(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)
1.San Dimas, 14-0 on the season, opens Valle Vista League play against Northview on April 14.
2. Kentucky head coach John Calipari says as many as seven of his players could leave for the NBA.
3. New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount is suspended without pay for the 2015 regular season opener for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. While with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Blount was arrested along with RB Le’Veon Bell on August 20 when police found about three fourths of an ounce of marijuana in Bell’s car during a traffic stop. Bell is expected to be suspended for at least two games for the incident.
4. UCLA’s Kevon Looney announces he is leaving school for the NBA draft.
5. Lisa Leslie, John Calipari, Spencer Haywood, Dick Bavetta, Jo Jo White, Tom Heinsohn, Dikembe Mutombo, George Raveling, Louis Dampier and Lindsay Gaze are all elected to the basketball Hall of Fame. John Isaacs will be inducted posthumously.
6. “I think he had dinner reservations or a concert to play in…that was terrible. I come ready to play, do my job. I battle at the plate. We ask you to do your job as well. Joe West needs to do his job and he didn’t do it well.” – Minnesota Twins outfielder Torii Hunter to reporters after umpire West called him out on strikes to end the game.
7. San Dimas pitcher Peter Lambert stats: 5-0, 0.42 ERA, 45 Ks, 10 walks, 33 Innings pitched.
8. The Dodgers give up four runs in the ninth inning and fall to the Padres 7-3.
9. Happy Birthday to former Boston Celtic and hall of famer John Havlicek, who turns 75 today.
10. On this day in 1974 Henry Aaron hit his 715th home run off of Dodger pitcher Al Downing to break Babe Ruth’s then career record of 714.