Tuesday’s Morning Mashup
|01.19.10 at 8:33 am ET|
Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup, where we’ll get you caught up on what’s going on in the sports world and beyond.
Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson did not have a good day Sunday. In addition to being flagged for a stupid penalty — kicking the Jets’ challenge flag late in the fourth quarter of San Diego’s 17-14 loss — Jackson had an incident on his way to the stadium.
According to police, Jackson was handcuffed briefly and had his car impounded following a traffic stop a few hours before Sunday’s game. Jackson initially was pulled over for playing loud music, and then he was cited for driving with a suspended license and expired tags.
FOOTBALL: Richard Seymour was a guest of the Dale & Holley show Monday and talked about his departure from the Patriots. The Denver Post says former Patriots defensive coordinator Dean Pees may wind up in Denver. Former Broncos defensive coordinator Mike Nolan may be headed to Miami. Fox Sports says Chan Gailey likely will be the next coach of the Bills. The Chargers extended coach Norv Turner’s contract for three years. Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis broke his hand Sunday but plans to play against the Colts.
BASKETBALL: The Celtics lost to the Mavericks. Paul Flannery has the Three-Pointer of Things We Learned. Rasheed Wallace doesn’t like the officiating. Jessica Camerato has Ray Allen talking about what Martin Luther King Jr. Day means to him.
The Lakers rallied past the Magic in a rematch of last season’s NBA Finals. The Thunder posted an impressive win over the Hawks in Atlanta. The Timberwolves overcame a 20-point deficit to beat the 76ers in overtime. Sixers center Samuel Dalembert, the league’s only native Haitian, is going to Haiti to help with earthquake relief efforts. LeBron James is out of the slam dunk contest, but Nate Robinson will attempt to defend his title. Stefon Marbury’s first game in China is scheduled for Jan. 27.
Eight Sharks scored in a 9-1 rout of the Flames. The Sabres beat the Coyotes and moved into a tie for the East lead. Phil Kessel lifted the Leafs over the Predators. Rick Nash recorded his 400th career point as the Blue Jackets beat the Blues. Rick DiPietro got the shutout as the Islanders beat the Devils.
BASEBALL: The Red Sox reportedly were concerned about Jason Bay’s knees. Jose Offerman was banned for life from the Dominican winter league. Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols threw his support behind Mark McGwire. Despite not playing last season, outfielder Jim Edmonds wants to make a comeback with the Cardinals. The Marlins re-signed Dan Uggla to a one-year, $7.8 million deal. Onetime Red Sox reliever Brendan Donnelly signed with the Pirates for one year.
Major League Baseball umpires ratified a new five-year contract, one that ends the prohibition against umpires working the World Series in consecutive seasons. This, of course, is designed to get the best umpires working the biggest games and avoid the blown calls that marred this year’s postseason. “It was a good day for baseball and a good day for umpires,” said Joe West, president of the World Umpires Association.
MISC.: People are playing tennis in Australia.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Jan. 19, 1937, in the second year of balloting, which two early Red Sox stars were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I told him I’m proud of him for admitting what he used. Everybody makes mistakes.” — Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, on new hitting coach Mark McGwire
STAT OF THE DAY: 11 — Bruins goalie Tim Thomas’ winning streak against the Senators before Monday’s loss
‘NET RESULTS: Here are two impressive shootout goals by the Red Wings Sunday vs. Chicago (although the Blackhawks won the shootout).
TRIVIA ANSWER: Tris Speaker and Cy Young
SOOTHING SOUNDS: Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers is 71 today.
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