People across multiple generations were struck with shock and sadness Monday evening when it was learned that legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams died at 63 years old from an apparent suicide.

Williams, known for his role in classic movies such as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Good Will Hunting” and “Dead Poets Society,” touched many through his work, including the sports world.

Many athletes and media outlets, both locally and nationally, expressed their grief through social media shortly after Williams’ passing was announced.

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The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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The guys opened the show discussing the sudden death of Robin Williams.

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The guys opened the show discussing the sudden death of Robin Williams.

[0:05:54] ... but I have sympathy. I've not not but I'll absolutely forgot like Robin Williams -- Philip Seymour Hoffman for whomever if they if they are battling this stuff. It tried for years in battery. -- and ...
[0:07:52] ... to -- -- to what it -- -- -- good bad gas Robin Williams could be. Absolutely yeah insomnia right at its best performance storm with the 124 hour photo or that right. These are recycling ...
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Welcome to Tuesday’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 Tuesday’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.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Reds, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Dodgers at Braves, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: White Sox at Giants, 10 p.m. (WGN)
Soccer: Exhibition, Valencia vs. Manchester United, 2:25 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: UEFA Super Cup, Real Madrid vs. Sevilla, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)

AROUND THE WEB:

– The Jets have been their usual cocky selves this offseason, but there is some concern at training camp as two of their top three cornerbacks have gone down with serious injuries.

Rookie Dexter McDougle tore his ACL on Sunday and is out for the season, and Dee Milliner might miss the opener what an apparent high left ankle sprain. Dimitri Patterson, expected to start opposite Milliner, has been battling multiple injuries and missed Monday’s practice.

All this for a team that finished 22nd in the league in pass defense last season — and allowed Antonio Cromartie to leave as a free agent.

“This is going to work,” coach Rex Ryan insisted. “We just don’t necessarily know how yet. But this defense, one thing we know for a fact, that this defense will be an outstanding defense.”

Added Ryan: “To me, it’s not a panic situation.”

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Ryan reportedly was desperate to sign Darrelle Revis — now with the Patriots — but was overruled by team management. He supported his bosses Monday.

“I never said I had to have the best corner in football. That’s not it,” Ryan said. “My defenses work, period. I don’t care what it is. We take what we have and then we work around it. We work to the strength of our players. It’s always players over system. We’ve been around enough that it will work out.”

Meanwhile, the Jets are seeking fans to fill the role of the retired Fireman Ed and lead the crowd in the J-E-T-S chant. The team announced an online contest to pick eight season ticket-holders to lead the cheer at each of the home games.

– As is often the case, a celebrity Twitter Q&A turned ugly, this time when Florida State put Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston front and center.

Winston has had several off-field incidents during his time in Tallahassee — most notably a sexual assault allegation last fall for which he was not charged and a shoplifting incident this past spring for which he was cited by police — and the Twitterverse reminded him that his issues haven’t been forgotten.

“I knew there was going to be some negativity going into it,” FSU sports information director Elliott Finebloom said. “The goal of the Twitter Q&A was to continue to find ways to connect our fans and the players they support. That’s important to us … and social is a big way of doing it these days.”

“This was doomed from the beginning,” Ohio University school of journalist director Robert Stewart told The Associated Press. “It’s basically a setup. Whoever thought this was a good idea had not done P.R. 101, which is to think about what all could go wrong. Everything about this was naive.”

– Ontario County (N.Y.) Sheriff Philip Povero said Monday that an autopsy was completed on Kevin Ward Jr. and the 20-year-old sprint-car driver died of blunt force trauma after being hit by a car driven by NASCAR veteran Tony Stewart.

Povero said there were no plans to talk to Stewart again, and there is nothing in the inquiry that supports criminal conduct of probably cause. He added that there is no timetable to complete the investigation.

Stewart pulled out of a dirt-track race in Indiana scheduled for this Saturday, He did not announce if he would drive in this weekend’s NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway.

Canandaigua Motorsports Park canceled a race scheduled for Wednesday.

“I have made the decision to cancel our upcoming ‘Whacko Wednesday’ event on Wednesday August 13th at Canandaigua Motorsports Park to give my family, staff, fans, and racing teams time to grieve and process all that has occurred,” track promoter Jeremie Corcoran said in a statement. “I will let everyone know about next weekend as soon as I can.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Aug. 12, 1986, which Red Sox pitcher pinch hit and singled in a 6-5 loss to the Royals?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Ryan just needs an opportunity. He hasn’€™t had a chance over the last few years to get in there and show what he can do. … You can’€™€™t judge anybody based on one half of the first preseason game. I think you have to look at the total body of work and that’€™€™s how coaches have always evaluated it.” – Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, during his weekly Monday appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show, on backup QB Ryan Mallett

STAT OF THE DAY: 11 – Years since the Royals have been in first place this late in the season, as they moved past the Tigers with Monday’s win over the Athletics, their eighth in a row

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Giancarlo Stanton carries the Marlins past the Cardinals, hitting two home runs and making a diving catch in right field.

The Yankees score two runs after a failed steal when the Orioles aren’t able to take care of the baseball.

Peyton and Eli Manning are back with another rap song for DirecTV called “Fantasy Football Fantasy.”

Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona slaps a reporter who apparently got a little too personal.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Tim Lollar

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Dire Straits lead singer Mark Knopfler was born on this day in 1949.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
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We check in with Bill Belichick for our first of many Patriots monday interviews. Bill checks in on the joint practice system, new technology on the sidelines, and responds to John Mara's of the Giants Ice Bucket challenge.
We check in with Bill Belichick for our first of many Patriots monday interviews. Bill checks in on the joint practice system, new technology on the sidelines, and responds to John Mara's of the Giants Ice Bucket challenge.

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We sit down with Vince Wilfork on a Patriots Monday, our first sit down with the big fellow since he was lost for the season last year with an achilles tendon injury.