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Thursday’s Morning Mashup

07.15.10 at 7:09 am ET

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MLB: Rangers at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)


‘™¦ Ross Tucker at writes that Michael Vick has been an “abject failure” in Philadelphia, and it looks like the Eagles are stuck with him, as no other team would give up even a seventh-round draft pick for the controversial quarterback.

‘™¦ Dave George at the Palm Beach Post stresses caution to Miami fans about the arrival of the egomaniacal and immature LeBron James., noting that fans in South Florida should take heed of what happened in Cleveland. Writes George: “Miami is [Dwyane] Wade‘s town, claimed through seven years of stellar leadership. Let’s not be so quick to give it away to a relative stranger.”

‘™¦ French soccer star Thierry Henry signed with the New York Red Bulls. In the New York Times, Rob Hughes writes that Henry has a better chance of successfully lifting soccer in the United States than David Beckham in Los Angeles.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On July 15, the Bruins acquired goalie Rogie Vachon from the Red Wings in exchange for which player?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It comes down to personalities and style of play, and Boston has all that for me. It was the most important choice that I’€™ve made in my career.” ‘€” Jermaine O’Neal, at his introductory press conference Wednesday in Waltham

STAT OF THE DAY: 7.5 ‘€” Early rating for Tuesday’s night’s All-Star Game, making it the lowest-rated All-Star Game ever.

‘NET RESULTS: Fans at a Canadian Football League game in Winnipeg have become legendary for the snake of empty beer cups they created. The team responded by banning the practice.

Lions linebacker Zack Follett shows off some of his workouts on a mountain.

Camp Elevation from zack follett on Vimeo.

From The Basketball Jones website, here’s a recreation of Hedo Turkoglu‘s reaction when he found out he was traded from Toronto to Phoenix.

Hedo Turkoglu: Party Machine, skips town from The Basketball Jones on Vimeo.

A fan at the All-Star Game does his best to be a jerk to Gary Carter while getting an autograph and then posts the video to YouTube as though he was being unfairly treated.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Goalie Gilles Gilbert

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Linda Ronstadt is 64 today.