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06/22/2011 - 6:57am
Mashup: Smith adds to Giants-Eagles feud

The NFL might be in a work stoppage, but the Eagles and Giants haven't toned down their feud. Days after Eagles receiver LeSean McCoy called Giants running back Osi Umenyiora "overrated" and "soft" (and was threatened by Umenyiora in return), Giants receiver Steve Smith posted photos on his yfrog account showing his team celebrating the Super Bowl XLII title around a picture of an empty Eagles trophy case.

In a video Smith posted on Facebook, he discussed reaction to such actions. "People aren't going to like everything you say, you're going to have a lot of guys that hate, and there's going to be a lot of people that like what you say," Smith said in the video.

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


06/22/2011 - 12:20am
Hudson: 'Nobody' expects us to beat Sox

After watching his team hold off the Red Sox and come away with a 5-4 win at Fenway Park Tuesday night, Padres second baseman Orlando Hudson was beaming in the afterglow. 

"That's a great team [Terry] Francona has on the other side," Hudson said. "Top to bottom. One through nine, that's an unbelievable team."

Hudson noted the difference between the small-market Padres, who won for just the 31st time against 44 losses, and the Red Sox, who lost for just the third time in their last 17 games. The Padres built a 4-1 lead, only to have the Red Sox tie the game in the sixth on a single by Adrian Gonzalez. But the Padres scratched across a run in the seventh and then the bullpen tandem of Mike Adams and Heath Bell closed the door in the final two innings to preserve the win. 

"There's a reason why they're picked to win the World Series three or four years straight," Hudson said. "Adding Gonzalez and [...

06/21/2011 - 10:58pm
Pacioretty glad Horton's taken similar path
By: DJ Bean

Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty signed a two-year contract extension with the team this week, and upon signing told The Score that he could not watch the Bruins celebrate winning the Stanley Cup last week given that the Habs nearly eliminated the B's in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Pacioretty did not play in the series, of course, as he missed the rest of the season after a March 8 hit into the stanchion at the Bell Centre from Zdeno Chara left him severely concussed and with a fractured vertebrae. 

"I'm going to be dead honest with you, I actually turned the game off when I knew it was over. I didn't want to see any of that," Pacioretty said of the celebration. "Just knowing that that team won the Cup was definitely hard, because I know that we were so close to beating them. 

"Maybe if we had a full roster, we would have beaten them. It's unfortunate, but it's given me a lot of motivation this summer, and I...

06/21/2011 - 9:53pm
Father knows best: Padres edge Sox

Anthony Rizzo drove in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded groundout in the seventh inning and Padres relievers Mike Adams and Heath Bell did the job late as the Red Sox fell to San Diego, 5-4, Tuesday night at Fenway Park. It was just the third loss in 17 games for the Red Sox, who fell to 5-3 in interleague play this season. Kevin Youkilis went 4-for-5 in the loss to raise his average to .276. 

Alfredo Aceves — filling in for the ill Josh Beckett — labored through five innings, throwing 99 pitches and allowing four runs. After getting through the first on just 13 pitches, he needed 42 to get through the second, an inning that featured a complete loss of command and control. After missing with a 3-2 slider to Cameron Maybin and issuing a two-out walk with none on, he walked the next four batters, forcing in two runs. 

The Padres tacked on two more runs in the third to take a 4-1 lead before the Red Sox responded with single...

06/21/2011 - 9:35pm
NU coach joining Maple Leafs as assistant

Greg Cronin has stepped down as the men’s hockey coach at Northeastern to become an assistant coach with the Maple Leafs.

“I want to thank Greg for the incredible work he has done on behalf of this university and our student-athletes,” Northeastern athletic director Peter Roby said in a statement issued by the school. “Greg has been a tireless worker, both on and off the ice. He has taken our hockey program to new heights. He’s advanced our relationships with alumni and friends of the program. And he’s helped reshape our arena into one of the finest hockey venues in the nation.”

In six seasons at Northeastern, Cronin had a record of 84-104-29.


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