Friday's Morning Mashup

August 20, 2010 - 3:32 am

Welcome to Friday'€™s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire. WHAT'S HAPPENING TODAY: MLB: Blue Jays at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI) SATURDAY: MLB: Blue Jays at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI) MLS: Revolution at Wizards, 8:30 p.m. (CSNNE) SUNDAY: MLB: Blue Jays at Red Sox, 1:35 p.m. (NESN, WEEI) AROUND THE WEB: '™¦ Mike Vaccaro in the New York Post speaks for most people when he writes that Roger Clemens' defiance led to his indictment Thursday by a federal grand jury of lying to Congress. Kevin Blackistone at AOL FanHouse writes that Clemens has now passed Barry Bonds as the face of baseball's steroids era. At, sports law professor Michael McCann explains Clemens' likely strategy as he attempts to avoid a prison sentence. Meanwhile, Clemens' former teammates on the Yankees and Astros said they still support the pitching legend. Brian McNamee, Clemens' former trainer, weighed in, insisting he told the truth about Clemens. But it was the testimony of former teammate Andy Pettitte that was the key in this case. '™¦ Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who was ridiculed for his appearance on HBO's "Hard Knocks" in which he appeared to struggle to name all of his eight kids (with six different mothers across five states). Now, Cromartie blames an HBO director, insisting he was told to shoot a second take and pause between the names. '™¦ In The Miami Herald, Israel Gutierrez writes that the outpouring of hatred toward LeBron James does not fit the "crime" the new Heat forward committed by leaving Cleveland and being an egomaniac. '™¦ A basketball game between Serbia and Greece Thursday night turned ugly. Serbia's Nenad Krstic, who played in the NBA last season for the Thunder, was held overnight by Greek authorities after he threw a chair in the melee. ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Aug. 20, 1967, the Red Sox completed a doubleheader sweep of the Angels by rallying from an 8-0 deficit in the fourth inning of the nightcap to win 9-8. Who won the game for the Sox with a home run in the bottom of the eighth inning? QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I never took HGH or Steroids. And I did not lie to Congress. I look forward to challenging the Governments accusations, and hope people will keep an open mind until trial. I appreciate all the support I have been getting. I am happy to finally have my day in court." '€” Roger Clemens, writing on his Twitter feed, after he was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of lying to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs STAT OF THE DAY: 2 '€” Receptions for Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker Thursday at Atlanta, in his first action since his season-ending injury last year 'NET RESULTS: NBA rookies show off during rookie orientation with a dunk contest. Trick basketball shots from a pool deck. Do not try this at home. TRIVIA ANSWER: Jerry Adair SOOTHING SOUNDS: Jimmy Pankow, founding member and trombonist for Chicago, is 63 today.