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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Bruins forward Tyler Seguin denies being all-star slob

01.10.13 at 8:01 am ET

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‘™¦ In the silly story of the day, Bruins star Tyler Seguin, who played for the Swiss team EHC Biel during the NHL lockout, responded Wednesday to a report in a Swiss tabloid newspaper claiming that the 20-year-old left a major mess behind in his rented apartment.

As reported by Deadspin, the newspaper Blick spoke with the cleaning company hired to tidy up Seguin’s apartment, and it revealed that there were soda bottles, rotten bananas and other garbage strewn about, and that it took a full day to clean up the mess. The paper also claimed Seguin does not know how to use appliances, indicating that he tried to wash his clothes in the dryer and he bought plastic tableware when he ran out of clean plates because he could not operate a dishwasher.

“You could tell it was the first time a young, single man had an apartment,” said Marc Lupold, managing director of the cleaning company.

Responded Seguin via Twitter: All this house stuff is a bunch of crap. I do my laundry by myself quite often :) maybe I’ve called my mom twice about it #whohasnt.

‘™¦ Washington Mayor Vincent Gray joined the call for the Redskins to change their nickname to something more politically correct. Referring to reports that some D.C. politicians want the team to relocate its home from Landover, Md., back to the nation’s capital, Gray said the nickname would be an issue.

“I think that if they get serious with the team coming back to Washington, there’€™s no doubt there’€™s going to have to be a discussion about that,” Gray said at a news conference, “and of course the team is going to have to work with us around that issue.”

Added Gray: “I think it has become a lightning rod, and I would be love to be able to sit down with the team ‘€¦ and see if a change should be made. There’€™s a precedent for this, and I think there needs to be a dispassionate discussion about this, and do the right thing.”

The team has been known as the Redskins since 1933, when it played in Boston. The franchise moved to Washington in 1937. Current owner Daniel Snyder has given no indications that he would consider a name change.

‘™¦ A man who bought an old photo album at a yard sale in Baileyville, Maine, discovered a baseball card from 1865 that is expected to fetch at least $100,000 at an auction next month. The card is a photo of members of the Brooklyn Athletics amateur baseball club gathered around their manager. The Library of Congress, which has owned a copy of the same photograph since the late 1800s — the only other known copy — calls it the first dated baseball card.

Troy Thibodeau of Saco River Auction Co. in Biddeford, Maine, said it’s difficult to place a price on the card.

“There hasn’t been another one that’s sold,” he said. “When there are only two known in the world, what’s it worth?”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Jan. 10, 1996, which Celtic hit a 3-pointer in his 89th consecutive game, an NBA record?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We’€™ve got to get them all, and then go on the road and carry this momentum on. We’€™re trying to start a 20-plus-game winning streak. That’€™s what we’€™re trying to do.” Celtics guard Courtney Lee, after Wednesday night’s 87-79 victory over the Suns at TD Garden

STAT OF THE DAY: 1 — Hall of Fame votes for former Red Sox pitcher Aaron Sele, turning him into a Twitter phenomenon Wednesday as people tried to determine which voter tabbed the pedestrian pitcher

‘NET RESULTS: San Diego State’s Jamaal Franklin throws the ball from behind the 3-point line off the backboard for a self alley-oop against Fresno State.

French tennis player Benoit Paire goes between his legs to hit a winner against Rendy Lu during their second-round match at the ATP Heineken Open in New Zealand.


SOOTHING SOUNDS: The late Jim Croce was born on this day in 1943.

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