Saturday, July 10, 2010

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It's Sunday. Here's what's happening....


Today is Cheer up the Lonely Day..


Summer with Stanley: Sharp gets his day.

Rangers send Voros, Hillier to Ducks for Eminger.

Probert honored by family and friends.


Today is World Population Day.


Darian Durant threw a touchdown pass, ran for another score and the defense pressured the quarterback hard all game, as the Saskatchewan Roughriders rolled to a 37-18 win over the BC Lions last night, in the first regular season game at Empire Field in 27 years.

The Riders got on the board first via the toe of Luca Congi. His 31 yard field goal with 8:18 left in the first, put Saskatchewan up 3-0. On their next possession, the Riders went 67 yards in 4 plays, with Durant scampering the last 14 yards for the major score. Congi's convert increased the lead to 10-0, with 4:14 left in the first. On the last play of the opening quarter, BC quarterback Casey Printers found Geroy Simon, who caught the ball between two defenders for a 33 yard touchdown. Paul McCallum converted and the Saskatchewan lead was 10-7 at the end of one quarter time.

The lead grew to 13-7 just 3:13 into the second quarter, as Congi booted a 32 yard field goal for the Riders. McCallum drilled a 16 yard field goal with 2:19 on the clock and the two teams went on to halftime, with Saskatchewan leading 13-10.

The Riders tacked on one major score in the third. After a pass interference call on the Lions put the ball at the 2, with Wes Cates barging in from there on the next play. Congi converted with 4:21 remaining, giving Saskatchewan a 20-10 lead through three quarter time.

The Riders blew the game open in the fourth. Congi kicked a 28 yard field goal 16 seconds into the final quarter, putting the green-and-white clad visitors up 23-10. After BC got one point back on a McCallum punt single with 4:30 gone, Saskatchewan drove 75 yards on their next possession. Durant finished the drive, finding Prechae Rodriguez wide open in the endzone for a 4 yard touchdown. Congi converted again and with 5:46 still on the board, the lead was up to 30-11. 2:34 later, Lions quarterback Travis Lulay, who took over in the second quarter for injured starter Printers, was flushed out of the pocket at the 52 and was sacked at 40, where he lost the ball on the way down. Brent Hawkins was there to scoop up the ball and go 40 yards the other way for a Riders touchdown. Congi converted once more and the lead was up to 27, at 37-11. BC would respond on their next possession. After Luke Mollinder sacked Lulay back at the 12, Lulay heaved the ball down down the right side on the next play to Simon, who had slipped behind the defense. The 98 yard major score and McCallum convert with 2:13 to go gave the sell-out crowd of 25,528 something to cheer about, but that was the end of the scoring for the night, and the Riders had their second win of the 2010 CFL season, 38-11.

For Saskatchewan, Durant was 18-of-29 passing for 252 yards and 1 touchdown, adding on a rushing touchdown to his totals. Rodriguez caught a touchdown pass, Cates rushed 16 times for 93 yards and a score, Hawkins had the long fumble return touchdown, and Congi kicked 3 field goals and 4 converts. For the Lions, Printers was 10-of-14 passing for 120 yards and a touchdown, Lulay was 9-of-15 passing for 197 yards and a touchdown, Simon caught 6 balls for 169 yards and 2 touchdowns, while McCallum kicked 1 field goal, 2 converts and a punt single. The Riders ran 56 plays for 420 yards, allowed 2 sacks, had 1 turnover, and were penalized 7 times for 100 yards. BC ran 44 plays for 356 yards, allowed 4 sacks, turned the ball over twice and were flagged 12 times for 116 yards.

Saskatchewan improves to 2-0 on the 2010 season, the Lions slip to 1-1. The Riders return home next Saturday for their 100 year celebration, playing the Edmonton Eskimos. Kickoff on 620AM CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and is set for 4:00pm EDT. BC is home next Friday against Montreal, beginning at 10:00pm EDT.

Wes Cates pounds the ball into the endzone from two yards out.

Darian Durant surveys the BC defense.

Brent Hawkins returns a fumble 40 yards for a major score.

Riders Head Coach Ken Miller watches his team rout the Leos.


Today is Bowdler's Day. (Thomas Bowdler was born on this date in 1754. Bowdler was an English physician, who published an expurgated edition of Bill Shakespeare's works and also published an edited version of Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, which was the subject of criticism and ridicule. Through the eponym bowdlerise (or bowdlerize),his name is now associated with censorship of literature, motion pictures and television programmes.


Today in Sports History:

1914 - Babe Ruth debuted in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox.

1960 - In Honolulu, HI, the first tournament held outside the continental U.S., sanctioned by the U.S. Golf Association, began.

1985 - Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros became the first major league pitcher to record 4,000 strikeouts in a career.

1987 - Bo Jackson signed a contract to play football for the L.A. Raiders for 5 years. He was also continued to play baseball for the Kansas City Royals.

1994 - Shawn Eckardt was sentenced in Portland, OR, to 18 months in prison for his role in the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.


Today is the start of Sports Cliche' Week. (OHHHHHHH BABY!)


Matt Garza's strike out and walks allowed numbers weren't all that impressive, but his runs and hits allowed numbers were, as the Tampa Bay Rays grabbed a solid 4-0 win over the Cleveland Indians last night, before 20,091 at Tropicana Field.

Gabe Kapler singled home Ben Zobrist and Sean Rodriguez with two outs in the fourth, staking the Rays to a 2-0 lead.

In the fifth, Evan Longoria scored on Willy Aybar's two out single to make it 3-0 Tampa Bay, who would score again in the eighth on a two-out double by Jason Bartlett that scored Zobrist, giving the Rays the 4-0 win.

Matt Garza got the win for Tampa Bay, going 6 innings, allowing 0 runs on 1 hit, with 2 k's and 1 walk. He's now 10-5. Grant Balfour pitched a scoreless seventh, allowing 1 hit, fanning 1 and walking 1. Joaquin Benoit pitched a perfect eighth and Lance Cormeier worked the ninth, allowing 1 walk, 1 hit, and getting Cleveland to hit into a double play. Aaron Laffey went 5 2/3 innings for the Indians, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits, while striking out 1 and walking 3. The loss drops his record to 1-3.

The Rays are now 53-34, 8-2 in July, have won 7 of their last 8 and 10 of their last 14, and are second in the A.L. East, moving to within 2 games of the Yankees and are now 3 ahead of Boston. The Rays are home against Cleveland again today, with first pitch set for 1:40pm EDT. You can hear all the action on 620AM WDAE and the Rays Radio Network. Tonight's game can be also seen on on Sun Sports. MLB's All-Star break comes up after today's game. After today's game and the All-Star Break, the Rays head out for nine games, starting with a huge three-game set at the Yankees beginning on Friday, July 17th. Tampa Bay 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.


Harper Lee published "To Kill A Mockingbird" on this date in 1960.


The Yankees lead the A.L. East by 2 games over Tampa Bay and 5 over Boston. Toronto is 11 1/2 back and Baltimore is 27 games behind.

In the A.L. Central, Detroit leads Chicago by 1/2 game, Minnesota is 4 games behind, Kansas City is 10 back and Cleveland is 15 games off the pace.

Out in the (not-so)wild A.L. West, Texas(Cliff Lee pitched a complete game in his Rangers debut, but lost 6-1) leads the Angels by 4 1/2 games, Oakland is 8 1/2 back and Seattle trails by 15.

In the N.L. East, Atlanta leads the Mets by 5 games, Philadelphia is 5 1/2 behind, while Florida is 11 back and Washington trails by 13 1/2.

In the N.L. Central, Cincinnati leads St. Louis by 2 games, Chicago and Milwaukee are 9 1/2 behind, Houston is 12 1/2 behind, and Pittsburgh(which hasn't had a winning record since they last won the division in 1992) is 18 games off the pace.

San Diego leads Colorado by 1 game and the Dodgers by 2 games in the N.L. West. San Francisco is 4 behind and Arizona is still last, 16 1/2 games out of first.


On this date in 1804, U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr shot and mortally wounded former secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel.


For Muskegon Lumberjacks' head coach Kevin Patrick, the time has come to lead.

Black Hawk intern prepares to Run for Life.


Jimmy blows kisses to Daddy as he heads out the door for a day of fum with Mommy and Auntie Dee Dee.

Jimmy and Daddy stretch out on the couch, playing games on the iPod.


Today in Elvis History:

1955 - Elvis Presley recorded "I Forgot to Remember to Forget", "Mystery Train" and re-recorded "Trying to Get to You".

1961 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley film "Follow That Dream."

1964 - Elvis Presley's single "Kissin' Cousin's" hit #10 in the U.K.

1966 - Principal filming began on the Elvis Presley movie "Double Trouble".

1970 - Elvis Presley's "The Wonder of You" hit #1 in the U.K.

1994 - Michael Jackson's spokesman, Lee Solters, denied that Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married.

2003 - AOL Music's "First View" began 'airing' the worldwide exclusive premiere of Lisa Marie Presley's video for the single "Sinking In."

2004 - Elvis Presley's re-issued single "That's All Right" hit #3 in the U.K. The single had been re-released to mark the 50th anniversary of the original release of "That's All Right," Presley's first single.


Skylab crashed to Earth on this date in 1979. (There is no truth to the claim that it fell in the Dodgers outfield, where it was promptly dropped for a two-base error.)



JOLIET, Ill. -- With no asterisk and no apology, David Reutimann won the second Sprint Cup race of his career Saturday night in the 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Reutimann, whose previous victory came in last year's rain-shortened Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, crossed the finish line .727 seconds ahead of Carl Edwards, who posted his best finish -- and only second top five -- of the season.

"There was no rain (Saturday night)," Reutimann said in Victory Lane. "We earned this one. Nobody gave it to us, and that feels really good."

Reutimann, who is in a contract year at Michael Waltrip Racing, recently reached a handshake agreement on a three-year extension with the team said "I'm about to cry -- this is awesome."

MWR general manager Ty Norris put his stamp of approval on his teams' night, saying "These guys (Reutimann and Creqw Chief Rodney Childers) proved [Saturday night] that they deserve a contract," Norris said. "They deserve to be around. Norris said the team would announce specifics about the futures of Reutimann and crew chief Rodney Childers at Indianapolis on July 23.

Jeff Gordon, in his 600th career start, ran third after leading 47 laps late in the race. Clint Bowyer came home fourth, followed by pole-sitter Jamie McMurray. Kasey Kahne, Jeff Burton, Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart and Paul Menard completed the top 10.


American Fred Baldasare, using scuba gear, became the first person to swim the English Channel under water, on this date in 1962.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Baseball: Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays 1:40pm EDT

Baseball: XM All Star Futures game at Anaheim 6:00pm EDT on ESPN2

Monday --

Baseball: All-Star Break

Tuesday --

Baseball: MLB All-Star Game at Anaheim 8:00pm EDT on FOX

Wednesday --

Baseball: All-Star Break

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

Saturday --

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


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

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