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Brad Stevens and the Celtics got swept by the Cavaliers. (Getty Images)

Brad Stevens and the Celtics got swept by the Cavaliers. (Getty Images)

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Stephen A. expressed his thoughts on Tom Brady's White House snub and Floyd Mayweather's past.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed Kevin Love and the Celtics.

[0:05:17] ... now. And eating a lot more than him and Isaiah Tom enemy Isiah Thomas is the perfect guy coming off the bench no. At which is what he's doing and he's good at what he does ...
[0:07:05] ... would only make sense here if it were ruling Kevin Love. And Rajon Rondo those two of the they write them we took the top twenty freeagent go to that question until and you did it hurt him the first five Chris Danny won't make all the phone calls. Those guys are not going to come here you don't give a quick first five personal Ron which obviously don't know it definitely probably gonna happen now Mark Russell who don't like that. LaMarcus Aldridge no polite letter. You stance and again and although you might go to San Antonio was well and again that we should ...
[0:08:08] ... He'll be apologizing in Africa. It was better. Would you trade then Chris Paul on the team Celtics to. Well you'd you'd none of them agree subtle Zuckerberg I'm sorry I say Smart he says soldier ...





Is Bruce Jenner a lesbian???

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Ho-hum. Just another weekend in the life of the greatest coaching legend of modern times. Visit the White House. Give the leader of the free world a ring-laden “thumbs down.” Hit the White House Correspondents Dinner. Get caught eyeballing Chrissy Teigen’s magnificent booty. Get mocked by her boyfriend, John Legend. Then have your girlfriend, who’s basically a hotter, smarter, over-50 version of Teigen, give you her blessing because who the hell there wasn’t looking? (Which is a very good point by the way. Chrissy was making the rounds along Radio Row at the Super Bowl in Phoenix and it was a physical impossibility to not stare. Seeing her there amidst all the great unwashed radio professionals, it was like a being from some higher plane of existence had teleported in among us.) John Legend can snicker about Spygate all he wants. But Linda Holliday showed who the real legend is.

Bill Belichick: Winning at football, winning even bigger at life.

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Welcome to Monday’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.

Welcome to Monday’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.

MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Blue Jays at Red Sox, 6:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Nationals at Braves, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Giants at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA playoffs: Bucks at Bulls, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA playoffs: Grizzlies at Trail Blazers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
NHL playoffs: Lightning at Red Wings, 7 p.m. (CNBC)
NHL playoffs: Islanders at Capitals, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Alex Rodriguez closed to within one home run of tying Willie Mays for fourth place on Major League Baseball‘s career list with his first-inning shot off Mets starter Jon Niese on Sunday night, although the Yankees continue to downplay his accomplishments.

The team has made it clear it will fight to avoid paying Rodriguez the $6 million bonus he is due for tying Mays, based on his use of performance-enhancing drugs that led to his season-long suspension in 2014. And the Yankees have not promoted Rodriguez’s pursuit of the home run title this season.

Asked about the situation Sunday night, Rodriguez said: “I don’t have a marketing degree. I’m just focusing on playing baseball.”

Fans at Yankee Stadium continued to be supportive of Rodriguez, who had a double in Sunday’s game, helping the Yankees rally for a 6-4 victory that puts them at 11-8 and tied for first in the American League East.

“It was energizing,” he said of the fans’ support Sunday. “The buzz was incredible. To feel that energy was pretty cool.”

Added Rodriguez: “I’m excited about the win today, the home run, and I’m having fun.”

— Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright might miss the rest of the season with the ankle injury he suffered while batting in Saturday’s game against the Brewers.

Wainwright was placed on the 15-day disabled list after stumbling out of the batter’s box on a fly out in the fifth inning and being helped off the field.

On Sunday, reports emerged that the two-time 20-game winner might have to miss the rest of the season, and the team did not deny them.

“Unfortunately, it is not great news,” general manager John Mozeliak said. “Any way you slice it, he is going to be missed for a while, and potentially losing the season is very real.”

— UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, brother of Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones, was being sought by police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after a hit-and-run accident Sunday morning that sent a pregnant woman to the hospital.

“We are now definitely looking at him as a suspect,” Albuquerque police spokesman Simon Drobik said.

The woman, in her 20s, had “non-life-threatening injuries” after the accident. She was driving another vehicle.

Jones, who recently moved to Albuquerque, is facing a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge and would have to pay for damages to the vehicles and medical costs of the woman.

Jones, who tested positive for cocaine one month before defending his title against Daniel Cormier on Jan. 3 and later admitted himself to a drug treatment facility, is scheduled to fight again May 23 in Las Vegas. He has denied he has a serious drug problem.

In 2012 he was arrested for DUI after crashing his Bentley into a telephone pole in Binghamton, New York. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DWI charge and did not serve any time in jail.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On April 27, 1950, Red Auerbach was named coach of the Celtics. Which coach did he replace?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We’re all men here. We don’t need to cry. It’s playoff basketball. You need to move forward.” Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, after Sunday’s 101-93 loss to the Cavaliers, a physical game in which Cavs forward Kevin Love suffered a dislocated shoulder and C’s forward Jae Crowder injured his knee

STAT OF THE DAY: 18 – Runs the Red Sox allowed in Sunday’s 18-7 loss to the Orioles — one fewer run than they allowed in the first five games combined of their just-concluded six-game road trip

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Royals left fielder Alex Gordon leaps into the stands to make a great catch against the White Sox.

Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias ranges into left field to make a nice over-the-shoulder catch against the Indians.

Dwight Howard finishes an alley-oop in style in the Rockets’ loss to the Mavericks.

The Canadiens give goalie Carey Price the silent treatment when he gets to the locker room after Sunday’s series-clinching win over the Senators.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Alvin “Doggie” Julian

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Cuba Gooding Sr., former lead singer of The Main Ingredient, was born on this day in 1944.

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Danny discusses the Red Sox blowout loss against the Orioles and the Celtics season ending loss at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers.