Wednesday, July 20, 2011

It's Wednesday











It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 20th, the 201st day of 2011. There are 164 days left in the year.

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Summer with Stanley: 2011 blog.

Lightning signs Stamkos to five-year deal.

Red Wings bring in Conklin as new backup.

DeBoer introduced as new coach of Devils.

2011 Free Agent list.

Trades completed since 2011 Entry Draft.

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National Baby Food Week starts today.

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Saskatchewan Roughriders place Tad Kornegay on waivers.

Vanstone: Critics are still piling on Durant.

Cauz: Delving deeper into Riders' woes.

Things don't get any easier for the Roughriders, who must win at Montreal this Sunday, July 24th against the two-time defending Grey Cup champs, whom they lost to 39-25 in Week #2. This Sunday's game, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, kicks off at 7:00pm EDT. The game can be seen on TV in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on the NFL Network and ESPN3.com.

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

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National Lollipop Day is today.

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CFL.ca Online Water Cooler: Week #3.

Buono not going anywhere despite slow start.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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Let's go to the baseball game!

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On this date in 1801, a 1,235 pound cheese ball was pressed at the farm of Elisha Brown, Jr. The ball of cheese was later loaded on a horse-driven wagon and presented to U.S. President Thomas Jefferson at the White House.


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ST PETERSBURG -- A major meltdown under Teflon skies enabled the Rays to take a much-needed, come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Yankees on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field with 22,780 in attendance.


By winning, Tampa Bay snapped a three-game losing streak and gained ground in the American League East race. First-place Boston lost to Baltimore, allowing the Rays to move within seven games of the lead. The win also pulled Tampa Bay within 5 1/2 games of AL Wild Card-leading New York.
 
Read the rest here.


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On this date in 1935, NBC radio debuted "G-men." The show was later renamed "Gangbusters."

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The big-time hitter the Giants have been craving showed up Tuesday night at AT&T Park.
It wasn't Carlos Beltran, who remained with the New York Mets. It wasn't Willie McCovey or Will Clark, who were both on the premises but finished terrorizing opponents decades ago.
No, the impact hitter who helped the Giants subdue the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-3, didn't arrive by trade or the wayback machine. It was somebody who was expected all along to bolster San Francisco's offense this year: Brandon Belt.
Read the rest here.
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Today in Elvis History:
1954 - Elvis Presley made his first public appearance. He performed on a flatbed truck in Memphis, TN, with Scotty Moore and Bill Black under the name "Blue Moon Boys."

1974 - The Elvis Presley single "If You Talk In Your Sleep" hit #40 in the U.K.

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Johnny Carson once said: "If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead."

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Today in Beatles History:

1968Jane Asher appeared on BBC-TV's "Dee Time." She announced that her relationship with Paul McCartney was over.

1969 - The Beatles viewed a rough cut of the movie "Let it Be."

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On this date in 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. became the first men to walk on the moon.

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Today in Sports History:

1859 - Brooklyn and New York played baseball at Fashion Park Race Course on Long Island, NY. The game marked the first time that admission had been charged for to see a ball game. It cost $.50 to get in and the players on the field did not receive a salary (until 1863).

1947 - The National Football League (NFL) ruled that no professional team could sign a player who had college eligibility remaining.

1958 - The PGA championship changed from match play to stroke play.

1974 - Carl Rosen's Chris Evert beat Miss Musket by 50 lengths in the winner-take-all match race at Hollywood Park.

2003 - Ben Curtis, an unknown PGA Tour rookie in his first major championship, won the British Open.

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Coming Up: 
Tonight --
MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Thursday:

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Friday:

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. Thanks for stopping by, be sure to tell your friends about this blog. See you tomorrow.            

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