Friday, July 22, 2011

It's Friday











It's Friday, also known as "Weekend Eve." Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 22nd, the 203rd day of 2011. There are 162 days left in the year.

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Some records may be etched in permanent ink.

Citing travel, Emrick leaves Devils, joins NBC.

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Today is National Penuche Fudge Day. (Linky Link)

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Friends of the Riders gearing up for another year.

Searching for answers.

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

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This is Rat-Catchers Day.

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Campbell: Battle of Alberta key test for Esks.

Ticat offense aims to gain momentum in BC.

Landry: Sweet Home Toronto.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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Today is Spoonerism Day. (Linky Link)

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Baseball is more fun when you go with your Schnauzer!

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The legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin leading rats out of town is said to have occurred on this date in 1376.

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ST. PETERSBURG -- The first time James Shields and CC Sabathia met this season, a pitchers' duel broke out. Their second meeting wasn't much different -- except for the outcome.

After turning in an eight-inning complete game on June 10 and still losing against Sabathia, Shields turned the tables and pushed the Rays to a 2-1 victory over the Yankees on Thursday in front of 29,279 at Tropicana Field.

Read the rest here.

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Wiley Post ended his around-the-world flight on this date in 1933. He had traveled 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants, off yesterday, open up a three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers tonight at AT&T Park. Matt Cain pitches for the Giants against Milwaukee's Shaun Marcum. First pitch is at 10:15pm EDT.

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John Dillinger was mortally wounded by FBI agents at the Biograph Theatre in Chicago, Illinois on this date in 1934.

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Today in Elvis History:

1968 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley film "Charro."

1969 - The recording "Elvis," of the NBC-TV special, was certified gold by the RIAA.

1972 - The album "Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden" hit #3 in the U.K.

2003 - Lisa Marie Presley was a guest on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien". She did not perform on the show.

2004 - Lisa Marie Presley was the featured guest on Soundstage!

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U.S. Vice-President Richard M. Nixon chaired a cabinet meeting in Washington, DC on this date in 1955. It was the first time that a Vice-President had carried out the task.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles' first U.S. album, "Introducing The Beatles," was released.

1967 - The Beatles song "All You Need Is Love" hit #1 in the U.K.

1988 - The worldwide release of "The Beatles Decca Sessions" was prevented by lawyers working for the remaining Beatles and Yoko Ono.

1997 - Yoko Ono's album "A Story" was released.

2003 - John Lennon's album "Imagine" was released on a gold disc.

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On this date in the year 2000, astronomers at the University of Arizona announced that they had found a 17th moon orbiting Jupiter.

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Today in Sports History:

1926 - At Mitchell Field in New York, Babe Ruth caught a ball that had been dropped from an airplane flying at 250 feet.

1991 - Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant, charged she'd been raped by boxer Mike Tyson in an Indianapolis hotel room. Tyson was later convicted of rape and served 3 years in prison.

2002 - A judge issued a gag order in Allen Iverson's assault case. He said that he wanted to "buffer" prosecutors and defense attorneys from intense media coverage.

2002 - Lawyers for former NFL player Rae Carruth (Carolina Panthers) filed an appeal on his murder conspiracy conviction.

2005 - The NHL's board of governors voted 30-0 to pass the cap-based collective bargaining agreement that the players' association had approved the previous day. The deal ended the 310-day lockout that wiped out the 2004-05 season.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday:

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9:05pm EDT

Sunday:

Izod Indy Car Series -- Edmonton Indy at Edmonton City Centre Airport 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 2:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 4:05pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Montreal Alouettes 7:00pm EDT

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That's all for today. Be sure to tell all your friends about us, okay? Enjoy your day, see you tomorrow.

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