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Welcome to Friday’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.

FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Angels at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Indians at Blue Jays, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Cubs at Mets, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: European Championship quarterfinals, Wales vs. Belgium, 3 p.m. (ESPN)
Tennis: Wimbledon, 7 a.m. (ESPN)
Track and field: U.S. Olympic trials, 9 p.m. (NBC)
Swimming: U.S. Olympic trials, 6 p.m. (NBCSN), 8 p.m. (NBC)

AROUND THE WEB:

Evan Turner

Evan Turner

— With NBA free agency officially underway, Evan Turner reportedly has been getting interest from a few teams, including the Lakers. The Celtics, however, remain quiet.

Among the teams said to be interested in the shooting guard are the Knicks, Bulls, Pelicans, Mavericks and Grizzlies (according to The Sporting News’ Sean Deveney).

The Lakers reportedly have agreed on a four-year, $64 million deal with center Timofey Mozgov, who mostly sat on the bench for the Cavaliers during their title run, as they look to climb out of the Western Conference cellar.

The Knicks upgraded their roster with the acquisition of former MVP Derrick Rose in a draft-day trade, and they reportedly are closing in on a four-year deal with Joakim Noah. They have an opening at shooting guard and are said to be interested in a few free agents.

Turner, the No. 2 overall pick in 2010 who struggled to make an impact his first four seasons in the NBA with the 76ers and Pacers before arriving in Boston as a free agent in the summer of 2014, has indicated a desire to return to the C’s after averaging 10.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists and 27.8 minutes per game over two seasons and reportedly being a positive locker room influence, but it’s not clear if Danny Ainge would spend the money to retain his services.

“I had some of the most fun playing basketball since I’ve played in the NBA,” Turner said recently on Yahoo Sports’ “The Vertical Podcast.” “We’ve had a great locker room. Boston was definitely a first-class organization. Brad Stevens did a lot for my career and my maturity.”

— A Canadian Football League game took a bizarre turn Thursday night courtesy of Montreal Alouettes wide receiver Duron Carter — son of NFL Hall of Famer and former ESPN analyst Cris Carter.

Carter caught a touchdown pass, holding on to the ball even after being drilled in the head by an Ottawa defender.

Carter then took his celebration right to the Ottawa sideline, bumping into Redblacks coach Rick Campbell and knocking him over. That didn’t sit well with the Ottawa players, who went after Carter as the referees stepped in to protect him.

When the dust settled, Carter was ejected, as was an Ottawa player who was the most aggressive in trying to retaliate.

— On the same day the NFL announced a four-game suspension for unsigned quarterback Johnny Manziel, the Cowboys learned they will be without three defensive starters to open the season due to suspensions of their own.

Linebacker Rolando McClain was banned 10 games for his second violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy in two years. He will sit along with defensive ends DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory, fellow Cowboys starters who were suspended four games each for substance-abuse violations.

All three players can participate in the team’s training camp, which starts July 30, and in the preseason.

Manziel also was suspended for a substance-abuse violation, and he could face more punishment as he has been accused of domestic violence. If the 23-year-old with a history of off-field issues does find a team willing to take a chance on him, he would have to miss the start of the season.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 1, 1973, during a 9-5 loss to the Brewers, which player who was in his third and final season with the Red Sox (and the final season of his 18-year major league career) stole his 500th career base?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Whenever I die, I’ll know this group of guys here, they willed themselves to be the national champion. It was just meant to be, no doubt. If there is such a thing as a team of destiny, this group is it.” — Coastal Carolina baseball coach Gary Gilmore, after his team won the first national title in school history with a 4-3 victory over Arizona on Thursday afternoon in the College World Series

STAT OF THE DAY: 4 — Games free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel was suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy

‘NET RESULTS: Chase Headley races home from third base on a passed ball with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Yankees a 2-1 walk-off win over the Rangers.

A young boy gets emotional after getting a baseball card of Cubs star Kris Bryant.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Luis Aparicio

SOOTHING SOUNDS: The late Bobby Day was born on this day in 1928.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
One hour to go until the tip off of NBA free agency. Christian discusses his feelings on Al Horford, Dwight Howard, and numerous other potential future Celtics.
One hour to go until the tip off of NBA free agency. Christian discusses his feelings on Al Horford, Dwight Howard, and numerous other potential future Celtics.

[0:02:29] ... season. 55 million. It's a lot of money. And it almost makes Dwight Howard seem like a good idea I hate I can't believe I'm saying this. It makes Dwight Howard seem like a good idea. If you gotta spend that sort of money on a guy for one year on a show me kind of deal. I don't really see how bad it could get. With Dwight Howard. And I realize that Dwight Howard is an eighth hole Dwight Howard is one of those guys you watch play and you just wanna puke when you see him. I still remember Dwight Howard. And I think it was 2009. I wanna say in the playoffs against the Celtics. You throw an elbow hit big baby ...
[0:03:37] ... was so struck by. Big baby Davis is a large individual and Dwight Howard crumpled him with an elbowed in the head after coming down with the rebound. And you're ever Davis are running town Courtney just short drops. And the whole time power is complaining like he got fouled. You just elbow I huge guy at his side of the head and crumpled him. In your pitching to the rent it's like it's on I hate him I. Ate him all that aside though. Despite you know where he was and where he is now that's the kind of Dwight Howard that you would pay big money again the guys it's been you know. Who couldn't colleagues this team's heart and couldn't coexist ...
[0:04:42] ... they are they clearly know something. And I'll tell you white. For Dwight Howard this makes some sense. Get the hell out of that Western Conference and it is not working out for you over there ...
[0:05:22] ... sort of look on paper even allow that team we just get Dwight Howard they really be something. You know put Dwight Howard with Kobe Bryant in willow get the duck boats ready whatever they have out there and Allen were a legitimate title contender ...






One hour to go until the tip off of NBA free agency. Christian discusses his feelings on Al Horford, Dwight Howard, and numerous other potential future Celtics.

[0:02:29] ... season. 55 million. It's a lot of money. And it almost makes Dwight Howard seem like a good idea I hate I can't believe I'm saying this. It makes Dwight Howard seem like a good idea. If you gotta spend that sort of money on a guy for one year on a show me kind of deal. I don't really see how bad it could get. With Dwight Howard. And I realize that Dwight Howard is an eighth hole Dwight Howard is one of those guys you watch play and you just wanna puke when you see him. I still remember Dwight Howard. And I think it was 2009. I wanna say in the playoffs against the Celtics. You throw an elbow hit big baby ...
[0:03:37] ... was so struck by. Big baby Davis is a large individual and Dwight Howard crumpled him with an elbowed in the head after coming down with the rebound. And you're ever Davis are running town Courtney just short drops. And the whole time power is complaining like he got fouled. You just elbow I huge guy at his side of the head and crumpled him. In your pitching to the rent it's like it's on I hate him I. Ate him all that aside though. Despite you know where he was and where he is now that's the kind of Dwight Howard that you would pay big money again the guys it's been you know. Who couldn't colleagues this team's heart and couldn't coexist ...
[0:04:42] ... they are they clearly know something. And I'll tell you white. For Dwight Howard this makes some sense. Get the hell out of that Western Conference and it is not working out for you over there ...
[0:05:22] ... sort of look on paper even allow that team we just get Dwight Howard they really be something. You know put Dwight Howard with Kobe Bryant in willow get the duck boats ready whatever they have out there and Allen were a legitimate title contender ...






On the eve of NBA free agency, Christian previews what could happen for the Celtics this offseason. And with less than two weeks until the MLB All-Star Break, Christian looks at what has been going on with the Sox recently.
On the eve of NBA free agency, Christian previews what could happen for the Celtics this offseason. And with less than two weeks until the MLB All-Star Break, Christian looks at what has been going on with the Sox recently.

[0:04:26] ... the coming week I Tommy wins is it gonna take to keep John Farrell's drop. I say five or six. And a mistake was 65. What's five. Five nothing. You're supposed to win five. Supposed to ...
[0:08:58] ... staff and what they've done these last two weeks. I didn't blame Carl Willis for that. I don't blame John Ferrell for the fact that a worry it's quit on the mound the other night. Although ...
[0:12:07] ... yet be breaking and a cold sweats. I don't know. The question. Curt Schilling walk over to your radio station. Please god. And with Howard. I realize is game's not that impressive anymore. I realize that ...
[0:22:52] ... know a lot of people have been calling for the head of Carl Willis what do what exactly is that gonna do. Ever wanted to figure fire won the Avis and brought in Carl Willis Naira about why our finally got a giant European connect with these pictures. Now. Not so much anymore. And you almost wonder ...






Danny closes out the show taking calls on Kevin Durant, John Farrell and the impending NBA free agency.
Danny closes out the show taking calls on Kevin Durant, John Farrell and the impending NBA free agency.

[0:02:37] ... the last fifty days. I actually come out and said look Arab John Farrell is not a perfect marriage I'm not trying to tell you that this guy needs to be the message of this team. ...
[0:03:17] ... known as the pitching coach and pitching Guerrero. How do you know John Farrell isn't telling him to big new correctly how do you know that. And Lotta rhetoric and this is not execute. I guess ...
[0:05:16] ... right candidate and initially if you don't you gonna get knocked around. John Farrell's element to put that in flat over the plate what you think that's John big John Farrell told them that. John Farrell doesn't see the issue what you did judge Nikki did not say I saw at the Pedroia brunch time. Detroit found it ...
[0:07:06] ... you seven innings with only one run and strikes out ten as John Farrell get embraced that. Colin up next pickle you know what John Farrell fixed buckled his issues. Game the right advice Buchholz let's deal went out and pitch. The work boots on but the big ...






Danny closes out the show taking calls on Kevin Durant, John Farrell and the impending NBA free agency.

[0:02:37] ... the last fifty days. I actually come out and said look Arab John Farrell is not a perfect marriage I'm not trying to tell you that this guy needs to be the message of this team. ...
[0:03:17] ... known as the pitching coach and pitching Guerrero. How do you know John Farrell isn't telling him to big new correctly how do you know that. And Lotta rhetoric and this is not execute. I guess ...
[0:05:16] ... right candidate and initially if you don't you gonna get knocked around. John Farrell's element to put that in flat over the plate what you think that's John big John Farrell told them that. John Farrell doesn't see the issue what you did judge Nikki did not say I saw at the Pedroia brunch time. Detroit found it ...
[0:07:06] ... you seven innings with only one run and strikes out ten as John Farrell get embraced that. Colin up next pickle you know what John Farrell fixed buckled his issues. Game the right advice Buchholz let's deal went out and pitch. The work boots on but the big ...