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Welcome to Friday’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.

MLB: Angels at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Indians at Blue Jays, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Cubs at Mets, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: European Championship quarterfinals, Wales vs. Belgium, 3 p.m. (ESPN)
Tennis: Wimbledon, 7 a.m. (ESPN)
Track and field: U.S. Olympic trials, 9 p.m. (NBC)
Swimming: U.S. Olympic trials, 6 p.m. (NBCSN), 8 p.m. (NBC)


Evan Turner

Evan Turner

— With NBA free agency officially underway, Evan Turner reportedly has been getting interest from a few teams, including the Lakers. The Celtics, however, remain quiet.

Among the teams said to be interested in the shooting guard are the Knicks, Bulls, Pelicans, Mavericks and Grizzlies (according to The Sporting News’ Sean Deveney).

The Lakers reportedly have agreed on a four-year, $64 million deal with center Timofey Mozgov, who mostly sat on the bench for the Cavaliers during their title run, as they look to climb out of the Western Conference cellar.

The Knicks upgraded their roster with the acquisition of former MVP Derrick Rose in a draft-day trade, and they reportedly are closing in on a four-year deal with Joakim Noah. They have an opening at shooting guard and are said to be interested in a few free agents.

Turner, the No. 2 overall pick in 2010 who struggled to make an impact his first four seasons in the NBA with the 76ers and Pacers before arriving in Boston as a free agent in the summer of 2014, has indicated a desire to return to the C’s after averaging 10.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists and 27.8 minutes per game over two seasons and reportedly being a positive locker room influence, but it’s not clear if Danny Ainge would spend the money to retain his services.

“I had some of the most fun playing basketball since I’ve played in the NBA,” Turner said recently on Yahoo Sports’ “The Vertical Podcast.” “We’ve had a great locker room. Boston was definitely a first-class organization. Brad Stevens did a lot for my career and my maturity.”

— A Canadian Football League game took a bizarre turn Thursday night courtesy of Montreal Alouettes wide receiver Duron Carter — son of NFL Hall of Famer and former ESPN analyst Cris Carter.

Carter caught a touchdown pass, holding on to the ball even after being drilled in the head by an Ottawa defender.

Carter then took his celebration right to the Ottawa sideline, bumping into Redblacks coach Rick Campbell and knocking him over. That didn’t sit well with the Ottawa players, who went after Carter as the referees stepped in to protect him.

When the dust settled, Carter was ejected, as was an Ottawa player who was the most aggressive in trying to retaliate.

— On the same day the NFL announced a four-game suspension for unsigned quarterback Johnny Manziel, the Cowboys learned they will be without three defensive starters to open the season due to suspensions of their own.

Linebacker Rolando McClain was banned 10 games for his second violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy in two years. He will sit along with defensive ends DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory, fellow Cowboys starters who were suspended four games each for substance-abuse violations.

All three players can participate in the team’s training camp, which starts July 30, and in the preseason.

Manziel also was suspended for a substance-abuse violation, and he could face more punishment as he has been accused of domestic violence. If the 23-year-old with a history of off-field issues does find a team willing to take a chance on him, he would have to miss the start of the season.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 1, 1973, during a 9-5 loss to the Brewers, which player who was in his third and final season with the Red Sox (and the final season of his 18-year major league career) stole his 500th career base?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Whenever I die, I’ll know this group of guys here, they willed themselves to be the national champion. It was just meant to be, no doubt. If there is such a thing as a team of destiny, this group is it.” — Coastal Carolina baseball coach Gary Gilmore, after his team won the first national title in school history with a 4-3 victory over Arizona on Thursday afternoon in the College World Series

STAT OF THE DAY: 4 — Games free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel was suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy

‘NET RESULTS: Chase Headley races home from third base on a passed ball with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Yankees a 2-1 walk-off win over the Rangers.

A young boy gets emotional after getting a baseball card of Cubs star Kris Bryant.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Luis Aparicio

SOOTHING SOUNDS: The late Bobby Day was born on this day in 1928.

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Jerry Spar
One hour to go until the tip off of NBA free agency. Christian discusses his feelings on Al Horford, Dwight Howard, and numerous other potential future Celtics.
On the eve of NBA free agency, Christian previews what could happen for the Celtics this offseason. And with less than two weeks until the MLB All-Star Break, Christian looks at what has been going on with the Sox recently.
Danny closes out the show taking calls on Kevin Durant, John Farrell and the impending NBA free agency.
Danny talks with Bill about the state of the Red Sox and they get into a heated debate on whether John Farrell should keep his job or if he

[0:02:45] ... but here's the most pressing in my mind I sat down with David Ortiz for a few minutes on. Tuesday night to talk to him for a story and built a Bleacher Report he picked his ...
[0:03:23] ... you know David going to be in a home run derby. And John Farrell said well if he's not going to be in the home run derby get music in my years so how in the hell is it possible that I do. They David Ortiz was not going to be at all arguably report John Farrell knew that David Ortiz was not going to be in a home run derby. How is that even possible. When I've seen the team on site three times this year in John Farrell presumably as a investigate. But. Don't actually think something like that is the reason the Red Sox an illusion scan. Right now ...
[0:05:29] ... an iron and I've never really got some ominous at Erin defended John Farrell ever. I've criticized an awful lot and for a lot of things that you just. I've criticized him but what I seen ...
[0:06:11] ... This to me is about pitching and I know people say well John Farrell's the pitching coach heat up a attribute the medic don't know he's the manager. No I get up you know what I'm ...

Danny Picard is in and talking Celtics and NBA free agency, focusing on the big name on the market Kevin Durant
We discuss the moves (or lack thereof) of the Bruins so far, and how fans have been less than receptive to the few changes.
We discuss the moves (or lack thereof) of the Bruins so far, and how fans have been less than receptive to the few changes.

[0:10:43] ... is gonna help them to. In this scenario he writes Boston sense Amir Johnson a market. Jae Crowder. Let's okay with that but I'm mark is Mark Burnett bullet Belichick on Erica well ought not gotten ...

Should he stay or should he go? We discuss it.

[0:05:16] ... right and I said players were OK so after that is it Carl Willis or is that the manager. I would go Carl Willis. I'd go Willis before the manager means the pitching coach. You're you're you know you're job is not to be in charge ...
[0:12:57] ... In the manager's position you know the all star break. There keep Carl Willis. A torrent of LO would then have Carl Willis is is pitching count well. If if if that the new manager commander in and pick pick an automatic I don't think that a well in an interim manager would have the ability to do that. I Ike and I may be wrong about this if they made the move on John Farrell I don't think they'd say torrent of fellow is the new manager of the Boston Red Sox period. I think they'd say Carlos Melo is the interim manager through the end of the season I will take a look at how things golf they'll. Do that but in other words dale I don't think. I don't think Carl Willis is gonna go on his own. So I think the Red Sox gonna release a statement saying Carl Willis has been replaces pitching coach I don't. But of John Ferrell were to be fired. I don't think you'll be fired alone. I think they'd say John Ferrell and Carl Willis. I think it Boca. If something happened. Well that was the question I Atwood in it if they did this and in in my scenario wouldn't happen to the all star break but I look if I'm wrong happen tomorrow. Would would Carl Willis still be the pitching coach Dave Bing do enough with chili Davis they just loved them with the job chili Davis has done an even though the offense. Has kind of regressed to the mean a little bit. It's still pretty gut. Yes it is but you don't when you talk about. John Ferrell and and the team. It's not like is just one thing that the team is doing. So it it in your scenario earlier you said gonna blame John Farrell it's ridiculous gonna say John Ferrell is responsible for. David Price struggling. It's a big boy rays won a Cy Young is ...
[0:16:49] ... moves that are taunting the Red Sox right now taunting moves. Now John Lackey makes ten million dollars a year now or Morton that make point two million dollars a year having sixteen. But he had them. On the hook for 500000 dollars and you traded him for Joseph Kelley and for Allen Craig. And John Lackey is in the rotation the really good team in Chicago. And both that your guys that you got from Saint Louis or in the minor leaks. Okay and it's just no way things happen Jon Lester they wanna pay him. And get traded them recessed that is Lester recessed service SaaS success but it's reports fellow so you put you picked. Reports all over Jon Lester. Theoretically have Jon Lester David Price right now if you want it to you or Jon Lester and another guy have the money. That's a mistake but that too big set the tone for the organization mistakes. At the ...
[0:18:09] ... Larry Lucchino got our Theo Epstein get by Terry Francona good bye Jon Lester get by John Lackey. And sharing and by him to. So yeah a lot of mistakes here and if you fired John Ferrell let's talk about ...