(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in the “The TEN”)
1. Former Dodger Kirk Gibson, who hit the dramatic game winning home run in Game One of the 1988 World Series, has been diagnosed with Parkinsons disease.
2. The White Sox-Orioles game today at Camden Yards is closed to the public.
3. Mike Phillips, who formed the “Twin Towers” with Rick Robey on the Kentucky team that won the NCAA title in 1978, has passed away at the age of 59.
4. DeAndre Jordan is called for basket interference on Blake Griffin’s attempt in the final seconds and the Clippers go on to lose to San Antonio 111-107 in Game Five. Spurs lead 3 games to 2.
5. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is nearly a 2-1 favorite to beat Manny Pacquiao Saturday night in Las Vegas. Pacquiao hasn’t been an underdog since 2008, when he retired Oscar De La Hoya on his stool after nine rounds.
6. “Fifty pesos. That was big. Six pesos was a kilo of rice. I was thinking, “This is good for everybody.” I was selling doughnuts, whatever I can sell…but boxing was one day of some work and you can earn more money.” – Manny Pacquiao on his early boxing days.
7. On this date in 1970, the Lakers’ Jerry West hit a half court shot to send Game Three of the NBA Finals into overtime. The New York Knicks however went on to win the game in OT and the series.
8. The Muir baseball team is 0-16 on the year losing by the scores of 28-0 to Burroughs, 22-1 to Burbank and 17-0 to Marshall.
9. Madison Bumgarner goes eight innings, strikes out nine and allows five hits as the Giants beat Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers 2-1.
10. Happy Birthday to former UCLA Bruin/Indiana Pacer Reggie Miller who turns 50 today.