Wednesday, May 25, 2011

It's Wednesday

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


Today is May 25th, the 145th day of 2011. There are 220 days left in the year.


Canucks beat Sharks in 2OT to advance to final.

Boucher states Roloson will be Game 6 starter.

Is Ron McLean making a point about the game, or just pointing out that Don Cherry is a snappy dresser?


Todays Birthdays: Actor Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings) is 72; actor-comedian Mike Myers is 48; actress Anne Heche is 42; actor Jamie Kennedy (Scream) is 41; actress/model Molly Sims (Las Vegas) is 38; actor Cillian Murphy (Scarecrow in Batman Begins and Dark Knight) is 35.


Bombers fortunes looking up heading into 2011.

Kicked out: Ticats release Sandro DeAngelis.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website,

It's my horsey.


Today is the start of the Week of Solidarity with the People of Non-Self Governing Territories.


DETROIT -- The demeanor of Rays manager Joe Maddon didn't seem like one of a manager whose team had lost five of six games.
If just a couple breaks had gone the other way, the Rays would have won Tuesday night. Maddon knew it. But the breaks didn't come their way, and the Rays lost a second straight game to the Detroit Tigers, this one by a 7-6 score.
"If we play baseball like that on a nightly basis, I'll take it any day of the week," Maddon said.
Read the rest here.
Oprah's final show airs today (Wednesday), and the newest American Idol will be crowned tonight.

SAN FRANCISCO --  For the first time in exactly a month, an unusual postgame silence hung over the home clubhouse at AT&T Park on Tuesday night.
The songs on the team's standard post-win playlist didn't blare from the speakers, and there was no talk of the dramatic walk-off hits and clutch plays that came to define the Giants' nine-game home winning streak, with their last loss in China Basin coming vs. the Braves on April 24. Instead, a few players spoke quietly of how Florida right-hander Ricky Nolasco kept them off balance for nearly nine innings and how the offense couldn't overcome an early deficit as the Marlins (27-19) beat the Giants (27-20), 5-1.
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Today in Elvis History:

1963 - The Elvis Presley soundtrack album "It Happened At The World's Fair" hit #4 in the U.S. and U.K.

1965 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley movie "Frankie and Johnny."

1966 - In Nashville, Elvis Presley worked with producer Felton Jarvis for the first time.

1966 - Elvis Presley recorded "How Great Thou Art" for the first time.

1985 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Reconsider Baby" hit #92 in the U.K.

2001 - Lisa Marie Presley arrived with Nicolas Cage when he received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from Cal State University Fullerton.

Christopher Meloni is leaving Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. He's been on the NBC drama since it debuted in 1999.


Today in Beatles History:

1967John Lennon took possession of his psychedelic painted Rolls Royce.

1973 - The Paul McCartney and Wings album "Red Rose Speedway" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1973 - George Harrison's "Give Me Love" was released in the U.K.

1977 - The album "Beatles Live! At the Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" was released.

1995 - Ringo Starr was a guest on CBS-TVs "Late Show With David Letterman."

2000 - Paul McCartney won the first Fellowship of the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters Award during the annual Ivor Novello awards in London.


President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron played ping pong Tuesday and we learned our president should stick to basketball.    See the video.


Today in Sports History:

1922 - Babe Ruth was suspended for one day and fined $200 for throwing dirt on an umpire.

1935 - Babe Ruth hit his final homerun, his 714th, and set a record that would stand for 39 years. He hit three home runs in the game.

1935 - Jesse Owens tied the world record for the 100-yard dash. He ran it in 9.4 seconds. He also broke three other world track records.

1963 - Early Wynn won his 300th baseball game.

1981 - Al Unser became the first Indianapolis 500 winner to be disqualified.

1982 - Ferguson Jenkins became the 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters.

1989 - The Calgary Flames won their first NHL Stanley Cup by defeating the Montreal Canadiens.

1995 - The NHL announced the sale of the Quebec Nordiques to COMSAT, who moved the team to Colorado.

1997 - The Minnesota Twins retired Kirby Puckett's number.

1997 - Todd and Mel Stottlemyre became the first father and son to win 100 baseball games.


A federal judge has denied a tattoo artist's (S. Victor Whitmill) request for an injunction barring The Hangover 2 from opening because the studio didn't ask him for the rights to use Mike Tyson's face tattoo, which the artist designed and copyrighted.


Coming Up: 

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 1:05pm EDT

NHL Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Florida Marlins 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Florida Marlins 3:45pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians 7:10pm EDT

NHL Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 8:00pm EDT (If necessary)

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 8:10pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Top Gear 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 2:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians 4:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Indy Car Series -- Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 11:00am EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 2:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 6:00pm EDT


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