The latest feud between Shank and Papi was discussed.

[0:04:54] ... most watched dual clutch diet critic yeah I cried Dan Shaughnessy dear David Ortiz since you brought it up is that headlight against honesty dateline Fort Myers, Florida and into sentences redundant as beginning. I think it's a great column by David Fincher brought a sense says hired right open letter to David Ortiz and writes dear David. Don't need bowl picture personally. You could just wears his edit it just like dear date yourself than ...
[0:09:33] ... that is someone who has failed another test. Speaking of incorrect facts David Wright you that you asked me for my address when I asked about possible PED used in the soft couples may 2013. You ...
[0:15:40] ... oil says failed a test Lance Armstrong Barry Bonds Roger Clemens and Alex Rodriguez. These guys did not fail tests. Most of the guys who have busted. It didn't they'll pass to get busted in other ...
[0:20:54] ... let me finish this up here so shelty finish as the peace. Alex Rodriguez and Manny Ramirez were the other names leaked from the 2003 testing they turned out to be dirty we can go back to bonds McGuire Marion Jones Lance Armstrong. Everyone is all about denials until it turns out to be true. Are we supposed to believe that you are the one and only positive tester who was truly wrong that's offered now David you are one of the great performers in the history of Boston. And you have done tons for our community. Boston sports fans love you on a par with ...






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

[0:01:23] ... I've package where's Michael and cook. A clerk rather sadness of the Bill Cosby type because I believe the thirty women. We've come for so for accused of rape and I can't speak to a woman ...
[0:04:00] ... dished try to do what win. No I don't see so Luke misses. Child asleep on of Satan democracy and he threw the world vision blurred as well. And they should have been in and it ...
[0:05:46] ... Easter morning you know I've been a phone together the parties was Arnold Schwarzenegger. It but they're pretty good friends parties. No he was inspired their shirt around the world. Arnold wasn't there go now is ...
[0:13:01] ... just a little bit at some point also. Dan Shaughnessy buyers at David Ortiz and a friend Susan who brought some good question. If you're Obama and you come in confident that you have to. His ...






The guys discussed the disgusting protests at the scene of Officer Moynihan's shooting.

[0:03:36] ... be an. Attorney right hand the met him blasting it out so John Brown. I just decimal it is. He came up albeit cool so my faith in me put it at all officers attacked as ...
[0:04:30] ... so I. Don't know if that's what diplomacy when he's ally north Paul McCartney talks. Won't right now I don't want to know nobody. I know what it. Bad about that and just let the bank ...
[0:06:33] ... of what. Only Gerri what does Eric Holder sent today what is Al Sharpton saying today we gonna launch an what does that eighty that Hulk from Harvard law saying today it more and it didn't ...
[0:15:31] ... know about BK. And their client off the end wire where is Jesse Jackson the bad jammed. Any cops had to. Just tell walking on eggshells just to do that job guys. People look at cryptic ...






The guys opened the show by discussing the Final Four and Kirk's latest road race.

[0:01:18] ... Should do the Johnny Damon headband can do that's not a bad John Daly the head of our Mark Sanchez Sanchez early in a brilliant that's right the good work ethic so we can pull off. ...
[0:14:34] ... I saw this things O gala big money epic and the officials Alec Baldwin. Richie Goodyear's. Matt Damon right the usual left when a ball trolls yes now right. They did they want these people there epic synthetic can be trademark to get run doubles a minister at some reasonable famous people actor. But this not a single real Hollywood. Star. Eight let's keep it better than its next to Joseph Biden at a gala and probably not probably not odd now but but. I did they want that the they want. You know Alec Baldwin's there and John and then Trent Lott will be there. Kennedy's sons former US rep Patrick Kennedy. At Kennedy if you get ...




Welcome to Monday’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 Monday’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.

MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Celtics at Hornets, 7 p.m. (CSNNE)
NBA: Suns at Trail Blazers, 10 p.m. (NBA TV)
College basketball: CBI finals, Louisiana-Monroe at Loyola (Chicago), 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Women’s NCAA Tournament, Dayton vs. UConn, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Women’s NCAA Tournament, Tennessee vs. Maryland, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Kings at Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
MLB exhibition: Twins at Red Sox, 7:05 p.m. (NESN, MLB Network)
MLB exhibition: Marlins at Mets, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB exhibition: Giants at Cubs, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)

AROUND THE WEB:

— With the Final Four just days away, there’s no way the NCAA could move it from Indianapolis at this late date. However, there are calls nationwide for the event to be rescheduled in response to Indiana’s passage of a bill that critics say is a veiled attempt to allow discrimination against gays.

According to opponents, Indiana Senate Bill 101, which was signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday and goes into effect July 1, allows businesses in the state to refuse service to gay people based on religious objections.

The NCAA, which is based in Indianapolis, said in a statement from president Mark Emmert that it intends to “closely examine the implications of this bill and how it might affect future events as well as our workforce.”

Other individuals were more pointed in their criticism.

“As long as anti-gay legislation exists in any state, I strongly believe big events such as the Final Four and Super Bowl should not be held in those states’ cities,” Charles Barkley said in a statement.

Tweeted Pacers legend Reggie Miller: I’ve never been big into politics but I’m very disappointed in my home state of Indiana and the passing of Senate Bill 101.. I’ve always been about inclusion for all, no matter your skin color, gender or sexual preference.. We are all the same people, beautiful creatures..

Pence has stood firm against the criticism, insisting the opposition has been using “shameless rhetoric” to imply that the bill is meant to OK discrimination.

Said Pence in a Sunday interview on ABC’s “This Week”: “We’re not going to change the law, but if the general assembly in Indiana sends me a bill that adds a section that reiterates and amplifies and clarifies what the law really is and what it has been for the last 20 years, then I’m open to that.”

— Dave Leitao is headed back to DePaul, 10 years after he left the Chicago school to take over at Virginia.

Leitao, a Massachusetts native who played at Northeastern and later coached there, led DePaul from 2002-05, after a six-year stint as Jim Calhoun‘s assistant at UConn. He guided the Blue Demons to a 58-34 record and an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2004. DePaul has not been back since.

“This is a special day for my family and me,” Leitao said Sunday in a statement. “I underestimated what a special place DePaul University and the city of Chicago are when I left here in 2005. The dedication and support here to the growth of student success is second to none, not only for a basketball program but also for the entire student body.

“I’m proud and our team will be proud to represent this great institution in one of the world’s great cities. We will exude the work ethic that drives Chicago and the region every day and look forward to everyone joining us next season.”

Leitao, who was an assistant to Frank Haith at Missouri and then Tulsa the past three seasons, replaced Oliver Purnell, who went 54-105 in five seasons at DePaul.

— Longtime TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager, who returned to the air in March after almost a year off while battling leukemia, has been sidelined by a recurrence of the disease.

Sager’s son, Craig Jr., explained that his father recently caught the flu and had to be hospitalized, and that complicated the situation. However, the son said the family is better prepared after having already gone through this once.

“Unlike the first time when everything was new, there is a blueprint in place and all focus is on one checkpoint at a time,” Sager Jr. tweeted. “[Sager Sr.]’s leukemia returned last week and he is undergoing a treatment that will be much like this time last year when he got rounds of chemo and prepared his body for a bone marrow transplant.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On March 30, 1978, the Red Sox sent pitchers Rick Wise and Mike Paxton, catcher Bo Diaz and third baseman Ted Cox to the Indians for which two players?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We didn’t provide any defensive resistance at all, nobody at all has against them lately if you look at their scores.” Celtics coach Brad Stevens, after Sunday’s 119-106 loss to the Clippers, who won all three games on their East Coast swing by an average of 21.7 points

STAT OF THE DAY: 3 – Points by which the Bruins lead in the Senators in the battle for the eighth and final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference after Sunday’s 2-1 overtime victory over the Hurricanes

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson gets bumped going up for an alley-oop but manages to adjust and come up with an impressive finish.

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook jumps over teammate Andrew Bogut to finish an alley-oop against the Suns.

Grizzlies forward Jeff Green dunks on Spurs big man Aaron Baynes and gets fouled.

Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr fakes a slap shot then skates around the net and puts in a wraparound goal.

During warmups prior to a Swedish hockey playoff game, former NHL enforcer Andre Deveaux, apparently incensed about a questionable hit earlier in the series, races onto the ice and attacks an opponent, delivering a slash to the skate and then jumping on the player.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Pitcher Dennis Eckersley and catcher Fred Kendall

SOOTHING SOUNDS: MC Hammer was born on this day in 1962.

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Chris Villani talks Red Sox concerns with 8 days left until Opening Day and the David Ortiz Player's Tribune steroid defense

[0:02:35] ... the stories to kind of breezed through quickly that this situation which Shane Victorino could not have been worked contacted story if they tried and made it. Victory no express something that he's expressed many times in the past asked by Philadelphia Daily News reporter would like to have Cole Hamels he's played them before he knows him. Nosy top of the rotation I said yeah. It be great. And to spin that somehow owing to. Dias towards smoky bats or wanting him to gist. Did get rid of that one and a Red Sox to move on from that clear roster spot was disingenuous. At best and don't think that was even close to what Shane Victorino was trying to save by. Anytime you open your mouth that's the game and that's why I was even more surprised. As he would David Ortiz wrote on Derek Jeter's website. It always spend and Ortiz back from a big David Ortiz and I wrote on WEEI dot com this weekend I think he belongs in Cooperstown I don't know whether he's going to ...
[0:03:54] ... that there's already essentially one DH in the hall of fame and Frank Thomas he played most of his career at that position. And Edgar Martinez they'll not getting as much traction but. Ortiz considered the ...
[0:05:03] ... it. And giving you a lot of cliches and platitudes. BK is Shane Victorino wasn't in anyway try to express desire to get removed keydets. And it's disingenuous to suggest that he once. And David Ortiz. Opened up open himself up to attack that I really didn't think was was coming his way now I understand that with Ortiz it would people they just don't like him. Weathered yankees fans is not Red Sox fans whatever it's going to be constant. Barrage of you was on a list. Ease a cheater he used VDs that's what you have that's the low hanging fruit if you don't like David Ortiz. And in that sense yeah the attack quote unquote is always ongoing. But it's not something that's really bent top of mind. ...
[0:08:17] ... some reason was on the eighteenth green. So I think most likely David Ortiz just exaggerate about bringing it up. You restarts. This conversation that wasn't really happening at the time he restarts this dialogue. And this attacked it's ever present and it's the as I called it a few minutes of the low hanging fruit. For people are just predispose not to like David Ortiz to reach out and grab. And that's all well and good but why give them something new to yell about why put yourself out there and that sent David Ortiz actually reminded here of a little bit of Starbucks and that raced together campaign that they put together. Which is. Quite well ...






Greg and John get into NFL free agency and if the Pats are done until the draft. They get into the draft a little and where Ridley may end up signing. The guys then move on to the Celts and just how far they've come this season under the awesome leadership of Brad Stevens.

[0:01:36] ... beat out all the action they're blocked well that makes shut. Yeah Logan Mankins made sense to go I mean now he. It it's a campfire and it's terrible event start at football well. Jack says ...
[0:10:06] ... yeah I carry a really good that Jim isn't even the hi Jim Hall idea. Greg internalize. Well thanks pebble saying might lose in rivas run it like that Cilic cataract from term. Won't that linebacker ...
[0:17:39] ... and we tossed at a at and Mike Reese's well. And that's Reggie Wayne. Who was released by Don and hapless Don Don T quartets are last year almost a car is not ending with with Andrew Luck Ali say is. Look at who the patriots chose to put their best defenders on. And that play out game wasn't regiment is Donte' mockery. You know I wanna say they had Browner on mockery fright yesterday they've Revis I don't know three of us that Revis Revis on mine Kris yes so. That shows you the respect they have for Reggie Wayne at that point. You know he I watched a few of their games the colts are on TV a lot and you ...
[0:19:18] ... the floor for Isaiah. I have the attention span house and that's Brett Steven on that with listening to them yeah I'm just thinking of the video of this song. For your childhood you. The law ...






Dickerson and Tomase start with the Sox and discuss John's thoughts on Spring Training and where the Sox could end up this season. They discuss the rotation, if Clay Buchholz can turn things around and Vazquez' injury. They also get into some great basketball games that have taken place in the NCAA tournament and if Boston College's popularity can ever revive itself in the area.

[0:11:17] ... do wanna touch on that's something John wrote. About the Celtics and Doc Rivers and Brad Stevens in the eyes and perfectly he wrote the article we go to first time I've mice Irish are timeless. ...
[0:15:16] ... don't. I under our Earl Washington was dominating Syracuse and Georgetown early Reggie Williams jobs and yet so. Council later but anyway. Yes so I they're I don't feel any connection to any of these teams ...
[0:17:29] ... like his teams he always found a way you would find the Craig Smith and Jared Dudley of the guys that nobody else wanted. And build real teams out of them and then they go and ...
[0:20:39] ... is I said that was the thing is I'm watching this. Phenomenal college basketball event last night and I am just getting more more angry when I find out that another players from mall brawl on ...






Greg and Chris talk with Mike Reiss from ESPN Boston in hour 2 of NFL Sunday to discuss a variety of offseason happenings with the Pats and throughout the league. Greg and Chris also get into the NFL Draft and where Mariota and Winston will go.

[0:05:02] ... went when he talked with Jim Jones you're talking about a you Rob Ninkovich I think few few really good about where you wars defense affront wanna be able to get a little bit moral affront. ...
[0:17:35] ... So does the name that stand out to meet Chris would beat Dan Connolly their captains starting left guard last season. Still on the free agent market and I look at you know their their guard ...
[0:18:38] ... a lot of fighting between now and then outside of that media Dan Connolly are neck guard position. And then you go to the draft you feel about the draft if you look at how the ...