Friday, July 1, 2011

It's Friday











Happy Friday to you and thanks for visiting. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 1st, the 182nd day of 2011. There are 183 days left in the year.

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Richards, Jagr, Stamkos could be players to watch.

What does your favorite team need this summer?

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Today is Canada Day. (Have a good one eh!)

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Embracing the challenge.

Wheelwright stands tall among Riders' receivers.

Visit the team's official website at http://www.riderville.com/.

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International Chicken Wing Week starts today.

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Gunslinger: Calvillo takes control in Als' win.

Faibish: Ticats ready for Eastern takeover.

Healthy Living: Can Pierce go the distance?

No more smoke and mirrors for 2011 Argos.

Stamp of approval: Burris all smiles for 2011.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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Jimmy loves his Gramma!

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National Unassisted Homebirth Week starts today.

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ST PETERSBURG --  The Tampa Bay Rays, who were off yesterday, continue interleague play tonight with the first of a three-game set against the St. Louis Cardinals. Wade Davis pitches for Tampa Bay, Jake Westbrook for the Cardinals. First pitch is at 7:10pm EDT.
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This is Second Half of the Year Day.
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CHICAGO --  The archives might not record it as such, but the Giants had a no-hitter pitched against them Thursday afternoon. It simply was obscured by a few other events.
Still, any club that can't muster a hit through nine innings typically should lose. So maybe the Giants deserved their fate: an excruciating 5-2 defeat, which they absorbed when pinch-hitter Geovany Soto's three-run homer culminated the Chicago Cubs' four-run rally in the 13th inning.
Read the rest here.
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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis appeared on "The Steve Allen Show." He was told not to dance and Allen had him sing "Hound Dog" to a real basset hound wearing tails.

1961 - The Elvis Presley single "I Feel So Bad's" hit #26 in the U.S.

1966 - Elvis Presley began a week of rehearsals for the film "Double Trouble."

1969 - Sam Phillips sold his label Sun Records. He was the first person to record Elvis Presley.

1972 - Elvis Presley's "An American Trilogy" hit #8 in the U.K.

2003 - The boxed set "Elvis - Close Up" was released. The set included 89 previously unreleased tracks.

2004 - The July 4th issue of TV Guide hit newsstands. Four commemorative covers were released on the same day. Each cover included a mini-CD that featured a never-before-released live version of "That's All Right." Each CD was also enhanced with CD-rom content, including Elvis trivia, downloadable Elvis screensavers, and an actual audio recording of an interview TV Guide conducted with Elvis in 1956.

2004 - The Elvis Presley album "Polk Salad Annie, Las Vegas - 1970" was released.

2005 - Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) announced that it had signed with eFashion Solutions, LLC, to manage the global web-retailing for licensed and trademarked Elvis products.

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This is U.S. Postage Stamp Day.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963"She Loves You" and "I'll Get You" were recorded by the Beatles.

1964 - John Lennon gave £20,000 for a house in Surrey, England.

1965 - John Lennon's "A Spaniard in the Works" was published in the U.S.

1965 - "Beatles VI" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1967 - The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" hit #1 in the U.S.

1968 - John Lennon opened an exhibit of his drawings entitled "You Are Here."

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono were involved in a car accident in Scotland. Lennon needed 17 stitches on his face, Yoko needed 14 stitches, Yoko's daughter Kyoko got 4 stitches and Julian suffered from shock.

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Roswell UFO Days starts today. (Linky Link)

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Today in Sports History:

1905 - Frank Owen (Chicago White Sox) pitched two complete games in one day.

1910 - White Sox Park opened. The park's name was later changed to Commiskey Park.

1917 - Fred Toney (Cincinnati Reds) pitched two complete games in one day.

1920 - Suzanne Lenglen became the first player to win three titles at Wimbledon in one year. She won the women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles.

1932 - Helen Moody won her fifth women's singles title in six years at Wimbledon.

1941 - Joe DiMaggio extended his hitting streak to 44 games.

1951 - Bob Feller set a major league baseball record when he pitched his third no-hitter for the Cleveland Indians.

1982 - Cal Ripken began playing shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

1985 - Robin Yount of the Milwaukee Brewers got the 1,800th hit of his career.

1995 - The NBA locked out its players. It was the first work stoppage in the league's history.

1996 - The Milwaukee Brewers ended a 19-game home run hitting streak.

1996 - Frank Thomas (Chicago White Sox) got his 1,000th hit.

1997 - Randy Myers (Baltimore Orioles) got his 300th career save.

1998 - The NBA locked out its players for the second time in its history.

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Today is Zip Code Day.
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Coming Up: 

Tonight --
MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs St. Louis Cardinals 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs St. Louis Cardinals 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs St. Louis Cardinals 1:40pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 2:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 5:05pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT


Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Friday --
 
MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT
 
Nascar Nationwide Series -- Feed The Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway 7:30pm EDT
 
MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy Toronto at Streets of Toronto 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets 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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