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Monday’s Morning Mashup

06.07.10 at 7:20 am ET

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MLB: Red Sox at Indians, 7:05 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)


‘™¦ Tiger Woods‘ preparation for the U.S. Open in two weeks continues, but Sunday’s final round of the Memorial Cup in Dublin, Ohio, wasn’t a good sign of progress. His first two tee shots hit spectators ‘€” one in the leg and the other in the shoulder ‘€” and he later plunked another fan with a drive from the rough. Woods gave each spectator a signed glove. Woods rebounded to finish the round at even-par 72 and ended up 19th in the tournament.

‘™¦ In a meeting of university presidents on Sunday, the Pac-10 gave commissioner Larry Scott permission to move ahead with expansion. We should know in the next week or so if the college landscape will change dramatically.

‘™¦ Nick Canepa in the San Diego Union-Tribune writes about the bond between Bill Walton and legendary coach John Wooden, who died Friday at the age of 99.

‘™¦ Amy Shipley in The Washington Post has a close look at controversial Canadian doctor Anthony Galea.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On June 7, 1982, the Red Sox used their first-round draft pick on which San Diego high school slugger?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “There’s no better place, moment, time … to win a game, and to win in a great fashion. I don’t know what record it is that people are telling me that I got, but it’s great to have, great to be able to look back on it and say I did that. This is definitely our time.” ‘€” Ray Allen, after his NBA finals record-setting eight 3-pointers in Sunday night’s Game 2 win over the Lakers

STAT OF THE DAY: 0-4 ‘€” The Red Sox’ record in extra-inning games against the Orioles this season.

‘NET RESULTS: Here’s one to get you excited for the World Cup. It’s a bullet free kick through a slim opening on a defenders wall for a goal.

And here’s a free kick that’s not quite as impressive.


SOOTHING SOUNDS: Tom Jones turns 70 today.