The Mashup

May 26, 2009 - 6:04 am
Welcome to the Tuesday morning edition of the LEEInks, everybody, in which I, Samuel Chamberlain, entertain you as you work your way out of your Memorial Day meat coma. Let'€™s begin with the NBA, where the Nuggets evened up their series with the Lakers at two games apiece with a 120-101 victory...
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May 25, 2009 - 3:43 pm
The Revive Vitamin Water sitting on the press conference table after the game was symbolic of a last-minute revitalization that Syracuse underwent during Monday's NCAA lacrosse championship game. In a contest that looked like Cornell had from the very beginning, the Orange won its 11th national...
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May 25, 2009 - 2:07 pm
Despite not having it's winningest franchise (in terms of championships, at least) around in the postseason, the NBA certainly has something to smile about. Both of the league's conference finals series have become knock-down drag out fights, something even casual fans didn't seem to expect. The...
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DJ Bean
May 24, 2009 - 3:28 pm
Thought Jonathan Papelbon and Manny Delcarmen had you in stitches last year with their "Blame it on the Rain" remake? Check out what USF and UConn did when a five-hour rain delay was forced upon them Thursday during the Big East Tournament. For comparison, here's the Papelbon/Delcarmen video...
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May 24, 2009 - 3:22 pm
For the second year in a row and 16th time in NCAA lacrosse history, the second-seeded Syracuse Orange (15-2) will play in the men'€™s finals, with the title game set for Monday at Gillette Stadium against the fifth-seeded Cornell Big Red (13-3). Both teams pummeled their opponents, Duke and...
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DJ Bean
May 23, 2009 - 10:03 am
Yes, for those of you who are taking the "root against a Kobe/LeBron Finals" stance, last night was a tough one. However, if you foolishly began texting each and every "Witness" you knew exactly one second too early, as the awful, Cetera-less 80's Chicago would say, "You're Not Alone." While it's...
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DJ Bean
May 23, 2009 - 10:01 am
Johan Santana and his Mets rolled into Fenway Friday night and it wasn't long before the Dennis-Eckersley's-new-word hit the fan. With the Mets on top, 4-3, in the bottom of the fifth inning, Santana plunked New York beanbag Kevin Youkilis . As WEEI.com's Alex Speier documented at the time, the...
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May 22, 2009 - 12:33 pm
As the NCAA Men'€™s Lacrosse Final Four approaches this Memorial Day weekend at Gillette Stadium , the lacrosse fervor seems to be building. Good thing the Krafts didn't double book the Patriots rookie training camp earlier this week with the NCAA finals like the debacle the WWE and the Denver...
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DJ Bean
May 22, 2009 - 4:11 am
With the news of Jake Peavy's decision to nix a deal that would have sent him to the White Sox , one's mind can't help but wander to other instances in which players exercised either a no-trade clause or 10-5 rights. Peavy's refusal (which, according to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford , would not have been...
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May 21, 2009 - 8:36 am
Red Sox pitcher John Smoltz is set to begin his minor-league rehab assignment tonight for the Single-A Greenville Drive against the Augusta GreenJackets. The event promises to be a huge one for any number of reasons, among them: --After 22 seasons with the Braves , Smoltz will be pitching in...
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