Tuesday's Morning Mashup

August 31, 2010 - 3:49 am

Welcome to Tuesday'€™s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire. WHAT'S HAPPENING TODAY: Red Sox at Orioles, 7:05 p.m. (NESN, WEEI) AROUND THE WEB: '™¦ Roger Clemens appeared at his arraignment Monday afternoon in Washington and then went to play golf in South Carolina. The New York Daily News has the recap of Clemens' quick round of 18 in Myrtle Beach. For the record, he finished with an 84 just after 7:30 p.m. to avoid disqualification in the World Amateur Handicap Championship. Meanwhile, his not guilty plea is more evidence that Clemens is a Hall of Fame liar, writes Terence Moore at AOL FanHouse. '™¦ The Frank and Jamie McCourt divorce trial began in Los Angeles, and T.J. Simers of The Los Angeles Times has his version of what happened in the courtroom as the two sides fight over ownership of the Dodgers. '™¦ Las Vegas investigators are looking into MGM Resorts International after Michael Jordan's 19-year-old son, who plays collegiately at Central Florida, tweeted earlier this month about partying and gambling away thousands of dollars at one the company's casinos. '™¦ Sunday's crash that killed 13-year-old motorcycle racer Peter Lenz at Indianapolis Motor Speedway has led to criticism of Lenz' parents for letting him participate in such a dangerous sport. John Canzano at The Oregonian is one such critic who insists Lenz' death could have been avoided with better parental supervision. ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Aug. 31, 1946, which Red Sox player recorded two hits to set a team record with 53 hits in one month? QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I want him to feel comfortable here. I want him to like it here. I want him to have fun and I want him to be Manny." '€” White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, on the team's acquisition of Manny Ramirez STAT OF THE DAY: $1 million '€” Amount of the insurance policy on the hair of Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, whose flowing locks are a tribute to his Samoan heritage 'NET RESULTS: Soccer player loses his shorts on tackle. Another soccer goalie surrenders an absurdly long goal, victim of a high bounce. Golf-basketball combo trick shot. TRIVIA ANSWER: Johnny Pesky SOOTHING SOUNDS: Van Morrison is 65 today.