Welcome to Wednesday’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 Wednesday’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.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Celtics at Flyers, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Pacers at Celtics, 8 p.m. (CSNNE, ESPN)
NBA: Heat at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Boston College at Syracuse, 7 p.m. (NESN)
College basketball: SMU at East Carolina, 6:15 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Georgetown at St. John’s, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Duke at Clemson, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Houston at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Temple at Memphis, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: TCU at Baylor, 8:15 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Marquette at Villanova, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Mississippi at LSU, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Wake Forest at Georgia Tech, 9 p.m. (NESN)
College basketball: San Diego State at Colorado State, 10 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: USC at UCLA, 11 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Oregon State at Colorado, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
Soccer: Premier League, Arsenal at Liverpool, 2:55 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Chris Long

Chris Long

— Following Tuesday’s news that the Rams were approved for a move back to Los Angeles, players took to social media to express their thanks to St. Louis and their excitement for their new home.

The Rams will play in a new stadium in Inglewood that will be built by Rams owner Stan Kroenke. The Chargers — who had proposed sharing a Los Angeles-based stadium with the Raiders — have been given the option of striking a deal to share the Rams’ facility. If the Chargers stay in San Diego, the Raiders will be given the opportunity to join the Rams.

While politicians and executives in St. Louis expressed their frustration with the NFL, the players reached out to fans of both cities.

Defensive end Chris Long traded tweets with heartbroken St. Louis fans, writing: Humbly, eternally gratefully: Thank you St. Louis. I’m sorry we fell short the past 8 years. You treated me like family anyways. I love yall . . . I will always remain involved in trying to continue to give back to the community that supported me through thick and thin.

As for his new fans in Southern California, Long wrote: Los Angeles You are getting a team that is hungry to win. See y’all soon.

Added linebacker Alec Ogletree: #thereturn it’s official!!! Appreciate the support and love we got here in stl. Def will miss this place. Now it’s time for a fresh start!!!

Wrote linebacker James Laurinaitis: While it is very exciting to be [a part] of bringing football back to Los Angeles, it is a bittersweet feeling. Out fans in STL have supported me since day 1 when I was drafted and I will never forget that. Thank you for your undying support of me and my family for the last 7 years! We are grateful! Go LA Rams!

— Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who already has 10 children with several women — and famously struggled to remember their names during a “Hard Knocks” appearance — is set to become a father yet again. His wife, Terricka, told Us Weekly that she is pregnant with twins, even though her husband had a vasectomy.

“I didn’t even tell Antonio right away because I didn’t think it was possible,” Terricka said. “I was going back and forth in my head how it could even happen. In my head we were good to go, we were having free sex! I just really thought that his procedure was the best protection you could have at this point.”

Terricka said her husband took the news well.

“Originally, he was like, ‘Oh, [expletive]! Are you serious? How did this happen?’ ” Terricka recalled. “It was shocking news for the both of us. It took me awhile to process it, but Antonio stood firm and was saying, ‘It’s God’s will.’ And he’s been excited the whole time.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Jan. 13, 1983, the Red Sox shipped which veteran pitcher to the Mets for a minor leaguer to be named later (infielder Mike Davis, who never reached the majors)?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Chandler Jones was admitted to the hospital on Sunday and released that day. He reported to work on time Monday morning and has participated in all meetings and practices since then.” — The Patriots, in a statement, confirming that the defensive end had an incident over the weekend

STAT OF THE DAY: 4 — Consecutive losses for the Celtics, after Tuesday’s 120-114 setback vs. the Knicks

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Kris Dunn’s buzzer-beating jumper gets a friendly bounce and gives Providence a win over Creighton.

Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee beats the second-half buzzer with a 3-pointer against the Rockets.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Mike Torrez

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Madness lead singer Suggs, aka Graham McPherson, was born on this day in 1961.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar

Welcome to Wednesday’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.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Celtics at Flyers, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Pacers at Celtics, 8 p.m. (CSNNE, ESPN)
NBA: Heat at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Boston College at Syracuse, 7 p.m. (NESN)
College basketball: SMU at East Carolina, 6:15 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Georgetown at St. John’s, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Duke at Clemson, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Houston at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Temple at Memphis, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: TCU at Baylor, 8:15 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Marquette at Villanova, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Mississippi at LSU, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Wake Forest at Georgia Tech, 9 p.m. (NESN)
College basketball: San Diego State at Colorado State, 10 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: USC at UCLA, 11 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Oregon State at Colorado, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)
Soccer: Premier League, Arsenal at Liverpool, 2:55 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Chris Long

Chris Long

— Following Tuesday’s news that the Rams were approved for a move back to Los Angeles, players took to social media to express their thanks to St. Louis and their excitement for their new home.

The Rams will play in a new stadium in Inglewood that will be built by Rams owner Stan Kroenke. The Chargers — who had proposed sharing a Los Angeles-based stadium with the Raiders — have been given the option of striking a deal to share the Rams’ facility. If the Chargers stay in San Diego, the Raiders will be given the opportunity to join the Rams.

While politicians and executives in St. Louis expressed their frustration with the NFL, the players reached out to fans of both cities.

Defensive end Chris Long traded tweets with heartbroken St. Louis fans, writing: Humbly, eternally gratefully: Thank you St. Louis. I’m sorry we fell short the past 8 years. You treated me like family anyways. I love yall . . . I will always remain involved in trying to continue to give back to the community that supported me through thick and thin.

As for his new fans in Southern California, Long wrote: Los Angeles You are getting a team that is hungry to win. See y’all soon.

Added linebacker Alec Ogletree: #thereturn it’s official!!! Appreciate the support and love we got here in stl. Def will miss this place. Now it’s time for a fresh start!!!

Wrote linebacker James Laurinaitis: While it is very exciting to be [a part] of bringing football back to Los Angeles, it is a bittersweet feeling. Out fans in STL have supported me since day 1 when I was drafted and I will never forget that. Thank you for your undying support of me and my family for the last 7 years! We are grateful! Go LA Rams!

— Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who already has 10 children with several women — and famously struggled to remember their names during a “Hard Knocks” appearance — is set to become a father yet again. His wife, Terricka, told Us Weekly that she is pregnant with twins, even though her husband had a vasectomy.

“I didn’t even tell Antonio right away because I didn’t think it was possible,” Terricka said. “I was going back and forth in my head how it could even happen. In my head we were good to go, we were having free sex! I just really thought that his procedure was the best protection you could have at this point.”

Terricka said her husband took the news well.

“Originally, he was like, ‘Oh, [expletive]! Are you serious? How did this happen?’ ” Terricka recalled. “It was shocking news for the both of us. It took me awhile to process it, but Antonio stood firm and was saying, ‘It’s God’s will.’ And he’s been excited the whole time.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Jan. 13, 1983, the Red Sox shipped which veteran pitcher to the Mets for a minor leaguer to be named later (infielder Mike Davis, who never reached the majors)?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Chandler Jones was admitted to the hospital on Sunday and released that day. He reported to work on time Monday morning and has participated in all meetings and practices since then.” — The Patriots, in a statement, confirming that the defensive end had an incident over the weekend

STAT OF THE DAY: 4 — Consecutive losses for the Celtics, after Tuesday’s 120-114 setback vs. the Knicks

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Kris Dunn’s buzzer-beating jumper gets a friendly bounce and gives Providence a win over Creighton.

Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee beats the second-half buzzer with a 3-pointer against the Rockets.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Mike Torrez

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Madness lead singer Suggs, aka Graham McPherson, was born on this day in 1961.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
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