Good morning, here is your Tuesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.
TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Boston at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. (NESN; NBCSN)
NHL: Toronto at Edmonton, 9 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Houston at Utah, 9 p.m. (NBATV)
College basketball: Delaware State at Saint John’s, 6:30 p.m. (FS2)
College basketball: North Dakota State at Xavier, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Georgia Tech at Penn State, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Pittsburgh at Maryland, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Syracuse at Wisconsin, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Buffalo at Creighton, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Iowa at Notre Dame, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: N.C. State at Illinois, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Michigan State at Duke, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
AROUND THE WEB:
— Seventy-six people were killed when a plane carrying Brazil’s Chapecoense professional soccer team crashed in Colombia late Monday, according to reports out of South America.
According to authorities, five people survived the crash. There were nine crew members and 72 passengers on board, including the soccer team. There were initially six survivors but one died in the hospital, according to police.
The plane was traveling from Santa Cruz in Bolivia to Medellin’s international airport in Colombia.
Reports say the plane crashed due to an electrical failure.
According to Colombia’s El Tiempo newspaper, there were 22 members of the soccer team on board. There were also 22 Brazilian journalists on the flight.
The Colombian disaster management agency named Chapecoense player Alan Ruschel as one of the survivors and said he is in stable condition in the hospital.
The South American soccer federation has canceled all games until further notice.
— Johnny Manziel is in legal trouble again.
The former Browns quarterback is being sued by a Texas bartender who claims Manziel punched him in the face and broke his nose.
Manziel was attending a private party upstairs at an Austin bar the Tuesday night after Labor Day when the altercation happened. Eric Newton, the accuser, claims Manziel was angry with Newton when Newton informed him he was not allowed to mix drinks and told Manziel to put in his drink orders at the bar downstairs. Manziel heard from one of his friends Newton was talking about Manziel to another customer.
Newton claims Manziel then stormed downstairs, “ran behind the bar” and punched Newton in the face, breaking his nose. They both fell to the ground before Manziel left the bar using the staff exit in the back, avoiding police.
Newton is asking for between $200,000 and $1 million in damages.
Manziel just reached a deal to dismiss an domestic assault charge involving his ex-girlfriend and now could be making yet another trip to court.
— The NFL on Monday refuted a report that the league is seeking to move away from broadcasting Thursday Night Football games.
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com reported on Sunday the NFL is taking a “close look” at TNF and is considering putting an end to it due in part to “reduced appeal.”
The NFL released a statement on Monday denying this report, saying it is “fully committed” to TNF “and any reports to the contrary are unfounded.”
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I feel like as a player you want to be available to your team. For a quarterback, it’s hard to really show toughness other than being out there every play. You guys saw what happened when I get out in front of a running back. I can’t do [expletive]. You don’t even know what to do. I’m looking around, I’m seeing bodies. I’m really a fish out of water when I’m out there.” — Tom Brady, with Kirk & Callahan, on his poor blocking skills during a running play in Sunday’s win over the Jets
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Cyrus Jones (23), Dee Brown (48)