The New England Revolution released a statement Monday indicating that midfielder Shalrie Joseph has been granted an indefinite leave of absence from the team to attend to personal matters. He left the team on Saturday. The Revolution lost over the weekend to Colorado and will take on FC Dallas this Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

One website breaks down national prognosticators' mock drafts and grades them on their performance. One regular WEEI guest turned in an impressive effort and another did not fare so well. And in another NFL draft story, University of New Hampshire tight end Scott Sicko did not get drafted over the weekend, and as the draft wound down he decided he would prefer to focus on his education.

Opinions continue to be mixed -- and strong -- about Tim Tebow after the quarterback was taken in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night by the Denver Broncos. One writer insists Broncos coach Josh McDaniels just punched his ticket out of town, while others give him credit for relying on character. Get the details on that, plus additional links, videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.

The results are mixed regarding NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's suspension of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Some feel Goodell overstepped his authority, while others say Roethlisberger got the intervention he desperately needed. Read more about that, plus get additional links, videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.

I don't know how else to put it, so I'll just say it as simply as I can.

It seems that Roger Goodell went into his chambers, crunched the numbers and decided that four games is ample punishment for buying a couple of 20-year-old girls some alcohol. 



Former International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch, who was admitted to a hospital in Barcelona on Sunday after experiencing heart trouble, died early Wednesday. He was 89. Samaranch headed the IOC for 21 years until he stepped down in 2001. He has had health problems every since Jacques Rogge was chosen to succeed him.


The Jets' latest offseason splash is the signing of Dolphins defensive stalwart Jason Taylor. But Taylor brings some baggage as well, and he joins a team that has loaded up with players who have to prove they can behave to stay on the field. We've got links to stories from papers in New York and Miami that have differing views of the situation. Get the details on that, plus more links, videos, trivia and more, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.

Alexander Doucette, an 18-year-old senior at Nashoba Regional High School in Bolton, died Monday morning after collapsing during track practice.


Since the NFL started cracking down on bad behavior three years ago, there has been a noticeable improvement, according to police statistics -- with a notable exception in one category. Get more details on that, along with additional links, videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.

A 64-year-old runner from out of state had a heart attack and collapsed during Monday's Boston Marathon and was revived by spectators and EMTs. According to, Boston EMTs Kelly Cronin and Carlos Garu had just finished attending to a runner when they got a call that a runner in his 60s was down on Beacon Street near the Mass Pike overpass. "We got back on our bikes and rode through the Marathon runners and when got there he was unconscious and cardiac arrest," Cronin said.