Good morning, here is your Wednesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.
WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Indiana at Cleveland, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Philadelphia at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (CSN)
NBA: New York at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: St. Louis at Detroit, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Florida at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: LIU Brooklyn at St. Francis Brooklyn, 6 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Xavier at Providence, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Cincinnati at South Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Iowa State at Kansas State, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Maryland at Northwestern, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Temple at East Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Creighton at Seton Hall, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: St. John’s at Butler, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Duke at Virginia, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Indiana at Minnesota, 9 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Oklahoma State at TCU, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: San Diego State at Utah State, 10 p.m. (CBSSN)
AROUND THE WEB:
— A zoo in Atlanta announced on its Facebook page earlier this week it has named a baby cockroach after Tom Brady.
Zoo Atlanta named the Madagascar hissing cockroach after Brady to fulfill a bet with Rhode Island’s Roger Williams Park Zoo. The bet made by the two zoos was for the Super Bowl loser to name a baby animal after the winning team’s quarterback. Both zoos agreed the baby animal would be a cockroach, as they knew feelings on the loss would be salty.
Zoo Atlanta introduced little Tom Brady and his family of other cockroaches in this Facebook video.
— Spring training has barely begun and one Royals relief pitcher trying to earn a spot in the bullpen has already experienced the first freak accident of the season.
Days before he left for Royals camp, Brian Flynn broke a rib and suffered three non-displaced fractures in his vertebrae after he fell through the roof of his barn at his home in McAlester, Okla. The 26 year-old right hander will miss eight weeks.
“He was working on his barn and fell through the roof,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “So he took a pretty good tumble, knocked himself out. So he’s going to be about eight weeks behind everybody else.”
Flynn is a native of Tulsa and was a talented pitcher at Wichita State. He is also no stranger to injuries. He had a successful start to spring training in 2015 with Class AAA Omaha before sustaining a latissimus dorsi muscle sprain and he missed the rest of the year.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Putting politics aside, it never really was a political thing. At least it never was for me. It’s just always something that was a privilege to be able to do because it really meant you won a championship and you got to experience something cool with your team and with your teammates.” — Tom Brady, on visiting or not visiting the White House.