(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)
1. The Dodgers need only 13 wins to reach the 100 win plateau. The next closest team is Houston who needs 24.
2. The LA Galaxy transfer defender Jelle Van Damme to Royal Antwerp FC in Belgium’s top division Jupiler Pro League. The Galaxy receive in return a $235,000 transfer fee.
3. After signing with the Buffalo Bills, Anquan Boldin has decided to retire after 14 seasons in the NFL.
4. Alabama will begin the season as the #1 team in the AP top 25 poll. Ohio State (#2), Florida State (#3) and USC (#4) all got first place votes as well.
5. The Dodgers’ current magic number to win the NL West is 20.
6. Two time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin turns 63 today.
7. The NBA is conducting a tampering probe as the Indian Pacers filed tampering charges against the Los Angeles Lakers. Magic Johnson is at the center of the probe of impermissible contact with Paul George.
8.On this day in 1931 Babe Ruth hit his 600th career home run.
9. Covina at Arroyo previously reported as Friday night will be Thursday night at 7 pm at B.L Burgstrom Stadium.
10. “I only had one superstition. I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.” Babe Ruth