Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's Thursday

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


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


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.


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.


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,

It's good to be the Birthday Boy!


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


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.
Today is Bloomsday. (Linky Link)

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.
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.

Today is Ladie's Day (Baseball).


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.


Today is Recess at Work Day.


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.


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."


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


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


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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