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05/30/2011 - 1:41pm
Schneider on M&M: Canucks also play D
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Former Boston College star and current Canucks backup goaltender Cory Schneider joined the Mut & Merloni show Monday morning to talk about the upcoming Stanley Cup finals.

Schneider said that although the Canucks didn’t learn all that much about the Bruins from their 3-1 loss in February, what he’s noticed most from watching the playoffs is Boston’s depth.

“They have three deep lines, and offensively even their fourth line is effective in what they do,” Schneider said. “On any given night for them a different guy can step up and be the difference.”

Schneider also said the Canucks would need to keep track of Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron in particular. He called Lucic a “big guy who can disrupt a lot of plays and go to the net and create problems.” He compared Bergeron with Vancouver’s Ryan Kessler: a multi-talented player who contributes on offense, defense, faceoffs and...

05/30/2011 - 12:19pm
Tressel resigns at Ohio State

Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel resigned Monday, unable to survive after the widening scandal involving current and former players along with his admission that he lied to cover up NCAA violations.

"After meeting with university officials, we agreed that it is in the best interest of Ohio State that I resign as head football coach," Tressel said in a statement released by the university. "The appreciation that [wife] Ellen and I have have for the Buckeye Nation is immeasurable."

Luke Fickell, the OSU assistant who already had been named interim coach for the first five games of the season, will coach for the enture 2011 campaign.

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05/30/2011 - 7:13am
Mashup: Scalper sues Rangers over ban

A ticket scalper in Texas filed suit against the Rangers because the team refused to sell him 100 tickets to a Rangers-Yankees game. Michael Melendrez said the team regularly sold him blocks of 100 tickets for $10 apiece, and he resold the tickets for much as $75 each. He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages for fraud and deceptive trade practices.

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

05/29/2011 - 10:52pm
Verlander, Tigers end Red Sox' hot streak

Justin Verlander held the Red Sox to just four hits over 7 2/3 innings, throwing a career-high 132 pitches, leading the Tigers to a 3-0 win over the Sox Sunday night at Comerica Park. It snapped the Sox' five-game win streak, ending Terry Francona's team's seven-game road trip with a 5-2 mark.

Verlander out-dueled Red Sox starter Josh Beckett, who settled down after allowing two first-inning runs. Beckett finished his six-inning outing walking a season-high five batters while throwing 107 pitches. He did, however, retain the best ERA in the American League, finishing the game with a mark of 1.80.

The Tigers managed their first two runs on back-to-back hits from Brennan Boesch and Miguel Cabrera in the first. They added another in the eighth when Don Kelly drove in Cabrera with a one-out single against Sox reliever Scott Atchison.

The Sox best chance came after they drove Verlander from the game with two outs in the eighth inning when...

05/29/2011 - 7:27pm
Jenks goes one inning in rehab stint

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- Pitching in his first rehab assignment since going on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right biceps, Bobby Jenks allowed one run over one inning in getting the start for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox Sunday night at McCoy Stadium.

Jenks, who threw 20 pitches (11 strikes), struck out Indianapolis' Gorkys Hernandez swinging to start his outing, and then induced a flyout to center by Brian Friday in a one-pitch at-bat.

The reliever proceeded to walk Alex Presley on five pitches (throwing four straight balls), before giving up an RBI single to Andy Marte on a fastball. The base hit drove in Presley, who had stolen second on the third pitch delivered to Marte.

Jenks finished off his inning by getting John Bowker to ground out to second on a 2-2 slider.

Jenks threw 10 fastballs (seven strikes), four curveballs (three strikes), four changeups (all balls) and two sliders (one strike). His fastball sat between 93-95...

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