Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's Thursday













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

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Today is June 16th, the 167th day of 2011. There are 198 days left in the year.

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Bruins win Cup by blanking Canucks.

Luongo's home magic disappears in Game 7.

Bruins' Julien answers his critics.

Thomas caps amazing season with Conn Smythe.

From the Boston Globe: Raise the Cup.

From the Vancouver Sun: Downtown Vancouver rocked by Stanley Cup post-game riot.

From the Associated Press: Fans in Vancouver riot after loss.

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Todays Birthdays: Boxer Roberto DurĂ¡n is 60; actress Laurie Metcalf (Jackie Harris on Roseann) is 56; golfer Phil Mickelson is 41; singer Diana DeGarmo (American Idol third season runner-up) is 24.

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Roughrider Training Camp Report - Day 11.

Riders set for pre-season tilt vs Esks.

Lions open pre-season with win in Calgary.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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It's good to be the Birthday Boy!

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The U.S. Open Golf Championship starts today and runs through Sunday. (Linky Link)

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ST PETERSBURG --  Fishing for the double play, the Rays came up empty during the latter stages of Wednesday night's marquee pitching matchup between two of the top right-handers in the American League.
The double play that didn't come to fruition -- along with a healthy dose of Josh Beckett -- added up to a 3-0 Rays loss to the Red Sox at Tropicana Field with 19,388 watching.
In defeat, Tampa Bay fell to 36-32 on the season and 4 1/2 games behind first-place Boston in the AL East.
Read the rest here.
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Today is Bloomsday. (Linky Link)
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PHOENIX --  A key play at the plate, triples from some very unlikely sources and two hits from newcomer Bill Hall led to a win for Madison Bumgarner and Brian Wilson's Major League-leading 20th save.
The Giants are living large right now and, after beating the D-backs, 5-2, on Wednesday night at Chase Field, have won for the fourth time in the last five games to open a 2 1/2-game lead over second-place Arizona in the National League West. The teams conclude the three-game series on Thursday night.
Read the rest here.
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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley's single "Blue Suede Shoes" hit #9 in the U.K.

1956 - Elvis Presley's song "I Want You, I Love You" hit #31 in the U.S. The song was the b-side to "Blue Suede Shoes."

1962 - The Elvis Presley EP "Follow That Dream" hit #15 in the U.S.

1993 - The U.S. Postal Service released a set of seven stamps that featured Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Dinah Washington and Elvis Presley.

2002 - A remix of Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" hit #1 in the U.K.

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Today is Ladie's Day (Baseball).

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Today in Beatles History:

1969The single "The Ballad of John & Yoko" was certified Gold by the RIAA.

1975 - John Lennon sued the U.S. government charging that officials tried to deny his immigration through selective prosecution.

1977 - "Beatlemania" opened on Broadway. It ran for 1,006 performances.

1997 - Paul McCartney was interviewed for 50 minutes on WNNX 99X in Atlanta, GA. Ed Roland (Collective Soul), Leslie Fram and Jimmy Baron did the radio interview.

2009 - "Let it Roll - Songs by George Harrison" was released. It was the first career spanning solo hits collection by George Harrison. It was released internationally on June 15.

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Today is Recess at Work Day.

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Today in Sports History:

1883 - The New York Giants baseball team admitted all ladies for free to the ballpark. It was the first Ladies Day.

1938 - Jimmy Foxx (Boston Red Sox) set a major league record when he was walked six times in one game.

1951 - Ben Hogan won the U.S. Open for the second straight year.

1969 - U.S. President Nixon sent a telegram to Reggie Jackson thanking him for hitting two home runs while he was in the park on June 11.

1970 - Brian Piccolo (Chicago Bears) died of cancer.

1975 - The Milwaukee Bucks traded Kareem-Abdul Jabbar to the Los Angeles Lakers.

1981 - The "Chicago Tribune" purchased the Chicago Cubs baseball team from the P.K. Wrigley Chewing Gum Company for $20.5 million.

1985 - Willie Banks broke the world record for the triple jump with a leap of 58 feet, 11-1/2 inches in the U.S.A. championships in Indianapolis, IN.

1991 - Otis Nixon (Montreal Expos) broke a major league record with six stolen bases in one game.

1993 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) scored 55 points in an NBA Finals game against the Phoenix Suns. Jordan became the first player to score 50 points in a Finals games since Jerry West in 1969.

1996 - In Lusaka, Sambia, fans stampeded the field at the World Cup match between Zambia and Sudan. Nine people were killed and 78 were injured.

2005 - The NHL Board of Governors approved the sale of the Disney owned Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to Henry and Susan Samueli.

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On this date in 1858, in a speech in Springfield, IL, U.S. Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved. He declared, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."

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Coming Up: 

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Edmonton Eskimos at Saskatchewan Roughriders 9:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

Sunday--

Nascar Sprint Cup Series - Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at Michigan International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 1:40pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- The Milwaukee 225 at the Milwaukee Mile 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 4:05pm 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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