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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup

03.09.10 at 8:12 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.

Five years after their acrimonious breakup as teammates on the Philadelphia Eagles, quarterback Donovan McNabb and wide receiver Terrell Owens are reuniting ‘€” at least for a day. The two players will be teammates on the basketball court in an upcoming episode of Spike TV’s “Pros vs. Joes.” In the episode, NFL players McNabb, Owens and Antonio Gates, all of whom played college basketball, will play 3-on-3 against retired NBA players Hakeem Olajuwon, Kenny Smith and Rick Fox.

BASEBALL: Young Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias continued to impress, this time with his bat, as he hit a three-run home run Monday. Josh Beckett talked about working with Victor Martinez.

The controversial Canadian doctor under investigation by federal authorities said he treated Alex Rodriguez but did not give him HGH.

FOOTBALL: Leigh Bodden reportedly is close to re-signing with the Patriots. Chad Pennington signed a one-year deal to return to the Dolphins. The Seahawks traded backup quarterback Seneca Wallace to the Browns for a 2011 undisclosed draft pick. The Raiders released wide receiver Javon Walker and defensive end Greg Ellis, two days after cutting running back Justin Fargas.

Ben Roethlisberger’s agent said the Steelers quarterback is innocent of sexual assault, while police said they plan to interview him this week.

BASKETBALL: Kevin Garnett raved about the recent play of Celtics teammate Ray Allen. Suspended guard Rafer Alston may have played his last game for the Heat. The Cavaliers, minus LeBron James, beat the Spurs, who will be without Tony Parker for about six weeks. The Mavericks won their 12th straight.

St. Mary’s routed 18th-ranked Gonzaga in the WCC final. The UConn women set a new NCAA record with their 71st consecutive victory. Forbes magazine has an article on the nation’s highest-paid coaches.

HOCKEY: Bruins center Marc Savard has a Grade 2 concussion. Hits to the head were the main topic of discussion at the annual meeting of NHL general managers in Florida.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On March 9, 1969, the Celtics retired No. 24 in honor of which player?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: ‘€œHe just needs experience, and the sky’€™s the limit for him.’€ ‘€” Red Sox hitting coach Dave Magadan on young shortstop Jose Iglesias

STAT OF THE DAY: 5 ‘€” Original Division 1 teams that have never played in the NCAA tournament, a number that remained at five as William & Mary was unable to clinch an NCAA berth in Monday’s CAA championship game, losing to Old Dominion

‘NET RESULTS: With the controversy over the hit on Marc Savard in Sunday’s Bruins-Penguins game, here’s a play from Thursday’s Canadiens-Sharks game that drew similar interest. Despite no penalty being called on Maxim Lapierre, he was suspended four games for pushing a defenseless Scott Nichol into the boards. Lapierre returns March 13 when the Canadiens play the Bruins.


SOOTHING SOUNDS: Mark Lindsay, lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders, turns 68 today. Really.