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Antonio Cromartie’s wife is pregnant with his 14th child 05.15.17 at 2:00 pm ET
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Antonio Cromartie is expected to have his 14th child. ( John Munson/The Star-Ledger via USA TODAY Sports)

Antonio Cromartie is expected to have his 14th child. ( John Munson/The Star-Ledger via USA TODAY Sports)

Even a vasectomy can’t stop Antonio Cromartie’s potent sperm.

The NFL cornerback’s wife announced on Instagram Monday she’s pregnant with his 14th kid. This will be the sixth child Terricka Cromartie has given birth to.

“In the up an coming CROMARTIE DRAFT of 2017, with the 6th OverAll Pick. Will the Cromartie’s Draft a Boy or a Girl. J6 coming soon,” she writes.

Cromartie, who pays more than $300,000 per year in child support, underwent a vasectomy in early 2016. Shortly thereafter, his wife said she was pregnant with twins. Vasectomies are effective 99.85 percent of the time.

“It was shocking news for the both of us,” Terricka Cromartie said at the time, via the New York Daily News. “It took me awhile to process it, but Antonio stood firm and was saying, ‘It’s God’s will.’ And he’s been excited the whole time.”

Cromartie’s penchant for impregnating women first came to the forefront during the 2010 season of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” when the former Jets star appeared to struggle naming all of his children. He blamed the show’s producers for staging the footage.

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Bud Selig admits he ‘should have said more’ about steroids; Antonio Cromartie bashes Jets-Colts game on Twitter 12.06.16 at 7:42 am ET
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Good morning, here is your Tuesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

NBA: San Antonio at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (NBA)
College basketball: Brown at Providence, 7 p.m. (FS2)
College basketball: Purdue vs. Arizona State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Princeton vs. California, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Villanova vs. La Salle, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Youngstown State at Michigan State, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Fresno State at Marquette, 7:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: IPFW at Notre Dame, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Texas at Michigan, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Florida vs. Duke, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Seton Hall at Hawaii, 9:30 p.m. (FS1)


Bud Selig

Bud Selig

— Just after being voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Bud Selig is opening up about his handling of steroids in baseball as the commissioner.

Selig teaches a “Baseball in American Society” class at the University of Wisconsin and spoke with ESPN about his lecture on steroids and baseball last week during which his students began to grill him about how he dealt with the issue.

“They asked me, ‘When were you aware of it?'” Selig told ESPN’s Jayson Stark on Monday, “and, ‘Why didn’t you do more?’ ”

Added Selig: “I talked to a lot of baseball people. Over and over and over again. But you know, by 2000, I moved [to impose testing and suspensions] in the minor leagues, which I could do unilaterally. So that’s 15 years ago. So this idea that we didn’t do anything just isn’t accurate.”

“You know, I’ve thought about it a hundred times, because I’m pretty tough on myself,” Selig said. “And I honestly don’t know what else I could have done. That’s my answer.”

But Selig continued, saying he should have done more. When Stark suggested he could have spoken out more about the issue of steroids earlier, Selig admitted he could have done that.

“Maybe you’re right,” Selig said. “Maybe I should have said more.”

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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Rams players take to social media to thank St. Louis fans, turn attention to new Los Angeles home 01.13.16 at 8:10 am ET
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Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

NHL: Celtics at Flyers, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Pacers at Celtics, 8 p.m. (CSNNE, ESPN)
NBA: Heat at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Boston College at Syracuse, 7 p.m. (NESN)
College basketball: SMU at East Carolina, 6:15 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Georgetown at St. John’s, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Duke at Clemson, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Houston at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Temple at Memphis, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: TCU at Baylor, 8:15 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Marquette at Villanova, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Mississippi at LSU, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Wake Forest at Georgia Tech, 9 p.m. (NESN)
College basketball: San Diego State at Colorado State, 10 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: USC at UCLA, 11 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Oregon State at Colorado, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
Soccer: Premier League, Arsenal at Liverpool, 2:55 p.m. (NBCSN)


Chris Long

Chris Long

— Following Tuesday’s news that the Rams were approved for a move back to Los Angeles, players took to social media to express their thanks to St. Louis and their excitement for their new home.

The Rams will play in a new stadium in Inglewood that will be built by Rams owner Stan Kroenke. The Chargers — who had proposed sharing a Los Angeles-based stadium with the Raiders — have been given the option of striking a deal to share the Rams’ facility. If the Chargers stay in San Diego, the Raiders will be given the opportunity to join the Rams.

While politicians and executives in St. Louis expressed their frustration with the NFL, the players reached out to fans of both cities.

Defensive end Chris Long traded tweets with heartbroken St. Louis fans, writing: Humbly, eternally gratefully: Thank you St. Louis. I’m sorry we fell short the past 8 years. You treated me like family anyways. I love yall . . . I will always remain involved in trying to continue to give back to the community that supported me through thick and thin.

As for his new fans in Southern California, Long wrote: Los Angeles You are getting a team that is hungry to win. See y’all soon.

Added linebacker Alec Ogletree: #thereturn it’s official!!! Appreciate the support and love we got here in stl. Def will miss this place. Now it’s time for a fresh start!!!

Wrote linebacker James Laurinaitis: While it is very exciting to be [a part] of bringing football back to Los Angeles, it is a bittersweet feeling. Out fans in STL have supported me since day 1 when I was drafted and I will never forget that. Thank you for your undying support of me and my family for the last 7 years! We are grateful! Go LA Rams!

— Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who already has 10 children with several women — and famously struggled to remember their names during a “Hard Knocks” appearance — is set to become a father yet again. His wife, Terricka, told Us Weekly that she is pregnant with twins, even though her husband had a vasectomy.

“I didn’t even tell Antonio right away because I didn’t think it was possible,” Terricka said. “I was going back and forth in my head how it could even happen. In my head we were good to go, we were having free sex! I just really thought that his procedure was the best protection you could have at this point.”

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Jonathan Papelbon apologizes for fight with Nationals teammate Bryce Harper 09.28.15 at 7:49 am ET
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Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MLB: Red Sox at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Cardinals at Pirates, 7:05 p.m. (ESPN2)
MLB: Astros at Mariners, 10:05 p.m. (MLB Network)
NFL: Chiefs at Packers, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN; WEEI-AM)
Soccer: Premier League, Everton at West Brom, 2:55 p.m. (NBCSN)


Jonathan Papelbon is accepting blame for a dugout fight with Nationals teammate Bryce Harper during Sunday’s 12-5 loss to the Phillies in Washington.

In the top of the eighth inning, Harper popped up to left field and walked out of the batter’s box toward first base. When he returned to the dugout, Papelbon appeared to chastise him for not running out the play. As the confrontation became more heated, Papelbon grabbed Harper by the throat and pushed him backward into the dugout bench as teammates stepped in to break it up.

“I’m in the wrong there. I’ve got to leave that up to our manager,” Papelbon said. “There’s a lot of competition, it’s a long season, it’s a grind. I think we’re going to handle that in-house and stuff like that. I’ve talked to Bryce and told him how we feel. We’re on the same page now, which is good. [We’ll] squash this and head to tomorrow’s game.

“I grew up with brothers, he grew up with brothers, I view him as a brother of mine. Sometimes in this game there’s a lot of testosterone, there’s a lot of intensity that spills over. I think that happened today. For me, I can’t allow that to happen in the middle of a game. You can handle that after the games or allow the manager to handle that. So in that light of it, I’m wrong.”

Harper, who did not play the ninth inning, was dismissive of questions about the incident.

“I mean, he apologized, so, whatever,” Harper said. “I really don’t care.”

Papelbon, who was acquired from Philadelphia in late July, entered Sunday’s game in the eighth with the score tied. He went back out for the ninth and promptly allowed five runs to take the loss.

The Nationals, expected to challenge for the National League pennant, were eliminated from playoff contention Saturday.

— The Jets were off to a 2-0 start, but Sunday was not a good day at the Meadowlands. Not only did New York turn over the ball four times in a 24-17 loss to the previously winless Eagles, the son of one of the Jets coaches found himself in hot water after a couple of antagonistic tweets directed at injured quarterback Geno Smith and cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Antonio Cromartie reportedly close to rejoining Darrelle Revis with Jets 03.11.15 at 8:08 am ET
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Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

NBA: Grizzlies at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
NBA: Clippers at Thunder, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Rockets at Trail Blazers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Boston College vs. North Carolina, 2 p.m. (ESPN; WEEI-AM)
College basketball: Florida State vs. Clemson, noon (ESPN)
College basketball: Penn State vs. Nebraska, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Pittsburgh vs. NC State, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: TCU vs. Kansas State, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Marquette vs. Seton Hall, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Rutgers vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: American at Lafayette, 7:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Virginia Tech vs. Miami, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Texas Tech vs. Texas, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Creighton vs. DePaul, 9 p.m. (FS1)
NHL: Rangers at Capitals, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
MLB exhibition: Red Sox at Yankees, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB exhibition: Dodgers at Cubs, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: Women’s Algarve Cup, United States vs. France, 1 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, Paris at Chelsea, 3:30 p.m. (FS1)


NYDN cover 3-11-15Darrelle Revis is leaving the Patriots and returning to the Meadowlands, and fellow cornerback Antonio Cromartie might be joining him in the Jets defensive backfield.

Cromartie had a solid year with the Cardinals in 2014 after being released by New York after a disappointing 2013 season. The soon-to-be 31-year-old was involved in serious discussions with Jets brass late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, according to reports in the New York media.

Cromartie, who played for New York from 2010-13 and still owns a house in the area, has shown an interest in playing for new Jets coach Todd Bowles, who worked with Cromartie as defensive coordinator for the Cardinals last season.

“I know their coaching staff, I know everybody, my house is there, so would it be easy? Yeah, it would be an easy choice, if the opportunity presented itself,” he said last month. “But at the same time, I’ve got to look forward to trying to win a Super Bowl, also.”

The Jets also reportedly agreed to a deal with former Browns cornerback Buster Skrine on Tuesday, as they go about rebuilding a defensive backfield that was a huge problem last year.

— Amar’e Stoudemire took a buyout from the Knicks and signed with the Mavericks so he could get another shot at the postseason. It hasn’t been working out well, as Dallas is 5-6 since Stoudemire’s arrival and losing ground in the Western Conference playoff race.

After the latest loss, Tuesday’s 127-94 embarrassment at home vs. the Cavaliers, Stoudemire voiced his frustration.

“I came here to win, and we’re [4 1/2] games out of being out of the playoffs, which is unacceptable,” Stoudemire told reporters. “This is something we can’t accept. We’ve got to find a way to refocus. We’ve got to key into the details of the game of basketball.

“We can’t cheat the game. We can’t screw around in games and practices and joke around all the time and figure we’re going to win games. This is the pros. It’s the highest level of basketball. We’ve got to act that way.”

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Report: Antonio Cromartie has 1-year deal with Cardinals 03.20.14 at 1:50 pm ET
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Former Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie has agreed to a one-year deal with the Cardinals, according to a report from ESPN.

The 6-foot-2 Cromartie joins Patrick Peterson to form one of the best defensive secondaries in the league.

The Jets released Cromartie after his fourth season in New York rather than pay him a $5 million roster bonus and take a $14.98 million cap hit in the final year of his deal. Cromartie was slowed by a hip injury this past season, although he played in the Pro Bowl as an alternate.

Cromartie, 29, has said that he is now healthy and wants to play eight more years.

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Controversial CB Antonio Cromartie bids farewell to Jets after release 03.10.14 at 8:00 am ET
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Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MLB preseason: Rays at Red Sox, 1 p.m. (NESN)
NBA: Suns at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (NBATV)
College basketball: CAA final, William & Mary vs. Delaware, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: MAAC final, Manhattan vs. Iona, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: WCC semifinal, St. Mary’s vs. Gonzaga, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Southern final, Western Carolina vs. Wofford, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: WCC semifinal, San Francisco vs. BYU, 11:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
NHL: Penguins at Capitals, 7 p.m. (NHL Network)
Soccer: Premier League, Sunderland at Liverpool, 3:55 p.m. (NBCSN)


— One year after they traded Darrelle Revis, the Jets cut ties with the other cornerstone of their once dominant defensive backfield, releasing controversial cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

Cromartie, 29, was slowed by a hip issue in 2013, and the team decided to cut him now rather than pay him a $5 million roster bonus upon the start of the new league year. He would have carried a salary cap charge of just under $15 million in 2014. The team will save $9.5 million against the cap.

The New York Daily News reports that Cromartie would be willing to consider a return to New York at a cheaper rate, but the team appears to be ready to move on.

“Cro is one of the finest athletes I’€™ve ever coached,” coach Rex Ryan said in a statement. “He was willing to contribute wherever the team needed him to win games, be it defense, special teams or offense. He has a passion and enthusiasm for the game and I wish him and his family the best.”

Cromartie played four seasons with the Jets, recording 13 interceptions, after being acquired from the Chargers in 2010. He went to the Pro Bowl in 2012 after stepping up in place of the injured Revis.

Cromartie tweeted his farewell Sunday, writing: I would like 2 thank the Jets organization so much with helpin me grow as leader and a player. S/O 2 my teammates I wish u guys the best.

Added Cromartie: It’€™s time for a new chapter in my life and now it’€™s time to let my lord and savior lead my steps every step of the way.


— There is excitement in New York regarding the Knicks, but it has nothing to do with what’s happening on the court. NBA coaching legend Phil Jackson reportedly will decide Monday whether he will accept a position with the team.

The 68-year-old Jackson is said to have turned down an offer to coach, and it’s not clear if he would be willing to run the team or if he would prefer to serve as a consultant. He also is believed to have an interest in returning to the Lakers in some capacity.

Said one unidentified general manager to the New York Daily News: “The Knicks and Phil are getting exactly what they want out of this. The Knicks are showing that they want to do something and this is a chance for Phil to get the Lakers to make a move. If they don’€™t, he can take the Knicks’€™ money.”

Jackson has won 11 NBA titles — nine as a coach and two as a player. He was a forward on the Knicks’ only two championship squads in 1970 and ’73.

— A Minnesota State Representative is taking some heat for a tweet Sunday night in which he implied NBA players would resort to crime if they weren’t playing basketball.

Republican Pat Garofalo tweeted: Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime.


Garofalo did not back down despite receiving hundreds of negative responses, many of them accusing him of being racist. One tweeter had a clever response, writing: there’s more criminals in your profession than the nba buddy.

Garofalo later explained to the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he was “talking about NBA’s high arrest rate and that they are the only major pro league that testing positive for marijuana is not a substance abuse violation.”

Added Garofalo: “No intent beyond that.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On March 10, 1986, the veterans committee voted which Red Sox legend into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

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Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie on NFL’s marijuana policy: League needs ‘to just let it go’ 02.06.14 at 9:36 am ET
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With two states that have legalized marijuana represented in last Sunday’€™s Super Bowl, the ability for players to use the drug either recreationally or medicinally has drawn attention around the NFL. According to the New York Daily News, Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie said players will smoke marijuana regardless of the league’€™s policies.

“They need to just let it go,” Cromartie said in an interview with last Friday. “Players are just going to do it anyway. They just need to let it go. They just need to go ahead and say, ‘€˜Y’€™all go ahead and smoke it, do what you need to do.’€™ ”

Players are prohibited from using the drug even in places where it is legalized.

Since doing the interview with, Cromartie clarified via Twitter that he does not smoke marijuana.





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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Super Bowl restrictions include no tailgating 12.10.13 at 8:11 am ET
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

NHL: Bruins at Flames, 9:30 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Predators at Rangers, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Celtics at Nets, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
College basketball: Kansas at Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Oakland at Indiana, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Evansville at Xavier, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Boise State at Kentucky, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Gonzaga at West Virginia, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: NJIT at Seton Hall, 9 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, Shakhtar at Manchester United, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)


‘€¢ In case you are planning to attend the Super Bowl in New Jersey in February, be warned: The tailgating police will be on patrol. Event organizers on Monday announced a list of rules regarding transportation to the Meadowlands and what fans who park in the limited spots will be able to do. The lucky fans who get a parking pass will only be able to use the immediate space around their vehicle.

“You will be allowed to have food in your car and have drink in your car,” Super Bowl organizing committee CEO Al Kelly told ESPN. “And provided you’re in the boundaries of a single parking space, you’ll be able to eat or drink right next to your car. However, you’re not going to be able to take out a lounge chair, you’re not going to be able to take out a grill, and you’re not going to be able to take up more than one parking space.”

Kelly also revealed that fans will not be allowed to be dropped off at MetLife Stadium via taxi or limo, and they can’t park at a nearby lot and walk over. Instead, those without a parking pass will need to ride one of the chartered buses that will take fans from remote locations to the stadium, or take public transportation.

There are less than 13,000 parking spots for the 80,000 ticket-holders headed to the game. That, combined with security issues, made for the restrictions.

‘€¢ It’s been rough season for Ed Reed. After getting kicked out of Houston following the Texans’ demise, the veteran safety signed with the Jets. And things haven’t gone so well since. Although New York ended a three-game losing streak with a win Sunday over the Raiders — the first win Reed has played in this season — he apparently helped cause an injury to a teammate.

Cornerback Antonio Cromartie suffered a concussion, the team announced Monday, although he did not leave the game early. Coach Rex Ryan said he did not know when the injury occurred, but the New York Post notes that Cromartie appeared to be shaken up after colliding with Reed in the third quarter on a 48-yard touchdown by Oakland receiver Rod Streater.

The team is hopeful Cromartie will not miss any action, especially with the Jets struggling to remain in playoff contention.

“I think he’s going to be in the concussion protocol and things,” Ryan said. “He felt better [Monday], so I think that’s a positive thing.”

‘€¢ With the struggling Nets preparing to host the Celtics on Tuesday, more details are emerging about the rift between coach Jason Kidd and recently demoted assistant Lawrence Frank.

According to, Kidd lost his cool with Frank at a coaches meeting early in the season, telling Frank: “Sit the [expletive] down! I’m the coach of this [expletive] team! When you’re on the bench, don’t [expletive] move!”

Frank, who reportedly was complaining about Kidd to others, became less involved on the bench and last week lost his seat, assigned to doing daily reports. According to the New York Daily News, Frank has retained prominent sports attorney David Cornwell, who also represents Alex Rodriguez and Jonathan Martin, presumably to negotiate a buyout of his six-year contract that worth more than $6 million.

“[Frank] worked hard, he did the things that they asked him to do that I thought were on the court,” Paul Pierce said Monday. “But obviously some behind-scenes things that probably went down that didn’t go well with the coaches, and that’s why the decision was made.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Dec. 10, 1980, the Red Sox sent the left side of their infield — shortstop Rick Burleson and third baseman Butch Hobson — to the Angels for which three players?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We got booed at halftime. We’€™ve just got such high expectations for our team, and people aren’€™t satisfied with anything less than our best every single game. It’€™s just the way it is around here.” — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, during his weekly appearance with Dennis & Callahan on Monday, on Sunday’s win over the Browns

STAT OF THE DAY: 2 — Boston College players who have been invited to the Heisman Trophy presentation in New York City, with running back Andre Williams joining 1984 winner Doug Flutie after earning an invitation to Saturday’s event

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Raptors guard Terrence Ross hits a shot from beyond halfcourt at the end of the first quarter Sunday night against the Lakers.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Third baseman Carney Lansford, outfielder Rick Miller and pitcher Mark Clear

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Chad Stuart of Chad & Jeremy was born on this day in 1940.

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Heisman winner Johnny Manziel reportedly being investigated for autograph fee 08.05.13 at 7:58 am ET
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Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MLB: Red Sox at Astros, 8:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Dodgers at Cardinals, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
CFL: Winnipeg Blue Bombers at British Columbia Lions, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)


‘™¦ Johnny Manziel‘s miserable summer just got longer. According to an ESPN report, the Heisman Trophy-winning Texas A&M quarterback is being investigated by the NCAA for allegedly signing hundreds of autographs in January in exchange for a five-figure fee.

Manziel purportedly signed the items for autograph broker Drew Tiernan when he traveled to Miami for the BCS championship game. Tiernan refused comment when contacted at his Florida home by The Associated Press on Sunday night.

Manziel could be ruled ineligible if the NCAA determines that he violated Bylaw, which bans the acceptance of money for promoting of advertising the commercial sale of a product or service.

Texas A&M declined comment, although the school responded to previous questions about a large number of Manziel-signed items appearing for sale by releasing a statement in March that read:

Johnny has indicated on numerous occasions and, once again earlier today, that he has never (and to his knowledge, his parents, other relatives and friends have ever) been compensated through cash or other benefits or promises of deferred compensation for providing his autograph.

‘™¦ Rangers pitcher Matt Garza made a public apology Sunday after blasting A’s second baseman Eric Sogard and his wife on Twitter Saturday night.

“All I want to say is I let my competitive spirit cross outside the lines, and that shouldn’t happen,” Garza told reporters Sunday. “I let my passion, my fire, carry over, and that’s not the way this game should be played. For that, I apologize to the Sogards for anything that was said through my Twitter. Regret what happened and looking forward to a great game today.”

Garza was angry after Sogard laid down a safety squeeze bunt in the seventh inning Saturday night, giving the A’s an insurance run in a 4-2 win. The A’s frequently bunted on Garza, who yelled at Sogard after the seventh-inning bunt.

Sogard’s wife, Kaycee, tweeted: Get em on get em over get em in!

Wrote Garza: @KayceeSogard tell your husband to speak up so his wife doesn’t have to do it for him’€¦ Chumps! Hahaha!

Added Garza: @EricSogard childish is having your wife speak for you! certain people can’t shut there woman up!

Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said the team discussed the situation with Garza and planned to reach out to the Sogards and the A’s to apologize — although Garza said he did not see the need to personally contact Sogard.

Sogard said that he and his wife took the tweets “as a joke, and that’s how we’ll continue to look at it.”

‘™¦ Jets fans booed Mark Sanchez during Saturday’s scrimmage as the quarterback struggled, completing 6-of-11 passes and being sacked twice. That didn’t go over well with cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who had an interception of Sanchez that provoked some of the loudest jeers.

“I think that’s bullcrap,” Cromartie said, via the New York Daily News. “My thing is, if you’re going to be a fan, be a fan. You don’t come out here and boo anybody.”

Sanchez, for his part, appears used to the negative reaction.

“Oh, shoot, I don’t care,” he said. “That’s the way it goes.”

Although he was outplayed by rookie Geno Smith (9-of-16 for 77 yards, one sack), Sanchez finished strong, throwing a 57-yard touchdown pass to second-year receiver Stephen Hill.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Aug. 5, 1979, which Red Sox pitcher became the first player born and raised in the Netherlands to record a major league victory?

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