Owners of game-used Pete Rose bats had them X-rayed, and the results appear to indicate that Rose corked his bats in his pursuit of baseball's all-time hits record in 1985. One columnist wants an asterisk next to Rose's name in the record book. Read more about that, plus check out stories on Stephen Strasburg's MLB debut, disharmony at New York Jets camp, and "The dark side of the UCLA basketball dynasty." It's all at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.

With the Red Sox in the middle of the MLB draft, we decided to take a look at some lost opportunities in draft history. We came up with a list of 10 players who were drafted by the Sox but did not sign. They went back into the draft, went on to sign with another team and became productive major leaguers. The list includes a couple of players who helped the Yankees win recent World Series titles. Check it out at the LEEInks blog.

One day after the Nationals selected Bryce Harper with the No. 1 pick in the MLB draft, Stephen Strasburg makes his major league debut for the Nats vs. Pittsburgh, and he’ll have a tough time living up to the hype. Plus, the Detroit Free Press spent some time with umpire Jim Joyce a couple of days after his now-infamous blown call in last week's near-perfect game and has a great piece about how Joyce dealt with the situation the immediate aftermath.

This summer, there will a be a soccer match at Fenway Park for the first time since 1968. 

 

Perennial Scottish Premier League contender Celtic Football Club will take on the storied Portuguese futebol club Sporting Clube de Portugal at Fenway Park on July 21, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. 

 

On the heels of last week's blown call in Detroit that took away a perfect game from Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga, as well as the ejection of Kendrick Perkins from the Eastern Conference finals Game 5, we've compiled a list of 10 controversial calls in Boston sports history. Check it out at the LEEInks blog.

Tiger Woods' preparation for the U.S. Open in two weeks continues, but Sunday's final round of the Memorial Cup in Dublin, Ohio, wasn't a good sign of progress. His first two tee shots hit spectators — one in the leg and the other in the shoulder — and he later plunked another fan with a drive from the rough. Read more about that, plus get links to other interesting stories, along with videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.

Commissioner Bud Selig said he won't change the finish of Wednesday's Tigers-Indians game, in which Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga had his perfect game taken away by a bad call from umpire Jim Joyce. On Thursday, Joyce made a tearful return to the park amid some applause from supportive Detroit fans, and Galarraga was there to hand him the lineup card at home plate. Writers weighed in with their thoughts about Selig's handling of the situation and how this might affect the expansion of instant replay, among other things.

The day's top story is umpire Jim Joyce's blown call that ruined Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga's perfect game Wednesday night. We took a look around the web to see what people are saying about the play. There are calls for commissioner Bud Selig to overrule the call, and there are questions about whether this will lead to an expansion of instant replay. Read more about it, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.

On the heels of Randy Moss' announcement that he fired his agent and will represent himself in future contract negotations, we looked for other famous athletes — in Boston and beyond — who served as their own representation. We found an interesting mix of athletes, including such notables as Curt Schilling, Tom Seaver, Tedy Bruschi, Ray Allen and Danny Ainge. Check it out at the LEEInks blog.

The Flyers are down 2-0 in the Stanley Cup finals to the Blackhawks, but they aren't going away quietly — or with class. Philadelphia defenseman Chris Pronger has taken the puck at the end of each of the first two games and, according to him, tossed it in the garbage, "where it belongs." This led to a postgame confrontation after Game 2 and a minor controversy. Read more about that, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.