Friday’s Morning Mashup
|03.26.10 at 7:23 am ET|
Welcome to Friday’s Morning Mashup, where we’ll get you caught up on what’s going on in the sports world and beyond.
Suspended Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas faces sentencing on gun possession charges today. Prosecutors want Arenas to go to jail for at least three months, noting that the repeat offender lied about why he brought guns to the locker room and he tried to cover up what happened. Arenas’ lawyers are asking for probation and community service, insisting that he was playing a misguided joke.
BASEBALL: Daisuke Matsuzaka made his first appearance in a major league spring training game.
Phil Hughes was named the Yankees’ fifth starter, beating out Joba Chamberlain and three others. Mariners lefty Cliff Lee still is feeling the effects of a strained abdomen. Center fielder Jim Edmonds made the Brewers’ 40-man roster after skipping the 2009 season. Yankees star Derek Jeter said he wants to own a team when he is done playing.
FOOTBALL: Chris Price looks at Patriots center Dan Koppen. DJ Bean profiles Patriots draft possibility Ricky Sapp.
The Eagles reportedly want a pick in the top 42 for quarterback Donovan McNabb. Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf made a plea deal for 10 years probation. The Jets will be featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”
Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt turned down an offer from St. John’s, which reportedly has turned its attention to Boston College coach Al Skinner.
HOCKEY: The Bruins lost to the Lightning. The NHL rule banning blindside hits to the head finally became reality. The Hurricanes beat the Capitals in a shootout. The Blue Jackets routed the Blackhawks. The Sharks blanked the Stars.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On March 26, 1974, the Red Sox released which two future Hall of Famers?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’m very curious, not knowing. Normally I kind of know what’s going on. I think they have some decisions to make. We’ll see what happens.” — Tim Wakefield, on the Red Sox’ plans for the rotation
STAT OF THE DAY: 22 — Consecutive power plays without a goal for the Bruins, after Thursday night’s 0-for-3 performance vs. the Lightning
‘NET RESULTS: Goalie’s free kick goes three-quarters of the soccer field and right into the goal.
Here’s that Amar’e Stoudemire dunk that many are raving about and others are calling overrated. You decide.
Really, this dunk from Wednesday’s Hawks-Magic game was better, when you consider that it not only was a great play, it won the game at the buzzer.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Luis Aparicio and Orlando Cepeda
SOOTHING SOUNDS: Steven Tyler is 62 today.
- quazymoto on Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Sergio Garcia apologizes after racially insensitive comment about Tiger Woods
- MichiganJones on Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Sergio Garcia apologizes after racially insensitive comment about Tiger Woods
- mystreba on Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Sergio Garcia apologizes after racially insensitive comment about Tiger Woods
- Mike on Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Sergio Garcia apologizes after racially insensitive comment about Tiger Woods
- jeff on Jets RB Mike Goodson arrested on weapons, drug charges
- Franky on Stopped Boston Marathon runners invited back for 2014
- Uncle Buck on Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: ‘Bickering’ Knicks look to regroup for Game 4 against Pacers
- David Stern on Monday’s Morning Mashup: LeBron James gets defensive after criticism from Bulls
- Matt on Monday’s Morning Mashup: LeBron James gets defensive after criticism from Bulls
- bruinman86 on Friday’s Morning Mashup: Tim Tebow unsure about future