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Friday’s Morning Mashup: Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee reportedly set to testify

03.27.15 at 7:55 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:
NBA: Celtics at Knicks, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, UCLA vs. Gonzaga, 7 p.m. (CBS)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, N.C. State vs. Louisville, 7:15 p.m. (TBS)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, Utah vs. Duke, 9:30 p.m. (CBS)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, Michigan State vs. Oklahoma, 9:55 p.m. (TBS)
College basketball: Women’s NCAA Tournament, North Carolina vs. South Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Women’s NCAA Tournament, Iowa vs. Baylor, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Women’s NCAA Tournament, Arizona State vs. Florida State, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Women’s NCAA Tournament, Stanford vs. Notre Dame, 9:55 p.m. (ESPN2)
College hockey: NCAA Tournament, Yale vs. Boston University, 2 p.m. (ESPNU)
College hockey: NCAA Tournament, Minnesota vs. Minnesota-Duluth, 5:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
College hockey: NCAA Tournament, Quinnipiac vs. North Dakota, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
MLB exhibition: Red Sox at Braves, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB exhibition: Diamondbacks at Angels, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB exhibition: Mariners at Royals, 9 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: European Championship qualifying, Ukraine at Spain, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Prosecutors will call Aaron Hernandez‘s fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, to testify in the former Patriots tight end’s murder trial Friday, according to an Associated Press report.

It had been unclear if Jenkins would be called to the stand. The 25-year-old, who has been in a relationship with Hernandez since high school and is the mother of his 2-year-old daughter, was granted immunity by the court in February, so she could face jail time if she does not testify.

Hernandez is accused of the June 1013 murder of Odin Lloyd, who was dating Jenkins’ sister. Prosecutors showed the jury surveillance video of Jenkins removing a box from the North Attleboro home she shared with Hernandez, and they have said they believe the box contained the murder weapon, which has never been found. Jenkins was accused of lying to a grand jury that was investigating the murder, but she pleaded not guilty to perjury.

The prosecution has tried to paint Hernandez as an unfaithful, dishonest fiancee, but Jenkins has appeared supportive of him when she has attended the trial, sitting behind him and whispering “I love you.” However, she has not appeared in court since March 6.

Jenkins’ sister, Shaneah, who testified early in the trial, has been sitting with Lloyd’s family in court.

— West Virginia freshman Daxter Miles Jr., who promised an upset of top-seeded Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16, was quiet Thursday night after his team was routed by the Wildcats, 78-39.

Miles responded to every question after the game by saying, “Kentucky played good.”

That was an understatement. The Wildcats jumped out to an 18-2 lead and were up by as much as 26 in the first half.

“They did what they had to do,” West Virginia forward Devin Williams said. “You can’t stop something that’s destined.”

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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: West Virginia player guarantees upset of top-seeded Kentucky

03.26.15 at 8:09 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:
NHL: Mighty Ducks at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NESN)
College basketball: Wichita State vs. Notre Dame, 7:15 p.m. (CBS)
College basketball: North Carolina vs. Wisconsin, 7:47 p.m. (TBS)
College basketball: West Virginia vs. Kentucky, 9:45 p.m. (CBS)
College basketball: Xavier vs. Arizona, 10:17 p.m. (TBS)
MLB exhibition: Orioles at Tigers, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB exhibition: Royals at Mariners, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB exhibition: Angels at Cubs, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB exhibition: Athletics at Giants, 10 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: Exhibition, Brazil at France, 3:55 p.m. (ESPN2)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Kentucky puts its undefeated record on the line Thursday night when it plays fifth-seeded West Virginia in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16. According to WVU freshman guard Daxter Miles Jr., the Wildcats’ season won’t be perfect by the end of the night.

“I give them their props,” Miles told reporters Wednesday in Cleveland. “Salute them to getting to 36-0. But [Thursday night] they’re going to be 36-1.”

Added Miles: “I don’t think they’ve played a team like us. To me, they don’t play hard. To me, they don’t play as hard as we play. Nobody is invincible, so their time will come, and I think we’re going to pull it out.”

Although the Kentucky roster is loaded with future NBA players, Miles said West Virginia won’t be the team playing scared.

“They should be more intimidated,” he said. “Because they’re the ones who have the high standard, and we’re coming for them.”

Miles said the Mountaineers’ vaunted press will give Kentucky trouble, and teammates Juwan Staten agreed.

“Why wouldn’t it?” Staten said. “We’ve been playing this way all year, we’ve had success against everybody no matter what style or what type of players they have. That’s the only way we play, and it’s just up to us to make it work.”

Informed about WVU’s comments, Kentucky 7-footer Willie Cauley-Stein said his team now will have more inspiration.

“That’s good. Adds fuel to the fire. Puts a little personal stuff into it,” he said. “When teams talk like that, it puts a different mindset into your head. It’s not just playing to try to win the game anymore.”

Added Kentucky freshman guard Devin Booker: “A lot of teams have said things, but eventually they have to step into the ring. We’ll see how that turns out.”

— Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart is being investigated by Major League Baseball after being accused of tweeting a gambler for betting advice.

After someone posted a couple of direct tweets purportedly from Cosart to a gambler, one saying that Cosart bets “large” and is looking for help, word spread of the accusation.

Cosart, who has run into trouble for his tweeting in the past, deleted his account, then apparently opened a new one and claimed he had been hacked.

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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Former landlord sues Paul Pierce for damaging Tribeca condo

03.25.15 at 7:57 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:
NBA: Heat at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
NBA: Bulls at Raptors, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Thunder at Spurs, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: NIT, Murray State at Old Dominion, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: NIT, Louisiana Tech at Temple, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
NHL: Blackhawks at Flyers, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
MLB exhibition: Mets at Yankees, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB exhibition: Athletics at Brewers, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB exhibition: White Sox at Royals, 9 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: Exhibition, United States at Denmark, 3 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Paul Pierce probably would like to forget his one year in Brooklyn, as the Nets went into the 2013-14 season with high hopes after adding some big names but underperformed and ended up in another rebuilding phase.

However, his former landlords aren’t ready to move on as Pierce did when he signed with the Wizards last offseason.

Rejeev Tewari and Anuragini Pandey, who own the Tribeca condo where Pierce and his wife, Julie, lived last season, sued Pierce for failing to live up to his two-year lease and for making unauthorized changes — including replacing wood floors with pink carpet in all four bedrooms. They are seeking $425,000 plus back rent.

“[They] left the apartment in shambles, converting some of the items … to their personal gain and . . . ripping out carpeting, wooden floors … a washer and dryer and an expensive and unique stone hearth from the fireplace,” the court filing reads (via the New York Daily News).

The landlords, who live in Singapore, claim there was damage to radiator covers, halogen lights, kitchen tiling, a shower head, a towel hanger, a soap dish and a cabinet door, and that it took five months and $225,000 to fix the problems.

While the Pierces were paying $32,000 per month, the landlords say now they can only rent the Franklin Street condo for $23,000 due at least in part to the issues.

— Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper pleaded guilty Tuesday to a sexual assault charge in Nevada, the third of four states in which he agreed to a plea deal that will have him serve about nine years in federal prison.

Appearing via the Internet from a courtroom in Los Angeles, Sharper said, “Guilty,” when asked for his plea. His lawyer issued a statement noting that Sharper accepted responsibility for his actions.

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: LLWS star Mo’ne Davis asks for leniency for offensive tweeter

03.24.15 at 8:06 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: Kings at Rangers, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Spurs at Mavericks, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Warriors at Trail Blazers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: NIT, Miami at Richmond, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: NIT, Vanderbilt at Stanford, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB exhibition: Phillies at Braves, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB exhibition: Angels at Rangers, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB exhibition: Tigers at Yankees, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)

AROUND THE WEB:

Mo'ne Davis

Mo’ne Davis

Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis showed remarkable class in responding to a college baseball player’s dismissal from his team due to his insult of Davis in a tweet.

Bloomsburg (Pa.) University junior first baseman Joey Casselberry was booted from the team Sunday after he complained about Davis getting a movie made about her, tweeting: Disney is making a movie about Mo’ne Davis? WHAT A JOKE. That slut got rocked by Nevada.

Davis said Monday that she emailed the school to ask that Casselberry, who apologized for his tweet, be reinstated.

“Everyone makes mistakes,” Davis told ESPN. “Everyone deserves a second chance. I know he didn’t mean it that type of way. I know people get tired of seeing me on TV. But sometimes you’ve got to think about what you’re doing before you do it.

“It hurt on my part, but he hurt even more. If it was me, I would want to take that back. I know how hard he’s worked. Why not give him a second chance?”

The school acknowledged receiving Davis’ email but did not give any indication that it would reverse its decision.

“Her request demonstrates the type of person she is, her level of maturity and the empathy that her family and coach teach her,” the school said in a statement. “Bloomsburg University stands firm on our decision; however, his consequences will be reviewed as is common in disciplinary actions like this.”

— The Princeton women’s basketball team’s previously undefeated season came to an end Monday with a loss to host Maryland in the NCAA Tournament’s second round, and there was increased security at the arena following a threat made against a Princeton player who is the niece of President Barack Obama.

According to media reports, a phone message threatening Princeton freshman Leslie Robinson — whose father, Craig Robinson, is Michelle Obama’s brother — was left at Maryland.

Barack and Michelle Obama attended Saturday’s opening-round game but were not in attendance for Monday’s contest, which the Terrapins won 85-70.

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Steelers LB James Harrison not quite done yet

03.23.15 at 10:29 am ET
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Steelers linebacker James Harrison is rejoining his team this season. The five-time Pro Bowler signed a two-year deal with Pittsburgh on Sunday after he had been tempted out of his brief run at retirement last year. He announced the signing on Instagram with a picture of him signing his contract.

In 2014, the 36-year-old was retired for 18 days before the Steelers got him back on the roster in September. With little time to train or prepare, it took Harrison a few games to get his legs under him. This go around, he has time to get ready for his 13th NFL season.

Harrison began a training program as the offseason began and had been considering either returning to Pittsburgh or heading to the Titans with former Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, whose contract was not renewed in January.

With linebackers coach Keith Butler taking over for LeBeau, Pittsburgh’s defense will have a different look to it.

The signing also comes in handy for the Steelers, who had linebacker Jason Worilds announce his retirement a couple of weeks ago, as Harrison is one of two players on the roster with more than nominal experience at the position. The team is expected to pick up another edge pass rusher in the draft, though.

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Michael Sam ‘confident’ of NFL chances despite unimpressive performance at veteran free agent combine

03.23.15 at 7:41 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:
NBA: Celtics at Nets, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
College basketball: NIT, Louisiana Tech at Texas A&M, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: NIT, Illinois State at Old Dominion, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: NIT, Murray State at Tulsa, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Women’s NCAA Tournament, Florida Gulf Coast vs. Florida State, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
NHL: Kings at Devils, 7 p.m. (NHL Network)
MLB exhibition: Yankees at Nationals, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB exhibition: Athletics at Indians, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB exhibition: Reds at Rangers, 9 p.m. (MLB Network)

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Michael Sam

— Michael Sam, the openly gay linebacker who spent parts of his rookie season on the practice squad with the Cowboys before being released, participated in a veteran free agent combine Sunday in Tempe, Arizona, and said of his prospects of landing a spot with an NFL team, “I think my chances are high.”

“As long as I have that will to play the game and I am healthy, you’ll continue to see me trying to play in this league,” he said. “I am very confident I will be playing football somewhere.”

Added Sam: “I’m young and I’m still good. I don’t have any injuries. I’m going to play.”

Sam, 25, was drafted in the seventh round by the Rams last April but was cut in training camp. He said he’d be “on the first flight out” if the Rams or Cowboys wanted him, and he would consider playing in the Canadian Football League as well

“If that’s the opportunity, I’ll take it,” he said. “I’m a fighter and I’m going to keep fighting.”

Along with more than 100 other free agents in front of scouts from all 32 NFL teams, Sam went through drills similar to the NFL scouting combine for rookies. According to ESPN, his fastest 40-yard dash was an unimpressive 5.07 seconds, slower than the 4.91 he clocked at last year’s combine.

Sam said he has been working out in California while also participating on “Dancing With the Stars.” He is scheduled to appear on Monday’s live show.

— A baseball player from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania became the latest to be punished for an offensive tweet, which strangely was directed at Little League star Mo’ne Davis.

Joey Casselberry, a junior first baseman from the Philadelphia area, was dismissed from the team after tweeting: Disney is making a movie about Mo’Ne Davis ? WHAT A JOKE That slut got rocked by Nevada.

The Twitter account was deactivated by Saturday night, but a screenshot of the insulting comment made its way around the web. Bloomsburg responded by dismissing Casselberry, tweeting that it was “deeply saddened” by his tweet.

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Thinking Out Loud: March Madness most wonderful time of year in sports

03.20.15 at 10:09 pm ET
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Rooke_JohnThinking out loud … while wondering whatever happened to Ricky Ledo.

— Bracket busted yet? One of the sure things in life, and in the NCAA Tournament, is that an early round upset is going to break a big, wide hole in the middle of your personal plan to stardom through a perfect bracket. Iowa State did that to mine Thursday, with a second-round loss to Alabama-Birmingham. Now, the storyteller in me would love to have seen UAB win — a program that dumped its Division 1 football team earlier this year — but nah, Iowa State was coming off a great run in the Big 12 tourney, right? Who had Baylor over Georgia State? Stupid is as stupid does.

— Even with the disappointment of losing a potential Final Four team within the opening couple of hours of March Madness, it’s still the two greatest days on the yearly sports calendar. Thursday and Friday opening-round games. Can’t. Beat. It. I know a half-dozen guys personally who call in sick or take vacation days just to be couch potatoes and watch hoop around the clock. Oh, you too?

— Our friends at Awful Announcing reminded this week how good we really have it. When the NCAA Tournament began in 1939, it was the little sister to the National Invitational Tournament, and didn’t become the true national championship until Texas Western (now Texas-El Paso) put the college game on the map by whipping Adolph Rupp’s vaunted Kentucky Wildcats in 1966. TV coverage of the event didn’t even begin until 1969, and TV showed only select games through 1981 (on NBC) until ESPN started the round-the-clock marathons we now know and love in 1982. CBS took over the rights by buying everything in 1991, and my guess is the network is glad it did.

— Until 2010, only one game at a time was available to a particular region, and most of the time you had to subscribe to a service to gain access to other games. This is when Turner Sports stepped in and brought TBS, TNT and truTV into the mix with CBS. As in all things within the sports world, television rules over everything. But in this case, hoop fans should be glad it does. TV helped turn a fringe sport, college basketball, into a national passion.

— Tweet of the Week, from @CorkGaines: Happy Where the Hell is truTV on my TV guide day!

— Good thing they can play football in the state of Texas. Because the basketball play was a little ripe this week, to say the least. Zero-for-5 in the NCAA Tournament? Texas, Baylor, SMU, Stephen F. Austin and Texas Southern all went down on Thursday’s opening day. That was no slam dunk in Dallas or Austin or Waco you might have heard, it was a resounding thud on the basketball court.

— All four 12 seeds managed to lose this year, which is an upset in its own right. Fives usually get popped, but no one did this year, and it’s the first time in eight years that the favored teams (the 5s) managed to win every game over the 12s. This year, the 3 seeds had trouble. Sorry, bracket busters.

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Thunder F Kevin Durant out indefinitely with foot pain

03.20.15 at 1:48 pm ET
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Thunder star Kevin Durant, who has not played since Feb. 19, apparently is not ready to return anytime soon.

The team announced that Durant still has pain in his right foot — which he broke in the preseason and then had surgery on Feb. 22 to replace a screw — and will see specialists to determine what to do next.

The Thunder, already without Serge Ibaka possibly for the rest of the season following arthroscopic knee surgery this week, were hoping to have Durant back by the end of the month.

The Thunder are 38-30 and one game ahead of the Pelicans for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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Ex-girlfriend of Colts LB Erik Walden arrested for allegedly assaulting him, friend

03.20.15 at 10:15 am ET
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Erica Palmer, ex-girlfriend of Colts linebacker Erik Walden, has been accused of slashing his arm and breaking another woman’s arm with a baseball bat during an incident on Saturday.

Palmer has two children with Walden and was “arrested on numerous charges after the incident,” namely burglary and several counts of aggravated assault, according to police in Braselton, Georgia, who also said that Palmer “suspected that Walden was seeing another woman.”

She parked her car, with her two children inside, about a mile away from Walden’s house, walking to the residence and breaking in via a back door. Though Walden and his female companion were not in the house, Braselton Assistant Police Chief Lou Solis told 11Alive that Palmer sat on the couch and waited for them to return. She was holding the gun Walden kept in the house along with a baseball bat.

When the pair got home, Walden was able to wrestle the gun away from Palmer, but, Solis said, she was swinging the bat and she struck the other woman, breaking her arm. Solis added that Palmer ran away after that and Walden called 911.

After the police responded to the call, investigated the scene and took statements, they left. Walden was getting ready to take the woman to the hospital but Palmer reappeared from some nearby woods as they were backing out of the driveway and ran up to the vehicle. Walden got out and Palmer cut his arm before running away again.

The police were able to track her cellphone to a hotel near the Mall of Georgia and arrested her. The children have been placed in the care of Walden, who was treated and released from the hospital.

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Friday’s Morning Mashup: Looking to build excitement, MLB schedules all games on final day of regular season to start at same time

03.20.15 at 7:57 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:
NBA: Celtics at Spurs, 8:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, New Mexico State vs. Kansas, 12:15 p.m. (CBS)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, Georgia vs. Michigan State, 12:40 p.m. (truTV)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, Wyoming vs. Northern Iowa, 1:40 p.m. (TBS)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, Buffalo vs. West Virginia, 2:10 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, Indiana vs. Wichita State, 2:45 p.m. (CBS)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, Belmont vs. Virginia, 3:10 p.m. (truTV)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, UC Irvine vs. Louisville, 4:10 p.m. (TBS)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, Valparaiso vs. Maryland, 4:40 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, Oklahoma State vs. Oregon, 6:50 p.m. (TBS)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, Robert Morris vs. Duke, 7:10 p.m. (CBS)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, Davidson vs. Iowa, 7:20 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, Albany vs. Oklahoma, 7:27 p.m. (truTV)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, Coastal Carolina vs. Wisconsin, 9:20 p.m. (TBS)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, St. John’s vs. San Diego State, 9:40 pm. (CBS)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, North Dakota State vs. Gonzaga, 9:50 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: NCAA Tournament, Dayton vs. Providence, 9:57 p.m. (truTV)
College basketball: NIT, South Dakota State at Vanderbilt, 9:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
NHL: Red Wings at Lightning, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
College hockey: Hockey East semifinals, Vermont vs. UMass-Lowell, 5 p.m. (NESN, NBCSN)
College hockey: Hockey East semifinals, New Hampshire vs. Boston University, 8 p.m. (NESN, NBCSN)
MLB exhibition: Nationals at Astros, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB exhibition: Cubs at White Sox, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB exhibition: Reds at Giants, 9 p.m. (MLB Network)

AROUND THE WEB:

Major League Baseball is doing what it can to build excitement on the final day of the regular season, scheduling all games on Oct. 4 to start at 3 p.m. ET.

“If a game impacts another game, they’re all occurring at the same time, so no team would be put into a lame-duck situation because their fate already had been decided by an earlier result,” MLB chief operating officer Tony Petitti told the Los Angeles Times.

Added Petitti: We’re hopeful that the races will come down to the last day of the season. We want to make sure we celebrate the end of the season properly.”

The initial reaction from players contacted by the Times was to support the move.

“It’s a cool little wrinkle,” Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier said. “It will definitely make games more exciting that day. . . . Hopefully it adds excitement and a little bit of intrigue.”

The Red Sox close the season with a weekend series against the Indians in Cleveland.

— Bernard Pierce, cut by the Ravens after his arrest for driving under the influence Wednesday, found a new home Thursday, as he was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars.

Pierce, 23, has played three seasons, carrying the ball 353 times for 1,334 yards and five touchdowns. He had a disappointing 2014, with 93 carries for 366 yards and two touchdowns. He lost the starting role that opened when Ray Rice was suspended and ended up fourth on the depth chart by the end of the season.

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