Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's Tuesday













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

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

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Bruins chase Luongo, force Game 7.

Luongo happy to be going home for Game 7.

2011 Stanley Cup Final schedule.

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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.

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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/.

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Auntie Molly and Auntie Meg make the nummiest cupcakes!

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Today is Flag Day.












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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).

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

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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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