Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Mavericks suspend Delonte West after reported outburst
|10.16.12 at 7:47 am ET|
TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB playoffs: Yankees at Tigers, 8 p.m. (TBS; WEEI-AM)
NBA preseason: Nets at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE; WEEI-FM)
College football: Louisiana-Lafayette at North Texas, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: World Cup qualifier, Guatemala at U.S., 6:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: World Cup qualifier, France at Spain., 2:55 p.m. (ESPN2)
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ The up-and-down career of Delonte West has taken another downturn, as the former Celtic was suspended by Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle on Monday night for conduct detrimental to the team. According to multiple reports, West had an outburst in the locker room following Monday night’s 123-104 preseason win over the Rockets in which the guard had two points, two assists and one rebound in almost 17 minutes.
Tweeted West late Monday: “Sorry moma…” adding, “I showed off on ur birthday again…”
West, known for his solid defense but questionable behavior, averaged 9.6 points and 3.2 rebounds for the Mavs last season. An eight-year veteran who started his NBA career in Boston, West was sentenced to eight months of house arrest and suspended for 10 games by the league for an incident in September 2009 in which he was arrested on weapons charges. He has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
♦ While the New York Giants were in San Francisco over the weekend beating the 49ers, their cars were being burglarized back in New Jersey. Despite the fact that the cars were parked in a gated lot that includes video surveillance, crooks broke into several vehicles and stole one.
Tweeted offensive tackle James Brewer: “Only in Jersey can someone be heartless enough to break into my car while we are in Cali making fans proud.”
♦ Add this to the list of bizarre injuries in professional sports: Timberwolves center Kevin Love sat out Saturday’s preseason game against the Bulls because his right elbow was sore from hanging off the edge of his bed while he slept the night before. Love said he woke up and could barely lift a basketball.
“I couldn’t shoot it 10 feet,” he said.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Oct. 16, 2004, the Red Sox lost Game 3 of the ALCS to the Yankees, 19-8, before embarking on their historic comeback. Bronson Arroyo started for the Red Sox and managed to avoid being saddled with the loss despite allowing six earned runs in two-plus innings, as the Sox tied the score after three innings. Which former Yankee relieved Arroyo and took the loss despite allowing the fewest runs of any of the six Sox pitchers that night (one run in one-plus inning)?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I think it’s a total team thing. We didn’t do a good job [Sunday] in any area. … I don’t think any area of the team is not a part of [the struggles]. … The deep balls are obviously a problem. I think anyone who watched the game could see that.” – Bill Belichick, during his Patriots Monday appearance on The Big Show
STAT OF THE DAY: 35 -- Consecutive points scored by Peyton Manning‘s Broncos in Monday night’s 35-24 victory over the Chargers, a game in which Denver trailed 24-0 at halftime
‘NET RESULTS: As part of their rookie initiation, Warriors players sang for fans at an open practice on Saturday night.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Ramiro Mendoza, who never pitched for the Red Sox again
SOOTHING SOUNDS: John Mayer turns 35 Tuesday.
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