Rob Bradford, Steve Buckley & Steve Lyons join the guys to preview the Red Sox season.
Continuing to recap the Republican Debate, Gerry rips his old "Stuck on You" co-star, Ben Carson.

Welcome to Friday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Welcome to Friday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

NHL: Bruins at Hurricanes, 7 p.m. (NESN)
College hockey: Boston University at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Bulls at Hawks, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Grizzlies at Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Harvard at Yale, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Iona at Manhattan, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Valparaiso at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Bowling Green at Akron, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Rider at Monmouth, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Detroit at Oakland, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)


There are calls for Duke guard Grayson Allen to be suspended after his latest transgression, a trip of Florida State’s Xavier Rathan-Mayes late in Thursday’s 80-65 Duke win.

On video, Allen can be seen sticking out his foot as Rathan-Mayes starts to run upcourt behind him. After Rathan-Mayes falls, Allen turns and puts out his hands as it to imply it was not intentional.

“He wanted to keep playing physical,” Allen said (via the Fayetteville Observer). “So I tried to walk away from it as he was grabbing me. We ended up tangling up and falling. It was really nothing.”

No foul was called on the play, although the league could punish Allen after investigating.

On Feb. 8, Allen tripped a Louisville player and was charged with a flagrant foul 1. He’s also been more aggressive arguing calls with officials lately, complaining that other teams are being allowed to be more physical with him.

“I think I’m handling it pretty well,” he said after Thursday’s game. “Obviously, I’m a very emotional guy. I think everyone knows that on the court. There are a lot of times where I let that out, but I think I’d have a few more technicals if I wasn’t controlling it well.”

Added Allen: “I’m not going to take anything from anyone. Whatever someone’s dishing out to me, inside the game and inside the rules of the game, I’m going to give it right back. It doesn’t matter to me what kind of physical contact I get, I’m not looking to the ref to bail me out. I’m playing physical right back, and I think that shows in my driving ability, how I attack, how I’m getting open for the ball. I’m going to be just as physical with that person as they are with me.”

— Johnny Manziel’s domestic violence case has been referred to a grand jury, Dallas police announced Thursday, raising more questions about whether the former Heisman Trophy winner is receiving preferential treatment.

The soon-to-be-released Browns quarterback is accused of hitting and threatening an ex-girlfriend during an incident Jan. 30 that started at a Dallas hotel.

Longtime Dallas criminal defense attorney Pete Schulte told The Associated Press that police appeared to have enough information to charge Manziel, and cases like this one typically are determined by police.

“I think they’re giving Johnny more of the benefit of the doubt than they give every other citizen they deal with,” Schulte said.

The Browns, who have indicated they plan to release Manziel, had little to say about the latest development.

“I’m not going to comment again on Johnny,” new executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said Thursday from the scouting combine in Indianapolis. “I think, respectfully, we want to give the young man some privacy. Our organization has spent enough time talking about him and we need to focus on moving forward.”

— While new 49ers coach Chip Kelly said Thursday that Colin Kaepernick wants to return to the team next season, reports emerged later in the day that the quarterback has asked permission to have his agents seek a trade.

“He wants to be here,” Kelly told reporters Thursday from the NFL combine in Indianapolis. “He’s never expressed to me that he didn’t want to be here. He expressed to me that he’s excited about getting healthy and getting going. And we’re excited about him getting healthy and getting going.”

NFL Network and ESPN both reported later that Kaepernick wants out, after he was demoted to backup midway through last season. Kaepernick appears to be having trust issues with the Niners, as he had his private doctor perform surgeries on his left shoulder, right thumb and left knee instead of using team physicians.

Kaepernick’s $11.9 million salary for 2016 becomes guaranteed on April 1, and he’s expected at the team facility for offseason training three days later.

“He’s seemed excited every time I’ve talked to him,” Kelly said. “I’ve also learned to not believe everything that’s on the Internet.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Feb. 26, 1994, Patriots fans bought 5,968 season tickets, a team single-day record, following the previous day’s announcement that Robert Kraft had purchased the team from which man?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Veteran or young [player], if we add to it, it’ll be to help our team with increased versatility. Otherwise, there would be no reason to add somebody just to add somebody.” Celtics coach Brad Stevens, on the possibility of pursuing Joe Johnson following Johnson’s release by the Nets

STAT OF THE DAY: 128 — Consecutive games with a 3-pointer — a new NBA record — for Warriors guard Steph Curry, who hit 10 (on 15 attempts) in Thursday’s 130-114 victory over the Magic

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas drives the lane and throws a no-look behind-the-head pass to Jae Crowder for a key 3-pointer late in Thursday’s win over the Bucks.

A Georgia Southern intramural basketball player hits an 80-foot buzzer-beater with his back to the basket.

Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth stuns the Wild with a diving stick save in the final seconds of Philadelphia’s 3-2 victory.

TRIVIA ANSWER: James Busch Orthwein

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Fats Domino was born on this day in 1928.

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David Price, joined the show to talk about the decision to come to Boston, if he's ready to be the ace and his outlook on the upcoming season.
Whitey Bulger is once again in trouble, this time for masturbating in his Florida jail cell.

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Dino, Gerry and Kirk recap last night's Republican Debate, focusing most of their attention on the back and forth between Marco Rubio & Donald Trump.

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Dale, Michael and Jerry spend a lot of time on the Bruins after a 5-1 win over the Penguins. Are they legit contenders for the Eastern Conference or is this just the upswing in a roller coaster Bruins season?
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend a lot of time on the Bruins after a 5-1 win over the Penguins. Are they legit contenders for the Eastern Conference or is this just the upswing in a roller coaster Bruins season?
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the revelations about Peyton Manning's accuser, and how this is playing out very similar to how many sexual assault accusations do when questions arise about the victim.

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