(“The Ten” is not a top ten, but ten items worth being included in The TEN)
1. The Brooklyn Nets end trade talks with Orlando for Dwight Howard and re-sign center Brook Lopez to a four-year $60 million deal.
2. The Washington Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates are in first place at the All-Star break.
3. Chipper Jones picks up a single in his final All-Star game.
4. Rashard Lewis signs a two-year $2.6 million deal with the Miami Heat.
5. The Santa Fe Passing Tournament is this Saturday July 14.
6. Adrian Peterson’s attorney Rusty Hardin says the Minnesota Vikings star was “the victim” in an early morning incident last Saturday in which Peterson was arrested and charged with resisting arrest.
7. Whittier Christian sophomore receiver Noah Evans is the son of former NFL quarterback Vince Evans.
8. “It’s the first time we have ever had a problem with either of them so they can come back but if it happens again they won’t be back. They both had really good tournaments going and it looks bad for the coaches, players and schools to end the day that way. They (both coaches) knew their day was done and they accepted it. I made it clear that we have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to that. But I think everyone is cool now.” – Arroyo HC Jim Singiser on the Gladstone-Azusa brawl at the SGV Shootout last Saturday.
9. Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier are both due back in the Dodgers lineup on Friday the 13th.
10. “I’m really happy for Coach Cooper and the guys who’ve been around here six or seven years, especially our seniors.” – Ohio State Quarterback Bobby Hoying after winning the Big Ten Title.