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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Darrelle Revis unhappy with ‘rude’ Jets 02.19.13 at 7:48 am ET
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Celtics at Nuggets, 9 p.m. (CSNNE; WEEI-FM)
College basketball: Maryland at Boston College, 9 p.m. (WSBK; WEEI-AM)
College basketball: Indiana at Michigan State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Florida State at NC State, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: LSU at Tennessee, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: VCU at Saint Louis, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Virginia at Miami, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Florida at Missouri, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Sharks at Blues, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis remains a Jet for now, and he says he wants to stay in New York, but he’s not hiding the fact that he has developed some hard feelings for his team’s management. This comes following a report on the January day the team introduced new general manager John Idzik that Revis might be on the way out.

“It was kind of, to me, kind of rude, because it was John Idzik’s first day on the job,” Revis told NFL Network in an interview that aired Monday. “I was speechless; I tweeted it out I was speechless. I was speechless because I didn’t get a phone call. I know it’s a business — just call me; don’t have it lingering out there. I need answers and I’m not getting any. Just the fact that that was put out there instead of contacting your best player on the team. If that’s how you want to do business, then that’s fine.”

Revis said he eventually did get a call from Idzik, who said the leaks did not originate with him.

“He was a straightforward guy. He didn’t cut no corners,” Revis said. “I respect him.”

Revis, who missed most of last season after suffering a torn ACL, counts for $9 million toward the salary cap in 2013 and is slate to become a free agent after the season.

“I know Rex [Ryan], he wants me to be here,” Revis said. “I’m sure he’ll have a say [in the decision, but] overall no, it starts from the top. It starts with [owner] Woody Johnson.”

Added Revis: “I told them numerous times that I want to be there. So, it’s up to them what they want to do.”

Wade MacLeod, the Springfield Falcons player who suffered a seizure on the ice during Sunday’s game shortly after being checked into the glass, was released from the hospital Monday.

The former Northeastern University star did not speak to the media, but his stepfather offered thanks for the support the family has received.

“There has been an impressive outpouring of support through the social media, and Wade is very appreciative of it,” Garth Essery told the Springfield Republican. “He thanks everybody for thinking of him.”

The game was suspended after MacLeod went down. A penalty was called on Adirondack Phantoms defenseman Brandon Manning for the hit.

“It did not look like that bad of a hit,” Essery said. “He sort of got rubbed along the board, a part of hockey. It didn’t look like there was any intent to injure.”

♦ Following Monday’s death of Lakers boss Jerry Buss, Real Clear Sports has a list of the top 10 winningest owners in sports.

Buss ranks No. 1, ahead of three Yankees owners: Daniel Topping/Del Webb (2), George Steinbrenner (3) and Jacob Ruppert (4). Bulls and White Sox boss Jerry Reinsdorf is fifth, followed by the only Bostonian on the list, Celtics founder Walter A. Brown.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Feb. 19, 1972, which Bruin became the first player in NHL history to record 100 points in a season three times when he assisted on a goal in a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota North Stars?

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Friday’s Morning Mashup: Lakers owner Jerry Buss hospitalized as he battles cancer 02.15.13 at 7:56 am ET
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Welcome to Friday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Bruins at Sabres, 7 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Sharks at Blackhawks, 87:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
College hockey: Boston University at Maine, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: All-Star Celebrity Game, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Rising Stars Challenge, 9 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: Iona at Manhattan, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Green Bay at Cleveland State, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Georgetown at Cincinnati, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Lakers owner Jerry Buss' battle with cancer reportedly has taken a turn for the worse. (AP)

♦ Longtime Lakers owner Jerry Buss, who is battling cancer, has been hospitalized in the intensive care unit and has been visited by former players who are saying what they fear will be their final goodbyes, according to multiple reports.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have stopped by, while a report from radaronline.com indicates the players were visiting Buss because of “what they expect to be his final days.”

Buss, 79, has been hospitalized several times in recent years. His son, Jim, who oversees basketball operations for the team, said Thursday that his father was “doing fine” and declined to offer any details.

The Lakers have won 10 championships under Buss’ ownership, which began in 1979. Despite his health issues, Buss has continued to be involved in team decisions, including the hiring of coach Mike D’Antoni in November.

♦ Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully denied former catcher Mike Piazza‘s accusations that Scully “crushed” him in the media and helped turned the fans against him, leading to Piazza’s trade from the team in 1988.

In his new book, Piazza blamed Scully for referencing the player’s contract negotiations during an interview in 1988 and implying Piazza was not showing loyalty to the club.

“That’s not true at all,” Scully told the Los Angeles Times. “As God is my judge, I don’t get involved in these things. I can’t imagine I would ever put my toe in the water as far as a player and his negotiations.

“I have no idea where he is coming from. I really have no idea. I can’t imagine saying something about a player and his contract. I just don’t do that, ever. I’m really flabbergasted by that reference.”

♦ High-powered NBA agent David Falk, who also is a Wizards season ticket-holder, called Washington Post columnist Mike Wise and took the team to task for its inability to compile a quality roster.

“The team is going nowhere,” said Falk, who is perhaps best known for serving as Michael Jordan‘s agent. “[Coach] Randy [Wittman] is doing a great job with minimal talent. You’re one of two things in the NBA: either one player away from contending or you’re rebuilding. The Wizards are in limbo. I love [general manager] Ernie [Grunfeld] and [owner] Ted [Leonsis], but I’d rather have Orlando’s team in four years.”

Another one of Wise’s targets was point guard John Wall, the No. 1 overall pick in 2010.

“He doesn’t have a feel for the game,” Falk said. “He only knows how to play one speed. … You can develop your jump shot all you want, but if you don’t know how to play more than an up-and-down game by the time you’re about 20 as a point guard, the chances of learning are very slim. I don’t see it happening.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Feb. 15, 1985, which Massachusetts-born NHL player scored his 42nd goal of the season to break the league record for American-born players?

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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Capitals star Alex Ovechkin skates free after spear to Chris Neil 12.08.11 at 7:52 am ET
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Welcome to Thursday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Panthers at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NESN)
NFL: Browns at Steelers, 8 p.m. (NFL; WEEI)
College basketball: Boston College at Providence, 7 p.m. (WEEI)
College basketball: Harvard at UConn, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

AROUND THE WEB:

♦ Senators forward Chris Neil had a rough night Wednesday. During his team’s 5-3 loss to the Capitals, Neil delivered a hard check to Caps star Alex Ovechkin. As the pair skated up ice, Ovechkin appeared to spear Neil in the midsection, sending Neil to the ice in pain. Even worse, Neil was assessed a two-minute penalty for diving because no on-ice official saw the well-hidden jab.

After the game, Ovechkin insisted he didn’t try to spear Neil, saying, “I’m not that kind of player.”

Neil wasn’t buying it. “It’s frustrating, but we make mistakes out there, too. So do the refs,” Neil said. “Hopefully the league will review it and make the right call.”

♦ After apparently being prevented from joining the ACC thanks to Boston College (allegedly with urging from ESPN), UConn president Susan Herbst said Wednesday the school is happy with the Big East’s nationwide expansion and “is not in discussion with any other athletic conference officials at this time.” Central Florida, Houston and SMU are being added to the Big East as full members, while Boise State and San Diego State will join only for football.

“We welcome it, in fact, and will work on our schedules to minimize travel costs and ensure success for Husky fans and our school,” Herbst said. “Since UConn is an international university, we see the geographic expansion of the Big East as a way to showcase our academic excellence in an even more sustained way — far and wide. We look forward to Husky teams playing in different parts of the country, exposing our student-athletes to new regions and new experiences and to broadening our fan base.”

♦ Lakers owner Jerry Buss has been hospitalized due to blood clots in his leg caused by excessive travel, a team spokesman announced Wednesday. The 77-year-old Buss, who has owned the team since 1979, is expected to attend the Lakers’ preseason opener Dec. 19 at Staples Center.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On. Dec. 8, 1977, the Red Sox traded pitcher Don Aase and cash to the Angels for which player?

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