Welcome to Tuesday’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 Tuesday’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.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Celtics at Cavaliers, 7 p.m. (CSNNE)
College basketball: Rhode Island at Dayton, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Iowa at Indiana, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: North Carolina at Georgia Tech, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Georgetown at Butler, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Kentucky at Georgia, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: West Virginia at Kansas, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Texas A&M at Florida, 9 p.m. (ESPNU
College basketball: Villanova at Creighton, 9 p.m. (FS1)
NHL: Sabres at Lightning, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
MLB exhibition: Red Sox vs. Boston College/Northeastern, 1 p.m. (WEEI-AM)
MLB exhibition: Pirates at Blue Jays, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: Premier League, West Bromwich at Aston Villa, 2:40 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

The Yankees announced Monday afternoon that they have fired the part-time ticket-seller who posted vulgar tweets about Curt Schilling’s daughter, saying they have “zero tolerance for anything like this.”

A number of individuals made vile comments on social media after Schilling tweeted congratulations to his 17-year-old for committing to play for the Salve Regina University softball team next year. Sean MacDonald was one of the most offensive tweeters, and Schilling called him out.

Yankees director of communications Jason Zillo said MacDonald worked a few days for the team in January, but, “We’ve terminated him.”

MacDonald is a former vice president of the Theta Xi fraternity at Montclair State University, from where he recently graduated. The fraternity acknowledged his “inappropriate and offensive tweets” and posted that “cyberbullying is unacceptable and should not be tolerated.”

Another tweeter, identified as Adam Nagel, a student at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey who hosted a one-hour show on his school radio station’s student radio streams, was suspended by the school and is being investigated by local police.

Schilling joined Dennis & Callahan on Tuesday morning to discuss the situation.

— More details are emerging about why Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski dismissed Rasheed Sulaimon in January, making him the first player kicked off the team in the coach’s 35-year tenure.

According to a report in The Duke Chronicle, the school’s newspaper, two students accused Sulaimon of sexual assault last school year, and the team was aware of the allegations for at least a year before Sulaimon was dismissed. According to a statement from Krzyzewski at the time, Sulaimon “has been unable to consistently live up to the standards required to be a member of our program.”

Krzyzewski declined to comment Monday, but the school released a statement: “Duke takes immediate action when a student reports allegations of sexual misconduct or other violations of the student conduct code. This includes investigation and referral to the Student Conduct Office as appropriate. The University is prohibited by federal law from disclosing information about any individual student or the student judicial process.”

— The Vikings had an “open dialogue” with running back Adrian Peterson, general manager Rick Spielman said Monday, as the team tries to determine if he’s willing to return to the team following his suspension related to his child-abuse case.

The Vikings weren’t allowed to have contact with Peterson under his suspension, but after Peterson won his appeal late last week the team has been able to reach out to him and gauge his interest in playing in Minnesota again. Peterson’s contract will count $15.4 million against the cap in 2015, making the soon-to-be 30-year-old difficult to trade.

“We are able to have communication now with Adrian. We’ll keep all those communications internal. I don’t want to sit here and give you guys a blow by blow every day,” Spielman told reporters Monday. “I think it’s been very clearly stated that we want Adrian Peterson back. There’s no question about the talent. He’s a unique talent, and he’s under contract with us next year.”

Reports last week indicated Peterson’s agent had a confrontation with Vikings management and said his client would never play for the Vikings again. Spielman declined to address the relationship between the team and player.

“We’ll just leave all those discussions between us and Adrian,” he said. “I’ll just say it’s beneficial that we’re able to talk to him, just like it’s beneficial to talk to any of your players.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On March 3, 1985, which Celtic scored a team-record 56 points, hitting 22-of-28 shots in a 138-129 victory over the Pistons at the Boston Garden?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I know there are a bunch of [expletives] out there just waiting for you to say something or to do something so they can criticize you no matter what you say or what you do. Why would you criticize guy that has been through the whole thing he’€™€™s been through, and then they’€™€™re talking about his daughter who is graduating, for God’€™€™s sake? Really. Why would you criticize something like that. It makes you angry.” David Ortiz, on Twitter trolls attacking Curt Schilling and his daughter

STAT OF THE DAY: 1 – Games Rockets guard James Harden was suspended by the NBA for kicking LeBron James during Houston’s overtime victory over the Cavaliers on Sunday.

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Nets guard Jarrett Jack hits a jumper over Warriors star Steph Curry with 1.1 seconds remaining to give Brooklyn a 110-108 victory.

Players from Texas and Baylor tussle on the sideline after a scramble for a loose ball in overtime. Seven players were ejected for leaving the bench.

A brawl breaks out at a Spanish basketball league game over the weekend.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Kevin McHale, whose record was eclipsed nine days later when Larry Bird scored 60 points vs. the Hawks

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Mike Pender, lead singer of the Searchers, was born on this day in 1942.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston joins MFB to talk about Patriots offseason moves and news from the NBA.

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Michael, Mike Mutnansky and Jerry Thornton talk Bruins AFTER the trade-deadline and check in with the fans.

[0:01:23] ... think of Max Talbot think when the Bruins went out acquired like Chris Kelly and rich early trading deadline. When they acquired Mark Recchi kind of the veteran. You know club house leader type of guy great character had a chance to talk to Daniel cry ...
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Michael, Mike Mutnansky and Jerry Thornton talk Bruins AFTER the trade-deadline and check in with the fans.

[0:01:23] ... think of Max Talbot think when the Bruins went out acquired like Chris Kelly and rich early trading deadline. When they acquired Mark Recchi kind of the veteran. You know club house leader type of guy great character had a chance to talk to Daniel cry ...
[0:02:08] ... had to do two different lineups one week out David great Sheehan Gregory Campbell and one witness statement screeching Gregory Campbell which. You know you hopefully decay later on. More immediately likes urged against Calgary you don't have either of those guys like. My guess is you're committee calmly slotted on the right wing. Where is also a bird in the middle and Louie Ericsson on the left side lead the top two line alone. Put Conley and on the right wing on the third line and that my guess is that you see Max Talbot slide on the fourth line with Chris Kelly. And I mean I think Brian Furlan is probably gonna fight it's hard to find a place to play on this team ...
[0:05:45] ... to sell arms to get him added to his defensive depth got Erik Cole. Part of another deal I think Detroit maybe improve themselves as much as any tree. Broad strokes still would you say the ...





We examine four trade deadline day deals that helped or affected Boston teams in recent history.

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We examine four trade deadline day deals that helped or affected Boston teams in recent history.

[0:08:12] ... Henderson and spike always. And they later traded he cliff slocum for Jason Varitek. And Derek Lowe but in 2004. They made good deal of a lifetime trading Nomar away brought back Orlando Cabrera and Doug Mientkiewicz and we know what happened net. It was mixed emotions that that we see no more ago he's been ...
[0:12:14] ... the forefront. I think was that game in Yankee Stadium you were Derek Jeter was out there and Nomar was in the dugout. You lost and brands that and I got from her I'd bad median ...




Michael, Mike Mutnansky and Jerry Thornton talk Bruins before the trade-deadline and check in with the fans.

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Michael, Mike Mutnansky and Jerry Thornton talk Bruins before the trade-deadline and check in with the fans.

[0:17:47] ... resistant long term contract. I'm sure after reports that. The dolphins released Cortland Finnegan. Soviet thinking about another corner out there B Cortland Finnegan QB guy for it so 3 o'clock NHL trading deadline 4 o'clock. The National Football League. Make some decisions on the franchise ...



Curt Schilling took matters into his own hands after he received vulgar tweets directed towards his daughter. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)FORT MYERS, Fla. – If you're a serial internet troll, congratulations. You would've made a tremendous Nazi.