Tuesday's Morning Mashup: Ravens, Steelers engage in Twitter war over Hines Ward arrest

July 12, 2011 - 3:50 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 LOCALLY TUESDAY: MLB: All-Star Game, at Phoenix, 8 p.m. (Fox) AROUND THE WEB: '™¦ Ravens running back Ray Rice and Steelers safety Ryan Clark engaged in a Twitter back and forth Monday. Rice started the battle when he speculated that Steelers receiver Hines Ward will miss the teams' Week 1 game due to his weekend DUI arrest. After a couple of exchanges, it ended with Clark writing: Thought we were all better than that. Wouldnt speak negative of you. I'll find you! It's not hard. God bless. Meanwhile, police said Ward failed a series of sobriety tests before being charged early Saturday in Atlanta, refuting a statement from Ward's attorney that the onetime Super Bowl MVP was not impaired while driving. '™¦ As his trial begins in Washington with jury selection, Roger Clemens' sister and niece have been defending him on Twitter, and there is a question as to whether they are violating a gag order in the case. The New York Daily News reports on how the women have been taking shots at star witness Brian McNamee along with Jose Canseco, Andy Pettitte and the media. '™¦ Kentucky, Ohio State and Miami will be wearing LeBron James-branded Nike gear this season, as the Heat star attempts to duplicate the success of Michael Jordan. '™¦ Rapper Bow Wow bet Kobe Bryant $1,000 in a game of one-on-one at Bryant's basketball camp. Of course, Bryant won. He donated the money to his campers. (Warning: Some swearing in the video.) ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On July 12, 1997, Roger Clemens made his return to Fenway as a member of the Blue Jays and struck out 16 Red Sox in beating his former team. Which Red Sox pitcher struck out 13 Jays but was overshadowed by the Rocket's return? QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Maybe you won't get both sides." '€” Rusty Hardin, attorney for Roger Clemens, telling a prospective juror that she might not hear Clemens testify in his trial for lying to Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs STAT OF THE DAY: 19 '€” Total home runs hit by the four National League entrants in Monday's All-Star Home Run Derby, well under the individual totals of Adrian Gonzalez (31) and Robinson Cano (32) 'NET RESULTS: Clippers star Blake Griffin and Timberwolves center Kevin Love take their Jenga seriously. Here's a video of fan reaction around the country to the U.S. women's soccer team's dramatic World Cup semifinal victory Sunday. Here's a broken bat home run from a minor league baseball game. A press car wipes out two cyclists during the Tour de France. TRIVIA ANSWER: Aaron Sele SOOTHING SOUNDS: Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 68 Tuesday.