Saturday, June 12, 2010

It's Sunday!











It's Sunday. How's your weekend been so far? Here's what's happening....

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Hockey Playoff Roundup ----

AHL

Calder Cup Finals

No games

Tonight --

No games

Next game --

Texas Stars at Hershey Bears Monday, June 11th 7:00pm EDT (Hershey leads series 3-2)

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Hawks' Hossa and Ladd hid injuries during Finals.

Coach Q still on cleanup duty.

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Today is Sewing Machine Day.

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ST. PETERSBURG -- A little bit of this and a little bit of that added up to a complete effort by the Rays on Saturday night, and the result came wrapped in a 6-5 win over the Marlins in front of 29,963 at Tropicana Field.

Read the rest here.

The Tampa Bay Rays, with a record of 40-22 are still 1 ahead of the Yankees in the A.L. East. They finish their home stand today, with one more game against the Florida Marlins. First pitch is scheduled for 1:40pm EDT on 620AM WDAE, the Rays Radio Network and Sun Sports. Tampa Bay hits the road on Tuesday for six games, with three at Atlanta and three against the Marlins.

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This is National Steakhouse Month(just a bit late for the folks at Sam Seltzer's isn't it?) .

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The Roughriders have completed day 7 of their main training camp. Read all about it .

Kickoff on 620 CKRM is at 5:00pm EDT for today's preseason opener against the BC Lions at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri call the action. Riders play at Calgary next Sunday.

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It's National Juggling Day and Kitchen Klutzes Of America Day. (I resemble the second one!)

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Saturday was an off day in the Calder Cup Finals. The teams resume the series Monday night in Hershey, with the Bears holding a 3-2 lead in the series. Game time is 7:00pm and can be seen on the NHL Network.

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June is also Turkey Lovers Month. (With God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!)

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The Tampa Bay Rays are 40-22 and lead the A.L. East by 1 game over the Yankees, 4 over Boston and 6 1/2 over Toronto. Baltimore is 23 games off the pace.

In the A.L. Central, Minnesota leads Detroit by 3 1/2 games, the White Sox by 7 1/2, Kansas City and Cleveland both trail by 10 1/2.

Out in the (not-so)wild A.L. West, Texas leads the Angels by 1/2 game, Oakland is 3 back and Seattle trails by 11.

In the N.L. East, Atlanta leads the Mets by 1 1/2 games, Philadelphia by 3 1/2, while Florida is 5 1/2 back and Washington is 6 behind.

In the N.L. Central, Cincinnati leads St. Louis by 1 1/2 games, the Cubs are 8 1/2 behind, Milwaukee is 9 1/2 back, Houston trails by 11, and Pittsburgh is 12 1/2 behind.

San Diego is back in first in the N.L. West, 1 game ahead of the Dodgers. San Francisco is 2 1/2 games behind, Colorado is 5 back and Arizona brings up the rear, 12 1/2games out of first.

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What do I do when I can't sleep? I blog. Pardon me if I fa....zzzzzzzz

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From http://www.nascar.com

Nothing, however, could stop Joey Logano in his pursuit of perfection at Kentucky Speedway.

Logano won the Meijer 300 Nationwide Series race from the pole Saturday night, giving him three wins from the pole in three starts at the 1.5-mile track.

"I would never have thought 2-for-2," Logano said. "3-for-3, poles and wins, it's impressive. I'm pretty stoked about that right now."

Logano led five times for a race-high 106 laps, but the victory was in doubt in the latter stages. Twice Logano lost the lead on restarts, and then Carl Edwards closed on Logano's back bumper during the final green-flag run.

But Logano held on to win, beating Edwards and thunderstorms that closed in on the Northern Kentucky area. Nationwide Series points leader Brad Keselowski was third, followed by Brendan Gaughan and Reed Sorenson.

"Cool. I guess hard work pays off," Logano said. "I used to come here about once every three weeks when we went testing [Cup Series cars] all the time. I had a million laps around this place. I said, 'Man, if I ever get to race here, I'm going to be pretty good.' One day I got to race here. It’s worked out pretty good for me so far."

Steve Wallace, Scott Wimmer, Justin Allgaier, Scott Riggs and Colin Braun rounded out the top 10.

Crew chief Kevin Kidd predicted a victory earlier this week, not feeling the pressure that comes from working for a two-time defending race champion.

"I told him we were going to win the race. I had no doubt in my mind," Kidd said. "This guy, he knows how to get around this place. When you come into that situation as a crew chief, knowing that as long as we do our job the way we should every week, we're going to have a shot at it. That's not really pressure. That's knowing that, 'Hey, if you take care of business, you're going to be in good shape.'"

Logano was in good shape for most of the race until yellow fever struck with six cautions in the final 66 laps.

The first time Logano lost the lead was with 44 laps to go on a restart when Mike Bliss took the top spot. But after an extended caution period, Logano got back out front on Lap 169 of 200.

The second came when Brendan Gaughan charged around the outside after a restart on Lap 175, but Gaughan slipped off Turn 4 a lap later, and Logano again regained the lead. Logano then held off the late charge from Edwards.

The Sprint Cup Series runs today at Michigan International Speedway, with the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400. Race coverage on TNT begins at 1:00pm. Radio coverage on MRN begins at Noon EDT.

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Muskegon Lumberjacks looking for billet families for upcoming season. They are also holding a pair of tryout camps this week.

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National Flag Week starts today.










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Today in Elvis History:

1964 - Elvis Presley's "What'd I Say" hit #21 in the U.S.

1964 - Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas" hit #29 in the U.S. The song was the b-side to "What'd I Say."

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Why, yes Daddy, I am the cutest toddler in town!






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Johnny Carson said it best when he said: "If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead."

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Raceway, Brooklyn, Michigan 1:00pm EDT

Baseball: Florida Marlins at Tampa Bay Rays 1:40pm EDT

CFL Preseason Football: BC Lions at Saskatchewan Roughriders 5:00pm EDT

Monday --

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

Tuesday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

Calder Cup Finals Hockey Game Seven(If necessary): Texas Stars at Hershey Bears 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series: Bucyrus 200 presented by Menards at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 3:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

Arena Football: Tampa Bay Storm at Utah Blaze 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 1:10pm EDT

Indy Car: Iowa Corn 250 at Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa 1:30pm EDT

CFL Preseason Football: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 3:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, California 3:00pm

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That's it for today. Enjoy your Sunday!

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