Friday, July 8, 2011

It's Friday

It's Friday. Here's what's happening....


Today is July 8th, the 189th day of 2011. There are 176 days left in the year.


Panthers name Ramsay as assistant coach.

NHL, KHL agree to player movement regulations.

2011 Free Agent signings.

Trades completed since 2011 Entry Draft.


Tragic news from last night's Texas Rangers-Oakland Athletics baseball game.


July is Women's Motorcycle Month.


Space Shuttle Atlantis and its four astronauts left Earth for the final space shuttle mission today, capping off an amazing 30-year program of exploration, which launched great observatories, built an International Space Station, and taught us more about how humans can live and work in space.

With the International Space Station flying 220 miles high and east of Christchurch, New Zealand, Atlantis left Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 11:29 a.m. EDT. There was a slight delay at T-31 seconds while retraction of the Gaseous Oxygen Vent Arm, or "Beanie Cap," was verified. Atlantis will dock with the space station on Sunday.


Rider rosters set for Grey Cup rematch.

Saturday's game is sold out!

Filling the void.

The injury plagued Saskatchewan Roughriders, minus seven starters are home tomorrow afternoon against the two-time defending Grey Cup champion Montreal Alouettes, who held on in the second half last week to beat BC 30-26 in their season opener. Kickoff at Mosaic Stadium is set for 4:00pm EDT. Listen to the game with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network. Listen link is on the right side of this blog. TV is available in Canada on TSN and in the States on the NFL Network.

Visit the team's official website at


This is Collector Car Appreciation Day. (Linky Link)


Five things to look for during week #2.

Zwelling: Foster on right path for Leos.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website,

Jimmy working on some kind of toy.


Today is Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama Day.


NEW YORK --  Derek Jeter's pursuit of 3,000 hits captured the spotlight prior to Thursday night's game, but that same spotlight belonged to Jeff Niemann afterward.
Tampa Bay got a quality start from the 6-foot-9 right-hander, and a decent offensive effort, while Jeter moved to within two of the hits milestone in Tampa Bay's 5-1 win over New York in front of 47,787 in the first game of a four-game series at Yankee Stadium.
Read the rest here.
King Charles II of England granted a charter to Rhode Island on this date in 1663.

SAN FRANCISCO --  Watching Barry Zito pitch during 2002, when he won the American League Cy Young Award with Oakland, prompted a simple question: How does this guy ever lose?
Nine years later, it's tempting to entertain the thought that Zito has recaptured that form.
Zito sustained his recent excellence Thursday night, waltzing through eight innings and leading the Giants to a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres.
Read the rest here.

Today in Elvis History:
1954 - Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips played "That's All Right" on his radio show. Later that night, Elvis Presley, came in for his first interview. Elvis did not know he was on the air until after the interview.

1968 - Elvis Presley reported to National General for preproduction work for the film "Charro!"

1972 - Colonel Parker announced that there would be a worldwide satellite broadcast of an Elvis Presley concert from Hawaii in October or November.

1975 - Elvis Presley flew to Oklahoma City to begin his third tour (17 dates) of the year.

1997 - The 1962 Elvis Presley movie "Kid Galahad" was released on VHS. The DVD version was released on December 6, 2005.


Uniforms for police in New York City were authorized on this date in 1693.

Today in Beatles History:

1966The Beatles album "Yesterday and Today" was certified gold by the RIAA.


Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the U.S. Declaration of Independence to a crowd at Independence Square in Philadelphia on this date in 1776.


Today in Sports History:

1889 - John L. Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain, in the last championship bare-knuckle fight. The fight lasted 75 rounds.

1953 - Notre Dame announced that the next five years of its football games would be shown in theatres over closed circuit TV.

1970 - The Jim Ray Hart (San Francisco Giants) became the first National League player in 59 seasons to collect six runs batted (RBI) during a single inning.

2003 - Dominik Hasek announced that he planned to come out of retirement and rejoin the Detroit Red Wings.


C.E. Barnes patented the machine gun on this date in 1865.

Coming Up: 

Tonight --
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

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Montreal Alouettes 4:00pm 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

Monday --

MLB -- Home Run Derby at Phoenix, Arizona 8:00pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- All Star Game at Phoenix, Arizona 8:00pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- New England 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 3:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Hamilton Tigercats 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 8:35pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 8:05pm 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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