Saturday, June 11, 2011

It's Saturday

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


Today is June 11th, the 162nd day of 2011. There are 203 days left in the year.


Canucks win Game 5, one win away from Cup.

Lucic has no excuses for struggles in Vancouver.

2011 Stanley Cup Final schedule.


The Belmont Stakes, the last leg of horse racing's "Triple Crown," is today, with post time at 6:36pm EDT on NBC. Giddy Up! (Linky Link)


Roughrider Training Camp Report - Day 6.

Flyin' Hawaiian: Not just a kick returner.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website,

Time for some water Gramma.


Today is Corn on the Cob Day.


BALTIMORE --  If you pitch long enough in the Major Leagues, they're going to get you sooner or later.
Jeremy Hellickson's time came Friday night, and "they" were the Orioles, who got after Tampa Bay's prized rookie in a 7-0 win at Camden Yards with 17,900 watching.
In defeat, Tampa Bay saw its winning streak snapped at three while dropping to 33-30 on the season. Meanwhile, Baltimore (30-31) extended its winning streak to four games.
Read the rest here.
Today is the Wicket World of Croquet Day.

SAN FRANCISCO --  Twenty-four hours after lamenting that he and his teammates were trying too hard to excel, Nate Schierholtz demonstrated how thriving in the clutch is properly done.
Schierholtz delivered the Giants' ninth walk-off victory of the season by drilling a tiebreaking single with two outs in Friday night's ninth inning to lift San Francisco to a 3-2 triumph over the Cincinnati Reds.
Read the rest here.
Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley's single for "Teddy Bear" shipped to retailers.

1964 - Elvis Presley left Radio Recorders studio in Hollywood after 36 frustrating takes on the song "Do Not Disturb". Elvis did not record again for eight months.

Charles IV of Luxembourg was elected Holy Roman Emperor in Germany on this day in 1346.


Today in Beatles History:

1970John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced that they intended to continue to vacation in California.

1976 - The Wings single "Silly Love Songs" was certified gold by the RIAA.

2002 - Paul McCartney and Heather Mills were married.

2007 - The Traveling Wilburys Collection and the Deluxe Collectors Edition were released in the U.K. It was released the next day in the U.S.

2007 - The John Lennon limited edition CD/DVD set "Legend" was released. The set contained a CD with 20 songs (originally released in 1997) and a DVD (originally released in 2003) included original videos, newly created productions and six special features.


King Henry VIII married his first of six wives, Catherine of Aragon on this date in 1509.


Today in Sports History:

1938 - Johnny Vander Meer (Cincinnati Reds) threw the first of two consecutive no-hitters.

1950 - Ben Hogan returned to tournament play after a near fatal car accident. He won the U.S. Open.

1972 - Hank Aaron tied the National League record for 14 grand-slam home runs in a career.

1974 - The Kansas City Scouts and Washington Capitals officially received their NHL franchises. The Scouts moved to Denver before the start of the 1976-77 season to become the Colorado Rockies and later the New Jersey Devils.

1981 - The first major league baseball player's strike began. It would last for 50 days.

1988 - Rick Rhoden (New York Yankees) became the first pitcher to start as a designated hitter.

1990 - Nolan Ryan became the oldest player to throw a no-hitter. It was the sixth of his career.

1995 - Mark McGwire tied a major league record when he hit home runs in five consecutive games.

1995 - Lee Smith set a major league record when he got his 16th consecutive save in 16 appearances.

2010 - ESPN launched ESPN 3D.


On this date in 1793, Robert Haeterick was issued the first patent for a stove.


Coming Up: 

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series - Firestone Twin 275s at Texas Motor Speedway 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series - Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 1:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 8:05pm EDT


That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, be sure to tell your friends about this blog. See you tomorrow.            

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