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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Former White Sox executive indicted

11.11.10 at 7:45 am ET
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WHAT’S HAPPENING LOCALLY THURSDAY:
NHL: Canadiens at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NESN)
NBA: Celtics at Heat, 8 p.m. (CSNNE; WEEI)

AROUND THE WEB:

♦ Former White Sox executive David Wilder was indicted Wednesday on charges that he was skimming money off the top of contracts with prospects from the Dominican Republic. According to a report, Wilder was using the money to fund a gay bar he owned in Phoenix that was struggling financially. Wilder was the first individual charged following the FBI investigation, although representatives from other clubs — including the Red Sox and Yankees — reportedly also are under investigation.

♦ With college basketball season starting up, Andy Glockner at Sports Illustrated writes about how 68-year-old Jim Calhoun, despite health issues and troubles with the NCAA, is not ready to give up on what he started at UConn.

AOL FanHouse has the story of Satnam Singh Bhamara, a 14-year-old from India who stands 7 feet and is developing his basketball skills in Florida as he bids to eventually become the first NBA player from India.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Nov. 11, 1943, the Bruins surrendered the first empty-net goal in NHL history when which coach pulled B’s goalie Bert Gardiner in an attempt to tie a game against the Blackhawks at Boston Garden?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I made Minnesota my home. I loved being there, and it just didn’t work out. Just I had my own beliefs in what I believe, and coach had his. Am I bitter or mad that he let me go or the organization? No. You never know what the future holds.” Randy Moss, speaking publicly for the first time as a member of the Titans

STAT OF THE DAY: 6-1 — The Bruins’ record on the road this season, following Wednesday’s 7-4 victory over the Penguins

‘NET RESULTS: A 3-year-old hoops fan shows off his knowledge of the Bucks roster.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Art Ross

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Marshall Crenshaw turns 57 Thursday.

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