The TEN: 8/21/2020

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

1. Fox Sports said Thom Brennaman will not be part of NFL’s broadcasting team this season after he used a anti-gay slur on air Wednesday night during a Cincinnati Reds broadcast.

2. Two members of the New York Mets organization tested positive for the coronavirus leading to the postponement of the games scheduled for Thursday and Friday against the Miami Marlins.

3. Receiver Dez Bryant had a tryout with the Baltimore Ravens but was unable to reach a deal with the team.

4. The Dodgers beat Seattle 6-1 Thursday to take three of the four in the series with the Mariners and improve to 19-8 overall.

5. The Dallas Mavericks beat the Clippers 127-114 Wednesday night to tie their Western Conference Playoff Series at one.

6. The Lakers routed the Portland Trail Blazers 111-88 Thursday night to even their Western Conference Playoff Series at one.

7. The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Orlando Magic 111-96 Thursday to tie their Eastern Conference Playoff Series at one.

8. Former Ohio State running back Archie Griffin, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1974 and ’75, turns 66 today.

9. The LA Galaxy signed goalkeeper Jonathan Klinnsmann from Swiss Super League club St. Gallen on Thursday.

10. “My name is not only Archie Griffin, it’s two-time Heisman trophy winner Archie Griffin. Once you win the award it’s with you for the rest of your life, and I realize that and I’m proud of that. It changed my life.”- Archie Griffin.

4 Comments to "The TEN: 8/21/2020"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    August 22, 2020 - 8:09 pm | Permalink

    Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez is on the injured list with a groin issue, according to the L.A. Times.

  2. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    August 22, 2020 - 1:33 pm | Permalink

    The Dodgers are now four games ahead of the San Diego Padres and six games in front of the Colorado Rockies after beating the Rockies, 5-1, last night.
    Walker Buehler returned to his 2019 form, allowing only one run in six innings while striking out 11 batters and walking none. Buehler recorded his first win of the season and lowered his earned-run average to 4.32.
    Cody Bellinger, who was the Dodgers’ designated hitter last night, went 2-for-3, raising his batting average to .206 after being below the .200 mark nearly the entire first half of this 60-game season.
    Right fielder Mookie Betts got a rare night off, by the way.
    L.A., which is now 20-8, has the best record in major league baseball, just ahead of the American League West-leading Oakland A’s (19-8). Solid performances by Buehler and Bellinger the rest of the way could enable the Dodgers to establish themselves as the most formidable team in the majors.
    On the down side, Joc Pederson is still hitting only .174, and Max Muncy is batting .172.

  3. High school football fans's Gravatar High school football fans
    August 21, 2020 - 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Catchy Nice!
    Btw it’s sad to hear all those Marlin and Cardinal baseball players passing after testing positive for rona…………oh yeahNOTHING HAPPENED! 0.0002% likelihood of dying. Yup! We’re doing the right thing….. I remember having football hell week in100+ heat. I wonder if that was dangerous without a cooling tank hymmmm?

  4. Catchy's Gravatar Catchy
    August 21, 2020 - 9:42 am | Permalink

    One Los Angeles area party store has pinatas in the shape of a corona virus. If we re-made the O’Brien trophy in the shape of this microbe, the alarmists among us could say that the after snagging the title, the whole team got the virus. Cute and politically expedient all at once.

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