Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday Morning Meissnervations













It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is May 9th, the 129th day of 2011. There are 236 days left in the year.

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Howard makes 39 saves as Wings force Game 6.

Here's a look at the East Finals between Tampa Bay and Boston.

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Today's Birthdays: TV journalist Mike Wallace (60 Minutes) is 93; actor Albert Finney (Big Fish, Murder on the Orient Express) is 75; Canadian actress-turned-politician Glenda Jackson (two Academy Awards for Best Actress: Women in Love and A Touch of Class) is 75; producer/director James L. Brooks (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Terms of Endearment) is 71; former Attorney General John Ashcroft is 69; actress Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) is 65; Rock Hall of Famer Billy Joel is 62; actress Audrina Patridge (The Hills, Sorority Row, Dancing With the Stars) is 26.

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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)
Cedar Rapids wins series 3-1.

Green Bay Gamblers (#2) vs. Indiana Ice (#3)
Green Bay wins series 3-0.

Western Conference

Dubuque Fighting Saints (#1) vs. Fargo Force (#4)
Dubuque wins series 3-0.

Omaha Lancers (#2) vs. Sioux Falls Stampede (#3)
Sioux Falls wins series 3-0.

USHL Clark Cup Playoffs – Eastern Conference Final
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (#1) vs. Green Bay Gamblers (#2)
Game 1: Friday, April 29th – Green Bay 3 @ Cedar Rapids 2
Game 2: Saturday, April 30th – Green Bay 1 @ Cedar Rapids 2
Game 3: Friday, May 6th – Cedar Rapids 1 @ Green Bay 4
Game 4: Sunday, May 8th – Cedar Rapids 1 @ Green Bay 3
Green Bay wins series 3-1.

USHL Clark Cup Playoffs – Western Conference Final
Dubuque Fighting Saints (#1) vs. Sioux Falls Stampede (#3)
Game 1: Friday, April 29th– Sioux Falls 2 @ Dubuque 5
Game 2: Saturday, April 30th – Sioux Falls 1 @ Dubuque 2
Game 3: Friday, May 6th – Dubuque 2 @ Sioux Falls 3
Game 4: Sunday, May 8th – Dubuque 3 @ Sioux Falls 2
Dubuque wins series 3-1.

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Thor owned the North American box office with $66 million in ticket sales Friday-Sunday.


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Riders pick up four more in CFL Draft.

Riders acquire Graeme Bell from Edmonton.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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Let's play some ball.

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Over the weekend 282 Canadians set the Guinness World Record for the most number of people carrying water jugs on their heads. They did it to draw attention to the fact that thousands of women and girls in many countries must walk miles each day to fetch water.

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BALTIMORE --  A second straight day saw Tampa Bay get just five innings from its starting pitcher and for a second straight day, the Rays came away winners.
Sunday's 5-3 win over Baltimore completed a weekend sweep and kept the momentum rolling in the right direction for Tampa Bay, which finished the day tied with the Yankees for first place in the American League East. Sunday's win also established a single-season club record for the Rays as they won their eighth consecutive road game.
Read the rest here.
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In Florida some sheriff's deputies spotted several pot plants being grown on a man's back porch. His girlfriend allowed deputies to search their place. That turned out to be a bad move as deputies found a cigar box with several bags of cocaine, a bag of rock cocaine, a bag of pot, some pills and an additional 33 pot plants.
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SAN FRANCISCO -The cheering began as Ryan Vogelsong began striding to the dugout upon leaving the game and reached a crescendo when he doffed his cap to reciprocate the fans' appreciation.
Sunday proved euphoric for Vogelsong, another packed house at AT&T Park and, of course, for the Giants. They defeated the Colorado Rockies, 3-0, to complete a three-game sweep of the National League West leaders behind Vogelsong's 6 1/3 solid innings and Cody Ross' three RBIs.
Read the rest here.


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Today in Elvis History:

1981 - Elvis Presley's single "Lovin' Arms" hit #47 in the U.K.

1981 - Elvis Presley's album "This is Elvis Presley" hit #47 in the U.K.

2006 - The Elvis Presley 3-CD set "Legendary" was released by Sony International. The set contained 50 songs.

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Paula Abdul has closed a deal to be the fourth and final judge on FOX's The X Factor.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962Brian Epstein met with EMI producer George Martin. Martin signed the Beatles to record demos on June 4, 1962. It was their first recording contract.

1964 - The Beatles single "Do You Want To Know A Secret" hit #2 in the U.S.

1964 - The Beatles single "Thank You Girl" hit #35 in the U.S.

1969 - George Harrison's album "Electronic Sounds" was released.

1987 - The Beatles newly released CDs "Help!" "Rubber Soul," and "Revolver" charted in the U.K.
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This is National Return to Work Week.

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Today in Sports History:

1945 - In the U.S., the wartime government ban on horse racing was lifted.

1961 - Jim Gentile (Baltimore Orioles) set a major league baseball record when he hit a grand slam home run in two consecutive innings. The game was against the Minnesota Twins.

1973 - Johnny Bench hit three homeruns in a game. It was the second time he had achieved the feat.

1984 - The Chicago White Sox beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, in 25 innings. The game took 8 hours and 6 minutes to complete.

1987 - Eddie Murray (Baltimore Orioles) became the first player to switch hit homeruns in two consecutive games.

1989 - Rick Cerone (New York Mets) committed his first error in 159 games as catcher.

1989 - Kevin Elster (New York Mets) committed his first error in 88 games as shortstop.

1993 - The Phoenix Suns beat the Los Angeles Lakers 112-104 in overtime to become the first NBA team to lose two playoff games at home and then come back to win three straight.

1995 - The Cleveland Indians tied a record when they recorded 8 runs before making an out. They beat the Minnesota Twins 10-0.

1997 - The San Diego Padres retired the #35. Pitcher Randy Jones had worn the number.

1999 - Marshall McDougall (Florida State) hit six consecutive home runs and knocked in 16 runs. Both records were set in the 25-2 victory over Maryland.

2001 - In Accra, Ghana, at least 120 people died in a stampede at a soccer match.

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Today is the start of National Etiquette Week.

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Coming Up: 

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 12:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 3:45pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

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

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- FedEx 400 benefitting Autism Speaks at Dover - 1:00pm EDT

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

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