The TEN: 8/10/2020

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

1. A.J. Pollack and Mookie Betts each hit three-run home runs to lead the Dodgers to 6-2 win over the San Francisco Giants Sunday. The Dodgers haven’t lost a series this year and improved to 11-5 on the year.

2. Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith from USC said he will miss the 2020 season due to a congenial heart condition that was discovered after he tested positive for COVID-19.

3. So far there have been 66 NFL players that have opted out of the 2020 season.

4. Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was fined $50,000 by the NBA for tampering because of a comment he made about Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker.

5. The Lakers lost to the Indiana Pacers 116-111 Sunday for their third straight loss and their fourth in six games since the NBA restart.

6. The Mid-American Conference postponed its entire fall sports season becoming the first FBS Conference to make that decision due to concerns due to COVID-19.

7. The Portland Timbers and Orlando City are set to play Tuesday in the final of the MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando. The league announced its plans to resume the regular season Wednesday August 12 in home markets.

8. Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is batting .177 this season.

9. La Canada High School alum Collin Morikawa finished 13 under overall to win the PGA Championship in San Franisco.

10. Former Heisman winning quarterback from the University of Miami, Gino Torretta, turns 50 today.

5 Comments to "The TEN: 8/10/2020"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    August 11, 2020 - 1:48 pm | Permalink

    @ RAMS FAN: Well, you sort of got your wish. Houston Astros coach Alex Cintron just got a 20-game suspension for helping instigate that bench-clearing incident with the Oakland A’s.

  2. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    August 11, 2020 - 9:11 am | Permalink

    If USC is cheating in baseball they’re not very good at it since the haven’t won a national Championship since 1998. Any other opinions?

  3. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    August 10, 2020 - 5:23 pm | Permalink

    May the Houston Astros continue their descent in the American League West. Hopefully, all the other teams will knock them into the cellar.
    I take it that banging on trash cans has been banned throughout major league baseball, just like unauthorized video recording.
    I used to think that the players got those huge contracts to display their world-class skills, not to cheat. How naive of me.

  4. Cif's Gravatar Cif
    August 10, 2020 - 12:29 pm | Permalink

    The Astros have training for spring ball at USC. That’s where they learned to cheat.

  5. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    August 10, 2020 - 6:49 am | Permalink

    #8 Hitting a baseball is just a little more difficult when you don’t know what pitch is coming huh? Cheaters! Looking for some well deserved discipline for the Cheaters after yesterdays “dustup” with Oakland. The Cheaters hitting coach should be suspended for the rest of the year.

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