The TEN: 7/10/2019

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

1. Former La Mirada quarterback Shane Blood passed away. Blood played quarterback on the 2009 CIF Championship team and was part of the coaching staff on the 2015 state championship team.

2. West Covina softball coach Garrett Fisch has stepped down due to obligations in his career outside of softball.

3. The New York Mets Pete Alonso won the Home Run Derby. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. finished second.

4. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has denied that the balls are juiced this season. This was in response to Houston Astro pitcher Justin Verlander who said Monday that the balls are a joke and he believes 100 percent that the league has implemented juiced balls to increase offense.

5. The American League beat the National League 4-3 in the MLB All-Star game in Cleveland Tuesday night.

6. Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook wants to be traded and could be headed to the Miami Heat who is interested in the All-Star.

7. Safety Glover Quin, who spent 10 years in the NFL most recently with the Detroit Lions, has announced his retirement.

8. The Lakers have signed another free agent adding Avery Bradley to the roster.

9. On this date in 1914 the Boston Red Sox purchased Babe Ruth from the Baltimore Orioles.

10. Former Florida/Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer turns 55 today.

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