(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)
1. Scott Kazmir throws six scoreless innings as the Dodgers blank the San Diego Padres 3-0 Tuesday night. Dodger pitchers have thrown 18 shutout innings to open the season.
2. The Angels fall to the Chicago Cubs 6-1 Tuesday night and have been outscored 15-1 in their first two games.
3. Azusa Pacific and Cal Poly Pomona combine for 24 hits and use 12 pitchers but only five runs are scored in a 4-1 APU victory.
4. The Connecticut Women’s basketball team wraps up a perfect season at 38-0 and wins its fourth straight NCAA title with an 82-51 rout of Syracuse. UConn has won 75 consecutive games overall.
5. The Minnesota Timberwolves rally for a 124-117 overtime win over the Golden State Warriors. Golden State (69-9) must now win its last four games to surpass the Chicago Bulls 1995-’96 record season of 72-10.
6. Allen Iverson and Shaquille O’Neal are two of a ten member class to be inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame.
7. Duke Freshman Froward Brandon Ingram declares for the NBA draft. Ingram has hired an agent which means he won’t be returning to school.
8. The Oakland Raiders sign free agent pass rusher Aldon Smith to a contract. Smith won’t be able to return to the team until November due to a suspension.
9. The El Monte head football coach search.
10. On this date in 1987 Dodger GM Al Campanis appears on Nightline with Ted Koppel saying blacks may not be equipped to be in baseball management leading to a controversy and his firing.