ESPN golf writer Jason Sobel made an appearance on Wednesday's Dennis & Callahan show from Augusta National to talk about Tiger Woods' comeback. "He's ready to go," Sobel said. "He's going to be much closer to winning this tournament than missing the cut. ... He's still the best player."


You may recall Kevin Garnett’s comments last week about Thunder star Kevin Durant getting foul calls like he was “Michael [expletive] Jordan” in Oklahoma City’s win over the Celtics. On Tuesday night, Durant did not get the benefit of the doubt on a 3-point attempt at the buzzer in a memorable 140-139 overtime loss at Utah, and he was none too pleased. We've got video of that, plus a clip of Raptors star Chris Bosh getting hit with an elbow that broke a bone in his face.

Tiger Woods' press conference Monday at Augusta National did not sway most of the golfer's critics. We've got a roundup of opinions from the web, plus comments from alleged mistress Joslyn James, who said Woods is "still a big fat liar," and a kindergarten teacher who wants an apology because she says Woods made up a story about a racial attack when he was in her class.

Tiger Woods made his much anticipated press conference at Augusta National on Monday to clear some of the air with the media regarding the scandal that has turned the world's No. 1 golfer's world upside down. Woods started off by apologizing to the fans, the players on the PGA Tour and also to his family for the hurt he's caused with the all of the sexual allegations that have come to light over the past few months. 


We've got a video-heavy Mashup for you, starting with the background on the 5-year-old who delivered the "Miracle" speech for the Red Sox Sunday night before the Sox beat the Yankees. We've also got clips of a college baseball pitcher making a gritty play after having his kneecap busted on a liner back to the mound, and a few trick basketball shots from the Dude Perfect guys. Find it all at Monday's Morning Mashup.

The Duke Blue Devils will seek their first national title in nine years after getting 23 points from Jon Scheyer to pull away from West Virginia for a 78-57 victory on Saturday night. West Virginia forward Da'Sean Butler had to be helped off the court after injuring his left knee in a hard collision. Click here for the game recap.

The Butler Bulldogs continued their magical run through the NCAA tournament by beating Michigan State, 52-50, in the Final Four. Gordon Hayward contributed 19 points and collected the final rebound as Butler advanced to the NCAA title game in front of a hometown crowd in Indianapolis.  Click here for the game recap.

Butler's underdog story has been compared to the movie "Hoosiers," but the team also has a player whose story is similar to that of "The Blind Side" — junior guard Shawn Vanzant, who was taken in by a Florida family as a youngster. Read more about that, along with a story about a gravely ill Butler alum battling ALS who will make the trip to the Final Four. Those stories and more, incuding videos and trivia, can be found at Friday's Morning Mashup.

Bernie Carbo, now a born-again Christian, recounted for The Boston Globe's Stan Grossfeld how he abused drugs throughout his baseball career, including the 1975 World Series, when he hit two memorable home runs for the Red Sox. Meanwhile, a John Hancock employee is out to infiltrate Red Sox Nation this month. He is trying to become his company's biggest Boston Marathon fundraiser, which would earn him the right to throw out the first pitch at a Red Sox game, and if he wins he plans to trot onto the field decked in Yankees garb.

With trade rumors surrounding Donovan McNabb, a Philadelphia Inquirer writer decided to go back and look at the 2005 Super Bowl between the Eagles and Patriots to examine whether the quarterback really threw up during the Eagles' final drive. His conclusion? No. For more on that, plus other links, videos, trivia and more, check out Wednesday's Morning Mashup.