Thursday, June 9, 2011

It's Thursday













It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is June 9th, the 160th day of 2011. There are 205 days left in the year.

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All even at 2: Inspired Bruins catch Canucks.

Luongo gets pulled, but Canucks still believe.

2011 Stanley Cup Final schedule.

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June is National Steakhouse Month.

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Roughrider Training Camp Report - Day 4.

Roughrider annual general meeting called.

Nye: The next great Canadian pass rusher?

Official: Lions sign receiver Peterson.

TSN starts production on Argos documentary.

Jerry Porter tears achilles tendon; out for year.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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Oh boy! Auntie Molly and Auntie Meg got me a book. Yay!

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This is National Ice Tea Month.


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ANAHEIM -- John Jaso took off running for reasons existing only between his ears. But happily for the Rays, his steal of third in the 10th put him in position to score the winning run on Reid Brignac's safety squeeze as the Rays took a 4-3 win over the Angels on Wednesday night with 33,157 watching.


Read the rest here.
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June is National Soul Food Month.
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SAN FRANCISCO --  Matt Cain enjoyed Wednesday more than any other Giant, with the possible exception of Brandon Crawford.
Cain was at his dominant best, striking out 11 and allowing five hits in his 13th career complete game as the Giants subdued the Washington Nationals, 3-1. But while Cain gained statistical luster, Crawford picked up something more essential: Job security.
Asked whether Crawford would remain at shortstop when Pablo Sandoval returns to third base as expected next week, manager Bruce Bochy said, "I'll say he'll be out there quite a bit."
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Today in Elvis History:

1966 - The Elvis Presley movie "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" opened in Memphis, TN.

1972 - Elvis Presley performed the first of four concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden.

1973 - Elvis Presley's U.K.-only single "Polk Salad Annie" hit #23 in the U.K.

1993 - The U.S. Postal Service debuted its Legends of American Music, Rock and Roll-Rhythm and Blues stamp collection. The set featured Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Dinah Washington, and Elvis Presley. The Elvis Stamp had actually had a solo debut on January 8.

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June is Potty Training Awareness Month. (If you're trying to potty train a little one - like we are - you're probably aware of it.)

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Today in Beatles History:

1962The Beatles played a Welcome Home night at the Cavern Club. A record-breaking 900 people attended the show.

1977 - George Harrison and Patti Boyd were officially divorced. Boyd later married Eric Clapton.

1990 - The international music festival "Muzeco '90" was prematurely dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the birth of John Lennon.

2002 - Paul McCartney and his fiancee Heather Mills arrived at the remote Irish castle where they were planned to be married two days later.

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Today is Donald Duck Day. (Linky Link).

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Today in Sports History:

1914 - Honus Wagner became the second player in major league history to record 3,000 hits.

1965 - Michel Jazy ran the mile in 3 minutes, 53.6 seconds. He broke the record set by Peter Snell in 1964.

1966 - Minnesota set a major league record when they hit six home runs in one inning.

1978 - Larry Holmes won a 15-round split decision over Ken Norton.

1984 - The Pittsburgh Penguins used their fist pick overall to select Mario Lemieux in the NHL Entry Draft.

1985 - The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title by defeating the Boston Celtics. Kareem Abdul Jabbar scored 29 points.

1990 - Monica Seles became the youngest winner in French Open history when she beat Steffi Graf.

1993 - The Montreal Canadiens won their 24th Stanley Cup.

1994 - Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes (TLC) set fire to her boyfriend's house. Her boyfriend was Andre Rison of the Atlanta Falcons.

1996 - Frank Thomas (Chicago White Sox) hit his 200th career home run.

1996 - Ryan Hancock became the first California Angel pitcher to get a hit in 24 years. Nolan Ryan was the previous pitcher to get a hit for the Angels in 1972.

2001 - Ray Bourque (Colorado Avalanche) won his first Stanley Cup. He retired from the NHL just 17 days later after a 22 year career.

2001 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to win three Conn Smythe Trophies. The award is given to the playoff's Most Valuable Player.

2001 - John Vanbiesbrouck (New Jersey Devils) announced his retirement from the NHL after 19 seasons.

2003 - The New Jersey Devils won the Stanly Cup after defeating the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 4 games to 3. Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils) became the first goaltender to produce 7 playoff shutouts in a single-season.

2008 - Ken Griffey Jr. (Cincinnati Reds) hit his 600th career home run. Only Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Sammy Sosa had more runs at the time.

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June is Women's Golf Month. (Linky Link)

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Coming Up: 

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Red 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

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

NHL Stanley Cup Finals -- Boston Bruins at Vancouver Canucks 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

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

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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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