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Thursday’s Morning Mashup

04.08.10 at 7:41 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.

WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY:
Sabres at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NESN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Here’s the Tiger Woods commercial that’s creeping everybody out. Writes Richard Sandomir in The New York Times: “Nike could not wait to package the contrition of Tiger Woods in a 30-second ad.” Meanwhile, Dan Wetzel at Yahoo!Sports writes that anything can happen this weekend at Augusta National.

John Harper in the New York Daily News has the Yankees‘ perspective of the series at Fenway.

The NBA admitted the referees missed the call on Kevin Durant’s last-second 3-point try in Tuesday night’s game in Utah. (Here’s the video of the play from Wednesday’s Mashup.)

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On April 8, 1991, which veteran slugger made his Red Sox debut and hit a grand slam to give Roger Clemens and the Sox a 6-2 victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: ‘€œI felt really good tonight, but it was a classic situation where you make one mistake and you pay for it. ‘€” Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon, after Wednesday night’s loss to the Yankees

STAT OF THE DAY: 8 ‘€” Consecutive victories for the Celtics over the Raptors (spanning two full seasons), following Wednesday’s 115-104 win in Toronto

‘NET RESULTS: Keith Ballard of the Florida Panthers accidentally throws the puck in his own goal vs. the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

One too many fakes on this indoor soccer penalty kick.

Butler coach Brad Stevens gets interviewed by David Letterman.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Jack Clark

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Peggy Lennon of the Lennon Sisters is 69 today.