Wednesday's Morning Mashup: Roger Clemens' lawyers push for government to pay legal expenses

November 16, 2011 - 3:01 am

Welcome to Wednesday'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 WEDNESDAY: No games scheduled AROUND THE WEB: '™¦ Roger Clemens' lawyers submitted a filing Tuesday insisting the court should make the government pay for Clemens' personal legal expenses incurred preparing for what turned out to be a mistrial due to prosecutorial errors in July. Clemens' defense team originally submitted the request in October. After prosecutors responded by citing sovereign immunity, Clemens' team came back Tuesday and insisted the government "is not above the law." Clemens, who made more than $150 million in salary during his 24-year major league career, is scheduled to go on trial again April 17. '™¦ Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, whose team plays the Broncos Thursday night, is not impressed with Tim Tebow and Denver's running offense. He said the option can work in the NFL with players the caliber of Michael Vick and Chris Johnson. But Tebow? "No," Revis said. "No, not for a whole season. Because we know what they're doing, and we feel comfortable in our game plan." '™¦ Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz teased the Nets for not breaking ties more cleanly with New Jersey as they prepare for their move to New York City next season. The team is promoting itself as "Jersey Strong. Brooklyn ready." Markowitz joked that Brooklyn and Jersey shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath, and that he doesn't think of basketball when he thinks of the Garden State. "When I think of Jersey, I think of those beefsteak tomatoes," he said. Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, home to the Prudential Center, responded by saying he's "confident Newark will be home to another NBA team after the Nets." ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Nov. 16, 1961, which Bruins rookie -- in his only season in Boston -- scored two goals in 34 seconds to fuel a 3-2 victory over the Canadiens at Boston Garden? QUOTE OF THE DAY: "It's the NHL, man. The guy can skate. He can stop. He can turn. He can pick his head up." -- Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, after learning that Bruins forward Milan Lucic was not suspended by the NHL for running into him in Saturday's game STAT OF THE DAY: 9 -- Points for Brad Marchand during the Bruins' six-game winning streak, including a goal in Tuesday night's 4-3 victory over the Devils 'NET RESULTS: Blake Griffin and Kevin Love got so much attention for their Jenga video that they did a commercial for the game. Stanford guard Gabriel Harris hits a buzzer beater from three-quarters court at the end of the first half vs. Colorado State. TRIVIA ANSWER: Terry Gray SOOTHING SOUNDS: Allison Crowe turns 30 Wednesday.