Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is April 19th, the 109th day of 2011. There are 256 days left in the year.

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Boucher shines in Flyers win.

Bruins trim deficit with Game 3 win.

Pens grab series lead with win.

Red Wings put Coyotes on brink with win.

Here's the First Round playoff schedule.

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Emperor Charles V reached a truce with German Protestants at Frankfurt, Germany on this date in 1539.

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USHL Clark Cup Playoffs – First Round

Eastern Conference

Indiana Ice (#3) vs. Waterloo Black Hawks (#6)

Indiana wins series 2-0.

Team USA (#4) vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks (#5)

Muskegon wins series 2-0.

Western Conference

Sioux Falls Stampede (#3) vs. Sioux City Musketeers (#6)

Sioux Falls wins series 2-1.

Fargo Force (#4) vs. Lincoln Stars (#5)

Fargo wins series 2-0.

USHL Clark Cup Playoffs – Second Round

Eastern Conference

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (#1) vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks (#5)
Game 1: Wednesday, April 20th, 7:05 PM – Muskegon @ Cedar Rapids
Game 2: Friday, April 22nd, 7:05 PM – Muskegon @ Cedar Rapids
Game 3: Saturday, April 23rd, 7:15 PM – Cedar Rapids @ Muskegon
Game 4: Monday, April 25th, 7:15 PM – Cedar Rapids @ Muskegon**
Game 5: Wednesday, April 27th, 7:05 PM – Muskegon @ Cedar Rapids**

Green Bay Gamblers (#2) vs. Indiana Ice (#3)
Game 1: Wednesday, April 20th, 7:05 PM – Indiana @ Green Bay
Game 2: Friday, April 22nd, 7:05 PM – Indiana @ Green Bay
Game 3: Saturday, April 23rd, 7:05 PM – Green Bay @ Indiana
Game 4: Monday, April 25th, 7:05 PM – Green Bay @ Indiana**
Game 5: Wednesday, April 27th, 7:05 PM – Indiana @ Green Bay**

Western Conference

Dubuque Fighting Saints (#1) vs. Fargo Force (#4)
Game 1: Wednesday, April 20th, 7:00 PM – Fargo @ Dubuque
Game 2: Friday, April 22nd, 7:00 PM – Fargo @ Dubuque
Game 3: Saturday, April 23rd, 7:05 PM – Dubuque @ Fargo
Game 4: Monday, April 25th, 7:05 PM – Dubuque @ Fargo**
Game 5: Tuesday, April 26th, 7:00 PM – Fargo @ Dubuque**

Omaha Lancers (#2) vs. Sioux Falls Stampede (#3)
Game 1: Wednesday, April 20th, 7:05 PM – Sioux Falls @ Omaha
Game 2: Friday, April 22nd, 7:05 PM – Sioux Falls @ Omaha
Game 3: Saturday, April 23rd, 7:05 PM – Omaha @ Sioux Falls
Game 4: Monday, April 25th, 7:05 PM – Omaha @ Sioux Falls**
Game 5: Wednesday, April 27th, 7:05 PM – Sioux Falls @ Omaha**
** if necessary
(all times reflect local start time)

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English admiral Sir Francis Drake entered Cadiz harbor and sank the Spanish fleet on this date in 1587.


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Carr has high hopes for sophomore season.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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I like the hockey guys!

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Residents of Boston ousted their governor, Edmond Andros on this date in 1689.

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ST. PETERSBURG -- David Price looked like David Price on Monday night.
Thus, any illusions the White Sox might have had about coming away with a win over the Rays were promptly dispelled by the Rays' left-hander, who pitched his best game of the season.
The end result came wrapped in a 5-0 win with a crowd of 12,016 watching at Tropicana Field.
Read the rest here.
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The English Parliament banned the American colonies from printing paper money on this date in 1764.
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DENVER -- The anticipated theme of the Giants' series opener against the Colorado Rockies seemed familiar, with the reigning champion facing the talented upstart.

That storyline was immediately replaced by the Giants' dominance.
But ultimately, San Francisco's 8-1 triumph Monday proved to be all about Tim Lincecum, as is so often the case when he performs.
Read the rest here.

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Today in Elvis History:

1960 - Elvis Presley released his first single since leaving the U.S. Army. The song was "Stuck On You."

1965 - Elvis Presley completed work on his parts in the movie "Harum Scarum."

1995 - The video "Elvis - The Lost Performances" was certified by the RIAA at 100,000 copies sold.


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Captain James Cook discovered New South Wales, Australia on this date in 1770. Cook originally named the land Point Hicks.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965The Beatles released "Ticket to Ride."

1967 - The Beatles & Co. partnership was formed. The agreement was that John, Paul, George and Ringo would stay together for the next 10 years.

2006 - Tickets went on sale for the Cirque de Soleil show "LOVE". The show featured 26 Beatles songs.

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 The Netherlands recognized the new United States on this date in 1782.

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Today in Sports History:

1897 - The first annual Boston Marathon was held. It was the first of its type in the U.S.

1958 - The San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers played the first major league baseball game on the West Coast. This was the first game in the Los Angeles Coliseum.

1960 - Baseball uniforms began displaying player's names on their backs.

1966 - California opened Anaheim Stadium against the Chicago White Sox.

1968 - In Chicago, the National League approved expansion to Montreal and San Diego. Dallas-Fort Worth failed in its bid for an NL franchise.

1988 - The Philadelphia 76ers retired Julius Erving's #6 before a home game. A Dr. J statue was also unveiled.

1992 - Michael Jordan won his sixth consecutive NBA scoring title with an average of 30.1.

1999 - Cal Ripken Jr. (Baltimore Orioles) was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his 19 year career. He was suffering from a back problem.

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Thaddeus S. C. Lowe sailed 900 miles in nine hours in a hot air balloon from Cincinnati, OH, to Unionville, South Carolina on this date in 1861.

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LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Mike Conway had led one IZOD IndyCar Series race prior to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach -- the 2010 Indianapolis 500 -- and we all know how that turned out.
On the treacherous 1.968-mile, 11-turn Long Beach street circuit, Conway overtook Ryan Briscoe in Turn 6 of Lap 72 of 85 and went on to lead to the checkered flag for Andretti Autosport's first victory since June at Iowa Speedway.
Read the rest here.
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General Douglas MacArthur gave his "Old Soldiers" speech before the U.S. Congress on this date in 1951. In the address General MacArthur said that "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away."

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Coming Up: 

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 6:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 3:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 6:40pm EDT

NHL Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 6:40pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

NHL Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Nashville 300 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 4:10pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 4:05pm EDT

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

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