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Thursday’s Morning Mashup

06.17.10 at 6:58 am ET
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Welcome to Thursday’€™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: Diamondbacks at Red Sox, 6:10 p.m. (NESN, WRKO)
NBA finals: Celtics at Lakers, 9 p.m. (ABC, WEEI)

AROUND THE WEB:

‘™¦ Making his first appearance in five days after dealing with a hip/groin problem, Alex Rodriguez doubled in the ninth inning Wednesday night. However, he didn’t run hard, and that concerned Yankees manager Joe Girardi. Mike Vaccaro in the New York Post wonders if there is reason to be concerned that this injury isn’t going away.

‘™¦ Dayn Perry at FoxSports.com writes about Rockies pitcher Ubaldo Jiminez, who is having one of the best seasons in the history of baseball.

‘™¦ Jerry Brewer in The Seattle Times writes about Mariners bullpen catcher Jason Phillips preparing to marry a woman he met when she was in the stands at a game. They will get married Sunday in the Safeco Field bullpen.

‘™¦ David Climer in The Tennessean writes that Titans quarterback Vince Young fumbled his maturity by getting into a fight at a Dallas strip club.

‘™¦ Mitch Albom in the Detroit Free Press writes about Tom Izzo and Michigan State’s criticism of the media at Wednesday’s press conference announcing Izzo’s return to the school.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On June 17, 1990, which former Bruins defenseman who went on to a successful coaching career in college was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame?

QUOTE OF THE DAY:Pele has to go back to the museum.” ‘€” Argentina soccer coach Diego Maradona, responding to criticism from the soccer legend

STAT OF THE DAY: 31 ‘€” Days since the Diamondbacks last won a road game, after Wednesday’s 6-2 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park

‘NET RESULTS: Here’s a compilation at Kobe Bryant‘s uncomfortable behavior during press conferences.

Steve Nash goes to the World Cup … in a box.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Fernie Flaman, who had two stints with the Bruins before retiring in 1961 and coached Northeastern University from 1970-89

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Barry Manilow is 67 today.

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