The TEN: 3/8/2019

(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

1. The Denver Broncos have agreed to trade quarterback Case Keenum to the Washington Redskins for a sixth round pick in the 2020 draft.

2. LeBron James passed Michael Jordan, who had 32,292 points, and moved into fourth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list in the Lakers loss to the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night. James trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kobe Bryant (33,643).

3. Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver has been diagnosed with dementia his family announced on Thursday. Seaver was instrumental in the Miracle Mets run to the World Series title in 1969 winning 25 games and the Cy Young Award.

4. The Milwaukee Bucks are the number one seed in the Eastern Conference at 48-16. The Golden State Warriors are number one in the West at 44-20.

5. The Dodgers have agreed to a one-year, $605,000 contract with Cody Bellinger, a 20,000 raise from last year.

6. Temple City shut out Monrovia 4-0 Tuesday to begin Rio Hondo League play.

7. South El Monte baseball is off to an 0-7 start.

8. On this date in 1971 Joe Frazier beat Muhammad Ali in 15 rounds in a unanimous decision to retain the heavyweight title in a bout that is billed as “Fight of the Century”.

9. Happy Birthday to former NBA star/TNT analyst Kenny Smith who turns 54 today.

10. “Ali always said I would be nothing without him. But what would he have been without me?” – Joe Frazier.

2 Comments to "The TEN: 3/8/2019"

  1. Really?'s Gravatar Really?
    March 9, 2019 - 11:34 am | Permalink

    Growing up in the “Land of Oz”, across the street from the Aquaduct Racetrack you were either a Yankee fan , or you were a Mets fan. I was and always have been a Yankee hater. It’s easy to hate the team that has won more pennants and World Series than all other teams in MLB history. The “Miracle Mets” a complete team World Series Win was not just the story. I could ride the subway for 25 cents to Shea Stadium get in a game for 85 cents and watch Tom “Terrific“ Seaver MS from USC pitch and get maybe 1 or 2 runs because he was pitching against the best in the NL. Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton, Ferguson Jenkins, etc. strike out 12-21 batters and this team never finished better than 9th place. I believe he won 25 games that year. There was a special Hall of Famer on that team as a rookie pitcher . Nolan Ryan. I remember Tom Seaver as a selfless man, who inspired youngsters to play America’s game, baseball. He would sign autographs even after a bad outing. Tom, your fans are sorry for your health issues and we will remember all you have done for the Mets, baseball, and the fans.

  2. Sensational's Gravatar Sensational
    March 8, 2019 - 12:14 pm | Permalink

    I hear the Lakers are planning a parade down Figueroa at season’s end, with James alone atop a fire truck, to celebrate this scoring record. Street closures and extra police will be needed to contain the expected throngs of ecstatic fans.

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