Tuesday, September 6, 2011

It's Tuesday












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

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Today is September 6th, the 249th day of 2011. There are 116 days left in the year.

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Summer with Stanley 2011 blog: Ference gets his turn.

McPhee, Wilson did solid job improving contenders.

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Todays Birthdays: Singer-bassist Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) is 68 ... Actress Swoosie Kurtz is 67 ... Comedian-actress Jane Curtin is 64 ... Comedian Jeff Foxworthy is 53 ... Actress Rosie Perez is 47 ... Socialite Pippa Middleton is 28.

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Swaggerville, Shmaggervile.

Andy Fantuz watch continues in Riderville.

There's no rest for the weary and precious little time to celebrate, as the Riders and Bombers meet this coming Sunday in the annual Banjo Bowl game at Canad Inns Stadium in Winnipeg. Game time, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling all the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, is 4:00pm EDT. The game can also be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN3.com.

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

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National Payroll Week starts today.

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Remember me? Cobourne, Ticats rout Alouettes.

Green and Gold standard: Esks down Stamps.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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A small town in the Philippines was the site of the capture of a massive one-ton crocodile. (Officials think this may finally bring an end to the long-running local mystery of the missing pizza delivery guys.)

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Former Beaver Ryan Ortiz to play in prestigious Arizona Fall League.

Alex Moore Invited To Inaugural Patriot All-America Invitational.

The 0-1 Oregon State Beavers travel to Wisconsin this Saturday for a meeting with the 1-0 Badgers, ranked #11 in the AP Top25 and #10 in the USA Today poll. Kickoff is set for 12:00pm EDT. Catch the game on 860AM KPAM and the Beaver Sports Network, with Mike Parker, Jim Wilson and Ron Callan calling the action.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

Visit the school's official athletics website by clicking here.

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Play Days start today.

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It's my C'ago Bear, right Daddy?

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For the third consecutive weekend, The Help was the top draw at the box office. Grossing an estimated $19 million, The Help held off competition from three new films and became became the first film since last year's Inception to hold the No. 1 spot at the box office for three consecutive weeks.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fl. -- James Shields collected another 27 outs Monday afternoon, chalking up his 11th complete game in Tampa Bay's 5-1 win over Texas at Tropicana Field.

The Rays won their third consecutive game, moving to 77-63 on the season and to within seven games of the Red Sox, who lead the American League Wild Card race.

Read the rest here.


Longoria Homers from John Meissner on Vimeo.
Longoria homers in 1st inning of Rays' 5-1 Monday win over Texas.
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Today is Another Look Unlimited Day.

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SAN DIEGO, Ca. -- Pablo Sandoval's two home runs complemented Madison Bumgarner's career-high 13 strikeouts and 8 1/3 solid innings as the Giants sustained their flickering postseason hopes with Monday's 7-2 victory over the San Diego Padres.

Sandoval went deep in the first and fourth innings off Padres right-hander Tim Stauffer (8-12) to record his third career two-homer game and his first since June 27, 2009, at Milwaukee.

Read the rest here.

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WHAT'S NEW ON DVD TODAY - X-Men: First ClassEverything Must Go;Hanna;Scarface Limited Edition SteelbookScream Five-Film Set (Scream 1-3 + Two Documentaries); Criminal Minds: The Sixth Season; The Good Wife: The Second Season; The Office: Season Seven; Parks & Recreation: Season 3; Two and a Half Men: The Complete Eighth Season; Fringe: The Complete Third Season; Community:The Complete Second Season.

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Today in Elvis History:

1955 - Elvis Presley performed in the high school gym in Bono, Arkansas. The floor gave away during the show due to the large crowd. Nobody was injured in the incident.

1957 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Don't."

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Police agencies around the country were asked to submit their weirdest speeding excuses. One woman said she was using an app on her smartphone that told her where police speed traps are. While messing with the app she wasn't paying attention to her speed and ended up speeding.

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Today in Beatles History:

1968 - Eric Clapton recorded his guitar solo on The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

1972 - John and Yoko appeared on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.

1974 - Splinters album "The Place I Love" was released on the Dark Horse label. It was the first release on the George Harrison label.

1982 - Paul McCartney released "Tug Of War."

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In Montreal on this date in 1952, Canadian television began broadcasting.

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Today in Sports History:

1905 - Frank Smith (Chicago White Sox) pitched a no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers. The game set a record for the most lopsided margin of victory for a no-hitter in AL history (15-0).

1924 - Urban Shocker (St. Louis Brown) pitched two complete games against the Chicago White Sox. He won both games 6-2.

1943 - The youngest player to appear in an American League baseball game was pitcher Carl Scheib of the Philadelphia Athletics. Scheib was 16 years, eight months and five days old.

1972 - Rick DeMont lost the gold medal he received in a 400-meter swimming event because a banned drug was found in his system during routine drug testing.

1972 - The Summer Olympics resumed in Munich, West Germany, a day after the deadly hostage crisis that took the lives of 11 Israelis and five Arab abductors.

1975 - Martina Navratilova requested political asylum while in New York for the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament.

1976 - Steve Yeager (Los Angeles) was seriously injured when part of a broken bat struck him in the throat. He was waiting in the on-deck circle when the incident occurred.

1981 - Fernando Valenzuela (Los Angeles Dodgers) tied a National League record of seven shutouts by a rookie pitcher.

1989 - The Pittsburgh Steelers were banned from practicing on their own field, Three Rivers Stadium, because The Rolling Stones were rehearsing for their upcoming concert.

1995 - Bruce Hornsby and Branford Marsalis performed the National Anthem in Baltimore's Camden Yards before Cal Ripken Jr. set baseball's all-time consecutive games played record.

1995 - Los Angeles police detective Mark Fuhrman invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination at the O.J. Simpson trial.

1995 - Cal Ripken played his 2,131st consecutive game setting a new record. Lou Gehrig previously held the record.

1996 - Eddie Murray (Baltimore Orioles) hit his 500th career home run during a game against the Detroit Tigers. He was only the third person to have at least 3,000 hits and 500 home runs.

2000 - Scott Sheldon (Texas Rangers) became the third player in major league baseball history to play all nine positions in one game.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco) became the fifth player in major league baseball history to hit 60 home runs in a season.

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U.S. Senator Bob Packwood of Oregon was expelled by the Senate Ethics Committee on this date in 1995.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 11:00am EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 6:35pm EDT

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Wonderful Pistachios 400 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EDT

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

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Detroit Lions 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 4:40pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:10pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 3:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dollar General 300 at Chicagoland Speedway 3:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Toronto Argonauts at Saskatchewan Roughriders 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 4:10pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls 7:00pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi (Road Course) 11:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 1:35pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway 2:00pm EDT

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That's all for another day. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so again tomorrow. Thanks again!

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