Welcome to Wednesday’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.

Welcome to Wednesday’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.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Bruins at Canadiens, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Penguins at Avalanche, 10 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Bulls at Celtics, 7 p.m. (CSNNE, ESPN)
NBA: Hawks at Mavericks, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Boston College at Providence, 7 p.m. (FS1; WEEI-AM)
College basketball: Niagara at St. John’s, 5 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Howard at Purdue, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Nebraska at Creighton, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Dayton at Vanderbilt, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: UNLV at Wichita State, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, FC Porto at Chelsea, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Boston College’s basketball game at Providence on Wednesday night will go on as scheduled despite eight Eagles becoming sick this week, apparently after contracting a norovirus from a Chipotle Mexican Grill near campus.

The players were among at least 80 BC students who developed gastrointestinal symptoms — including nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever and vomiting — after eating at the Cleveland Circle restaurant, which has been closed temporarily. The students were being tested for norovirus and E. coli, as there has been a rash of Chipotle-related E. Coli outbreaks of late, with at least 52 cases across nine states. However, state health officials said Tuesday that initial testing determined the presence of norovirus.

“Colleges are a closed community, we were able to spot a trend and alert the Department of Public Health,” BC director of health services Thomas Nary told the BC student newspaper The Heights. “Preliminary tests are confirming that norovirus is the culprit, though we continue to test for any other pathogen.”

The illness first started appearing Saturday night, and starting center Dennis Clifford was forced to miss Sunday’s two-point upset loss to Lowell. The team canceled practice the next day, and the school warned students to avoid Chipotle.

BC is on a five-game losing streak after opening the season with three wins. Wednesday’s game already looked daunting, as the Friars come in with an 8-1 record, a No. 15 national ranking and a player of the year candidate in Kris Dunn.

LeSean McCoy, who returns to Philadelphia on Sunday as a member of the Bills after his offseason trade, said he stands by his comment that Eagles coach Chip Kelly “got rid of all the black players,” but he insists he does not dislike Kelly.

“I don’t have no issue with him,” McCoy told The Philadelphia Inquirer. “There’s no problem. I don’t hate him. It’s nothing like that. It’s just that he wants things done a certain way. He doesn’t care about the player and how he feels about it. He’s the coach, so I guess I can understand that type of thinking.

“Maybe I’m just different. Certain things I might ask him or talk to him about – he’s probably not used to. We ain’t like best friends or that, but we’re no enemies.”

McCoy, the Eagles’ career leader in rushing yards, said he has not spoken to Kelly since he was traded on March 10, although he has softened since his initial frustration.

“I don’t want to say I was bitter, but I was pissed and angry,” McCoy said. “I was really surprised. I was like, ‘Yo, what?’ Because I hadn’t really heard anything about it. I didn’t see it coming at all. At first, I was definitely angry. I think anybody would be mad at the time. But as time went on, it was fine with me. It was cool. It’s a business.”

— A Cowboys fan apparently was injured during a brawl after Monday night’s game in Washington, but the team is denying a claim that the man was stabbed.

A video posted on Facebook by another fan shows the fight and a man in a Cowboys jersey sitting on the ground, with what appears to be a knife nearby. Authorities confirmed that a knife was recovered but said they did not respond to a stabbing. Two men were arrested and charged with assault.

“We are aware of an altercation that took place at FedEx Field following Monday’s game,” the team said in a statement. “We thank members of the Prince George’s County Police Department who responded promptly to break up the altercation and arrested both men involved. Neither sustained injuries that required hospitalization. We will continue to gather more information on the matter and ensure the safety of all fans at FedEx Field.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Dec. 9, 1992, the Red Sox signed which free agent who eventually wound up in the Hall of Fame?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “This is a kid who I thought absolutely could be a star. I figured he has an opportunity with all these guys being injured, is Brandon LaFell. I don’t get him. He has an opportunity to go out there and make some plays and make himself a hell of a lot of money. You’re playing on a big stage each and every week. You have an opportunity to really take advantage of the opportunity that you have and make some catches, become that receiver. He’s tall, he has good size. He runs decent routes. For this guy not to get to that next level, I am really disappointed in him. He’s really blown his chances of making a lot of money in the future.” — NBC NFL analyst Rodney Harrison, during his Tuesday appearance with Ordway, Merloni & Fauria, on Patriots receiver Brandon LaFell

STAT OF THE DAY: 23 — Consecutive wins to open the season for the Warriors, following Tuesday’s 131-123 victory over the Pacers, with the Celtics set to host Golden State on Friday

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Nets forward Thomas Robinson finishes with authority despite being fouled by Rockets forward Clint Capela.

Magic guard Elfrid Payton appears to have a path to the basket for a dunk, but Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried sends the ball the other way.

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly surprises a girl with cerebral palsy on her 21st birthday.

WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC

TRIVIA ANSWER: Andre Dawson

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Jakob Dylan was born on this day in 1969.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
It's the Winter Meetings edition of the Hot Stove Show. Bradford and Tomase are in Nashville, Mut is holding things down back in studio. They talk about the Red Sox shoring up their bullpen and if there are any more moves on the horizon.

[0:12:49] ... are right there with what they've done starter. Closer. Outfield depth and Chris Young didn't turn the prospects on given Dombrowski and 61777979837. Your phone number text. At 379837. And on Twitter at Mott and UT ...



Now he's arrogant? We discuss how the fake punt called in the Philadelphia game has dredged up the argument that Bill Belichick and the Patriots are arrogant, a sentiment that some Pats fans actually agree with.
We close out the program with some of the best sound of the day.
Now he's arrogant? We discuss how the fake punt called in the Philadelphia game has dredged up the argument that Bill Belichick and the Patriots are arrogant, a sentiment that some Pats fans actually agree with.
We close out the program with some of the best sound of the day.
We discuss the new endorsement contract that Lebron James has signed with Nike, and how it's a game changer in pro sports.

[0:00:00] ... Now we met mentioned yesterday that LeBron James has apparently been signed a lifetime deal by Nike. The previous high mall high water mark for those sorts of things was. Kevin Garnett are now excuse me Kevin Durant. Which they said it was the thirty million a year for ten years 300 million and that it was expected. That the LeBron James deal could be multiples of that. Derek rebel is now saying that he's theorizing. But based on information that he's getting. But the deal Nike gave LeBron James was a billion dollars over thirty years. A billion. Dollar. In thirty years told us Brian James going to be you know ...
[0:01:25] ... probably pretty close to the truth. Not counting the basketball money to LeBron James earns. Is contract with Nike is for a billion dollars over thirty years. And is Revell points out it's a drop in ...
[0:02:07] ... on stand. I can't imagine that Nike has been that. Blessed by LeBron James as partnership. A vague terms of interest and in translating into dollars but I guess. Hey man I'm where chuck trailers are now so I'm has been a long time since I was. The long time to throw a rock and. Iraqis did did Tiger Woods officially get to a billion dollars and I'm talking his total career was endorsements. And. Prize money and all that I I ...
[0:03:16] ... do other things but in that what you gonna Nike for. Like Tiger Woods deal with Nike which is gigantic as well. Really encompasses more than golf shoes obviously right clubs and balls and clothing and you know they really branch out. So go out LeBron James LeBron james' basketball but LeBron James. Shorts. Shirts yup. Where else that so so flat out I think the first billion dollar athlete is. Well tactically and not active at the moment he's still basically is you know the late stages of his career. Take away everything that LeBron James is made since he came into the NBA at the age of 1819 years old all that salary all those endorsements. Not just from Nike but from everything he's done take all that away. He's made more. Then Tiger Woods just off of this one contract despite what his name on the line which is dotted. This week he's made more than Tiger Woods has in his entire career. But that just broke my brain nothing makes sense anymore rather than I'm IE I failed my ...






We discuss the new endorsement contract that Lebron James has signed with Nike, and how it's a game changer in pro sports.

[0:00:00] ... Now we met mentioned yesterday that LeBron James has apparently been signed a lifetime deal by Nike. The previous high mall high water mark for those sorts of things was. Kevin Garnett are now excuse me Kevin Durant. Which they said it was the thirty million a year for ten years 300 million and that it was expected. That the LeBron James deal could be multiples of that. Derek rebel is now saying that he's theorizing. But based on information that he's getting. But the deal Nike gave LeBron James was a billion dollars over thirty years. A billion. Dollar. In thirty years told us Brian James going to be you know ...
[0:01:25] ... probably pretty close to the truth. Not counting the basketball money to LeBron James earns. Is contract with Nike is for a billion dollars over thirty years. And is Revell points out it's a drop in ...
[0:02:07] ... on stand. I can't imagine that Nike has been that. Blessed by LeBron James as partnership. A vague terms of interest and in translating into dollars but I guess. Hey man I'm where chuck trailers are now so I'm has been a long time since I was. The long time to throw a rock and. Iraqis did did Tiger Woods officially get to a billion dollars and I'm talking his total career was endorsements. And. Prize money and all that I I ...
[0:03:16] ... do other things but in that what you gonna Nike for. Like Tiger Woods deal with Nike which is gigantic as well. Really encompasses more than golf shoes obviously right clubs and balls and clothing and you know they really branch out. So go out LeBron James LeBron james' basketball but LeBron James. Shorts. Shirts yup. Where else that so so flat out I think the first billion dollar athlete is. Well tactically and not active at the moment he's still basically is you know the late stages of his career. Take away everything that LeBron James is made since he came into the NBA at the age of 1819 years old all that salary all those endorsements. Not just from Nike but from everything he's done take all that away. He's made more. Then Tiger Woods just off of this one contract despite what his name on the line which is dotted. This week he's made more than Tiger Woods has in his entire career. But that just broke my brain nothing makes sense anymore rather than I'm IE I failed my ...






Dale, Michael and Jerry sneak in some Bruins and Celtics talk.

[0:00:00] ... We have not lost track of the fact. That the Boston Celtics played in one last night. In New Orleans against the pelicans. We have not lost track of the fact that the Bruins ...
[0:02:42] ... Terry Thornton as a margin of victory in the NBA number one Golden State Warriors number 20 San Antonio Spurs. Number three Boston Celtics. Third in the NBA in margin of victory so far this season. When they when they went big yeah. And light last ...
[0:03:33] ... who can pass I'm not sure they have a traditional point guard. Isiah Thomas is a small Garp about a traditional point guard complaint position if you ask them to Avery Brad Bradley can play the ...