(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)
1.) Miami Marlins OF, Giancarlo Stanton wins National League MVP award by two votes over Cincinnati Reds 1B, Joey Vato.
2.) Monrovia Wlidcats superfan, Brian Norman turns 54 today.
3.) Covina QB, Nin Burns II throws for three and rushed for another in Colts, 42-28, victory over the Westminster Lions on Thursday (last) night in the second round of the CIF-SS playoffs.
4.) “Like I said you sound like a BG guy… no one needs to recruit from BG they all want out, why don’t you ask somebody! Ha!”—MVS commenter “Stelios SHS”
5.) Former California Angels SS, Gary DiSarcina is the new bench coach for the New York Mets.
6.) NBA legend/Hall of Famer, Elvin Hayes (“The Big E.”) turns 72 today. Does anybody remember him?
7.) On this date in 1991: Detroit Lions offensive lineman, Mike Utley is paralyzed in a game vs Los Angeles Rams.
8.) The Los Angeles Kings lead the NHL’s Pacific Division with 24 points. The expansion Vegas Golden Knights are in second with 23 points and the Anaheim Ducks are in sixth with 19.
9.) UCLA alum/Los Angeles Lakers rookie, Lonzo Ball is averaging 9-points, 6-rebounds & 6-assists per-game. He’s shooting 30% from the floor, 23% from behind the arc & 50% from the foul-line. The Lakers are currently 6-9 and five games behind the Golden State Warriors in the NBA’s Pacific Division.
10.) The Burbank Bulldogs face the South Hills Huskies tonight looking to go to their second consecutive CIF Semifinals with a victory. A win would put the Bulldogs in their third final four since 2013. Since 2008, Burbank has won nine playoff games. Prior to that it went 80 years without a post-season football victory.