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Welcome to Thursday’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 Thursday’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.

THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Braves at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, MLB Network; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Athletics at Tigers, 1:10 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Marlins at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA playoffs: Hawks at Celtics, 7 p.m. (CSNNE, TNT)
NHL playoffs: Ducks at Predators, 8 p.m. (CNBC)
NFL: Draft, 8 p.m. (ESPN, NFL Network)
Soccer: UEFA Europa, Liverpool at Villareal, 3 p.m. (FS1)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Legendary former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight introduced Donald Trump at a Wednesday campaign rally in Indiana, and he did it in typical Bobby Knight style — with profanities, sarcasm and rambling, off-topic remarks.

The 75-year-old Knight told Trump supporters they were changing the nation’s path for the better and would be recognized for doing so.

“They’re going to take all you people and put you next to our Founding Fathers and George Washington. That’s the hell they’re going to do with you people,” Knight said.

Knight, known for his tyrannical ways when he coached, said Trump doesn’t suffer fools.

“He does a great job of finding good people and teaching good people,” Knight said. “And even as important, he’s really good at getting rid of people.”

Knight went on to claim that Trump would have a better relationship with the military, and then bragged that his Indiana teams beat Navy eight straight years. Toward the end of his speech, he told a joke about a father being strict about his son’s haircut, purportedly as an example of how Trump “gets things done.”

Added Knight: “There has never been a more honest politician than Donald Trump.”

Trump responded by calling Knight “a cool cat” and a “winner.” He then mocked rival Ted Cruz, who earlier in the day attempted to pander to the state’s hoop fans but misspoke when talking about a basketball rim.

“He called the rim a ‘ring,’ so he doesn’t know too much about basketball,” Trump said.

— It’s been a rough week for Clippers coach Doc Rivers, and his emotions came out before Wednesday’s Game 5 loss to the Trail Blazers.

With Game 4 injuries knocking out his two best players — Blake Griffin and Chris Paul — for the remainder of the series, Rivers was asked who he leans on to make sure he doesn’t get discouraged at times like this.

Rivers struggled to compose himself, explaining that the question reminded him of his mother, who passed away last June.

“I’m not crying about being discouraged,” he explained. “[That] made me think about my mom. That would have been the person.”

When Rivers coached the Celtics to a championship in 2008 he had a similar reaction about his father, who died during that season.

Despite playing at home Wednesday, the Clippers suffered a 108-98 loss and are one game away from elimination.

— According to Philippines president Benigno Aquino III, an Islamist militant group in the country was hoping to kidnap Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao or one of his children and hold them for ransom.

The group, Abu Sayyaf, apparently beheaded a Canadian hostage this week after its demands were not met.

Aquino, who is departing office in June after a six-year term, said the group may have intended to assassinate him as well.

“They allegedly even hatched plots to kidnap Manny Pacquiao or one of his children, as well as my sister Kris or one of her children, with the plan to use them in bargaining for the release of their cohorts,” Aquino said, via The Associated Press.

Pacquiao, who announced his retirement from boxing after his welterweight victory over Timothy Bradley Jr. on April 9, is a two-term congressman in the Philippines and is running for a senate seat in next month’s election.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On April 28, 1990, in Game 2 of an Eastern Conference first-round series, the Celtics set NBA single-game postseason records for field goal percentage (.670) and scoring in a 157-128 victory over which opponent?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I obviously will take anything into consideration. Sometimes it is meaningful. Sometimes there is another point in my view that is more powerful or our staff views as more powerful. You have to balance that and recognizing that it is not likely I am going to find a resolution everyone can agree on.” — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, on if he would consider reducing Tom Brady’s penalty for Deflategate if other owners suggested it

STAT OF THE DAY: 1.37 — Steven Wright’s ERA this season, after the knuckleballer allowed one earned run in seven innings in the Red Sox’ 9-4 victory over the Braves

‘NET RESULTS: Hornets guard (and former Celtic) Courtney Lee grabs an offensive rebound and then hits a 3-pointer with 25 seconds remaining to give his team a two-point victory over the Heat in the tiebreaking Game 5 of their series.

Rays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. makes an impressive leaping catch against the Orioles.

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman goes undercover in Seattle as a Lyft driver.

TRIVIA ANSWER: The Knicks, who would come back from a 2-0 deficit to win the best-of-five series

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Ann-Margret was born on this day in 1941.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
We sit down with the Skipper of the Sox, manager John Farrell joins Dale, Holley and Thornton for his weekly visit.
We sit down with the Skipper of the Sox, manager John Farrell joins Dale, Holley and Thornton for his weekly visit.
We discuss Roger Goodell's comments today basically saying Deflategate is over as far as the NFL is concerned. Will Brady and the P.A. force them to rethink that? We discuss.
We discuss Roger Goodell's comments today basically saying Deflategate is over as far as the NFL is concerned. Will Brady and the P.A. force them to rethink that? We discuss.