Friday's Morning Mashup: Astros ban Roger Clemens from field

October 29, 2010 - 3:54 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 LOCALLY FRIDAY: NBA: Knicks at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE; WEEI) SATURDAY: NHL: Bruins at Senators, 7 p.m. (NESN) SUNDAY: NFL: Vikings at Patriots, 4:15 p.m. (Fox) AROUND THE WEB: '™¦ Roger Clemens signed a contract with the Astros in 2004 that locked him into a 10-year personal services deal with the team upon his retirement. Now, however, the Astros don't want the disgraced ace around the club. "I think everybody is just on hold until they see where he is with the government," Astros owner Drayton McLane told the New York Daily News on Thursday. "He doesn't get involved in any way in our spring training or when he goes to where [his son] Koby is on one of our minor league teams. He doesn't get involved in the activities of the team. He's strictly a parent and a spectator." '™¦ Fox Broadcasting has sold out its Super Bowl commercials, with 30-second ads selling for between $2.8 million and $3 million, The Wall Street Journal reported. The sellout comes earlier than in recent years. '™¦ In the Chicago Sun-Times, Rick Telander writes that adults are to blame in the death of Notre Dame student Declan Sullivan, who was videotaping Notre Dame football practice from a tower when it was blown over by a gust of wind Wednesday. ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Oct. 29, 1933, new Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey appointed a new manager who, despite lasting just one season in Boston, would eventually be inducted into the Hall of Fame for his managing success. Who is he? QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I think we have a chance to be really special, but we're not there yet and we have work to do." '€” Celtics coach Doc Rivers, during his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday STAT OF THE DAY: 0 '€” Earned runs allowed in 21 1/3 innings this postseason by Giants pitcher Matt Cain, Thursday night's winner in Game 2 of the World Series 'NET RESULTS: Magic center Dwight Howard does 10 push-ups by the bench in Thursday night's game, apparently as a punishment for missing a free throw. From a Washington state high school football game last Friday night, Rogers High School was in desperation mode, trailing by three points with just seconds remaining, when it launched a 40-yard pass from near midfield. The pass was tipped in the air, and Terrance Stubblefield not only managed to catch it while off balance, he regained his footing and broke through to run 12 more yards for the game-winning touchdown with 12 seconds left. TRIVIA ANSWER: Bucky Harris SOOTHING SOUNDS: Melba Moore turns 65 Friday.