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04/26/2011 - 7:53am
Mashup: Vick protests dog-fighting app

Michael Vick is speaking out against a cell phone app in which players train dogs to fight. The Eagles quarterback, who serve 21 months in prison for his role in a dog-fighting ring, joined the Humane Society in criticizing the designer of "Dog Wars" and calling for the removal of the game. "This app just sends the wrong message," Vick said in a statement.

Also, check out a couple of interesting articles about former Red Sox sluggers. The New York Times has a profile of Manny Ramirez' innocent high school days in New York City, and the Reno Gazette-Journal writes about Wily Mo Pena, who is tearing it up for the Diamondbacks' Triple-A team.

Read about those stories and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.


04/26/2011 - 1:47am
Julien: Both teams facing big challenge
By: DJ Bean

MONTREAL -- Although the Bruins hold a 3-2 series lead over the Canadiens in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, much emphasis has been placed on the difficulty of closing out the Habs in Tuesday in Game 6 to prevent a possible Game 7. B's coach Claude Julien acknowledged the challenge, but noted his team isn't the only one needing an important win.

"Well, if it’s a challenge for us, it must be a pretty big challenge for them," Julien said after Tuesday's morning skate. "I mean, this is playoff hockey. Right now it’s about winning the last game. It’s as simple as that. There isn't a different approach to this game from either team. They need to win to survive and we need to win to end it. So I think the approach is the same."

Should the Bruins win, they would face Philadelphia (should the Flyers win their Game 7 against the Sabres Tuesday) or the winner of Wednesday's Game 7 between the Penguins and Lightning...

04/25/2011 - 7:21pm
Kalish hopes to return in a month

Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish, who was injured trying to make a diving catch for Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, told PawSox broadcaster Dan Hoard that he hopes to return to the field in a month.

"I’m going to push the rehab and I’m optimistic that I’m going to be back shorter than everyone says or thinks," Kalish told Hoard. "In about a month or so, we’ll have a good idea of how I’m feeling and that’s the goal.  I would love to be back in a month – that would be perfect, but you never know."

That said, according to a team source, the team won't know for two to three weeks whether or not Kalish will require surgery to repair a partially torn labrum in his left (throwing) shoulder. The team remains hopeful that rehab will permit the 23-year-old to get back onto the...

04/25/2011 - 5:57pm
Report: Judge Nelson lifts NFL lockout

In the labor battle between the NFL owners and players, federal Judge Susan Richard Nelson ruled for players Monday afternoon, issuing a preliminary injunction to lift the lockout. The work stoppage, the first in the NFL since 1987, has been in effect since last month. The owners are expected to request a "stay" in the case.

For more on the story, click here. For Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


04/25/2011 - 5:37pm
Julien: Habs won't challenge us physically

Before taking his team north for a Game 6 showdown with the Canadiens Tuesday night at Bell Centre, Bruins coach Claude Julien said he is fairly condifident that the Canadiens won't engage the Bruins in a physical battle because they would likely lose that kind of game. 

"I think both teams realize that discipline is a big factor in this series," Julien said. "And when you look at last game, I think again, both teams had thirty-plus hits. And it’s not like it’s not a hitting series, but it’s not a dirty one. And I think there is a lot of hate probably between the two teams but there is also a lot of respect. And we know that we respect their offense and their power play and we certainly don’t want to give them that advantage. And I think that they respect that if they get into a physical situation with us, they are probably not going to win that one."

The Bruins lead the best-of-7 Eastern...

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