Toronto broadcaster Damian Goddard was fired by Rogers Sportsnet Wednesday after tweeting his opinion on same-sex marriage. The studio host wrote that he backed hockey agent Todd Reynolds, who had criticized Rangers forward Sean Avery for publicly supporting the cause. "I completely and whole-heartedly support Todd Reynolds and his support for the traditional and TRUE meaning of marriage," Goddard wrote.

Former sports writer and frequent ESPN guest Jay Mariotti pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three felonies, including stalking, after allegedly confronting his former girlfriend the same day a court ordered him to stay away from her. Mariotti had pleaded no contest to one count of misdemeanor domestic violence on Sept. 30, and then he confronted the woman at a restaurant that same day. He also allegedly argued with her at a restaurant April 15, pulling out a chunk of her hair and grabbing her cell phone.

Lakers center Pau Gasol denied rumors that Kobe Bryant's wife broke up his engagement with Sylvia Lopez Castro or that he and Bryant were at odds during their playoff loss to the Mavericks. "My girlfriend and I are fine, we're happy, we're doing well. Kobe and I are fine," Gasol told ESPN. "She was suffering because she saw me suffering. And I was suffering because I was seeing her suffering. When you add that to other stuff to what's already happening, it's tough."

Three seat-side servers at Yankee Stadium are suing the park's concessionaire, Legends Hospitality, because they claim they are not getting a share of the 20 percent delivery charge listed on customer's bills. "They wonder where it's going if it's not going to you," server Evelyn Ryan said of customer's inquiries. Legends Hospitality is owned in part by the Yankees.

The Lakers bowed out of the playoffs in embarrassing fashion Sunday, getting routed by the Mavericks to complete a four-game sweep and having two players thrown out of the game for blatant cheap shots. While ejected players Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom showed no remorse, Lakers legend Magic Johnson did not hold back, calling the players "classless" and "thuggish" and saying they embarrassed him.

Businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump was supposed to ride the pace car for this month's Indianapolis 500, but he announced Thursday that he was stepping aside due to "time and business constraints." He didn't mention that thousands of people had signed on to a campaign to have him removed.

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.

While Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall was apologizing and clarifying his comments criticizing Americans for celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick offered his input Wednesday. "It was about time," Vick told Virginia Beach radio station The Game. "What he so-called did to our people, took so many innocent lives. Hey, he deserved every bit of it."

Ravens offensive lineman Michael Oher, the player whose story was told in the book and movie "The Blind Side," lashed out at ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay for tagging players as having bad character. Tweeted Oher at McShay: "What if someone was to talk about your son ... and he had character issues!! Thats how my family felt." Added Oher: "You need to meet ppl first and then judge them not go off what you hear!!" Oher also tweeted this dig: "And I respect Mel Kiper way more then I respect you...your a joke!!"

Bucks swingman Chris Douglas-Roberts and Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall were not pleased with the celebrations that broke out all over America after the announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed.

Douglas-Roberts said it made Americans look like the Taliban after 9/11. "We just looked like the Afghan people, a decade later," he said. "That's not what we should be doing, celebrating with beers and all that. I didn't agree with that. That's just me."

Former Bruins forward Bob Sweeney joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to discuss his family's reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden. Sweeney's sister-in-law Madeline Amy Sweeney was a flight attendant on one of the planes that was hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center as part of the 9/11 attacks 10 years ago.