Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Afternoon Meissnervations











It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 11th, the 192nd day of 2011. There are 173 days left in the year.

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Wings re-sign Joey MacDonald.

Flyer prospect achieves 'Trial on the Isle' first.

2011 Free Agent signings.

Trades completed since 2011 Entry Draft.

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Today's Birthdays: Actress Mindy Sterling (Frau Farbissina, the domineering Germanic cohort of Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers films) is 58; actress Sela Ward (Once and Again, The Fugitive) is 55; guitarist Richie Sambora is 52; actress Lisa Rinna (Melrose Place, Dancing with the Stars) is 48; octomom Nadya Suleman is 36.

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Regina Leader-Post pictures of Saturday's game with Montreal can be viewed here.

Road awaits struggling Riders.

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

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Space shuttle astronauts are on their final mission aboard the shuttle. (Their return is going to be historic. They'll bypass their usual landing location and glide directly into the parking lot of the nearest employment office.)

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Steinberg: Monday Morning QB for Week #2.

2011 CFL Replay: A look back on Week #2.

Cauz: Can Atlantic Canada support a team?

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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Have I mentioned that I love my Daddy?

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Christian Lopez is the guy who caught Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit. The 23-year old fan then gave it back to the New York Yankee, saying Jeter deserved it. Lopez was rewarded with a personal meeting with Jeter, season tickets for the rest of the year and eight Jeter-signed bats, balls and jerseys. If you caught the Jeter ball would you have given it back? I would have.

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NEW YORK --  James Shields and CC Sabathia might still be matching goose eggs had the seventh inning not backfired on the Rays.
Alas, Tampa Bays' miscues did happen, and the Rays headed to the All-Star break having to swallow a gut-wrenching 1-0 loss to the Yankees at Yankee Stadium with 47,350 watching.
Read the rest here.
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Operators of online dating services say more seniors are logging on as a way to meet people beyond the tried-and-true arenas of church and volunteer work. The senior market is the fastest-growing group in the online dating scene. 

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SAN FRANCISCO --  Sunday's most poignant moment occurred when Buster Posey, whose bobbleheaded figurine was distributed to paying customers at AT&T Park, was shown on the scoreboard's video screen as he sat in the dugout between halves of the fifth inning. Posey, the injured catcher who's sidelined for the season, smiled and waved as the crowd gave him a standing ovation.
That reminded people of what could have been had Posey remained healthy. But what actually is happening for the Giants isn't so bad. In fact, it's promising.
Nate Schierholtz's 4-for-4 performance complemented Matt Cain's resolute pitching as the Giants completed the season's theoretical first half with a 4-2 triumph over the New York Mets.
Read the rest here.

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Today in Elvis History:
1955 - Elvis Presley recorded "I Forgot to Remember to Forget", "Mystery Train" and re-recorded "Trying to Get to You".

1961 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley film "Follow That Dream."

1964 - Elvis Presley's single "Kissin' Cousin's" hit #10 in the U.K.

1966 - Principal filming began on the Elvis Presley movie "Double Trouble".

1970 - Elvis Presley's "The Wonder of You" hit #1 in the U.K.

1994 - Michael Jackson's spokesman, Lee Solters, denied that Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married.

2003 - AOL Music's "First View" began 'airing' the worldwide exclusive premiere of Lisa Marie Presley's video for the single "Sinking In."

2004 - Elvis Presley's re-issued single "That's All Right" hit #3 in the U.K. The single had been re-released to mark the 50th anniversary of Presley's first single.

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Every year, 3.5 billion wire hangers end up in U.S. landfills.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966John Lennon and Paul McCartney won two Ivor Novello Awards. "We Can Work It Out" won for Highest Certified British Sales and "Yesterday" won for Outstanding Song of 1965.

2000 - A limited edition CD of John Lennon's "Rock N Roll" was released.

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon won the weekend box office again, adding another $47 million in North America and $93 million overseas. Horrible Bosses debuted in second place.

... Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Winnie the Pooh are in theaters this coming weekend.

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Today in Sports History:

1914 - Babe Ruth debuted in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox.

1960 - In Honolulu, HI, the first tournament held outside the continental U.S., sanctioned by the U.S. Golf Association, began.

1985 - Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros became the first major league pitcher to earn 4,000 strikeouts in a career.

1987 - Bo Jackson signed a contract to play football for the L.A. Raiders for 5 years. He was also continued to play baseball for the Kansas City Royals.

1994 - Shawn Eckardt was sentenced in Portland, Oregon to 18 months in prison for his role in the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.

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Coming Up: 
Tonight --
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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