Thursday, June 10, 2010

It's Thursday!











It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Hockey Playoff Roundup ----

NHL:

Stanley Cup Finals

Last night --

Chicago 4, Philadelphia 3, overtime (Chicago wins series 4-2)

AHL

Calder Cup Finals

Hershey 4, Texas 2 (Series tied 2-2)

Tonight --

No games

Next game --

Hershey at Texas Friday, June 11th 8:30pm EDT(Game Five)

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Kiss the Cup, Hawks are champs!

Blackhawks victory parade is set for Friday.

Flyers run ends with Hawks win.

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Today is Ballpoint Pen Day and Nursing Assistants Day.

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The Tampa Bay Rays scored early and often last night, trouncing the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1, before 15,886 at Tropicana Field.

Tampa Bay opened the scoring with 2 in the first, as Carl Crawford scored on a Kelly Shoppach single and Evan Longoria scored on a Sean Rodriguez double.

In the third, they pushed the lead to 5-0, as B.J. Upton scored on Shoppach's sac fly, Rodriguez brought home Longoria again with another double, then scored himself when Ben Zobrist singled to left.

The Rays added 2 more in the fourth on a Dionner Navarro solo homer into the left field seats and a Longoria double that chased home Upton.

The lead increased to 9-0 in the fifth. Zobrist sent a screamer to right center that cleared the wall for his fifth homer of the year, followed by a line shot homer to left by Carlos Pena.

The Blue Jays got on the board in the sixth, as Jose Bautista scored on a Lyle Overbay double, but Tampa Bay responded in their half of the sixth, with Crawford scored on a Rodriguez single. The Rays cruised from there to the 10-1 win.

Longoria and Rodriguez each went 3-for-4, with Rodriguez driving in 3 and Longoria scoring twice. Tampa Bay pounded out 15 hits in support of starter David Price, who allowed 1 earned run and 4 hits in 6 innings while fanning 4 and walking 5, to improve to 9-2. Shaun Marcum was roughed up for 7 runs(all earned) on 10 hits in his 6 innings of work, as his record slipped to 5-3.

The Tampa Bay Rays, with a record of 39-20 and 2 games ahead of the Yankees in the A.L. East, continue their home stand tonight, with the final game of the three game set with the Toronto Blue Jays. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm EDT tonight on 620AM WDAE, the Rays Radio Network and Sun Sports. The Rays then host the Florida Marlins for three games, Friday and Saturday at 7:20pm EDT and Sunday at 1:40pm EDT.

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The game company that's to blame for billions of hours of lost productivity at work has just launched a new game called FrontierVille. The game is on Facebook now.

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The Roughriders have completed day 4 of their main training camp. Read all about it here.

Here's our friend Rod Pedersen's CFL notebook.

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Thanks to Rod Pedersen for this one: Hockey Night in Liberia: NHL jerseys everywhere in war-torn Liberia.

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An Ohio woman spent three days in jail for calling 911 five times looking for a husband. (Why didn't she just use a schnauzer chat room like I did?)

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Bears power past Stars to even series.

Bid to win jerseys worn in the 2010 Calder Cup Finals.

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Voters have approved a new stadium for the San Francisco 49ers. (It's hoped that a new stadium will inspire the team to reach a higher level of mediocrity.)

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The Tampa Bay Rays are 39-20 and lead the A.L. East by 2 games over the Yankees, 5 over Boston and 5 1/2 over Toronto. Baltimore falls 23 games off the pace.

In the A.L. Central, Minnesota leads Detroit by 4 1/2 games, the White Sox by 9 1/2, Kansas City by 11 1/2 and Cleveland by 12 1/2.

Out in the (not-so)wild A.L. West, Texas leads the Angels by 1/2 game, Oakland is 2 back and Seattle trails by 9.

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

In the N.L. Central, Cincinnati leads St. Louis by 1 game, the Cubs are 6 1/2 behind, Milwaukee is 9 1/2 back, Houston trails by 10, and Pittsburgh is 10 1/2 behind.

The Dodgers are first in the N.L. West, 1 game ahead of San Diego. San Francisco is 3 games behind, Colorado is 5 1/2 back and Arizona brings up the rear, 12 games out of first.

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Happy birthday, Subway. Fred DeLuca opened his first sandwich shop 45 years ago today.

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USHL alumni win Stanley Cup.

USHL tryout list is here.

View from the Sioux Falls Stampede tryout camp.

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Here's some good news/bad news for fans of the classic Demi Moore/Patrick Swayze film Ghost. The bad news is it's being remade; the good news is it's being remade for the Japanese market. Apparently American movies used to be bigger hits in Japan and this is Paramount Pictures' way of making money over there again.

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - The Elvis Presley movie "Loving You" premiered in Memphis at the Strand Theater.

1958 - Elvis Presley began his first weekend furlough from the U.S. Army. He recorded two sessions in Nashville including the song "I Go Stung" and "I Need Your Love Tonight." This was his last recording session until after his March 1960 discharge from the U.S. Army.

1958 - Elvis Presley's single "Hard Headed Woman" was shipped.

1964 - Elvis began working on the soundtrack to the movie "Girl Happy."

1966 - The Elvis Presley single "Long Legged Girl" hit #63 in the U.S.

1966 - In Memphis, Elvis Presley recorded the song "If Every Day Was Christmas."

1969 - Elvis Presley flew to Las Vegas to discuss arrangements for what was to be his comeback to the live stage after eight years.

1972 - The album "Elvis Now" hit #12 in the U.K.

1972 - The Elvis Presley album "Rock And Roll" hit #34 in the U.K. The album was the reissue of "Rock 'N' Roll No. 1."

1978 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "He Walks Beside Me" hit #113 in the U.S.

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Smoke and Snoopy enjoy a warm, sunny day together.







Mommy gives Jimmy his first cooking lesson.





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World Cup Referees and Linesmen learning English swear words in preparation for U.S.-England match.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Baseball: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

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

Calder Cup Finals Hockey Game Five: Hershey Bears at Texas Stars 8:30pm EDT

Saturday --

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

Nascar Nationwide Series: Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Kentucky 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

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

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

Sunday --

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

Indy Car: Iowa Corn 250 at Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa 1:30pm 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. Have fun, stay safe!

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