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Friday’s Morning Mashup

08.13.10 at 7:43 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: Red Sox at Rangers, 8:05 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)

SATURDAY:
MLB: Red Sox at Rangers, 8:05 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)
MLS: Dynamo at Revolution, 8 p.m. (CSNNE)

SUNDAY:
MLB: Red Sox at Rangers, 3:05 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)

AROUND THE WEB:

♦ The predictable fallout has begun from the Jets’ appearance on HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” Coach Rex Ryan‘s mother was not pleased with her son’s foul mouth and said it was “excruciating” to watch him swear so much. Most members of the Giants told the New York Daily News they didn’t watch the show, but cornerback Terrell Thomas admitted he was surprised by the Jets’ “arrogance” as the teams prepare to meet in their preseason opener Monday night at the stadium they share. Greg Cote in The Miami Herald gets the Dolphins’ opinions on the show.

Mike Lupica in the New York Daily News looks at the mess that is the Mets, with Francisco Rodriguez‘ arrest Wednesday night and Johan Santana being sued by a woman who claims he sexually assaulted her.

♦ The Basketball Hall of Fame holds its induction ceremonies Friday night. David Haugh in the Chicago Tribune looks at the twists of fate that led to Scottie Pippen‘s emergence on the NBA draft scene in 1987. Steve Luhm in The Salt Lake Tribune examines the work ethic that made Karl Malone a legend.

♦ In The Los Angeles Times, Chris Erskine writes picks his all-ego team, featuring LeBron James as captain, with the likes of Ben Roethlisberger and Lance Armstrong alongside.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Aug. 13, 1955, which player became the youngest in Red Sox history when he appeared in a game at the age of 17?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I didn’t have much power or energy in my delivery today.” Jonathan Papelbon, after blowing the save and taking the loss in the Red Sox’ 6-5 setback to the Blue Jays Thursday

STAT OF THE DAY: 9 — Consecutive hits by Casey McGehee, a Brewers record, after he went 4-for-4 Thursday

‘NET RESULTS: Nice catch from last weekend’s Travis Roy Wiffle Ball Tournament in Vermont.

Soccer-tennis, courtesy of Rafael Nadal and friends.

Some memorable leaps from the Nike Dunk Contest in Los Angeles.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Jim Pagliaroni, who caught two innings against the Washington Senators, hitting a sacrifice fly for an RBI in his only plate appearance

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Dan Fogelberg, who died in 2007, was born on this day in 1951.

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