Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's Tuesday

It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....


Today is June 14th, the 165th day of 2011. There are 200 days left in the year.


Bruins chase Luongo, force Game 7.

Luongo happy to be going home for Game 7.

2011 Stanley Cup Final schedule.


Todays Birthdays: Businessman-TV personality Donald Trump is 65; actor Eddie Mekka (Carmine Ragusa on Laverne and Shirley) is 59; singer Boy George is 50; actress Yasmine Bleeth (Baywatch) is 43; screenwriter Diablo Cody (Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Juno) is 33.


Roughrider Training Camp Report - Day 9.

Dressler takes center stage in Saskatchewan.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

Auntie Molly and Auntie Meg make the nummiest cupcakes!


Today is Flag Day.


DETROIT --  Through an 11-game road trip that saw the Rays crisscross the country and have multiple players catch a stomach virus, it was understandable that the team couldn't wait to get home.
But even after a missed call cost them a game-tying run, the Rays battled back into their third extra-inning game of the road trip before falling to the Tigers, 2-1, in 10 innings Monday. It was a makeup game for a rainout on May 25.
Read the rest here.
Airline passengers (in the U.S.) paid out $3.4 billion to check baggage last year, a 24% increase from 2009. Delta made the most money off your checked luggage.

PHOENIX --  The San Francisco Giants, off yesterday, are in Phoenix tonight for the first of a three-game series with the Arizona Diamonbacks, who trail the Giants by 1/2 game in the N.L. West. Matt Cain gets the start for San Francisco, Josh Collmeter toes the rubber for Arizona. First pitch is at 9:40pm EDT.
Today in Elvis History:

1953 - Elvis Presley graduated from L.C. Humes High School in Memphis, TN.

1958 - Elvis Presley returned to Fort Hood, TX, for ten weeks of advanced tank training.

1963 - Priscilla Beaulieu gradutated from the Immaculate Conception Cathedral High School.

1975 - The Elvis Presley single "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" hit #35 in the U.S.

1975 - The Elvis Presley album "Today" hit #48 in the U.K.

1995 - Michael Jackson appeared on TV with his wife Lisa Marie Presley in a live interview on "Prime Time Live" with Diane Sawyer.

2004 - It was announced that TV Guide would be issuing four commemorative Elvis Presley covers in celebration of 50 years of Rock 'n' Roll. The covers were to be on newsstands July 1 (July 4th issue).

iPhone owners should work on their passcodes. The most popular 4-digit code is 1234.


Today in Beatles History:

1965Paul McCartney recorded "Yesterday."

1975 - Paul McCartney's album "Venus and Mars" hit #1 in the U.K.

1997 - Paul McCartney's album "Flaming Pie" hit #2 in the U.S.


While ongoing economic news doesn't seem to be improving much Father's Day should be a bright spot for retailers. Father's Day spending's on the rise this year, and is expected to reach almost $10 billion (projects the National Retail Federation).


Today in Sports History:

1963 - Duke Snider (New York Mets) kit his 400th career home run.

1964 - The St. Louis Cardinals traded Ernest Broglio for Chicago Cub Lou Brock.

1969 - Reggie Jackson hit two home runs and drove in 10 runs in a 21-17 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

1987 - The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title by defeating the defending Boston Celtics.

1992 - The Chicago Bulls won the NBA championship beating the Portland Trailblazers.

1994 - The New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup by defeating the Vancouver Canucks. It was the first time the Rangers had won the cup in 54 years.

1996 - Cal Ripken Jr. broke Sachio Kinugas's record of 2,216 consecutive games played.

1996 - Jeff Bagwell (Houston Astros) tied a major league baseball record when he hit four doubles. The Astros defeated the San Francisco Giants 9-1.

1996 - John Smoltz (Atlanta Braves) tied a franchise record with his 13th consecutive win.

1996 - Ellis Burks hit the first inside-the-park home run in Coors Field.

1998 - The Chicago Bulls won their third straight NBA Championship and the sixth of the decade.

2002 - The U.S. beat Mexico 2-0 and advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals. It was the best showing in the World Cup for the U.S. since 1930.

2002 - Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) hit his 25th home run of the season. The home run tied him with Stan Musial and Willie Stargell for 19th on the all-time list at 475 homers.

2003 - The Frankfurt Galaxy became the first team in the NFL Europe League to win three World Bowls.

2004 - Jim Thome (Philadelphia Phillies) became the 37th player in major league history to reach 400 career home runs.

2005 - The Detroit Pistons defeated the San Antonio Spurs 96-79 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. It was the first time in history that the first three games had been decided by 15 points or more.

2009 - Phil Jackson (Los Angeles Lakers) recorded his 10th NBA title as coach.


At the San Diego County Fair Saturday a dog set a new world's record for the longest jump off a dock. The 3-year-old Belgian Shepherd jumped 31 feet, 5 inches during Saturday's Purina Incredible Dog Challenge.


Coming Up: 

Tonight --

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

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

Wednesday --

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

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

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

Thursday --

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


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