The Blackhawks took a 2-0 lead on the Flyers in the Stanley Cup finals with a 2-1 win Monday. Philadelphia made an effort to spice things up by dressing agitator Dan Carcillo for the first time in four games. Carcillo made some pregame threats but didn't have much of an impact once the puck was dropped. He was his usual aggressive, annoying self and was called for an unsportsmanlike penalty in the first period. Also, the Duke lacrosse team captured its first title by scoring five seconds into overtime.

According to a report, Jose Canseco will testify before a grand jury next week that he never saw Roger Clemens use performance-enhacing drugs. This gives Clemens an ally in his attempt to avoid perjury charges. Get more details on that, plus read about Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph's alleged involvement in an Indiana drug ring and the ailing Bill Walton's attempt to return to broadcasting, at Friday's Morning Mashup.

Last week we listed the best and worst games for Boston sports teams in 2010. Today we bring you the best individual performances by Boston athletes this calendar year, a list that includes a couple of recent efforts by Red Sox pitchers. Check it out at the LEEInks blog.

The Celtics weren't the only one unhappy about the officiating Wednesday night. In Chicago, umpire Joe West, never known to be afraid of the spotlight, called two balks on White Sox ace Mark Buehrle. The pitcher was eventually ejected along with manager Ozzie Guillen, who had some parting shots after the game, including: "He's a [bleeping bleep], that's what he is." And: "Joe has been like that for a lot of years, and he's always going to be like this.

On Sunday night, Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez got into a confrontation with bullpen coach Randy Niemann before entering the game against the Yankees and recording the save. A New York paper did some snooping around and found that teammates are siding with the coach, who apparently got tired of K-Rod's constant complaining and selfishness. Read more about that, plus get the behind-the-scenes story about New York's successful big to land the 2014 Super Bowl, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.

With the Red Sox moving Jacoby Ellsbury back to center field this week, we decided we would examine memorable position changes in Boston sports history. We found plenty from which to choose, both historical and recent. Check it out at the LEEInks blog.

Mikey Adams and Tom E. Curran have advanced to the finals of Planet Mikey-oke and will compete for the title live on Wednesday at Showcase Live at Patriot Place in Foxboro. All are welcome to attend the event, which is free. Doors open at 7 p.m. Everyone in attendance at the third annual Planet Mikey-oke event will be entered to win a weekend at Fenway Park, including tickets to Red Sox games against the Blue Jays on Aug. 20, 21 and 22. So, head to Showcase Live on Wednesday night for your chance to win a weekend full of games at Fenway Park.

According to the New York Post, the 2014 Super Bowl is a lock for New York's new Giants Stadium, and Patriots owner Robert Kraft seems to support that claim. Read about that story, plus find out what's going on with Albert Pujols, who is struggling at the plate and fighting with his manager in St. Louis. Also check out videos, trivia and more at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.

With Rajon Rondo making an appearance in the recently released basketball movie "Just Wright," we decided to compile a top 10 list of memorable movie cameos by Boston sports icons through the years. From Derek Sanderson to Tom Brady, we've unearthed some interesting celluloid memories. Check it out at the LEEInks blog.

The Mets took 2-of-3 from the Yankees over the weekend, and Jason Bay was the key, going 4-for-4 on Saturday and hitting two home runs Sunday. With the former Red Sox slugger finally showing why he was signed to a $66 million contract, New York columnists wonder if he'll be able to get the Mets out of the NL East cellar and into contention. Meanwhile, in Seattle, Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley opened up about his emotional problems.