The TEN: 8/7/2020

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

1. The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Miami Heat 130-116 Thursday to clinch the number one seed in the Eastern Conference.

2. At least eight UCLA football players have tested positive for the coronavirus it was announced Wednesday.

3. Connecticut football announced the cancellation of the 2020 season due to risks concerning COVID-19.

4. Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh accused Ohio State HC Ryan Day and the Buckeyes of breaking the rules regarding on field instruction on a Big Ten Conference call on Monday.

5. The Dodgers won two of three from the San Diego Padres and went 7-2 on the road trip to improve to 9-4 on the season. The Dodgers play the San Francisco Giants Friday night at Dodgers Stadium.

6. The NFL is considering virtual fans in stadiums for the 2020 season a league source said Thursday.

7. Penn State announced there will be no fans at its games for the 2020 season.

8. The Green Bay Packers announced that they will play at least the first two games of the 2020 season at Lambeau Field with no fans.

9. The NBA has announced zero positive tests for the coronavirus out of 343 tested in the Orlando bubble since the last results were released on July 29th.

10. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray turns 23 today.

4 Comments to "The TEN: 8/7/2020"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    August 9, 2020 - 9:31 pm | Permalink

    The Dodgers are now 11-5 despite the fact that Joc Peterson, Cody Bellinger, and Max Muncy are all batting below .200. Left fielder-DH A.J. Pollock has been on fire, though, and L.A.’s pitching has generally been excellent.
    Right fielder Mookie Betts was recently moved from the leadoff spot to No. 2 in the batting order, evidently to take advantage of his power. On Sunday night, he hit his fourth homer of the season, a three-run shot which helped the Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants, 6-2.
    I don’t think Pederson will be leading off much longer if his average stays below .200. How about playing Chris Taylor regularly at second base and having him lead off? At least Taylor can steal some bases.

  2. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    August 9, 2020 - 8:52 pm | Permalink

    @ Virtual Commenter: I see a profitable video game there, in which no one gets hurt and there’s no damage to repair or any messes to clean up. That might work.
    Going back to the NFL, I think the best our local teams might be able to do for now is to sell personal seat licenses and season tickets for their new stadium prior to a virus-free season (we hope) in 2021.

  3. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    August 7, 2020 - 10:03 am | Permalink

    #5 Even though we took 2 of 3 from San Diego I was impressed by their roster. Tatis Jr is continuing on his fathers reputation as a Dodger Killer. Never forget Poppa’s 2 grand slams in one inning. San Francisco we split with and their roster should impress no one. This weekend is important not just because of the rivalry but also to continue to establish our domination in the NL West. GO DODGERS!

  4. Virtual Commenter's Gravatar Virtual Commenter
    August 7, 2020 - 9:40 am | Permalink

    If the NFL’s plan works, they’re going to sell virtual rioters to the various Democratic cities and states.

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