Saturday, July 9, 2011

It's Saturday











It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 9th, the 190th day of 2011. There are 175 days left in the year.

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Ottawa signs Mark Parrish for 1 year.

Fehr excited about trade to hometown Jets.

2011 Free Agent signings.

Trades completed since 2011 Entry Draft.

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Report says not to count on Expos return to Montreal.

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This is Bald In-Bald Out Day.

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Riders vs. Alouettes - Week 2 Preview.

Game notes for today.

Nye: Riders have to rebound against Als.

The injury plagued Saskatchewan Roughriders, minus seven starters are home this 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 http://www.riderville.com/.

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This is Carver Day. (Linky Link)

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Bombers defeat Boatmen in home opener.

Tale of two games: Stamps cling to win in BC.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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Nice shirt Jimmy!

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Today is Hop a Park Day.

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NEW YORK --  Friday night's Rays-Yankees contest was postponed by rain, and will not be made up until Sept. 22, with the starting time to be determined.
A decision on when the rescheduled game would be played resulted in a prolonged delay for the announcement, based on the fact both teams had other wishes for when the game would be played.
According to Rays player representative Evan Longoria, the Rays did not want to play a doubleheader on Saturday, while the Yankees preferred to play a split doubleheader, which, in large part, was motivated by the fact that Derek Jeter is pursuing his 3,000th career hit and is two hits shy. The Yankees' captain now has two remaining games at home before the All-Star break in which to reach the career milestone.
Read the rest here.
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Today is Alaska Flag Day Celebration. (Linky Link)
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SAN FRANCISCO --  The Giants can consider two options in their efforts to acquire an impact hitter before the July 31 Trade Deadline.
They could take the high-profile approach and obtain right fielder Carlos Beltran from the New York Mets. The five-time All-Star would have a definite effect on the Giants' lineup.
Or San Francisco could take the If-You-Can't-Beat-Him, Grab-Him approach and send the Mets anything and anybody they'd want for Scott Hairston. At least he wouldn't be able to beat the Giants anymore.
Hairston, who seems to think every Giants pitcher throws beach balls, belted a pinch-hit home run off Brian Wilson to open the ninth inning and launched a tiebreaking, three-run uprising as the Mets conquered the Giants, 5-2, on Friday.
Read the rest here.
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Today in Elvis History:
1957 - In Memphis, Elvis Presley attended the premiere of "Loving You."

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The Abbotsford Berry Beat Festival takes place today in Abbotsford, BC.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966The Beatles song "Rain" hit #23 in the U.S.

1972 - Paul McCartney appeared on stage for the first time since 1966 as his group, Wings, opened at Chateauvillon in the south of France.

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Sodbuster Days is today at Fort Ransom, North Dakota. (Linky Link)

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Today in Sports History:

1968 - The first All-Star baseball game to be played indoors took place at the Astrodome in Houston, TX.

1985 - Herschel Walker of the New Jersey Generals was named the Most Valuable Player in the United States Football League (USFL).

1985 - Joe Namath, signed a five-year pact with ABC-TV to provide commentary for "Monday Night Football".

1997 - Mike Tyson was banned from the boxing ring and fined $3 million for biting the ear of opponent Evander Holyfield.

2000 - Pete Sampras of the United States set a record when he won the men's singles tennis championship at Wimbledon. It was his 13th Grand Slam title.

2002 - The major league baseball All-Star game ended in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings. Baseball commissioner Bud Selig called the game after both team managers informed him that they had run out of players.

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Today is the 56th anniversary of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto. Philosopher Bertrand Russell released this plea, signed by 11 prominent scientists, three months after Albert Einstein’s death. Einstein had agreed to put his name to it in his final days. The manifesto urged nations to find peaceful ways to settle differences and to renounce the use of nuclear weapons, which only promised “universal death.” (Linky Link)

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SPARTA, Kentucky -- Saving fuel from the start of the final green-flag run, Brad Keselowski held off Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch to win Friday's Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

In winning his first Nationwide Series race of the year and the 13th of his career, Keselowski beat runner-up Harvick to the finish line by 1.180 seconds. Busch rolled across the stripe 3.796 seconds behind the winner.

Kasey Kahne came home fourth, followed by pole-sitter Elliott Sadler, who took the series points lead from 17th-place finisher Reed Sorenson with his fifth-place run. Sadler leads Sorenson by four points 18 races into the season.

Read the rest here.

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The American Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen. George Washington's troops in New York on this date in 1776.

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Coming Up: 
Tonight --
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

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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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