Wednesday, April 6, 2011

It's Wednesday

It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....


Today is April 6th, the 96th day of 2011. There are 269 days left in the year.





Sabres beat Bolts to move into seventh in East.

Capital clinch Southeast, eliminate Leafs.

Penguins polish off Devils.

Habs clinch playoff berth with OT win over Hawks.

Senators top struggling Flyers.

Shattenkirk shines as Blues top Avs.

Predators beat Thrashers to close in on playoffs.

Stars stay in playoff race with win.

Oilers complete home-and-home sweep of Canucks.


Todays birthdays: Country legend Merle Haggard is 74; actor Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars films) is 74; actor John Ratzenberger (Cliff Clavin on Cheers) is 64; actress Marilu Henner (The Celebrity Apprentice, Taxi, Evening Shade) is 59; actor Paul Rudd (How Do You Know, I Love You, Man, Knocked Up) is 42; actor/writer Zach Braff (Scrubs, Garden State) is 36.


Stampede weekly update.

Black Hawks distribute annual awards.

Phantoms' weekly update.

Indiana Ice weekly.

USHL update: Week 27.

USHL Alumni Voices: Jaime Oleksiak.

Thrashers sign former Stampede defenseman.


Kate Middleton won't have to sign a prenup before marrying her prince. They are rare here in England and aren't 100% legally binding.



CFL Prospects: 2011 rankings.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website,


Clear the track, here comes Jimmy.


The Verizon iPhone drops way fewer calls than AT&T's, according to an independent study. In a survey of iPhone users, those on Verizon dropped calls at a 1.8% rate, while those on AT&T lost them 4.8% of the time.


Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Paramount Pictures signed Elvis Presley to a three-movie deal.

1965 - Elvis Presley's single "Crying In The Chapel" was released.

1968 - Elvis and Priscilla Presley saw Tom Jones' midnightshow at the Flamingo.

1968 - Elvis Presley's single "Stay Away" hit #67 in the U.S.

1970 - Elvis Presley bought a six door 1969 Mercedes limo.

1974 - Elvis Presley's single "I've Got A Thing About You" hit #33 in the U.K.

1992 - The U.S. Postal Service invited customers to vote on which picture of Elvis they would like to appear on a postage stamp.

2004 - The Elvis Presely album "Blue Christmas" was released on CD.


The Verizon iPhone drops way fewer calls than AT&T's, according to an independent study. In a survey of iPhone users, those on Verizon dropped calls at a 1.8% rate, while those on AT&T lost them 4.8% of the time.


ST. PETERSBURG -- Simply stated, the Rays just aren't hitting.

Tampa Bay's skid reached four Tuesday night after the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim took a 5-3 win at Tropicana Field with a crowd of 13,173 watching.

Read the rest here.
Tonight the contestants on American Idol perform songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, accompanied by guitarist Jeff Beck.

SAN DIEGO -- The Giants' latest setback certainly revolved around Tuesday's third inning. Suggesting that the same inning could have determined the course of their entire trip might be a stretch, a little more than Willie McCovey-sized. But not much.
The latter portion of San Francisco's 3-1 loss to the San Diego Padres in their home opener possessed some redeeming value for the reigning World Series champions. The Giants twice brought the potential go-ahead run to the plate, and relievers Guilllermo Mota and Ramon Ramirez pitched marvelously. But that was almost irrelevant compared to the third inning, Giants manager Bruce Bochy declared.
"That third inning was the turning point of the whole game," Bochy said.
Read the rest here.

No joke... Extreme Couponing is the title of a new TLC show that debuts tonight. E.C. follows extreme bargain hunters --the everyday people who save hundreds of dollars in a single trip to the store.


Today in Beatles History:

1968 -The Beatles opened the office of Apple Corps Ltd. in London.

1992 - George Harrison played his first full-length live concert in the U.K. since the final Beatles performance in 1969. The show was a benefit for the Natural Law Party.

1996 - The Beatles' "Anthology Volume 2" hit #1 on the U.S. album chart.

2006 - The trial filed by Apple Corps against Apple Computer concluded. The judge was expected to rended his decision in the following month. The suit was based on a 1991 agreement between the companies that would keep Apple Computer out of the music business. The suit claimed that Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store was in violation of the agreement.


Netflix will have the exclusive Internet streaming rights of AMC's Mad Men beginning in July.


Today in Sports History:

1896 - The first modern Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece.

1970 - Bobby Orr (Boston Bruins) became the first defenseman to win the National Hockey League's (NHL) scoring title.

1973 - U.S. President Nixon threw out the first pitch of the season at a California Angels game. It was the first time that a U.S. President had performed the ceremonial activity in a city other than Washington, DC.

1987 - Sugar Ray Leonard took the middleweight title from Marvin Hagler.

1997 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) announced that he would retire from the National Hockey League (NHL) following the playoffs of the current season.


A guy in Louisville, Kentucky, is in trouble after he attempted to smuggle food out of a grocery store by concealing it in his shorts. Cops say Steven P. Malone was seen stuffing four pounds of chicken down the front of his shorts Sunday afternoon.


Coming Up: 

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 6:35 pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 2:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals 4:35pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 8:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Fort Worth, Texas 8:30pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 4:10pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Samsung Mobile 500 at Fort Worth, Texas 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 2:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals 4:05pm EDT


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

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