Johnny Damon said he will proudly display his Red Sox 2004 World Series ring on his finger now that he no longer plays for the Yankees. And when he gets his Yankees 2009 ring, he's going to wear both rings together. Get the details on that, plus find links to the day's top stories, videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.

Tiger Woods broke his silence with two interviews that aired Sunday night. (AP)Suffering from Tiger Woods fatigue? 



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Outgoing Charlotte Bobcats owner Bob Johnson had some parting comments for the city Sunday, and they weren't very complimentary. On the same day new owner Michael Jordan promised to be more visible in the community and win over fans and businesses, Johnson said Charlotte did not do enough for him and his team, calling it a "close-knit, arrogant, sometimes incestuous town." Read more about that, plus get links to the day's top stories, plus videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.

In his first interview since a November auto accident that led to a leave of absence and the revelation of several extramarital affairs, golfer Tiger Woods told reporters that he’s “done some pretty bad things in [his] life” and is unsure what sort of reception he’ll receive from fans when he gets back to golf next month at the Masters.

Throughout the interviews — one with ESPN, one with the Golf Channel — Woods said he had been “living a lie,” and regretted the “hurt” he had caused his mother and wife.

According to the Associated Press, ESPN will air a one-on-one interview with Tiger Woods tonight sometime after 7 p.m. EST. Tom Rinaldi is expected to conduct the interview with the 14-time major champion. 

I wonder if Matt Cooke slept well last night.

I'm sure Marc Savard didn't.

When Cooke steps on the ice at TD Garden Thursday night, he instantly will take his place next to fellas such as Bill Laimbeer, Rick Mahorn and Ulf Samuelsson. In other words, an A-List public enemy for the Boston faithful.

The March 7, third-period blindside hit that Cooke delivered to the head of Savard gave the All-Star a Grade 2 concussion that likely will mean the end of the pivot's season. 



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 "I do plan to return to golf one day, I just don't know when that day will be."

-- Tiger Woods at his press conference, Feb. 19, 2010

Raise your hand if you still believe that sentence.



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Last week in this space, I wrote a column called “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth.” The premise of the piece can be summed up in a few simple sentences. “Advanced baseball stats are becoming more and more prevalent. It seems like every offseason move the Sox made was based on them. Guys who believe in sabermetrics take themselves really seriously.



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This is a rare sighting of Rasheed Wallace inside the 3-point line. Wallace's woeful performances in big games this season helps explain the Celtics' poor record against the league's top teams. (AP)Maybe I should be here in praise of Rasheed Wallace.



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Sherron Collins and Kansas look almost unbeatable heading into the tournament. (AP)A bunch of questions (and even a few answers) as a nation works on its bracket and CBS works on unfreezing Dan Bonner and Jim Spanarkel ...
 
OK, Kansas vs. the field. Whom are you taking?
 



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