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01/31/2011 - 8:10am
Mashup: MLK's son wants to buy Mets

Martin Luther King III, the 53-yard old son of the late civil rights leader, is part of a group trying to buy the Mets from the Wilpon family, which is being forced to sell at least a portion of its shares due to the Bernie Madoff debacle. TV executive Larry Meli noted that no MLB team has African-American ownership. "It's fitting with the legacy of Jackie Robinson essentially transferring to the Mets; what better place to have African-American ownership than with the Mets?" Meli told the New York Post. "The time and place are right for it."

 

Also in Monday's Morning Mashup, this week marks the 10th anniversary of the first game of the short-lived XFL. Check out one writer's list of highlights and lowlights in the league's brief history.


01/31/2011 - 2:17am
Patriots, AFC on losing end in Pro Bowl

In a Pro Bowl shootout Sunday afternoon in Hawaii, Patriots coach Bill Belichick and the rest of the AFC came up on the short end of a 55-41 score.

In addition to the coaching staff, the Patriots were well represented in the NFL's annual all-star game, with the statistical standouts being Wes Welker, Devin McCourty and Jerod Mayo. Welker had five catches for 34 yards in the loss, but he lost a fumble to NFC defensive back DeAngelo Hall after a short gain in the early going. Meanwhile, McCourty, in the starting lineup after Nnamdi Asomugha pulled out of the game with an injury, had three tackles and two passes defensed in his inaugural Pro Bowl experience, while Mayo, also in his first Pro Bowl, had seven tackles.

As for the rest of the group, safety Brandon Meriweather had three tackles, defensive lineman Vince Wilfork had a tackle, and offensive linemen Logan Mankins and Matt Light contributed a stop after interceptions.

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01/30/2011 - 9:04pm
Thomas wins third All-Star Game
By: DJ Bean

Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas became the first goalie to win three All-Star Games in a row when Team Lidstrom defeated Team Staal, 11-10, Sunday in Raleigh, N.C.

 

Thomas, who also won the 2008 and 2009 All-Star Games, made 11 saves on 15 shots in the third period. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara had an assist on Team Staal's first goal, a tally by Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin.

 

Anze Kopital, Danny Briere and Louie Eriksson each had a pair of goals for Team Lidstrom. Eric Staal and Kris Letang led Team Staal with two goals. Patrick Sharp, who had a goal and two assists for Team Staal, was named the game's MVP.

 

The Bruins will return to practice in Wilmington on Monday before heading to Raleigh, where they will face the Hurricanes on Tuesday.

 

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.


01/30/2011 - 7:19pm
L.A. Story: Celtics get payback with win

Paul Pierce finished with 32 points, leading six Celtics in double figures in a 109-96 win over the Lakers Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. It was the eighth win in the last 10 games for Boston, which got 21 points from Ray Allen and 18 points and 13 rebounds from Kevin Garnett. Kobe Bryant had a game-high 41 points to lead Los Angeles, which held a 54-50 lead at halftime. But the Celtics rebounded, taking the lead for good midway through the third quarter and holding off a charge from Bryant and the Lakers in the fourth, pulling away down the stretch.

 

For more Celtics news, check out weei.com/celtics.


01/30/2011 - 5:43pm
Pacers fire ex-Celtics coach Jim O'Brien

The Pacers announced on Sunday that they have fired Jim O'Brien as their coach. O'Brien, who coached the Celtics from 2001-04, has a 121-169 record under O'Brien, and missed the playoffs in each of his first three years in Indiana.

 

“We’ve been looking at everything with our team, from the beginning of the season and now at the halfway mark and I think at this time a change is necessary,” Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird said in a statement announcing the decision. “This isn’t all on Jim. All of us share in the responsibility for where we’re at and where we need to go.

 

“These decisions are never reached easily and this is no different,” Bird added. “Jim did a good job under the circumstances the last three-and-a-half years in a rebuilding effort, he helped change the culture and worked every day to try to get this franchise turned in the...

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