Cole joins Dennis and Callahan to explain Tom Brady's reaction to the Logan Mankins trade.
All the stories of the day brought to you by Jerry Thornton including the fate of Tony Soprano and an accident on Cops.

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Dennis and Callahan are off until Tuesday so it's a free form Thursday.

Here are the highlights from Thursday’s Headlines with John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and guest host Jerry Thornton.

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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: Cubs at Reds, 12:30 p.m. (WGN)
MLB: Yankees at Tigers, 1:05 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Athletics at Angels, 7:05 p.m. (MLB Network)
NFL preseason: Patriots at Giants, 7:30 p.m. (WBZ-TV)
NFL preseason: Jets at Eagles, 7 p.m. (NFL Network)
NFL preseason: Seahawks at Raiders, 10 p.m. (NFL Network)
College football: Wake Forest at Louisiana-Monroe, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College football: Boise State vs. Mississippi, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
College football: Rutgers vs. Washington State, 10 p.m. (FS1)
Tennis: US Open, 11 a.m. (Tennis Channel), 1 p.m. (ESPN). 6 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

– Clippers coach Doc Rivers was given a five-year extension from new owner Steve Ballmer, locking up the 52-year-old through the 2018-19 season.

Rivers was widely praised for his handling of the Donald Sterling situation at the end of last season and into the offseason.

“Not only is Doc one of the best coaches and executives in the game, but he continually embodies the hard-core, committed and resilient character and winning culture that the Clippers represent,” Ballmer said, noting that re-signing Rivers was one of his priorities.

Rivers, who was given the additional responsibility of president of basketball operations two months ago, led the team to a franchise-best 57-25 record last season and its second straight Pacific Division tittle. In the playoffs, the Clippers were able to overcome the Sterling distraction and beat the Warriors in a seven-game opening-round series before getting ousted by the Thunder in the second round.

Rivers, who said he was prepared to quit if Sterling remained team owner, voiced his support for Ballmer last week, saying: “With Steve’s leadership, we have this opportunity to be this great organization. That’s probably what makes me the most excited because I know if you get that part right, the basketball part will become easier in some ways, and that’s good.”

– USC cornerback Josh Shaw finally acknowledged Wednesday that his story about injuring both of his ankles while heroically rescuing his 7-year-old nephew from a pool was a lie, and he was suspended from all team activities.

“I made up a story about this fall that was untrue,” Shaw said in a statement from his attorney. “I was wrong not to tell the truth. I apologize to USC for this action on my part. My USC coaches, The USC athletic department, and especially coach Sarkisian have all been supportive of me during my college career and for that, I am very grateful.”

Shaw’s tale began to unravel almost immediately after it became public, as several calls to the USC athletic department called the senior captain’s version of events into question.

“We are extremely disappointed in Josh,” USC coach Steve Sarkisian said in a statement. “He let us all down. As I have said, nothing in his background led us to doubt him when he told us of his injuries, nor did anything after our initial vetting of his story.

“I appreciate that Josh has now admitted that he lied and has apologized. Although this type of behavior is out of character for Josh, it is unacceptable. Honesty and integrity must be at the center of our program. I believe Josh will learn from this. I hope that he will not be defined by this incident, and that the Trojan Family will accept his apology and support him.”

Shaw’s attorney initially released a statement claiming the player was hurt in a fall without giving specifics, but later in the day he acknowledged that Shaw suffered his injury falling from the balcony of the apartment building where his girlfriend lives. Police had been called to the apartment Saturday night, and a witness reported seeing a man fleeing the vacant apartment via the balcony, although authorities said Shaw is not a suspect in any investigation.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on Wednesday insisted he wants to do adhere to the rules after his team was penalized Tuesday by the league for excessive physical contact during minicamp in June, due in part to a fight involving controversial cornerback Richard Sherman. The team will lose two practices next offseason.

“We don’t want to do things wrong. We want to do things right,” Carroll said after Wednesday’s practice. “I’d like to show exactly how to do it. When you’re competing like we do, we’re trying to do things the best you can possibly do it. Unfortunately, this incident makes it look otherwise.”

According to Carroll, Sherman’s scuffle with receiver Phil Bates on June 18 led to the league taking a closer look at the team’s practices after initially indicating Seattle was in line with the rules regarding contact.

“A year ago and halfway through this camp, when they observed what was going on, they said everything was just fine so we kept going and just kept working,” Carroll said. “I was really pleased with that, but unfortunately it went otherwise when we got to minicamp.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Aug. 28, 1967, the Red Sox won a bidding war to sign which high-profile free agent?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’m extremely disappointed in her piece. I think it’s unethical. I think it’s very, very unprofessional.  Not only the piece itself, the content. The manner in which she did it.” – Rams coach Jeff Fisher, on ESPN’s Josina Anderson reporting that Michael Sam does not shower with his teammates

STAT OF THE DAY: 9 – Consecutive hits allowed by Tigers starter David Price to the Yankees in the third inning of Wednesday’s game — the first time in 25 years a pitcher has allowed nine straight hits

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Royals left fielder Alex Gordon makes a leaping catch and holds on to the ball after crashing into the fence.

Highly regarded Cubs prospect Jorge Soler hits a home run in his first major league at-bat.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Ken “Hawk” Harrelson, who had been waived by the Kansas City Athletics after a dispute with controversial owner Charlie Finley

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Shania Twain was born on this day in 1965.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Red Sox Manager talks about Xander's concussion and the youth movement on the Red Sox.

[0:00:51] ... Because this is actually bothered me since Friday. I don't know what Major League Baseball does about concussions but I saw. Zander Bogart's stick to pitch in the helmet Friday continue in the game and then the ...
[0:04:44] ... isn't. Currently giving players some some issue. If there's a place in Major League Baseball David Ortiz like -- more than Fenway it might be the Rogers Centre. Given his career numbers has not been able to play the ...
[0:11:58] ... and and the three -- that he had with this. I don't Mike Napoli said you know you don't get any more credit when it goes as far as -- as if it goes -- the ...





Red Sox Manager talks about Xander's concussion and the youth movement on the Red Sox.

[0:00:51] ... Because this is actually bothered me since Friday. I don't know what Major League Baseball does about concussions but I saw. Zander Bogart's stick to pitch in the helmet Friday continue in the game and then the ...
[0:04:44] ... isn't. Currently giving players some some issue. If there's a place in Major League Baseball David Ortiz like -- more than Fenway it might be the Rogers Centre. Given his career numbers has not been able to play the ...
[0:11:58] ... and and the three -- that he had with this. I don't Mike Napoli said you know you don't get any more credit when it goes as far as -- as if it goes -- the ...





Josh Gordons suspension was upheld. Why is there such a stigma about weed in sports?
Josh Gordons suspension was upheld. Why is there such a stigma about weed in sports?