of Tennessee coach and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member Pat Summitt passed away Tuesday morning after a lengthy battle with early onset dementia. She was 64.

Her son, Tyler Summitt, released a statement Tuesday revealing his mother died peacefully at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville, Tennessee surrounded by loved ones.

“Since 2011, my mother has battled her toughest opponent, early onset dementia, ‘Alzheimer’s Type,’ and she did so with bravely fierce determination just as she did with every opponent she ever faced,” Tyler Summitt said. “Even though it’s incredibly difficult to come to terms that she is no longer with us, we can all find peace in knowing she no longer carries the heavy burden of this disease.”

The winningest coach in Division I history, Summitt tallied 1,098 wins and eight national championships in her 38 seasons as head coach of the Lady Vols. She left the team in 2012 after announcing she had early onset dementia in 2011.

A pioneer for women’s basketball, Summitt became head coach at Tennessee in 1974 when the NCAA didn’t recognize the sport. Her accomplishments and success helped women’s basketball garner national attention and gave the sport a new spotlight.

Even after retiring in 2012, she continued to work with Tennessee student-athletes while working with the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund, with proceeds going to cutting-edge research. She received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPN’s ESPY Awards in 2012, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama that same year.

“She’ll be remembered as the all-time winningest D-1 basketball coach in NCAA history, but she was more than a coach to so many,” Tyler Summitt said. “She was a hero and a mentor, especially to me, her family, her friends, her Tennessee Lady Volunteer staff and the 161 Lady Vol student-athletes she coached during her 38-year tenure.”

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Former NFL coach Buddy Ryan, father of Rex Ryan, dies at 82

06.28.16 at 8:33 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 Rays, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Mets at Nationals, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
College baseball: World Series, Coastal Carolina vs. Arizona, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
WNBA: Wings at Sparks, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)
Tennis: Wimbledon, 7 a.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Former NFL coach Buddy Ryan, the father of Bills coach Rex Ryan, has died at the age of 82, his agent confirmed to the media Tuesday morning.

Buddy Ryan was the architect of the famed “46” defense of the Bears, who routed the Patriots in the 1986 Super Bowl. Ryan was carried off the field by his players after that game.

Also a member of the defensive staff of the Super Bowl-champion Jets in 1968, Ryan went on to become a head coach of the Eagles and Cardinals, posting a 55-55-1 record. He also served as defensive coordinator of the Vikings and Houston Oilers. Known for his brash ways and issues getting along with his fellow coaches, Ryan punched Oilers offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride during a sideline skirmish in 1993.

Rex Ryan was on his father’s staff with the Cardinals for two years in the 1990s. Last fall, despite his declining health, Buddy traveled to Buffalo to watch Rex make his debut as Bills coach. Buddy’s first NFL job was as a Bills assistant in the early 1960s.

Rex’s twin brother, Rob, is a former Patriots assistant who was fired as Saints defensive coordinator late last season and was hired by his brother in January to be an assistant head coach/defense with the Bills.

— As the problems in Rio de Janeiro continue to mount, the state’s acting governor acknowledged that the Olympic Games could be a “big failure” unless a huge investment is made immediately.

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