(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)
1. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is named NBA MVP. Mike D’Antoni of the Houston Rockets receives Coach of the Year.
2. Former Anaheim Ducks stars Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne are both elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. They will be inducted November 13 in Toronto.
3. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley has been placed on the reserve list because of a non-football illness designation by the New Orleans Saints. Fairley, who has had symptoms related to an enlarged heart, won’t be playing in 2017 and perhaps beyond.
4. Former New York Mets pitcher Anthony Young, 51, has passed away. He had recently been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Young lost 27 consecutive games from 1992-’93 which is still an MLB record.
5. “I hate to name drop but (Ryan) Fitzpatrick is still playing? He leads the league in interceptions and he’s still F—— getting paid? Dude is garbage.” – Former NFL quarterback Vince Young.
6. The Boston Celtics reportedly have their eye on Gordon Hayward and Paul George this off season.
7. “If Rowland played in the Montview or Miramonte League would they still be bad Coaches? – MVS Commenter “Way2Much.”
8. Former Dodger Pitcher Al Downing turns 76 today. Downing gave up Hank Aaron’s record setting 715th career home run on April 8, 1974.
9. Monrovia non-league schedule: Burbank, La Salle, at Don Lugo, Whittier, Damien.
10. “It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.” – Hank Aaron.