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05/04/2012 - 8:01am
Mashup: Seau's brain reportedly going to BU

According to a report in the New York Daily News, Junior Seau's family told a Chicago brain research institute that it plans to donate the former Patriots linebacker's brain to Boston University's Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy. The BU center has become well known for its work studying deceased players' brains for evidence of trauma.

"This specimen needs to be examined," said Dr. Julian Bailes, director of the Brain Injury Research Institute in Chicago. "It doesn't matter who does it. There are only two groups doing this kind of work."

The San Diego County medical examiner ruled Seau's death a suicide Thursday.

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.


05/04/2012 - 1:40am
Ray Allen a go for Game 3, Smith out

After missing the final nine games of the regular season and the first two games of the series against the Hawks, Ray Allen will play in Game 3 tonight against Atlanta. 

Doc Rivers said before the game that the bothersome left ankle responded well to treatment and Thursday's practice, in which Allen participated in all 75 minutes, mostly consisting of half-court sets. 

"He looked OK in shoot around," Rivers said of Allen's work Friday morning. "But he was aggressive."

Allen said last week that he will have surgery in the off-season to remove bone spurs in the ankle, suffered when he twisted it badly on March 12 in Los Angeles in the fourth quarter of a win over the Clippers. Allen, the NBA's all-time 3-point king, averaged 14.2 points this season in 46 games, including his last four when he came off the bench for the first time in his five years with the Celtics. 

Allen should provide some outside...

05/04/2012 - 12:16am
Yanks' Rivera injured, likely out for season

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera suffered a torn right knee ligament while shagging fly balls during batting practice before Thursday night's game against the Royals in Kansas City and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

"I thought it wasn't that bad, but it's torn," Rivera said in the locker room after the Yankees' 4-3 loss. "Have to fix it."

Rivera, 42, had been considering retirement at the end of the season. Thursday night, he wasn't ready to make a decision.

"At this point, I don't know," he said. "Going to have to face this first. It all depends on how the rehab is going to happen, and from there, we'll see."

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05/03/2012 - 11:24pm
Cook promoted; Crawford on 60-day DL

The Red Sox have moved Carl Crawford to the 60-day disabled list in order to free up room on the 40-man roster for the addition of pitcher Aaron Cook.

The Sox officially promoted Cook to the 25-man major league roster Thursday night, optioning shortstop Jose Iglesias to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Cook is scheduled to make his first start for the Red Sox Saturday, taking the place of Josh Beckett. Beckett is missing his start due to a sore right lat muscle.

Crawford had been on the 15-day disabled list since the start of the season due to the rehabilitation of a surgically repaired left wrist, and is currently dealing with a sprained ligament in his left elbow.

Iglesias went 2-for-3 with a run in Pawtucket's 6-4 loss to Buffalo Thursday night, raising his batting average to .216. He didn't appear in either of the two games he was active for during his latest stint with the Red Sox.

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05/03/2012 - 5:06pm
Ainge on Big Show: Rondo 'just emotional'

Rajon Rondo has tested the patience of Celtics president Danny Ainge over the past few years, most recently with his second suspension of the season involving an NBA referee, but like the rest of his teammates, Ainge came to the defense of the team's star point guard.

"I think Rajon is learning all the time," Ainge said Thursday on the Big Show. "I think he's a smart kid. He didn't want this to happen. He's just an emotional kid."

It was no secret Ainge attempted to trade Rondo for Chris Paul prior to the season, although the C's president denied a number of rumors during the regular season. Who knows how...

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