The TEN: 5/6/2024

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

  1. The Lakers fired head coach Darvin Ham Friday after two seasons. 
  2. The Clippers were eliminated in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs in six games after losing to the Dallas Mavericks 114-101 Friday night. 
  3. Former Lakers/NBA point guard Darius Morris passed away at the age of 33 his family announced Saturday. 
  4. The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Orlando Magic 106-94 Sunday to win the First Round Eastern Conference Playoff series in seven games. 
  5. Mystik Dan won the 150th Kentucky Derby by a nose over Sierra Leone in a photo finish Saturday at Churchill Downs.       
  6. Michael Irvin has been let go by the NFL network after 20 plus years with the company. 
  7. As expected, Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball has picked up the $21.4 million option on his contract for 2024-’25. Ball has missed the last two seasons with a knee injury. He signed a four-year, $80 million free agent deal in 2021.              
  8. Running back Duke Johnson, who played eight seasons in the NFL, announced his retirement from the league. He last played for the Buffalo Bills in 2022. 
  9. The Dodgers completed a sweep of the Atlanta Braves with a 5-1 win Sunday at Dodger Stadium. They have won 11 of their last 13 and improved to 23-13 on the season. They are in first place in the NL West, 5.5 games ahead of the second place San Diego Padres.  
  10. Former Chicago Bears quarterback Bob Avellini, who played nine seasons in the NFL, passed away at the age of 70 the team announced Saturday. 

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