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Friday’s Morning Mashup: Ron Artest talks to kids about mental health issues

09.10.10 at 7:10 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 Athletics, 10:05 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)
MLS: Revolution at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m. (CSNNE)

SATURDAY:
MLB: Red Sox at Athletics, 9:05 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)

SUNDAY:
NFL: Bengals at Patriots, 1 p.m. (CBS)
MLB: Red Sox at Athletics, 4:05 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)

AROUND THE WEB:

♦ Lakers guard Ron Artest talked to East Los Angeles middle school students Thursday about his long history of mental issues and encouraged them to seek counseling to work through their own troubles. He also said he’s considering auctioning off his NBA championship ring and donating the money to mental health care.

♦ In the New York Daily News, Mets outfielder Angel Pagan remembers being a 20-year-old minor leaguer in Brooklyn on Sept. 11, 2001, and watching aftermath of the terrorist attacks.

Pete Thamel in The New York Times write about the influence the television show “The White Shadow” had on basketball in Turkey, as the Turkish team heads into the semifinals of the world championships in Istanbul.

♦ Forbes.com has a list of the NFL’s most overpaid players, featuring Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush, Eli Manning and former Patriots receiver Deion Branch.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Sept. 10, 1999, Pedro Martinez pitched a one-hitter at Yankee Stadium, striking out 17 batters and not walking anyone in a 3-1 victory. Which Yankee had the lone hit — a second-inning home run?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The game ain’t played through tongues. The game is played when you buckle up your chin strap. So all this pressure that [Rex Ryan] put on his team? I hope they can cash the check that he’s writing.” — Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, on the Jets’ arrogant behavior in the preseason

STAT OF THE DAY: 71.7 — The quarterback rating for Brett Favre in Thursday night’s season-opening 14-9 loss to the Saints

‘NET RESULTS: Penguins star Sidney Crosby hit a home run at PNC Park before a Pirates game.

If you’ve got 14 minutes to kill, here is a compilation of “the top 50 NCAA dunks of all-time.”

TRIVIA ANSWER: Chili Davis

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Jose Feliciano is 65 today.

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