Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It's Tuesday!










Happy Tuesday everybody. Here's what's happening....

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Hockey Playoff Roundup ----

NHL:

Stanley Cup Finals

Last night --

Chicago 2, Philadelphia 1 (Chicago leads series 2-0)

Tonight --

No games

Next game --

Chicago at Philadelphia Wednesday, 8:00pm EDT on Versus (Game Three)

AHL

Calder Cup Finals

Last night --

No games

Tonight --

No games

Next game --

Texas at Hershey Thursday, June 3rd 7:00pm EDT(Game One)

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Niemi shuts the door as Hawks take 2-0 series lead.

How loud was Game Two?

Flyers won't panic after falling into 0-2 hole.

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It's National Fishing Week.

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Brandon Morrow carried a no-hitter into the sixth and allowed just one run in seven-plus innings, and Adam Lind hit a first inning two-run homer, leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays last night, in front of 11,335 in the Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Lind's homer, his 8th of the season, came with Aaron Hill on base, staking the Jays to a 2-0 lead. Hill brought in Fred Lewis with a fifth inning single, edging the lead up to 3-0. Tampa Bay mounted their usual late game rally, with two in the eighth. B.J. Upton drove in John Jaso with a one-out triple to right, then scored on Willy Aybar's ground out to second. The Rays got runners at the corners in the ninth with one out, as Evan Longoria tripled and Carlos Pena walked. Longoria was thrown out at home by shortstop Alex Gonzalez on Jaso's grounder. Kevin Gregg came out of the bullpen and got Gabe Kapler to ground to short, with the force on Jason at second ending the game and giving Toronto the win.

Morrow got the win for the Blue Jays, he's now 4-4. Tampa Bay starter Matt Garza, allowed 3 earned runs on 10 hits with 3 strike outs in 6 1/3 innings to take the loss, he's now 5-4.

The Rays, 34-18, saw their A.L. East lead over the Yankees shrink to 2 1/2 games. Game two of the three-game set at Toronto is tonight at 7:07pm EDT on 620 WDAE and the Rays Radio Network. You can also watch the game on Sun Sports and MLB.TV.

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley's "Too Much" hit #6 in the U.K.

1959 - Elvis Presley was promoted to specialist Fourth Class Corporal.

1968 - The compilation album "Elvis' Gold Records, Volume 4" hit #33 in the U.S.

1971 - Elvis' birthplace in Tupelo, MS, was opened to the public.

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The Tampa Bay Rays are 34-18 and lead the A.L. East by 2 1/2 games over the Yankees, 3 1/2 games over Toronto, 5 over Boston and 18 1/2 over Baltimore.

In the A.L. Central, Minnesota leads Detroit by 4 1/2 games, the White Sox by 8 1/2, Kansas City by 10 1/2 and Cleveland by 12.

Out in the (not-so)wild A.L. West, Oakland is 1 game up on Texas, 2 1/2 over the Angels and 8 ahead of Seattle.

In the N.L. East, Atlanta leads Philadelphia by 1/2 game. Florida, the Mets and Washington are all 3 1/2 games back.

In the N.L. Central, Cincinnati and St. Louis are tied for first, the Cubs are 6 back, Milwaukee trails by 8 1/2, Pittsburgh is 9 games back and Houston 12 1/2 behind.

San Diego is still on top of the N.L. West, 2 games ahead of the Dodgers. Colorado is 3 games behind, San Francisco is 3 1/2 back, with Arizona bringing up the rear, 11 1/2 games out of first.

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Today is Oscar the Grouch's birthday.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Wednesday --

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

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Thursday --

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

Friday --

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

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Calder Cup Finals 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

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm 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(If necessary): Philadelphia at Chicago 8:00pm EDT

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Organizers of Germany's first national strip poker event say it was such a big success they want to take it international. Might ESPN2 be interested?

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That's it for today. Now, go have some fun. See you tomorrow.

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