Friday, June 4, 2010

It's Saturday!

Friday went by fairly dry, but Saturday still could be a different story. Here's what's happening....


Hockey Playoff Roundup ----


Stanley Cup Finals

Last night --

Philadelphia 5, Chicago 3 (Series tied 2-2)

Tonight --

No games

Next game --

Philadelphia at Chicago 8:00pm EDT on NBC (Game five)


Calder Cup Finals

Last night --

No games

Tonight --

Texas at Hershey 7:00pm EDT (Texas leads series 1-0)

Next game --

Hershey at Texas Monday, June 7th 8:30pm EDT(Game Three)


Flyers even series with game four win.

Hjalmarsson will try to forget Game 4 turnovers.

Hawks score late to get within one, but Flyers hold on for win.


Here's Don Cherry and Ron McLean at the start of last night's Hockey Night in Canada telecast. I must say I'm a bit disapointed. Cherry's worn that suit already in the finals. What gives?


Former UCLA coaching legend John Wooden has died. Read more here.


The vice president of the Putnam County(Florida) Beekeepers Association has been charged with dealing in stolen property, reports WJXT-TV News in Jacksonville.

Ruben Josey, of Crescent City, was arrested this week by Putnam County deputies after authorities said 48 stolen beehives, bee food and honey-making equipment were recovered, reports WJXT-TV.

The sheriff's office said the bees were stolen from St. Johns County.


When you've had a big day of play like Jimmy did Friday and end up really tired, you'll crash anywhere.

Isn't that right Snoopy?


The Texas Rangers, embroiled in controversy due to the financial instability of their current owner, scored 7 times in the fourth inning last night and held on for a 9-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, in front of 36,245 at The Ballpark at Arlington.

The Rays grabbed the lead with a four-run, but gave two back in the bottom of the inning. Texas then rolled their seven-spot two innings later. Tampa Bay scopred single runs in the seventh and eighth innings but weren't able to complete the comeback.

Josh Hamilton went 3-for-4 with a solo homer for the Rangers, Justin Smoak went 3-for-3, scored twice and hit a two-run homer in the second inning. Ben Zobrist went 3-for-4 and scored twice for the Rays, who also got a solo homer in the seventh inning off the bat of Evan Longoria. C. J. Wilson allowed five earned runs in five innings for Texas while striking out five to get the win, he's now 4-3. Neftali Felix came on in the ninth and fanned two for his 15th save of the season. Wade Davis allowed eight earned runs in 3 1/3 innings to take the loss for Tampa Bay, he's now 5-5. The Rays slip to 36-19 and see their lead over the Yankees remain at two games in the A.L. East.

Today's game, to be show on FOX, starts at 4:10pm EDT. Tomorrow's finale gets underway at 3:05pm. Both games can be heard on 620AM WDAE and the Rays Radio Network. Both games can been seen on MLB.TV, with the Sunday game available on Sun Sports.


Today in Elvis History:

1955 - Gladys Presley, Elvis' mother, awakens suddenly in Memphis, convinced that her boy is in danger; at that moment, Elvis' first pink Cadillac catches on fire while en route from Fulton, AR. Elvis is unharmed.

1956 - Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog," on The Milton Berle Show and scandalized the audience with his suggestive hip gyrations.

1971 - Elvis Presley's "Rags To Riches" hit #9 in the U.K.


The Tampa Bay Rays are 36-19 and lead the A.L. East by 2 games over the Yankees, 4 1/2 over Boston and Toronto and 21 over Baltimore(The Orioles have lost 9 straight and have changed managers).

In the A.L. Central, Minnesota leads Detroit by 3 1/2 games, the White Sox by 8 1/2, Kansas City by 9 1/2 and Cleveland by 11.

Out in the (not-so)wild A.L. West, Texas leads Oakland by 1 game, the Angels are 1 1/2 back and Seattle trails by 7.

In the N.L. East, Atlanta leads Philadelphia by 2 games. the Mets sit 4 games back, Florida 4 1/2 and Washington trails by 5 1/2.

In the N.L. Central, St. Louis leads Cincinnati by 1 game, the Cubs trail by 7 1/2, Pittsburgh is 9 1/2 behind, Milwaukee trails by 10 and Houston is 11 behind.

San Diego's lead in the N.L. West has shrunk to 1/2 game over the Dodgers. San Francisco is 2 1/2 games behind, Colorado is 4 back and Arizona brings up the rear, 11 1/2 games out of first.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced yesterday that Rob Chornomud has been named the head coach of the 2010 U.S. InLine National Team that will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation InLine Hockey World Championship, June 28-July 4, in Karlstad, Sweden.

Chornomud returns as head coach of the U.S. InLine National Team for the second straight year after leading Team USA to the silver medal at the 2009 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship in Ingolstadt, Germany.

In addition, former U.S. InLine National Team member Joe Milewski will make his Team USA coaching debut as the assistant coach. Milewski is a two-time member of the U.S. InLine National Team (2000, 2002), capturing the bronze medal in 2000.

As part of the team's selection process, approximately 25 players will participate in a two-day camp from June 20-21 in Lakewood, Colo. The 2010 U.S. InLine National Team roster, consisting of 12 skaters and two goaltenders, will be announced shortly thereafter. Team USA begins preliminary-round play against Canada on June 28.

NOTES: Support staff for Team USA includes general manager Dan Brennan, USA Hockey's manager of the ice and inline coaching education program, and athletic trainer Erik Marsh and equipment manager Robert Rush, both of whom serve in the same capacity at the U.S. Air Force Academy ... In the 13-year history of the IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship, the United States has earned four gold medals (1996, 1997, 2004, 2006), three silver medals (1998, 2001, 2009) and three bronze medals (2000, 2003, 2005). The IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship was not held in 1999.

The 2010 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship will include 16 teams divided into the Top Division and Division l. The United States will compete in the Top Division alongside Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Slovenia and Sweden. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Croatia, Great Britain, Hungary, Japan and Slovakia will comprise Division I.

For the preliminary round, the two divisions will each be divided into two groups of four teams based on rankings (Top Division-groups A and B, Division I-groups C and D). Following round-robin play within each group, the two lowest ranked teams from the Top Division and the two top teams from the Division I will face off as part of play-in games to determine pools for the playoff round.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 4:10pm EDT

Calder Cup Finals Hockey Game Two: Texas Stars at Hershey Bears 7:00pm EDT

Arena Football League: Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz at Tampa Bay Storm 7:30pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series: Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway 7:30pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series: Firestone 550K at Texas Motor Speedway 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 presented by Target at Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania 1:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 3:05pm EDT

Stanley Cup Finals Hockey Game Five: Philadelphia at Chicago 8:00pm EDT


Carlos Rivera was angry that a census worker got all the information from his child.

As the 69-year-old census counter was leaving, Rivera got home — and demanded the census form back, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. The census worker wasn't going to give up the form.

Rivera reached into the car and wrestled with the census employee until he was able to take the form from the worker, reports the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Now Rivera has a count against him: burglary with assault.

And this isn't the first time a census worker was down for the count — a man also attacked a census worker with a pickax in Tampa.


That's all for now. Enjoy your Saturday, see you tomorrow.

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