Saturday, July 30, 2011

It's Sunday











It's Sunday, the second half of the weekend. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 31st, the 212th day of 2011. There are 153 days left in the year.

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Summer with Stanley: Souped up Cup.

Offseason assessment: Southeast Division.

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Single Working Women's Week starts today.

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Stamps squeak by Riders

Regina, Saskatchewan -- The Calgary Stampeders remained perfect on the road in 2011 with a 22-18 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in front of a sell-out crowd of 30,048 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan.

After the two teams battled back and forth defensively to start the game, the Stampeders got on the board first on a drive that was highlited by a 32 yard pass catch by Jabari Arthur. Rene Paredes capped it off with a 34 yard field goal with 3:34 left in the opening quarter for a 3-0 lead.

They would add a major early in the second on an 8 yard scoring scramble by Calgary pivot Henry Burris. Paredes converted with 12:38 to go in the half, extending the lead to 10-0. The Roughriders finally got untracked, thanks to a 48 yard punt return by Brandon West. It would take Saskatchewan 3 plays to go the remaining 33 yards, with Darian Durant dashing up the middle for the final 9 yards. Eddie Johnson converted, pulling the Riders within 3 at 10-7 with 7:40 to go until two quarter time. Johnson would cut the deficit to 10-8 just over three minutes later thanks to a 54 yard punt single. Poor clock management late gave the Stamps one more chance to end the first half and they took advantage, getting a 45 yard field goal by Paredes on the half's final play, giving Calgary a five-point lead, 13-8.

Saskatchewan took their first home field lead of 2011, as Durant found Weston Dressler in double coverage for a 58 yard major score. Johnson's convert put the Riders on top 15-13, just over one minute into the second half. Johnson would concede a safety touch with 10:40 left in the third, tying the game, 15-15. Then, just 2:09 later, Paredes booted a 32 yard field goal, putting the Stampeders back on top, 18-15. Paredes would miss a 32 yard field goal with 4:23 to go in the third, boosting the Calgary lead to 19-15.

Saskatchewan moved into scoring position late in the third, but after a drop by Jason Clermont in the endzone on a difficult catch, had to settle for Johnson's 20 yard field goal 13 seconds into the fourth, drawing to within one, at 19-18. Both teams played solid defense, but another field goal by Paredes, his fourth of the game, from 47 yards out with 4:10 to play in regulation time, increased the Calgary lead to 22-18. The Stamps would allow the Riders just one first down before forcing a punt, then didn't give the ball back until there were just 11 seconds left. Saskatchewan could do nothing offensively from there and fell to 0-3 at home in 2011 with the 4 point loss, 22-18.

For Calgary, Henry Burris was 24-for-36 passing for 255 yards and 1 interception, while rushing 4 times for 47 yards and 1 touchdown. Nik Lewis caught 6 balls for 90 yards and Rene Paredes was 4-for-5 on field goals, while also kicking 1 convert and 1 missed field goal single. For the Riders, Darian Durant was 16-for-28 passing for 215 yards and 1 touchdown, while rushing 2 times for 10 yards and 1 touchdown. Weston Dressler had 6 catches for 103 yards and 1 touchdown, Hugh Charles, filling in for the banged up Wes Cates, rushed 11 times for 48 yards. Kicker Eddie Johnson had a big game, kicking 1 field goal, 1 convert and 1 punt single, punting 10 times for a 44.6 yard average with a long of 64 yards and boomed 5 kickoffs for a 65.6 yard average.

With the win, the Stampeders improve to 3-2 on the year, with all 3 wins coming on the road. Saskatchewan, losing for the third time in as many home games, fall to 1-4. The Riders hit the road next Friday, August 5th, to play the 0-5 BC Lions at Empire Field in Vancouver, BC. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri call all the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with kickoff set for 10:30pm EDT. Calgary is home against 3-2 Hamilton this coming Saturday, August 6th, at 9:30pm EDT.

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

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The cornerstone of the Philadelphia Mint, the first US government building, was laid on this day in 1792.

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2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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MGM’s Leo the lion roared for the first time on this date in 1928. He introduced MGM’s first talking picture, "White Shadows on the South Seas."

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Oh boy, it's Super Hero Jimmy again!

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“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!” This popular crime and suspense program premiered on CBS Radio on this date in 1930. Originally, the Shadow was just the narrator of the changing stories, but later he became a character with his own adventures—with the alter ego of Lamont Cranston. Orson Welles was the first Shadow.

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SEATTLE --  Alex Cobb has seen enough of Mariners rookie Dustin Ackley.
"He's battled me well for two years now going back to Double-A and the Fall League," Cobb said. "He must just see me well, but I've always had a little trouble with him."
Saturday afternoon brought Tampa Bay's 23-year-old right-hander a haunting reminder of that fact.
Ackley hit a two-run homer off Cobb in the first inning and in the sixth he doubled with one out then scored on Mike Carp's single for what turned out to be the winning run in a 3-2 Mariners win over the Rays at Safeco Field with 24,985 watching.
In defeat, the Rays moved to 55-51 on the season while having their two-game winning streak snapped.
Read the rest here.

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U.S. President Truman helped dedicate New York International Airport (later John F. Kennedy International Airport) at Idlewild Field on this date in 1948.

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CINCINNATI -- 
For whatever reason, whether it's coincidence or something more tangible, the Giants simply don't play well against the Cincinnati Reds.
Sauntering into Great American Ball Park after subduing the formidable Philadelphia Phillies twice in a row, San Francisco has dropped the first two games of this series to the Reds, including Saturday night's error-plagued 7-2 decision.
The Giants have lost 15 of their last 25 games against Cincinnati since 2008. They also sealed their first series loss since the A's swept them June 17-19 in Oakland. Since then, the Giants had won eight series and split two.
Read the rest here.

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The American space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the moon's surface on this date in 1964.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley received a speeding ticket in Hattiesburg, MS. He was on his way to Memphis.

1969 - Elvis Presley performed his first live concert since March 25, 1961. He opened a four-week engagement at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.

1971 - The album "Love Letters From Elvis" hit #7 in the U.K.

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On this date in 1971, men rode in a vehicle on the moon for the first time in a lunar rover vehicle (LRV).

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 - In Birmingham, AL, citizens burned Beatles albums and memorabilia. The incident arose from a John Lennon interview with Maureen Cleave in "Datebook" magazine.

1968 - The Beatles' Apple Boutique in London closed after heavy losses.

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U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty on this date in 1991.

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Today in Sports History:

1932 - Enzo Ferrari retired from racing. In 1950 he launched a series of cars under his name.

1961 - The first tie in All-Star Game major league baseball history was recorded when it was stopped in the 9th inning due to rain at Boston's Fenway Park.

1981 - The seven-week baseball players’ strike came to an end when the players and owners agreed on the issue of free agent compensation.

2001 -
Korey Stringer (Minnesota Vikings) collapsed during practice. The 27-year-old died the next day of multiple organ failure due to heatstroke.


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CLERMONT, Ind. -- Calm, droning racing wasn't getting it done for Brad Keselowski in Saturday night's Kroger 200 Nationwide Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway. The defending series champion needed a bit of mayhem, and when he got that late in the race, it resulted in his second victory of the season.

Keselowski, a non-factor through the middle portion of an atypically unremarkable race at the .686-mile track, jumped ahead of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on a green-white-checkered restart and cruised to a .987-second victory. The race went four laps beyond its scheduled 200.

"It's a very special win being from Michigan," Keselowski said. "I've been coming to this race track for years. I've been to Victory Lane as a team guy and a mechanic but never a driver. It's so special to win here and win here in a Dodge."

The battle for second place was so close that NASCAR officials had to review video. Several minutes after the race ended, second place was taken from Stenhouse and given to James Buescher, who had finished second in Friday night's Camping World Truck Series race at the track.

Read the rest here.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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

Monday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 12:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies 10:15pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 10:30pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- U.S. Cellular 250 presented by the Enlist Weed Control System at Iowa Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Good Sam RV Insurance 500 at Pocono Raceway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 1:40pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies 4:05pm EDT

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to tell your friends about us. See you tomorrow.

Friday, July 29, 2011

It's Saturday











It's Saturday. That means the weekend, and Rider football tonight. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 30th, the 211th day of 2011. There are 154 days left in the year.

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Devils reach agreement with Parise on one-year deal.

Modano hints at impending retirement.

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Today is National Cheesecake Day.

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Riders' Gene Makowsky keeps rolling along.

Saturday's game is sold-out!

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to corral a second straight win tonight, when they host the Calgary Stampeders at Mosaic Stadium. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri call all the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network beginning at 9:30pm EDT.

The view from Regina: Riders, Stamps in sold-out showdown.

The view from Calgary: D-line switch no so sweet after all.

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

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Today is Father-In-Law Day.

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A perfect comeback: 5-0 Esks sink Boatmen.

Ticats stand strong over Als, win third straight.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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Christopher Columbus landed at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras on this day in 1502 during his fourth voyage.

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Okay Daddy, put that camera down and let's play!

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"Scientific America" carried the first magazine automobile ad on this date in 1898. The ad was for the Winton Motor Car Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

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SEATTLE --  Maybe the Rays finally went far enough West for good things to start happening.

After finding frustration in Kansas City and Oakland on the first two legs of a 10-game road trip, Tampa Bay unpacked its bats in Seattle, unleashing an eight-run second inning during an 8-0 win in the Emerald City.

The Rays moved to 55-50 on the season while gaining ground on first-place Boston in the American League East and Wild-Card-leading New York, leaving Tampa Bay 9 1/2 and 7 games back, respectively, in both races. Tampa Bay is now 3-5 on the road trip, so it has a chance to break even with wins on Saturday and Sunday before heading back to Tropicana Field to begin a three-game series against Toronto on Tuesday night.

Read the rest here.

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The American Federation of Radio Artists (AFRA) was organized on this date in 1937 as a part of the American Federation of Labor.

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CINCINNATI -- Both the expected and the unexpected conspired Friday night against the Giants.

The result was a 4-3, 13-inning loss to the Cincinnati Reds, who received a tiebreaking single from Edgar Renteria, the hero of last year's World Series-clinching victory for the Giants.

"He's the only guy I don't want [to see] in that situation," Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval said in a grudging tribute to his ex-teammate.

Read the rest here.

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The phrase "In God We Trust" was adopted as the U.S. national motto on this date in 1956.

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Today in Elvis History:

1954 - Elvis Presley made his professional debut in Memphis. It was his first concert to be advertised.

1957 - The Elvis Presley movie "Loving You" opened in the U.S.

2003 - Sam Phillips died at the age of 80. He was the founder of Sun Records and was the first mentor of Elvis Presley.

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On this date in 1998, a group of Ohio machine-shop workers (who call themselves the Lucky 13) won the $295.7 million Powerball jackpot. It was the largest-ever American lottery.

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Today in Beatles History:

1977 - "The Beatles Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany-1962" hit #111 in the U.S.

2002 - The Yoko Ono single "Open Your Box" was released.

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On this date in 2003 in Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagon Beetle rolled off an assembly line.

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Today in Sports History:

1930 - Uruguay won soccer's first World Cup. They beat Argentina 4-2.

1966 - England's soccer team won the World Cup.

1968 - Ron Hansen of the Washington Senators made the first unassisted triple play in the major leagues in 41 years.

1971 - U.S. President Nixon gave the keynote speech at a banquet honoring seven new inductees into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

2001 - Former Dallas Cowboy receiver Michael Irvin entered an innocent plea for a felony charge of possession of less than a gram of cocaine. The charges stemmed from Irvin's arrest August 9, 2000.

2001 - Lance Armstrong became the first American to win three consecutive Tours de France.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --


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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 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.

It's Friday











It's Friday. Just one more day 'til the weekend, and Rider football. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 29th, the 210th day of 2011. There are 155 days left in the year.

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Offseason assessment: Northwest Division.

Offseason assessment: Central Division.

Referendum approaches on potential new Isles arena.

Summer with Stanley: Peverley's Day.

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Todays Birthdays: Former U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole (North Carolina) is 75; documentarian Ken Burns is 58; TV personality Tim Gunn (Project Runway) is 58; actor Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stand by Me) is 39; actor Josh Radnor (Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother) is 37.

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FASTHockey to Stream All Games
from USA Hockey's August International Events Live


Coverage of Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Ann Arbor, Mich.,
National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - FASTHockey will stream live all games from both the Under-17 Five Nations Tournament and the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp this August, it was announced today. The games will also be available on demand at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com.

The 2011 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament will take place in Ann Arbor, Mich., Aug. 9-13, and will feature teams from the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States.

Meanwhile, the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp will take place Aug. 6-13 in Lake Placid, N.Y., and will feature players auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2011-Jan. 5, 2012, in Calgary and Edmonton, Alta. FASTHockey's coverage will include intrasquad scrimmages and international games featuring teams from Finland, Sweden and the United States.

A full broadcast schedule of each tournament is listed below.

Games streamed on FASTHockey will be offered on a pay-per-view basis. FASTHockey uses a game-credit system, offering discounts to customers who watch multiple games. Users who want to watch one or more games must first sign up for a free account at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com. Users can then buy game credits - a single game ranges from $7.99 (when one game credit is purchased) to $4.99 (when 100 game credits are purchased). Game credits can be used to watch live games or on-demand archives and never expire. In addition, games will be available for purchase on DVD at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com.

NOTES: All 2011 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament games will be held at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. Ticket information can be found here ... The U.S. Under-17 Select Team roster can be found here ... All games at the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp will take place at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. ... Players invited to the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp can be found here. The 2012 U.S. National Junior Team will be selected in late December following a pre-tournament camp to be held in Alberta, Canada.

2011 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament Schedule
August 9-13 • Ann Arbor, Mich.

Date Game
Time (EDT)

Tues., Aug. 9 Slovakia vs. Germany 3 p.m.
Czech Republic vs. USA 7 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 10 Switzerland vs. Czech Republic 3 p.m.
USA vs. Germany 7 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 11 Germany vs. Czech Republic 3 p.m.
Switzerland vs. Slovakia 7 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 12 Germany vs. Switzerland 3 p.m.
Slovakia vs. USA 7 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 13 Czech Republic vs. Slovakia 3 p.m.
USA vs. Switzerland 7 p.m.
2011 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp Schedule
Aug. 6-13 • Lake Placid, N.Y. • Olympic Center • USA Rink

Date Game Time (EDT)
Sat., Aug. 6 USA Blue vs. USA White 4 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 7 USA Blue vs. USA White 4 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 8 USA Blue vs. Sweden 1 p.m.
USA White vs. Finland 4:30 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 9 Finland vs. Sweden 4 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 10 USA vs. Sweden 4 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 11 USA vs. Finland 4 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 12 Finland vs. Sweden 4 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 13 USA vs. Sweden 1 p.m.
*all game times subject to change


2012 Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey
National Championships Nearly Sold Out

Over 250 Teams Registered for Seventh Annual Event
to Take Place in Eagle River, Wis., Feb. 10-12

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - After less than two weeks since the opening of registration on July 18, the 2012 Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships are nearly sold out. Over 250 teams have signed up to take part in the seventh annual event, which will take place Feb. 10-12, 2012, on Dollar Lake in Eagle River, Wis.

Ten out of the 16 divisions are now closed, including Beginner, Novice, Intermediate 21 & Over, Intermediate 30 & Over, Bronze 21 & Over, Bronze 30 & Over, 40 & Over Tier II, 50 & Over, Women's Bronze and Women's Gold. Team registrations are still being accepted in the Silver 21 & Over, Silver 30 & Over, Gold, 40 & Over Tier I, 60 & Over, and Women's Silver divisions.

Since the first Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships in 2006 through last year's event in February 2011, the event grew from 42 to 250 teams featuring nearly 1,750 adult hockey players from across the country. In 2009, the tournament's widespread reach was recognized when it received SportTravel Magazine's 2009 SportsTravel Award for the best amateur single-sport event. Last year, NBC Sports was on hand to capture the action and aired its footage during NBC's Hockey Day in America on Feb. 20.

"The exposure from last years NBC Sports Pond Hockey Special greatly increased the level of excitement for the 2012 Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships," said Ashley Bevan, senior director of adult hockey for USA Hockey. "We look forward to celebrating the thrill of hockey in it's purest form in the frozen tundra of northern Wisconsin."

For more information on the event or to sign up, click here.

McDonough Named Regional Specialist of Membership Services

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Ruth McDonough has been named regional specialist of membership services, it was announced today by USA Hockey. In that role, she will provide membership assistance and maintain databases for the Atlantic, Mid-American, Minnesota and Southeast districts.

McDonough has an extensive hockey background, having played NCAA Division I women's ice hockey for four years at Northeastern University before graduating in 1990. She went on to serve as a skating school director and coach for various hockey, lacrosse and figure skating programs and, in 1992, earned her master's degree in education at Long Island (N.Y.) University.

"We're thrilled to have Ruth on board," said Rae Briggle, assistant executive director of member services for USA Hockey. "Along with her hockey background, her years of experience volunteering for non-profit organizations have given her an appreciation for the importance of our own volunteers."

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Undoubtedly the world's most unique gadget is the iPad 2 Gold History Edition. Encrusted with 53 diamonds the iPad features a solid 24ct Apple logo. Its main front frame is made from the oldest rock the world has to offer in the form of Ammolite. To make the iPad even more individual, sections of a 65 million year old T-REX dinosaur's thigh bone was splintered and then shaved into the Ammolite, then finished off with a single-cut 8.5ct flawless diamond inlaid in its own platinum surround with 12 outer flawless diamonds. The price is just $8 million.

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Rider rosters set for Western Division showdown vs. Calgary.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to corral a second straight win Saturday, when they host the Calgary Stampeders at Mosaic Stadium. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri call all the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network beginning at 9:30pm EDT.

The view from Regina: Hugh Charles may get another shot at tailback.

The view from Calgary: Doc talk hitting target with Stamps kicker.

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

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Today is National Lasagna Day.

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One for Coach: Bombers take down Lions.

Campbell: Eskimos remain humble at 4-0.

Zwelling: Ticats' Williams a long way from home.

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 village in Kazakhstan got a surprise when an anaconda over nine-feet long fell off the back of a circus truck. (It reminds me of how, under similar conditions, I got my new large screen television.)

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You really like to take my picture, huh Daddy?

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Acting on a tip, law enforcement authorities raided a property near Cleveland, Ohio, and found -- in addition to the usual weed and some meth -- a nice little arsenal. Officers say they discovered a stash "including, but not limited to shotguns, semi-automatic shotguns, rifles, handguns and even a rocket launcher."

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OAKLAND --  Tampa Bay got up off the canvas and turned what could have been a first-inning knockout into a simple knockdown. In the process, the Rays erased a five-run deficit -- along with any illusions that the 2011 Rays had quit on the season -- to take a 10-8 win over the Athletics on Thursday afternoon at the O.co Coliseum in front of 16,466.


Read the rest here.

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Jeopardy host Alex Trebek is scheduled to undergo surgery today (Friday) and is expected to be in a cast for six weeks. A couple of days ago he tore his Achilles tendon while chasing after a burglary suspect.

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PHILADELPHIA -- Those who rely on win-loss records will point to the Major League standings and insist that the Philadelphia Phillies remain baseball's best team.
But when recent history, head-to-head matchups and sheer competitiveness are considered, it's easy to conclude that the Giants are currently superior to the perennially elite Phillies.
San Francisco received six shutout innings from Tim Lincecum, an inspiring defensive play from Carlos Beltran in his Giants debut and sufficient offense in Thursday night's 4-1 triumph. The reigning World Series champions not only captured the three-game series, two games to one, but also achieved some worthy milestones.
Read the rest here.
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In theatres this weekend: Cowboys & Aliens; Crazy, Stupid, Love; The Smurfs.

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Today in Elvis History:

1978 - The reissue of the Elvis Presley single "Don't Be Cruel" hit #24 in the U.K.

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Click here and watch celebrities discuss the internet in 1995.


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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles film "Help!" premiered in London.

1998 - Miramax Films announced that they had purchased the rights to the Beatle's movie "A Hard Day's Night" with the intention of releasing a remastered version on the movie's 35th anniversary.

1998 - Paul McCartney's childhood home, 20 Forthlin Road, opened to the public.

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On this date in 1786, "The Pittsburgh Gazette" became the first newspaper west of the Alleghenies to be published. The paper's name was later changed to "The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette."

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Today in Sports History:

1754 - The first international boxing match was held. The 25-minute match was won when Jack Slack of Britain knocked out Jean Petit from France.

1874 - Major Walter Copton Winfield of England received U.S. patent for the lawn-tennis court.

1940 - John Sigmund of St. Louis, MO completed a 292-mile swim down the Mississippi River. The swim from St. Louis to Caruthersville, MO took him 89 hours and 48 minutes.

1983 - Steve Garvey (Los Angeles Dodgers) set the National League consecutive game record at 1,207.

2003 - Bill Mueller (Boston Red Sox) became the first player in major league baseball history to hit grand slams from both sides of the plate in a game. He had a total of three home runs in the game and collected 9 RBIs. It was only the 12th time that a player hit two grand slams in a single game.

2003 - Marcus Giles (Atlanta Braves) tied a major league record when he went 5-5, giving him hits in nine straight at-bats. The record was shared by 10 players at the time.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 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 Reds 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.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

It's Thursday











It's Thursday. At least, that's what my calendar says. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 28th, the 209th day of 2011. There are 156 days left in the year.

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Report: Emery to go to training camp with Blackhawks.

Summer with Stanley: Paille's 24 hours.

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Todays Birthdays: Cartoonist Jim Davis (Garfield) is 66; actress Sally Struthers (All in the Family) is 63; pitching great Vida Blue is 62; Venezuelan president Hugo Ch├ívez is 57; sportswriter and author John Feinstein (A Good Walk Spoiled, A Season on the Brink) is 55; actress Elizabeth Berkley (Showgirls) is 39.

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Rolston Named Head Coach for Rochester Americans

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Ron Rolston, who has spent the last seven years as a head coach at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, has resigned to accept a position as head coach of the Rochester Americans, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres.

"Ron has had a tremendous influence on the continued rise of American players through seven successful years at the NTDP,” said Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations at USA Hockey. "He's going to a wonderful organization in Buffalo and we know Ron will be an outstanding coach at the professional level. We wish him and his family nothing but the very best."

The longest-tenured and most decorated coach in the history of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, Ron Rolston guided U.S. squads to championships in three international tournaments in 2010-11, including a gold-medal performance at the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men's U18 Championship. Rolston, who had previously led the U.S. Men's National Under-18 team to a gold medal in the 2005 and 2009 IIHF World Men's U18 Championship and a silver medal at the 2007 event, helped Team USA collect its third straight world title in 2010-11.

In addition, Rolston's U.S. National Under-18 Team posted a 12-9-1-2 (W-L-OTL-SOL) record in United States Hockey League play in 2010-11, helping the NTDP reach the USHL postseason for the first time.

"Ron has done a tremendous job," said Scott Monaghan, senior director of operations at the NTDP. "Not only is he an excellent coach, but he's a great person too. To say we'll miss him is an understatement."

A nationwide search for Rolston’s replacement is underway.

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The American Dental Association proposed its first code of ethics on this date in 1865.

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Pedersen: Riders finally right the ship.

Remond Willis getting comfortable.

Riders mourn Winnipeg Blue Bombers coach Richard Harris.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to corral a second straight win Saturday, when they host the Calgary Stampeders at Mosaic Stadium. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri call all the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network beginning at 9:30pm EDT.

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

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Happy birthday to the city of Miami, Florida -- incorporated 115 years ago today. Population in 1896: 260.

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By the Numbers: Week #5.

Stamps unfazed by Esks' success.

Bell to start for Argos against Eskimos.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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Today is National Hamburger Day. (I like mine with lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes. Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer. Well good God Almighty which way do I steer for my: Cheeseburger in paradise....)

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Now I'm watching baseball on da TV!

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The metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the United States on this day in 1866.

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OAKLAND --  Even the Rays' one-two punch is misfiring now.
A night after David Price took his lumps against Oakland, James Shields took his worst beating of the year Wednesday in a 13-4 romp by the A's with 18,640 watching.
"It's not any fun," Rays manager Joe Maddon said when asked about seeing his top two starters come up empty.
Read the rest here.

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Russia is debating how to do away with the International Space Station as it nears the end of its life cycle. The answer? Fly the ISS into the ocean, rather than leave the station floating in space. In a statement a Russian space agency spokesperson said, "After it completes its existence, we will be forced to sink the ISS. It cannot be left in orbit, it's too complex, too heavy an object, it can leave behind lots of rubbish."

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PHILADELPHIA -- The lengthening row of zeros attesting to the Philadelphia Phillies' futility Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park recalled a different day, another ballpark and the same pitcher.
Matt Cain drew directly from his success against the Phillies in last October's National League Championship Series to deliver a similar performance as the Giants secured a 2-1 victory.
Read the rest here.
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An 80-year-old Missouri woman who was enjoying a donut at her kitchen table was hit in the face by a stray arrow apparently shot by a neighbor honing his archery skills. The woman calmly pulled the arrow out of her jaw and put it on her table before calling up the police. Her face was swollen and bruised but otherwise she was unharmed.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley's single "I Want You, I Need You" hit #3 in the U.S.

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Website TheDailyMeal has come up with a list of the 25 Best Celebrity-Owned Restaurants. In this case, celebrities don't include ones whose fame and expertise relies on their abilities in the kitchen. At the top of the list is Market Restaurant and Bar in Del Mar, California, owned by Tony Hawk.


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Today in Beatles History:

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

1987 - The Beatles sued Nike and Capitol Records over the use of their song "Revolution" in shoe commercials.

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Johann Sebastian Bach died after an unsuccessful eye operation on this date in 1750.

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Today in Sports History:

1991 - Dennis Martinez, of the Montreal Expos, pitched the 13th perfect game in major league baseball history.

1994 - Kenny Rogers, of the Texas Rangers, pitched the 14th perfect game in major league baseball history.

2002 - Lance Armstrong won his fourth straight Tour de France.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is July 27th, the 208th day of 2011. There are 157 days left in the year.

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Six players remain for arbitration hearings.

Offseason assessment: Northeast Division.

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Todays Birthdays: Actor Jerry Van Dyke (Coach) is 80; gold medal-winning figure skater Peggy Fleming is 63; comedian Bill Engvall is 54; actor Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer) is 43; comedian/actress Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live, Away We Go, Bridesmaids) is 39.

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Eddie Johnson steps up.

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

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In New York a taxi collided with a horse-drawn carriage. (At first it looked like the cab driver's fault until police detected alcohol on the horse's breath.)

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Cauz: Health is paramount for quarterbacks.

Pierce headlines Players of the Week.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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The parents of Lucy Magnum, who were just feet away from her at a North Carolina beach last week when a shark bit the 6-year-old's leg, said Tuesday that she told them: "I forgive him." She is expected to be running and playing again in six to eight weeks.

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Bye-bye Jimmy. Bye-bye Mommy. See you soon!

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Two parents have been apprehended by Chinese authorities after it was discovered they sold their three children to fund their online gaming habit. Li Lin and Li Juan sold their baby daughter for roughly $500, their first son for around $4,600, and their second son for the same price.

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OAKLAND -- Going west looked like the fitting tonic to get Tampa Bay's postseason chances back on track. Instead, the trip has been more like the Rays' Waterloo.
After losing to Oakland, 6-1, on Tuesday night at O.co Coliseum, Tampa Bay moved to 1-4 on the current 10-game road trip through Kansas City, Oakland and Seattle.
The Rays have now lost 10 of their last 14 games while moving to 53-49 on the season.
Read the rest here.

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Benjamin Rush began his service as the first Surgeon General of the Continental Army on this date in 1775.

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PHILADELPHIA -- This rematch was anything but a replay.
Last year's National League Championship Series featured drama and tension, with the Giants edging the Philadelphia Phillies three times by one run to secure the pennant in a six-game struggle. By contrast, Tuesday's outcome was essentially settled after the first inning, when the Phillies scored four runs and hit the first of their four homers to overwhelm San Francisco, 7-2.
Read the rest here.
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The Department of Foreign Affairs was established by the U.S. Congress on this date in 1789. The agency was later known as the Department of State.

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Today in Elvis History:

1962 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley film "It Happened At The World's Fair."

1989 - Rhonda Boler auctioned a Diamond Medallion Cross that had been given to her by Elvis Presley during his 1974 comeback concert in Monroe, LA. The event was carried on televisions "A Current Affair."

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Today is National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. (Linky Link)


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Today in Beatles History:

1976 - John Lennon finally had his request for permanent residency in the United States approved.

1992 - The Beatles album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" hit #6 in the U.K.

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Today is Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day.

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Today in Sports History:

1918 - Brooklyn rookie Henry Heitman made his major league debut and his last major league appearance in the same day. He pitched four straight hits to the St. Louis Cardinals, left the game and never played again in the majors.

1921 - Baseball fan Reuben Berman sued the New York Giants, claiming he suffered mental and bodily distress after refusing to return a foul ball May 16th at the Polo Grounds. Berman was eventually rewarded $100.

1937 - The United States captured the Davis Cup by beating Britain, four matches to one.

1946 - Rudy York (Boston Red Sox) hit two grand slams and drove in 10 runs to lead the Red Sox over the St. Louis Browns, 13-6.

1984 - Pete Rose passed Ty Cobb’s record for most singles in a career when he got his 3,503rd base hit.

1986 - Greg LeMond of the U.S. became the first non-European to capture the Tour de France cycling race.

1992 - Boston Celtics star Reggie Lewis died after collapsing on a Brandeis University basketball court during practice. He was 27 years old.

1992 - China's Fu Mingxia, only two weeks away from her 14th birthday, became the second youngest gold medalist in Olympic history when she won the women's 10-meter platform diving event.

1996 - At the Atlanta Olympics a pipe bomb exploded at the public Centennial Olympic Park. One person was killed and more than 100 were injured.

1996 - Canadian Donovan Bailey ran the Men's 100 Meter Dash with a time of 9.84. The previous record was 9.85 held by Leroy Burrell of the United States.

2001 - Deion Sanders announced his retirement from the NFL.

2003 - Lance Armstrong won his 5th consecutive Tour de France.

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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

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.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Winnipeg mourns loss of Coach Richard Harris









THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG -- Richard Harris, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers assistant head coach and defensive line coach, died Tuesday afternoon after collapsing at Canad Inns Stadium. He was 63.

A league source requesting anonymity said Harris collapsed in his office and was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Harris was in his sixth season with the CFL club.

Bombers president Jim Bell confirmed Harris's death.

"This has struck our entire organization from the top down,'' he said in a statement. "We are all in a state of shock and first and foremost would like to express our deepest sympathies to his family.

"The Winnipeg Football Club has lost not only a great coach, but an even better man.''

Harris joined the Bombers in 2006 as their defensive line coach and was appointed assistant head coach prior to the start of this season.

Winnipeg's defence has played a major role in the club's resurgence this year. The Bombers (3-1) are tied with Montreal atop the East Division standings after posting a league-worst 4-14 record in 2010.

The club's defence is allowing a league-low 293 yards per game and is ranked second in fewest points allowed (19.2 per game). And the defensive line has terrorized rival quarterbacks, posting a league-high 15 sacks.

Harris arrived in Winnipeg after one season with the Ottawa Renegades as their defensive line coach. He had the same role for four years before that with the B.C. Lions.

Wally Buono, the Lions coach and general manager, appeared shaken by the news. Harris served as B.C.'s defensive line coach for Buono's first two years in Vancouver.

"When somebody passes away it's always shocking,'' said Buono, who underwent heart bypass surgery in 2004. "Richard was a good man. Just the fact he's gone is almost discouraging.''

In 2000, Harris was head coach of the Portland Prowlers of the Indoor Professional Football League. And he won three semi-pro championships as head coach in the Northwest Football League, with the Eastside Express in 1989 and the Pudget Sound Jets in 1994 and 1995.

Harris, a defensive lineman, spent eight seasons in the NFL after being picked fifth overall in the 1971 draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. He was all-rookie that year.

He played three seasons with the Eagles before joining the Chicago Bears for two years. Harris finished his career by playing three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.

Harris played at Grambling State University under legendary head coach Eddie Robinson.

He is survived by wife Tami and children Kimberly, Chianti, Jennifer and Michael.

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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