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Brave New World
NFL is considering implementing a new rule that would penalize a team 15-yards if the “N-Word” is used during the course of a game. The matter will be decided this spring during the rules committee meetings.

The Los Angeles Angels and star center fielder Mike Trout are discussing a six-year contract extension that would pay him in the range of $150 million. Great news, but the question needing to be asked is with Albert Pujols making 16-million and Josh Hamilton making 17.4-million, do the Halos have any money left?

To Eric Tabatabai and the El Monte boys basketball team which finished with its best record, 19-10, and its first playoff win, since the 20th century. For perspective between 2009-2010 and 2012-2013 the Lions won only 19 games combined.

Prep Basketball
The only local team still alive are the Arcadia girls. The Apaches (19-8) will play at Bishop Amat (21-7) tonight at 7:PM

Department of Income
Mike Trout, perhaps the best player in baseball, is making 510-thousand this season. Joe Blanton, perhaps the worst pitcher in baseball last year with a 2-14 record and a 6.04 ERA, is scheduled to make 6.5-million in 2014.

Things to Keep an Eye on:
Prep baseball begins in March. El Monte returns the Mission Valley League’s top catcher Juan Amaya, and top pitcher, Johnny Alvarez.
At Temple City the player to keep an eye on is right handed pitcher/infielder Gabe Juarez…The guy to keep an eye is new head coach Rob Nelson who is replacing long time TCHS baseball coach Barry Bacon this season.
Nelson, a graduate of South Pasadena High School, was the seventh overall draft pick of the Oakland A’s in 1983. He played parts of five seasons with the A’s and San Diego Padres batting .178 with four home runs and 11 runs batted in.

Happy Birthday this week to:
2/28: Former Temple City DB/WR Matt Moreno turns 25
3/1: Former El Monte running back Juan Castro turns 25
(If you have a sports birthday you’d like acknowledged drop me a line below)

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Joe T’s scoreboard