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We've got a couple of offbeat stories from the world of high school athletics to lead off Wednesday's Morning Mashup. In Texas, a basketball standout was discovered to be a 22-year-old man who had graduated from high school in Florida three years earlier. And in Southern California, a pole vaulter was disqualified after winning her event, costing her team a league title, because she wore a friendship bracelet.

Ken Griffey Jr. is not fading gracefully into the sunset in Seattle. The Mariners legend is struggling at the plate and his team is struggling as well after heading into the season with high expectations. Following a report that Griffey missed a pinch-hitting appearance last week because he was napping in the clubhouse, some are calling for the 40-year-old to retire. Also check out stories about Tigers outfielder Johnny Damon getting some revenge on the Yankees, and disgraced Olympic track star Marion Jones preparing for her WNBA debut.

LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg was found dead in a Las Vegas suburb Sunday afternoon, and police are investigating the 25-year-old's death. Blasberg played in her only LPGA tour event two weeks ago in Mexico, finishing tied for 44th. She was a standout at the University of Arizona, winning six times in two years before turning professional in 2004.

 

Hank Haney on Monday resigned as Tiger Woods' swing coach, a title he has held since 2003. Woods won 31 tournaments and six major titles with Haney as his coach. 

 

OK, so Mike McGwire and Sammy Sooser didn't turn out to be men of virtue.

It hurts, I understand.

But at least we'll always have Jason Varitek splitting the uprights. An ionic moment such as that one will be in our hearts and minds forever. 

Ah, Mumbles. 



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The seedings for the NCAA men's and women's lacrosse tournaments are out, and the University of Virginia teams, still healing from the arrest of a men's player for the murder of a women's player, are trying to prepare. To compound matters, the father of men's coach (and former Brown University player and coach) Dom Starsia passed away Friday. Read about that, plus check out links to other top stories along with videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.

One man's guess at five headlines you'll be reading over the next week ...

1. Bergeron (two goals) powers Bruins past Flyers and into Eastern Conference finals

House money.



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Tiger Woods withdrew from the Players Championship after hitting his second shot on the seventh hole, suffering from a neck injury that has been reportedly bothering him for some time. Woods was 2-over for the day and 2-under for the tournament. It was the first time Woods has withdrawn from a tournament since the 2006 Nissan Open in Rivera, when he suffered from the flu. "I've been playing through it," Woods told reporters, saying that he felt the pain prior to the Masters.

Ten questions and answers following a Boston Sports Friday to Forget... 



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