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Friday’s Morning Mashup

04.16.10 at 7:38 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.

WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY:
MLB: Rays at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)

SATURDAY
NHL playoffs: Bruins at Sabres, 1 p.m. (NESN)
MLB: Rays at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WRKO)
NBA Playoffs: Heat at Celtics, 8 p.m. (ESPN, WEEI)
MLS: Revolution at Earthquakes, 10 p.m. (CSNNE alternate channels)

SUNDAY
Rays at Red Sox, 1:35 p.m. (NESN/TBS, WEEI)

AROUND THE WEB:

‘™¦ Mike Florio at the Sporting News examines whether the Steelers will consider trading Ben Roethlisberger, whose image took another hit Thursday with details of his behavior the night of the alleged incident at a Georgia nightclub.

‘™¦ Rob Gloster at Bloomberg writes about NFL Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice making his pro golf debut.

‘™¦ Tyler Kepner in The New York Times looks at Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington’s attempts to rebuild his image following offseason revelations that he tested positive for drugs last year.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On April 16, 2005, Manny Ramirez hit a grand slam to become the team’s all-time leader with 18 slams. Whom did he pass?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “After imposing an appropriate level of discipline and outlining the steps we feel will be necessary to be successful as a player and a person, we intend to allow Ben the opportunity to prove to us he is the teammate and citizen we all believe he is capable of being.” ‘€” Steelers owner Art Rooney II, addressing the Ben Roethlisberger situation Thursday

STAT OF THE DAY: 1 ‘€” Twins starters who did not have a hit vs. the Red Sox Thursday ‘€” only reigning American League batting champ Joe Mauer

‘NET RESULTS: More amazing basketball shots from Dude Perfect.

Soccer goal of the week.

Another impressive soccer goal, from long range.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Ted Williams

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Gerry Rafferty is 63 today.