(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in The TEN)
1. USC and Alabama will meet to open the 2016 season in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
2. Lance Stephenson rejects the Pacers’ five-year $44 million deal and signs with Charlotte for 3 years, $27 million.
3. Tony Gwynn was never even mentioned or paid tribute to at the All-Star game Tuesday night in Minnesota.
4. Byron Scott is interviewed for a third time by the Lakers for the head coach position.
5. Former Minnesota Viking punter Chris Kluwe intends to sue the team over allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach.
6. Receiver Marquise Lee, a second round draft pick out of USC, signs a four-year, $5 million deal with Jacksonville.
7. South El Monte quarterback Jaime Michel 2013 stats, sophomore year: 76-177-752 yards, 5 TD, 10 INT.
8. South El Monte at San Marino Friday October 4.
9. Happy Birthday to former NBA star Connie Hawkins who turns 72 today. Hawkins was an All-Star with the Phoenix Suns from 1970- 1973 and played for the Lakers in ’73-’74.
10. “The only bad thing about winning the pennant is you have to manage the All-Star Game the next year. I’d rather go fishing for three days.” – Former St. Louis Cardinal Manager Whitey Herzog.