Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Buccaneers reportedly frustrated with Jets’ demands for Darrelle Revis
|03.19.13 at 7:53 am ET|
TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Bruins at Jets, 8 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Capitals at Penguins, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Nuggets at Thunder, 8 p.m. (NBATV)
College basketball: NCAA tournament, North Carolina A&T vs. Liberty, 6:40 p.m. (truTV)
College basketball: NCAA tournament, Saint Mary’s vs. Middle Tennessee, 9:10 p.m. (truTV)
College basketball: NIT, Northeastern at Alabama, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: NIT, Niagara at Maryland, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: NIT, St. John’s at Saint Joseph’s, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: NIT, Kentucky at Robert Morris, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: NIT, Norfolk State at Virginia, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: NIT, Washington at BYU, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: NIT, Stephen F. Austin at Stanford, 11 p.m. (ESPN2)
World Baseball Classic: Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic, 8 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB preseason: Yankees at Phillies, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ The Jets are holding firm in their trade demands for cornerback Darrelle Revis, and the Buccaneers reportedly are losing patience with the negotiations and are almost ready to move on.
The Buccaneers are the only known team involved in discussions about the four-time Pro Bowler, who can become a free agent after the 2013 season and is asking for more than the Jets want to pay.
The New York Post quotes a league source as saying: “It’s amazing. The Jets are going to screw this up.”
The Bucs are said to be hesitant to surrender a first-round pick in next month’s draft, but general manager Mark Dominik said at Monday’s league meetings in Phoenix that nothing has been ruled out.
“If we think it’s in the best interest of the team, we will do something,” Dominik said, via the Tampa Bay Times. “If that’s a player that everybody is speculating [Revis] or maybe it’s a player at a position that nobody has thought about. But certainly, these meetings are very healthy for those kinds of discussions to see if there is a way to get this team better and does that include players or draft picks or a combination? That’s what we’ll look at.”
♦ The NFL, responding to comments from prospects at the scouting combine that they were asked about their sexual orientation, provided training to teams Monday.
“We made a statement immediately when we got that report,” commissioner Roger Goodell said from the league meetings. “We have been following up with the players and their representatives directly. We are also this afternoon working with all of our executives that lead in that position to make sure they understand what you can’t ask and what you can ask.”
Added Goodell: “We’re a professional organization. That’s unacceptable. We will do things the right way. We will give them that education and that training. I hope that will solve the problem.”
♦ Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers suffered a mini-stroke in his hotel room at Dodgers spring training in Phoenix. He recounts his situation and credits the team’s medical staff for saving him by diagnosing his situation and getting him to the emergency room.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On March 19, 1972, which Bruins player scored two power-play goals in a 7-3 victory over the visiting Minnesota North Stars and in the process set an NHL single-season record with 27 power-play goals (he finished the season with 28)?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Wes Welker was our first choice to be with the team. Our second alternative was Danny Amendola.” – Patriots owner Robert Kraft, at Monday’s owners meetings, insisting that the team wanted Welker to return
STAT OF THE DAY: 11 – Consecutive losses by the Heat in Boston prior to Monday night’s 105-103 victory over the Celtics that improved Miami’s overall winning streak to 23 games
‘NET RESULTS: This hit by Stars forward Cody Eakin on Flames forward Matt Stajan drew four minutes of penalties and the ire of Flames coach Bob Hartley, who said: “That’s one of the dirtiest hits that I’ve seen. Those hits can end careers.”
From Sunday, Grizzlies center Marc Gasol loses his sneaker, gets it back from a teammate and attempts to play defense by using the sneaker to poke the ball away from Derrick Favors (he was called for a foul).
On Monday we showed you a Connecticut girls team running the Valparaiso play to win its playoff game. Here’s a boys team in North Dakota’s State A tournament, St. Mary’s, running the same play to force overtime (although it eventually lost).
TRIVIA ANSWER: Phil Esposito
SOOTHING SOUNDS: Clarence “Frogman” Henry was born on this day in 1937.
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