Saturday, April 2, 2011

It's Saturday













It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is April 2nd, the 92nd day of 2011. There are 273 days left in the year.

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Elias' hat trick powers Devils past Flyers.

Blackhawks outlast Jackets in shootout.

Iginla rallies Flames to win at St.Louis.

Avs top Coyotes in shootout.

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April is Amateur Radio Month.


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Force fall victim to late goal.

Dynamic duo fuels Herd.

Longley started college hockey late, but won two national titles with St. Norbert.

Foss, Cahill join Admirals.

This Week in the USHL.

Wiercioch notches first NHL point.

RoughRiders rookies try to catch 2nd breath.

Q&A with 'Riders Brady Hjelle.

Waterloo Black Hawks: Athletes of the Week.

Black Hawks make impact in Cedar Valley.

Blashill named Coach of Year.

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This is Brussels Sprouts and Cabbage Month.

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Greener pastures: Riders ink Dario Romero.

CFL.ca presents Top Ten must see video.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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Climbing the steps for more playground fun.



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April is Cancer Control Month.

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley performed his first concert outside of the U.S. at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens.

1960 - Elvis Presley was named the Best-Selling Male Artist at the first annual National Association of Recording Merchandisers Awards in Las Vegas.

1977 - Elvis Presley's single "Moody Blue" hit #6 in the U.K.

1996 - A revival of the 1970's musical "Elvis" opened in London. Timothy Whitnall played the 1960's Elvis and P.J. Proby played Elvis in the later years.

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April is Fresh Florida Tomatoes Month.

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ST. PETERSBURG -- Defense and pitching are the Rays' calling cards, and the team appeared ready to put on a clinic in Rays baseball during the early going of Friday night's 2011 season opener.
Then the bottom fell out, and the Orioles came away with a 4-1 win at Tropicana Field in front of a sellout crowd of 34,078.
Read the rest here.
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April is Defeat Diabetes Month.
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LOS ANGELES -- The Giants have a scheduled off-day Monday in San Diego. The word "scheduled" should be emphasized.
Because at the current rate, manager Bruce Bochy might want to convene the ballclub for a review of the fundamentals that have eluded them in the season's first pair of games.
Another batch of errors, mental and physical, helped doom the Giants to a 4-3 loss Friday night to the Los Angeles Dodgers, whose three-run uprising in the sixth inning offset Brandon Belt's first Major League home run.
Read the rest here.

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This is Frog Month. (Linky Link)

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The Beatles finished recording the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

1971 - Ringo Starr released his debut single, "It Don't Come Easy."

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono held a news conference in New York to discuss their appeal of the Immigration Department's decision to deport John.

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This is Grilled Cheese Month. 

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Today in Sports History:

1984 - John Thompson became the first black coach to lead his team to the NCAA college basketball championship.

1984 - In Baltimore, President Reagan threw out the first ball in the season opener between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox.

1985 - The NCAA Rules Committee adopted the 45-second shot clock for men’s basketball to begin in the 1986 season.

1986 - Paul Coffey (Edmonton Oilers) scored his 47th and 48th goals of the season. He broke Bobby Orr's NHL record for most goals by a defenseman. Orr had scored 46 goals in 1974-75.

1995 - The costliest strike in professional sports history ended when baseball owners agreed to let players play without a contract.

2003 - Alex Rodriguez (Texas Rangers) became the youngest player to hit 300 homeruns. He beat Jimmie Foxx's record by 79 days.

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April is Holy Humor Month.

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Coming Up: 

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT


Sunday --

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville, Virginia 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 1:40pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Chicago Blackhawks 7:00pm EDT

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.            

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