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Monday’s Morning Mashup

04.19.10 at 7:24 am ET
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Welcome to Monday’€™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, 11 a.m. (NESN, WEEI)
NHL playoffs, Sabres at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NESN/VERSUS)

AROUND THE WEB:

‘™¦ Jason Cole at Yahoo!Sports reports that a suspension will come by Tuesday for Ben Roethlisberger, as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is getting angrier as more information about the quarterback’s behavior becomes public. Meanwhile, Dan Le Batard of the Miami Herald looks at the racial aspect of this case, and he includes this quote from Charles Barkley:

“We have been suspending black guys, so we have to suspend the white guy? I’m concerned with that mindset in my community. You get one, we get one? That’s doesn’t make it even. This isn’t a contest. That’s not a win for black people. How about black guys quit committing crimes?”

‘™¦ Mike Bresnahan of The Los Angeles Times wonders if this will be Phil Jackson’s last hurrah with the Lakers.

‘™¦ Bizarre finish to an NHL playoff game in Denver Sunday: The Sharks lost Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinals to the Avalanche 1-0 despite holding a 51-17 advantage in shots. To make matters worse, the winning goal came when San Jose’s Dan Boyle tried to pass the puck behind his own net, but it deflected into the goal. Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News has the grisly details. Here’s the clip of the winner:

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On April 19, 1960, the Patriots adopted Pat Patriot as their logo. Which cartoonist created the design?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We’re not doing a lot of things well right now.” ‘€” Red Sox manager Terry Francona, after Sunday’s 7-1 loss to the Rays, Boston’s fourth loss in a row

STAT OF THE DAY: 10 ‘€” Runs scored by the Brewers in the first inning of Sunday’s 11-7 win over the Nationals

‘NET RESULTS: The men in the green bodysuits did their best to distract Kings players in the penalty box.

A Triple-A mascot takes a little fall. Off the dugout roof.

Soccer goal of the weekend.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Phil Bissell

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Mark “Flo” Volman of the Turtles is 63 today. He’s the guy with the big mess of hair.