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Monday’s Morning Mashup

06.14.10 at 8:22 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:
No local games scheduled

AROUND THE WEB:

‘™¦ The New York Times reports on allegations that Roger Clemens used money from his nonprofit organization to pay Brian McNamee, the trainer who allegedly injected Clemens with steroids. McNamee made the accusations but hasn’t produced evidence to back up his claims. Clemens’ lawyer denied the charges.

‘™¦ Bob Wojnewski in The Detroit News writes that Tom Izzo is a better fit for Michigan State, while the coach continues to look into the Cavaliers job.

‘™¦ Mike Lupica in the New York Daily News writes that Alex Rodriguez, who turns 35 next month, is producing solid but unspectacular numbers, and it appears that he is struggling with age and injuries.

‘™¦ Jeff Eisenberg in The Dagger sports blog writes about the Big 12’s Hail Mary proposal to save the conference. Berry Tramel in The Oklahoman writes that the Pac-10 has more to offer Oklahoma than the SEC.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On June 14, 1974, Angels hurler Nolan Ryan struck out 19 Red Sox in 13 innings. However, Ryan did not get the win, because the game went 15 innings before the Angels won it, 4-3. Which Red Sox pitcher pitched the entire game and was the hard-luck loser?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Just man up and play. What the hell is the big deal? If I have to say something to them, then we don’t deserve to be champions. We’re down 3-2: Go home, win one game, go into the next one. Simple as that.” ‘€” Kobe Bryant, on whether he needs to say anything to motivate his teammates

STAT OF THE DAY: 23 ‘€” Consecutive Lakers points scored by Kobe Bryant in the second and third quarters of Game 5 Sunday night, during which time the Celtics increased their lead from one to 13

‘NET RESULTS: England television station goes to a quick commercial and misses the team’s only goal vs. the United States.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Luis Tiant

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Rod Argent of the Zombies is 65 today.