Saturday, July 17, 2010

It's Saturday!











It's Saturday once more(every sha-la-la-la

Every wo-wo-wo). Here's what's happening....

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Today is Peach Ice Cream Day.

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Seabrook shares Cup with his hometown.

Here's the current Free-Agent list.

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55 years ago today, in 1955, Disneyland, America’s first theme park, opened at Anaheim, California.

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It's "Blackout Day" at this afternoon's Rider game vs. Edmonton.

The sky is the limit.

The Riders bring their 2-0 record back home this afternoon to host the 0-2 Edmonton Eskimos. Kickoff is set for 4:00pm EDT. Listen links for the game are on the right side of this blog.

If your cable providers offers them, you can see this Saturday's game live in the U.S. on the NFL Network, or online at ESPN3(Formerly ESPN360).com.

Check out Riderville.com for the latest on "Canada's (And Clearwater, Florida's) Team."

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This is Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day.

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Today in Sports History:

1941 - The longest hitting streak in baseball history ended when the Cleveland Indians pitchers held New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio hitless for the first time in 57 games. The streak had begun on May 15, 1941.

1954 - The Brooklyn Dodgers made history as the first team with a majority of black players.

1994 - Brazil won a record fourth World Cup in soccer. They defeated Italy 3-2 on penalty kicks.

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Today is "Wrongway" Corrigan Day. Here's the story.

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The Tampa Bay Rays let one slip away on a very emotional night at Yankee Stadium, losing to the New York Yankees 5-4, before 47,524.

The evening began with a very moving pre-game celebration of the lives of long-time Public Address Announcer Bob Sheppard and Owner George Steinbrenner, who both passed away earlier this week. Mariano Rivera layed two red roses across home plate, and Derek Jeter spoke about the two late Yankee icons.

When the game got underway, it was Tampa Bay that took a 2-0 lead. Ben Zobrist csored on Willy Aybar's second inning sacrifice fly and Jason Bartlett scored on Evan Longoria's third inning double. The Yankees cut the lead in half, when Nick Swisher bounced a single off the glove of Rays' first baseman Carlos Pena, scoring Brett Gardner.

Tampa Bay got that run back in the fifth, as Bartlett scored as Longoria hit into a 5-4-3 double play. In the sixth, Robinson Cano homered, bringing New York to within one once again, at 3-2. They tied the game 3-3 when the next batter, Jorge Posada homered to right, tying the game 3-3.

The Rays regained the lead in the eighth, thanks to a slow grounder up the third base line by Zobrist. B.J. Upton scampered home while Zobrist was thrown out at first, putting Tampa Bay on top once again, 4-3. Swisher homered to lead off the bottom of the eighth for the Yankees, tying the game once again at 4-4.

Upton singled to right to start the ninth, but was then picked off first by Rivera, choking off a potential Rays rally. That gave New York the opening they needed. In the bottom of the ninth, Curtis Granderson singled to lead off the inning, then was bunted to second by pinch hitter Ramiro Pena. Brett Gardner walked, then after a pitching change that saw Dan Wheeler replace Randy Choate, Jeter struck out swinging for the second out. Lance Cormier then came out of the Tampa Bay bullpen to face Swisher. After working the count to 2-1, Swisher smacked a slider into right field, bring home Granderson and giving the Yankees the 5-4 win.

Mariano Rivera pitched the ninth for New York, allowing a single, picking off a runner and fanning one to get the win, he's now 3-1. Randy Choate, who gave up the lead-off single in the ninth to Granderson, walked one and was tagged with the loss, slipping to 2-3.

The Rays have a record of 54-35 at the All-Star break. They're 9-3 in July, have won 8 of their last 10 and 11 of their last 16, and are second in the A.L. East, 3 games behind the Yankees and 3 1/2 ahead of Boston. Tampa Bay plays the second game of a huge three-game set at the Yankees this afternoon, beginning at 4:10pm EDT. The Rays will also play three at Baltimore and three at Cleveland, before returning home on Monday, July 26th for their longest home stand of the season, 11 games, with the first of a four-game set against Detroit, to be followed by three against the Yankees and four against Minnesota. You can follow the Rays on 620AM WDAE and the Rays Radio Network. Today's game at the Yankees can be seen on FOX at 4:00pm EDT. All other games can be seen on Sun Sports.

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Today is National Woodie Wagon Day.

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The Yankees lead the A.L. East by 3 games over Tampa Bay and 6 1/2 over Boston. Toronto is 12 1/2 back and Baltimore is 28 games behind.

In the A.L. Central, Chicago leads Detroit by 1 game, Minnesota is 3 1/2 games behind, Kansas City is 11 back and Cleveland is 15 games off the pace.

Out in the (not-so)wild A.L. West, Texas leads the Angels by 4 1/2 games, Oakland is 8 back and Seattle trails by 17.

In the N.L. East, Atlanta leads the Mets by 5 games, Philadelphia is 5 1/2 behind, while Florida is 10 1/2 back and Washington trails by 13.

In the N.L. Central, Cincinnati leads St. Louis by 1/2 game, Chicago and Milwaukee trail by 9, Houston is 12 1/2 behind, and Pittsburgh(heading towards their 18th consecutive losing season) is 19 games off the pace.

San Diego leads the N.L. West by 3 games over Colorado, the Dodgers and San Francisco are 3 1/2 back and Arizona is still last, 18 1/2 games out of first.

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Today is Yellow Pig Day.

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Former Lancer signs with Ontario.

Fighting Saints find energetic voice.

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Jimmy in the rocking chair, watching T.V.

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Today in Elvis History:

1962 - Elvis Presley's single "She's Not You" was released with the B-side "Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello."

1965 - The Elvis Presley single "It Feels So Right" hit #55 in the U.S.

1976 - The album "From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee" hit #41 in the U.S.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

CFL Football: Edmonton Eskimos at Saskatchewan Roughriders 4:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 4:10pm EDT

Arena Football: Tampa Bay Storm at Jacksonville Sharks 7:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series: Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois 7:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Indy Car: Honda Indy Toronto on the streets of Toronto, Ontario 12:30pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

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That's it for today. See you tomorrow!

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