(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)
1. Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is suspended 80 games by MLB after testing positive for a performance enhancing substance.
2. Duke’s Grayson Allen will return for his senior season.
3. Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Clay Buchholz had surgery to repair a torn flexor in his right forearm and could miss the rest of the season.
4. Milwaukee’s Greek Freak.
5. The Los Angeles Rams brought in USC’s Adoree Jackson in for a visit on Monday.
6. Kansas’ freshman Josh Jackson will declare for the NBA draft.
7. The Toronto Blue Jays are 2-10 through the first 12 games.
8. On this date in 1986 Michael Spinks beat Larry Holmes in 15 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title.
9. Happy Birthday to former USC/Pittsburgh Steeler star Troy Polamalu who turns 36 today.
10. “I had did so much to Larry [Holmes] in the ring that I made him respect me in the fight.” – Michael Spinks.