In Thursday's Morning Mashup, we have a photo of A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy's scar after getting out of surgery from the nasty line drive he took, hilarious out takes of John Clayton's "SportsCenter" commercial, video of Mike Francesa falling asleep on air while talking Red Sox-Yankees, and a report that Jim Calhoun is retiring as head coach of UConn's basketball team. 

Notre Dame will join the ACC as a full member in all sports except football and hockey, the league announced Wednesday morning.

In football, the Irish will remain independent but will play five games against ACC opponents each season.

The ACC does not have a hockey league, and Notre Dame is expected to join Hockey East for that sport.

In Wednesday's Morning Mashup, we have a story on a college football player who believes he was kicked off the team because of his sexuality.

Jamie Kuntz, of North Dakota State College of Sciences, was injured, so he was helping out his team by videotaping its game when his 65-year-old boyfriend joined him in the press box and gave him a kiss that was noticed by a teammate. Kuntz lied about the kiss initially and now finds himself off the team and looking to transfer.

In Tuesday's Morning Mashup, we have details on a report from The Associated Press that the NFL has created a plan for the replacement officials to officiate until at least Week 5, the Astros owner wanting Roger Clemens to pitch this season, and much more.

Check it all out at the Out of Bounds blog.

In Monday's Morning Mashup, we have the Jets sounding off about media ploys, reaction to the replacement refs, and much more.

Check it out at the Out of Bounds blog. 

In Friday's Mashup, we have details from an amazing profile of Rob Gronkowski via Sports Illustrated, a Ravens player and local politician getting into a squabble over gay rights, trivia and some great Internet videos. 

Check it all out at the Out of Bounds blog. 

In Thursday's Mashup, we have Santonio Holmes throwing Mark Sanchez under the bus about the Tim Tebow trade, Peyton Manning's jersey being banned in a Denver school district, trivia, and much more. 

Check it all out at the Out of Bounds blog. 

Excuse me for a second while I channel my inner bizzarro John Sterling ... YANKEES LOSE, THEEEEEEEE YANKEES LOSE!! The Yankees have officially squandered their once 10-game lead in the AL East to the Orioles following a 5-2 loss to the Rays Tuesday night. Baltimore now is tied with New York atop the division.

In Wednesday's Mashup we have reaction from the Bombers, Rex Ryan talking job security, and much more.

It doesn't appear to be a great time to be an outspoken coach or manager. In Tuesday's Morning Mashup, we have a few pieces on the Bobby Valentine era thus far, the upcoming make-or-break season for Rex Ryan, and a great read on Peyton Manning coming full circle.

Check it all out at the Out of Bounds blog. 

In Friday's Morning Mashup, we have some New York media reaction from the Jets underwhelming preseason, Floyd Mayweather's outrageous sports bet, and video of a Kent State player running back a fumble ... the wrong way.

Check it all out at the Out of Bounds blog.