Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's Tuesday











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

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Today is July 26th, the 207th day of 2011. There are 158 days left in the year.

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Four-time Cup winner Draper calls it a career.

Offseason assessment: Atlantic Division.

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Todays Birthdays: Actor James Best (Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard) is 85; singer Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) is 68; actress Helen Mirren (Calendar Girls, The Queen) is 66; actor Kevin Spacey is 52; actress Sandra Bullock is 47.

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What a difference a week makes.

Riders' Weston Dressler accuses Alouettes' Dwight Anderson of eye gouge.

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

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New on DVD today:  Source Code (Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan); Trust(Clive Owen, Catherine Keener); National Lampoon's Animal House [Blu-ray] (1978);Jersey Shore: Season Three (Uncensored).

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Moffat: Als have to learn from loss to Riders.

CFL.ca Power Rankings for Week #4.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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NFL players voted to OK a final deal Monday, days after the owners approved a tentative agreement, and the sides finally managed to put an end to the 4½-month lockout, the longest work stoppage in league history.

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Mommy's going to take me home now Daddy. It's too hot and noisy here for me.

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More than 140,000 kids with overdue fees of $15 or more in New York Public Libraries have the chance at amnesty. Amnesty means they'll get to take books out again -- if they participate in the library's summer reading program. Every 15 minutes of reading wipes out $1 in fines.

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OAKLAND -- Tampa Bay could not hold a three-run lead Monday night while dropping a 7-5 contest to Oakland at O.co Coliseum with 11,053 watching.
The Rays have now lost nine of their last 13 games after losing the opener of a four-game series against the Athletics, the only American League club they had not played this season. In addition, they moved to 1-3 on the current 10-game road trip, in which the schedule makers appeared to provide the Rays a nice opportunity to get back into the pennant race with stops in Kansas City, Oakland, and Seattle.
Read the rest here.

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Giant George, the world's tallest living dog, is getting his own book. He's 7'3" from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail and his owners in Tuscon, Arizona, have chronicled his life in Giant George, a new memoir due in August. His Facebook page has 70,000 fans.

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PHILADELPHIA -- The San Francisco Giants, who visited the White House during yesterday's off day, are in Philadelphia tonight for a rematch of last year's N.L. Championship series with the Phillies. For the Giants, Barry Zito will start in place of Tim Lincecum, who was scratched due to a stomach bug. He'll be opposed by Philadelphia's Vance Worley. First pitch is at 7:05pm EDT.


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British pub lovers were upset to discover that an old telephone booth they converted into an instant pub won't be entered into the record books as the world's smallest pub because, among other things, it doesn't have a liquor license.

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - The Elvis Presley single "Hard-Headed Woman" hit #2 in the U.S.

1965 - Elvis Presley's version of the Orioles' "Crying in the Chapel" peaked at #3 on the pop chart.

1969 - Elvis began a month long appearance at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. It was his first live engagement in almost eight years.

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A postal system was established on this date in 1775 by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States. The first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin.


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Today in Beatles History:

1968 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney completed the song "Hey Jude."

1974 - The Strawberry Fields Forever Fan Club began its first Beatle Convention in Boston, MA.

2001 - Ringo Starr and his 2001 All Starr Band began a 28-city North American tour. The lineup included Supertramp's Roger Hodgson, Emerson, Lake and Palmer's Greg Lake, Mott the Hoople's Ian Hunter, Howard Jones, Sheila E. and Mark Rivera of Billy Joel's band.

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New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on this date in 1788.

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Today in Sports History:

1859 - The first intercollegiate Regatta was held in Worcester, MA, with Harvard beating Yale and Brown.

1928 - Gene Tunney beat Tom Heeney by a technical knockout in the 11th round at Yankee Stadium to retain the world heavyweight title.

1948 - Babe Ruth was seen by the public for the last time, when he attended the New York City premiere of the motion picture, "The Babe Ruth Story."

1992 - Miguel Indurain of Spain won his second straight Tour de France.

1996 - American swimmer Amy Van Dyken won the 50-meter freestyle to become Atlanta's first quadruple gold medalist and the first U.S. woman to win four in a single Olympics.

1998 - Three spectators were killed and six were injured by flying debris from a one-car crash at the U.S. 500 at Michigan Speedway. They were the first fan deaths at a major race in the United States in more than a decade.

2004 - The Arizona Diamondbacks ended their club-record losing streak of 14 games.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 3:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Red 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Red 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- 30th Annual Kroger 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway 7:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Calgary Stampeders at Saskatchewan Roughriders 9:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners 4:10pm EDT

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

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