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Friday’s Morning Mashup

06.11.10 at 8:03 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: Phillies at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)

SATURDAY:
MLB: Phillies at Red Sox, 4:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)

SUNDAY:
MLB: Phillies at Red Sox, 1:35 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)
NBA finals: Lakers at Celtics, 8 p.m. (ABC, WEEI)

AROUND THE WEB:

♦ Bob Raissman in the New York Daily News calls Jeremy Roenick’s emotional response to the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup title “selfish teardrops of a phony.” In case you missed it, here’s what happened after Chicago’s overtime Cup-clincher Wednesday night.

♦ Ron Cook in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has started to take steps in his reformation.

♦ Herb Gould in the Chicago Sun-Times writes that Nebraska is a nice addition to the Big Ten, but Notre Dame remains the true target. Neill Woelk in the Boulder Daily Camera writes that the University of Colorado played things out well in moving to the Pac-10. Sam Mellinger in the Kansas City Star writes that the demise of the Big 12 might be the worst day in Kansas City sports history.

♦ Andy Staples in Sports Illustrated writes that the USC football team can bounce back from the NCAA sanctions announced Thursday. Doug Farrar at Yahoo!Sports wants to know what was Pete Carroll’s role in the scandal.

♦ Jeff Jacobs in the Hartford Courant writes that UConn coach Jim Calhoun’s inability to realize his program made major mistakes and faces deserved scrutiny from the NCAA does not reflect well on the longtime mentor.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On June 11, 1987, the Celtics tied an NBA finals record as five players scored 20 or more points in a 123-108 victory over the Lakers in Game 5. Who led the C’s with 25 points?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “This is what legends are made of, this is where you grasp the moment. Just play in the moment.” — Celtics forward Glen Davis, on his performance in Thursday’s Game 4 win over the Lakers

STAT OF THE DAY: 0.84 — David Ortiz’ batting average in June (3-for-33)

‘NET RESULTS: Dude Perfect cliff jump basketball shot.

Even after winning the Stanley Cup, Blackhawks forward Adam Burish still doesn’t like Philadelphia’s Chris Pronger, and says he wants to punch the Flyers defenseman.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Dennis Johnson

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Graham Russell of Air Supply is 60 today.