(“The TEN” is not a Top Ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)
1.) “This is over.”— Andy Villanueva after Indiana took a 13-3 lead against Miami with 6:55 to play in the first quarter last night in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
2.) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols: 182 at-bats, 5 home runs, 22 Rbis, .225 batting average.
3.) New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks breaks foot in OTA.
4.) On this date in 1951 Willie Mays made his MLB debut for the New York Giants. He went 0-5.
5.) Bellflower’s Noah Hernandez, linebacker, is the Buccaneers leading returning tackler with 65.
6.) “Well, my window is getting shorter. Time goes by. I do feel real pressure because we do have players not only in (quarterback) Tony Romo, but (tight end) Jason Witten (and linebacker) DeMarcus Ware, to leave out several that are (also) in the prime of their career. And we need to strike and strike soon with those guys.”— Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on the NFL Network about his team’s closing window to win a Super Bowl.
7.) 33—Starts of at least six innings, through 44 games, by the Dodgers’ rotation this season.
8.) Did You Know: The late John Matuzak is the NFL’s only number one overall draft pick to play for a school which currently does not have a football program—University of Tampa.
9.) “Ain’t my BLANKING fault! Campanis he’s the BLANKING guy!”— Tape of former Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda as played by Jim Healy on his sports show in the 1980’s.
10.) Chris Solomon.