The TEN: 7/8/2019

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

1. The Clippers signed free agent Kawhi Leonard and traded for Paul George. Leonard is signed to a four-year, $142 million contact and George is acquired from Oklahoma City for Danilo Gallinari, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, four unprotected first round picks, one protected first round pick, and two pick swaps.

2. Since the Clippers have signed Leonard, the Lakers have made multiple moves including signing free agents Danny Green to a two-year, $30 million contract and center DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins for one year.  They have also brought back Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee and Alex Caruso.

3. The U.S Women’s National team beat the Netherlands 2-0 to win the World Cup.

4. In the aftermath of the George trade Russell Westbrook and his agent have discussed the possibility of a trade with Oklahoma City GM Sam Presti.

5. Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer will miss the All-Star game Tuesday night with a back injury.

6. Former New England Patriot linebacker Tedy Bruschi is recovering after suffering a stroke last Thursday.

7. The Dodgers lost three out of four to the San Diego Padres heading into the All-Star break.

8. The San Antonio Spurs are set to sign free-agent forward Marcus Morris who was with the Boston Celtics the last two years.

9. Former Pittsburgh Steelers/Hall of Fame linebacker Jack Lambert turns 67 today.

10. “I believe the game is designed to reward the ones who hit the hardest – If you can’t take it, you shouldn’t play!” – Jack Lambert.

11 Comments to "The TEN: 7/8/2019"

  1. In the Know's Gravatar In the Know
    July 12, 2019 - 6:50 pm | Permalink

    @SM: Best you take 2 Xanax and go lie down old man. After you get control of yourself toss out your computer and smart phone. Sorry I messed with your head.

  2. sports man's Gravatar sports man
    July 12, 2019 - 2:55 am | Permalink

    In The Know= You have problems with age? Do you lose respect as coaches get older? Did you play college ball? if so = were all opponents coaches young to middle age? To BECOME MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE SO PEOPLE LIKE ME DO NOT LOVE TO DEBATE WITH YOU you can , with very little effort or time, research the following” John Scolinos of Cal Poly Pomona, Coach Dato of USC Baseball, Coach Polk of Mississippi State, Coach Herbold of Lakewood High school, Coach Adams of UCLA, Coach Heinz of La Verne, Football Coach Welch of many high schools winning D1 championships at several schools, Coach Kincaid of Cerritos College. Okay that is several much older coaches who, ‘opposite’ of your analysis, continued to win championships…some state championships…even national championships as OLD FARTS!! Maybe old fart with great winning experience helped them and players win big.

  3. sports man's Gravatar sports man
    July 12, 2019 - 2:42 am | Permalink

    In The Know: what ? do u have many sons that played hs ball at different schools, and all coaching staffs did not teach, were scared of being fired, scared of parents, along with being selfish? I do know your definition of a selfish head coach , but mine is a head coach that wants to win very much (could be a variation of reasons) so he can…move on to higher level..prove he is statistically better coach than those before or even after. If that is the case he most likely teaches baseball very well and can motivate success. I do not think there is any other definition of a selfish hs head coach. What characteristics does a selfish losing coach have? TRAVEL BALL=YEAR ROUND is great.in many programs. I agree with you, but to suggest most of those coaches r better fundamentalists than very good high school coaches I disagree. “Pay to Play’ and higher salary for travel coaches ? true! That does not dictate ‘more $$ means better coaching’. Year round travel ball, many times, contain players that only play baseball….not competing in any other sports. I have observed, very consistently, that the ‘all around athletes” in the end r just as good or better baseball players than the ‘year round travel players’. And many have more ‘mental toughness’ and perform better in the clutch than players only playing one sport. I can go on and on debating high school ball/coaching versus travel ball, but will only state one more thing. Do u have any real and honest knowledge of how many high school coaches were good college players, very , very good college players, or good professional ball players at any level.A, AA, AAA , very seldom bigs (they become college coaches) U have some incorrect info

  4. sports man's Gravatar sports man
    July 12, 2019 - 1:37 am | Permalink

    Anonymous=where do these kids you mentioned play? I have not paid attention to youth football for about 12 years..I never heard of youth travel football

  5. In the Know's Gravatar In the Know
    July 11, 2019 - 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Travel Ball vs High School baseball: High School coaches are focused on themselves,politics, keeping their jobs and pleasing parents. Coach them up is not their thing. Travel coaches, since the parents pay, are focused on results. Making the kid as good as he can be. Lots of games, at bats, pitching, all aimed at getting better. It’s like a young skilled private tutor verse a politically connected old fart. Choose your poison.

  6. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    July 11, 2019 - 10:48 am | Permalink

    @ Chomsky: The Alhambra Thunderbirds youth football program has been defunct for years now.

  7. Area's Gravatar Area
    July 10, 2019 - 6:40 pm | Permalink

    JR all American got rid of its weight limitations so that is no longer an excuse.

  8. Chomsky Says's Gravatar Chomsky Says
    July 10, 2019 - 11:34 am | Permalink

    11 and 12,

    Yeah, about that: History from the Inquisition to Colonialism would like a word with you.

    NWO,

    Holy Cow, that’s news! I remember playing against them when they were the Walnut-Diamond Bar Cowboys. I recall the LP Warriors being in danger of folding a few years ago or so I heard. I wonder how the likes of the Alhambra program (if they still have one) are doing these days.

  9. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 10, 2019 - 5:21 am | Permalink

    That is sad it was one of the last junior all american teams around. But to be completely honest I know alot of kids who live in the sgv that play football still they just don’t play pop warner or junior all american. Travel football teams that do not have that ridiculous weight chart are where the young boys are playing. Its just like travel baseball has almost wiped out little league and pony teams. Kids dont play local anymore just like kids dont play for their local high school.

  10. 11 and 12's Gravatar 11 and 12
    July 9, 2019 - 7:34 pm | Permalink

    To the original 10 commandments, our society has added these: thou shalt not smoke tobacco (state-sanctioned pot is OK)….and thou shalt not encourage the playing of football. If we could just get everyone to follow the original ten with the zeal they’re showing for these last two, the world would be a better place.

  11. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    July 9, 2019 - 10:48 am | Permalink

    The Walnut Valley Cowboys youth football program has folded. Youth football in the SGV is dying.

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