Hour 2. Mut, Gerry, and Kirk compare LeBron to Bird. Is he the second best player of all-time if he wins a fourth title? Headlines with Kirk features sound from “Hot Chocolate.” Rear Admiral broke down the B’s playoff series with Arcand.
Hour 1. Mut believes Hernandez may have killed himself because of a threat. Trump is “done” with Brady after the quarterback skipped the White House visit.

Good morning! Here is your Friday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

Good morning! Here is your Friday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 
MLB: Washington at NY Mets, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. (NESN)
NBA: Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m. (CSN, ESPN)
NBA: Houston at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: LA Clippers at Utah, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)
NHL: Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Boston at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. (NESN, USA)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Tiger Woods announced in a statement posted on his website Thursday he underwent another successful back surgery in Texas on Wednesday and is now recovering.

“The surgery went well, and I’m optimistic this will relieve my back spasms and pain,” Woods said in his statement. “When healed, I look forward to getting back to a normal life, playing with my kids, competing in professional golf and living without the pain I have been battling so long.”

This is the 41-year-old’s fourth back surgery. He has also had four surgeries on his left knee. He has made only three starts in the past two years and will not play again this season and should probably just retire.

Woods will now rest “for several weeks” and is expected to return to physical activity in approximately six months.

“I would like to thank all the fans for staying in touch and their kind wishes,” Woods concluded his statement. “The support I have received has never waned, and it really helps.”


— Ronda Rousey has announced she is engaged to her UFC fighter boyfriend Travis Browne. The two have been dating since 2015.

Browne said he proposed a week ago under a waterfall in New Zealand because “it felt like the right place to do it.”

No wedding date has been set yet.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It’s the best game I’ve ever caught,” said Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon. “He was throwing every pitch in every count. He likes to attack.”– Sandy Leon, on Chris Sale’s pitching performance on Thursday afternoon

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge
Chris Villani gives his thoughts on why this Celtics team has been disappointing in the postseason, thus far. Joe calls in from the cape and is interrupted with a shocking result in the cape.

[0:01:35] ... given some credit by yet weighed out for eleven games. You've got Rajon Rondo. Being for a good chunk of the season. Be. Key contributor key cog in the dysfunction that was the Chicago Bulls we will for awhile here. They lose Taj Gibson in mid season talk about blown the whole thing up and meet season ...
[0:03:04] ... we saw last year. And that leads me to believe that yes. Isiah Thomas is playing with a heavy heart I given credit for for Piniella now appearance suit up a notch Urich good. And and ...
[0:06:58] ... fill out this roster take a little bit more the heat off Isiah Thomas get another school were out there. If that team is able to come back and we all kind of come back here ...
[0:10:13] ... you saw them make sort of that those adjustments they needed 200 Doc Rivers. Ultimately win a championship. This year's team is ever gonna be as talented as 2008 but can't they at least make the kinds of adjustments they need to. Not guarding the perimeter in the same way creating allowing a little bit more space for Chicago and operate there to take away some that's based on the interior getting the ball. Inside in their own right trying to find another scoring optionally create another scoring avenue. The take some of the pressure up Isiah Thomas the fact he can't get his own shot. These are the types of things that I really wanna see going forward and ...






Tomase and Villani discuss the news of Aaron Hernandez's suicide and who people should have sympathy for. Brad Stevens importance is debated by callers and quick take on the Boston Red Sox.
Chris Villani is joined by John Tomase to breakdown both Bruins and Celtics postseason issues. They question if the Celtics can comeback after losing both home games to start the series. Nostalgia kicks in when talking about NBA Jam.
Dale, Holley and Keefe give their reactions immediately after the Sox game.
Dale, Holley and Keefe give their reactions immediately after the Sox game.
Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss the latest developments in the Aaron Hernandez suicide and take your reaction.