(“The Ten” is not a top ten, but ten items worth being included in The TEN)
1. Kobe Bryant scores 20 points to lead the U.S men’s basketball team to a 119-86 win over Australia and into the semifinals.
2. Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States win their third straight gold medal in beach volleyball.
3. San Dimas transfer running back Reece Alvarado.
4. The Portland Trail Blazers hire Terry Stotts as head coach.
5. The new blue track surrounding the new field turf at San Dimas High School.
6. The recruiting class of 2008 led by Kevin Prince are Johnathan Franklin has gone 21-30 at UCLA.
7. Former Alhambra linebackers coach Mike Gutierrez is now an assistant at Temple City.
8. Allyson Felix of the U.S wins the gold medal in the 200 meters.
9. On this day in 1988 the Los Angeles Kings traded Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, three future first round draft picks and $15 million to the Edmonton Oilers for Wayne Gretzky, Marty McSorley, and Mike Krushelnyski.
10. Deion Sanders turns 45 today.