The latest controversy from Jets minicamp came Monday when cornerback Darrelle Revis sat out a drill as a message to management: "Something just to let them know I can play and I can not play," Revis said. However, he had told coach Rex Ryan he needed to sit because he didn't feel well.

The trainer who allegedly injected Roger Clemens told authorities the former pitcher used money from his nonprofit organization to pay him, according to a New York Times report. Clemens' lawyer denied the accusations, and he continues to deny Clemens paid Brian McNamee for performance-enhancing drugs. Read more about that story at Monday's Morning Mashup.

It has been said that England would win the World Cup if American starting goalkeeper Tim Howard was manning the pipes for the Three Lions – I agree wholeheartedly with that statement. 



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Clint Dempsey's fluke goal in the first half gave the United States a draw with England in their first World Cup match in South Africa. English goalkeeper Robert Green mishandled Dempsey's long shot to even the score after Steven Gerrard had given England a quick lead minutes into the match. United States goalie Tim Howard had a very strong game in net thwarting numerous attempts by England in the second half. The United States will now face Slovenia on Friday, June 18th.

Fairly or unfairly, the United States has had to face a top-eight FIFA ranked World Cup team in the first game of the group stage in each of the past three World Cups – Germany in 1998 (2-0 loss), Portugal in 2002 (3-2 win), and the Czech Republic in 20



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Former NHL star Jeremy Roenick, now an NBC hockey analyst, got emotional during the telecast after the Blackhawks clinched the Stanley Cup Wednesday night. One writer isn't buying it, calling Roenick's display "selfish teardrops of a phony." Read more about that (and watch the video), plus check out more links, videos and trivia, at Friday's Morning Mashup.

With Celtics assistant coach Tom Thibodeau set to take over the Chicago Bulls, the onetime Salem State boss will become the latest NBA head coach who first was a head coach at a New England college. We've compiled a list of the best such coaches. Check it out at the LEEInks blog.

Videos of police interviews with Ben Roethlisberger's Georgia accuser and of the Steelers quarterback partying in the bar were released, and they shed a little more light on the situation, with the accuser saying she did not fight back for fear of getting hurt more. Roethlisberger responded Wednesday with an apology and promise to work harder on and off the field. Get more information at that, along with additional links to the day's top stories, videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.