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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup

05.12.10 at 8:00 am ET
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Welcome to Wednesday’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: Blue Jays at Red Sox, 1:35 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)
NHL playoffs: Bruins at Flyers, 8 p.m. (VERSUS)

AROUND THE WEB:

A couple of odd stories to lead off this morning:

♦ In Odessa, Texas, a high school basketball star was discovered to be a 22-year-old who played high school ball in Florida three years earlier. The Odessa American has the story of the naturalized citizen from Haiti, Guerdwich Montimere, who was passing himself off as Jerry Joseph. His scam was unearthed when his former coaches in Florida saw him at an AAU tournament.

♦ On SI.com, there’s a story about a Southern California high school pole vaulter whose disqualification cost her team the league title. Her offense was wearing a friendship bracelet, an crime pointed out by the coach of the eventual winning team after she won her event.

♦ Tim Keown on ESPN.com writes that the Brian Cushing case shows that the NFL still isn’t serious about cracking down on performance-enhancing drugs.

♦ New Hampshire native and former Boston College soccer player Charlie Davies, recovering from injuries sustained in a serious car crash last year, was left off the roster for the U.S. World Cup team. The New York Times has the story.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On May 12, 1974, the Celtics routed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the Bucks, 102-87, in Milwaukee in Game 7 of the NBA Finals for their 12th title. Who led the Celts with 28 points and 14 rebounds?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We cannot come back here. We have to think this is our Game 7 coming up and we cannot afford to have the best team in the league have a Game 7 on their floor. Just not possible.” — Kevin Garnett, after the Celtics routed the Cavaliers in Game 5 Tuesday night in Cleveland

STAT OF THE DAY: 17.08 — Dana Eveland’s career ERA vs. the Red Sox, after the Blue Jays pitcher gave up all six runs in Tuesday night’s 6-1 Sox victory

‘NET RESULTS: Hurdle jump fail.

Somewhat clever video about the “new sport of liquid mountaineering” — running on water.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Dave Cowens

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Burt Bacharach is 82 today.

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