RACHEL DOLEZAL WAS ON THE TODAY SHOW. RICK REILLY DROPPED A BOMB ABOUT TIGER WOODS. MIKE FRANCESA DID A Q&A, AND KIRK TELLS A STORY ABOUT HOW JASON PATRIC WAS A DOUCHE, AND THAT HIS GIRLFRIEND, CHRISTY TURLINGTON, HAD THE HOTS FOR HIM.
On the final night of the NBA regular season, the Warriors are going for a record breaking 73rd win, at the same time Kobe is playing the final game of his career.
Christian Vasquez is still rehabbing in Triple-A, and the guys wonder if he could be the solution to fixing the pitching staff.
Clay Buchholz struggled again last night as the Sox lost the Orioles. David Ortiz offered some colorful post-game comments to the media.

Come on, Chris Evans. I respect you for being a true Masshole. But grow up, will you? Gushing over Patriots players like this. You sound like a 14-year-old girl who won a chance to meet One Direction or something. It’s unbecoming. You’re Captain America. The first Avenger. The center of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The moral compass of the most successful movie franchise of all time. You’d never catch me acting this way, and I’m just a radio co-host.

Who am I kidding? If I had Chris Evans’ pull, I’d do exactly what he’s doing. Hanging with Mr. Kraft. Inviting Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola to my premieres. Being emotionally wounded at Rob Gronkowski not RSVPing me. And going on TV to confess my dream scenarios for meeting Tom Brady. Just because you’re a superstar of Evans’ stature doesn’t mean you every stop being a shameless fanboy.

This is just a case of the pretend Captain America respecting the real Captain America.

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Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Welcome to Wednesday’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 Wednesday’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.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Orioles at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, ESPN2; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Marlins at Mets, 1:10 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: Heat at Celtics, 8 p.m. (CSNNE, ESPN)
NBA: Grizzlies at Warriors, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Jazz at Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
NHL playoffs: Red Wings at Lightning, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL playoffs: Rangers at Penguins, 8 p.m. (USA)
NHL playoffs: Blackhawks at Blues, 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— More details have emerged about the shooting death of former Saints star Will Smith, and it appears to help explain the lead-up to the deadly confrontation.

Surveillance video released Tuesday shows showed what appears to be Smith’s Mercedes bumping into a Hummer driven by Cardell Hayes on Saturday night in New Orleans. The Hummer then pulls over, but the Mercedes pulls out and drives away.

Police said Hayes then followed Smith and hit the Mercedes from behind, pushing it into a car in front of it, which was being driven by a companion of Smith.

Smith and Hayes then argued, and Hayes pulled out a gun and shot Smith, also hitting Smith’s wife in the leg.

Police also revealed that they found a loaded gun in Smith’s car, as well as another loaded gun in Hayes’ vehicle. There was no evidence that either of those guns had been fired.

“During the argument, Hayes produced a .45 caliber handgun and opened fire, striking Smith and his wife. No one else was injured in the gunfire,” police said in a statement. “Hayes was on the scene when officers arrived and identified himself as the shooter. Detectives detained and questioned Hayes. Based on the interview and evidence gathered from the scene, detectives arrested Hayes and booked him with second-degree murder. An additional charge for Smith’s wife’s injury is pending further investigation.”

Hayes’ defense attorney, John Fuller, has said that his client will be vindicated, indicating that someone “besides my client” was behaving in a threatening manner.

A hearing has been set for April 28.

Meanwhile, the Saints and Smith’s family announced that there will be a public visitation Friday and a private funeral Saturday.

— A mixed martial arts fighter died two days after a technical knockout in a bout in Dublin, Ireland, organizers announced Tuesday.

Total Extreme Fighting said Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho was sent to the hospital after the fight after being examined by medical personnel at National Stadium. He underwent emergency brain surgery but passed away Monday night.

Carvalho was defeated in the third round of his welterweight bout against Charlie Ward. After being stunned by two hard punches, Carvalho fell to the mat, and Ward punched him in the head nine more times before the bout was stopped.

Ultimate Fighting Championship champion Conor McGregor, a teammate of Ward, paid tribute to Carvalho on Facebook and defended his sport, writing: We are just men and women doing something we love in the hope of a better life for ourselves and our families. Nobody involved in combat sports of any kind wants to see this. It is such a rare occurrence that I don’t know how to take this. I was ringside supporting my team-mate, and the fight was so back and forth, that I just can’t understand it.

“Combat sport is a crazy game and with the recent incident in boxing [involving Nick Blackwell] and now this in MMA, it is a sad time to be a fighter and a fight fan.”

— The NFL denied Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon’s bid for reinstatement, confirming the news Tuesday, one day after the story broke the Gordon raised concerns after a recent league-administered drug test.

A source told The Associated Press that Gordon did not have a positive substance abuse test, but he “raised a red flag” — reportedly testing for a low level of marijuana and a diluting substance.

Gordon, who was suspended for the entire 2015 season, can apply again in the future. First, however, he must demonstrate sustained abstinence — something he’s struggled to do since his college days.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On April 13, 1957, the Celtics won their first championship with a 125-123 double-overtime victory over the St. Louis Hawks in Game 7 of the NBA finals. Which Celtic led the way with 37 points and 23 rebounds in the classic?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It makes me come out the next game on fire, with a different mindset and just prove to him that he might have made the wrong decision.” — Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, on how he’ll respond to being benched after picking up a technical foul in the third quarter of Monday’s loss to the Hornets

STAT OF THE DAY: 5 — Earned runs allowed by Clay Buchholz in Tuesday’s 9-5 loss to the Orioles, upping his season total to 10 earned runs in nine innings pitched

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Sixers guard Nik Stauskas attacks the basket and throws one down against the Raptors.

Dodgers star Yasiel Puig overslides second base but then sticks out one hand and the other to get there safely.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Rookie forward Tom Heinsohn

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Al Green was born on this day in 1946.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
We discuss where the Bruins go from here, and whether or not those plans should include Claude Julien.

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[0:04:28] ... thing. I was looking at the different contracts. You know like like Patrice Bergeron has saying no move clause Dennis Seidenberg has a no trade clause. Now I'm with you semantic legal sound like the same ...
[0:08:20] ... start university in being broken marriage. Played played a little bit the National Hockey League as well Canadian or American. You're an American or Canadian. Don't know hijacked a call before you just feel that Americans are ...
[0:15:56] ... Not built a bill ansari very sorry bill. You'll find a guy Claude Julien now these contract. If they kick him out the door day long to happen in the next two years. And the people ...






We discuss where the Bruins go from here, and whether or not those plans should include Claude Julien.

[0:03:04] ... trade at least three others you may not be able to trade. Zdeno Chara Dennis Seidenberg David great T detector disagrees me with me about the crate she thinks it will wedeman. He needs hip surgery he played hurt any did by the way the last 20/20 five games of the season. You know he needs that surgery is going to be great next year. Eagle backed that leadership void on the esteem he's supposed to be one of the leaders on the team one of the quote unquote quiet leaders on the team. And I'm not saying that it's easy to replace them. I wanna change the culture of this franchise. I party said I would try to trade Zdeno Chara may not be possible. Because of you know his contract status now. I have to do my own homework here because their ...
[0:04:28] ... thing. I was looking at the different contracts. You know like like Patrice Bergeron has saying no move clause Dennis Seidenberg has a no trade clause. Now I'm with you semantic legal sound like the same ...
[0:08:20] ... start university in being broken marriage. Played played a little bit the National Hockey League as well Canadian or American. You're an American or Canadian. Don't know hijacked a call before you just feel that Americans are ...
[0:15:56] ... Not built a bill ansari very sorry bill. You'll find a guy Claude Julien now these contract. If they kick him out the door day long to happen in the next two years. And the people ...






We discuss the Sox blown opportunity at a win on opening day, and some of the second guessing we ourselves have, along with the fans, about some of John Farrell's in-game management of this line-up, staff and team.