(“The Ten” is not a top ten, but ten items worth being included in The TEN)
1. The Dodgers acquire Shane Victorino from the Phillies for reliever Josh Lindbloom and minor league pitcher Ethan Martin.
2. The Rangers acquire starter Ryan Dempster from the Cubs for two minor leaguers.
3. The Giants land Philadelphia outfielder Hunter Pence.
4. U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps sets Olympic record with 19th medal.
5. The U.S. women’s gymnastics team wins gold medal.
6. Penn State running back Silas Redd transfers to USC.
7. Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love each score 16 points to lead the U.S. basketball team to a 110-63 win over Tunisia.
8. The Pirates’ A.J. Burnett fires a one-hitter in a 5-0 win over the Cubs.
9. Missy Franklin.
10. Former Temple City American Little League Yankee and St. Francis Golden Knight Ian Hamilton is heading to the University of Texas El Paso on a football scholarship.