Friday, March 16, 2012

It's Friday















It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is March 16th, the 76th day of 2012. There are 290 days left in the year.

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Toews' return uncertain after possible setback.

Crosby's return a success on all levels.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com/.

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Today's Birthdays: Comedian/TV host Jerry Lewis is 86; Actor Erik Estrada (CHiPS) is 63; Rapper/TV personality Flavor Flav is 53; Actress Lauren Graham (Parenthood, Evan Almighty, Gilmore Girls) is 45.

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Tampa, FL -- Just about the only thing keeping the Tampa Bay Lightning from a second straight victory was a strong performance by Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer.

Martin St. Louis had a goal, and the Lightning held an advantage in shots after 60 minutes, but in a 3-1 loss to Toronto at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Thursday night.

“Their goalie played outstanding,” Lightning head coach Guy Boucher said. “We had our chances, but just couldn’t score.”

Read the rest here.

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Today is the start of the American Crossword Puzzle Weekend and Sherlock Holmes Weekend. Today is also Curlew Day, Freedom of Information Day, Goddard Day, Lips Appreciation Day, St. Urho's Day and Well-Elderly Day.

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Stevie Baggs released by Tiger-Cats.

Iannuzzi climbing for a cause with Grey Cup.

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

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The American Crossword Puzzle Tournament begins today in Brooklyn, New York.

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There's all sorts of things to discover in the backyard.

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Jobless claims are now at a 4-year low. [Thanks to the daily work thousands of people across the country have found changing the gas price signs.]

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Today in Elvis History

1963 - Elvis Presley's "One Broken Heart For Sale" hit #11 in the U.S.

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Samoset walked into the settlement of Plymouth Colony, later Plymouth, MA on this date in 1621. Samoset was a native from the Monhegan tribe in Maine who spoke English. He greeted the Pilgrims by saying, "Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset."

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - Capitol released the Beatles "Can't Buy Me Love" backed with "You Can't Do That."

1964 - Ringo Starr was elected vice president of the Leeds University Law Society in England.

1970 - The Beatles released "Let It Be."

1990 - The 2-Disc John Lennon and Yoko Ono album "Sometime in New York City/Live Jam" was released. It was an original live recording reissued.

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The third generation iPad went on sale today (Friday).

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Today in Sports History:

1900 - Ban Johnson, after presiding over a meeting of baseball owners, announced that the new American League would begin play in April with teams in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.

1964 - Paul Hornung and Alex Karras were reinstated to the NFL after an 11-month suspension for betting on football games.

1991 - The U.S. won all three medals in the world figure skating championship. Kristi Yamaguchi won the championship, Tonya Harding finished second, and Nancy Kerrigan was third.

1996 - Mike Tyson won the World Boxing Council heavyweight championship with a technical knockout of Frank Bruno in the third round.

2000 - WRAL-TV Digital broadcast offered viewers the first opportunity to watch any one of the games played during the NCAA basketball tournament. WRAL broadcast four separate channels with each carrying a different game.

2002 - Brittanie Cecil was hit by a puck while watching a game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Calgary Flames at Nationwide Arena. The 13-year-old died two days later from a rare injury caused when her head snapped back.

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A Kansas man who has set 14 Guinness World Records with his free throwing skills in the past 26 months says he has studied the art "more than anybody." Fifty-four year old Bob Fisher has set records in the past 26 months including making 33 free throws in 30 seconds, 50 free throws in a minute, 92 free throws in two minutes and 448 free throws in 10 minutes. Fisher said he has dozens of books on basketball and the art of shooting and he has binders full of photographs, diagrams and equations related to making free throws. Check out his skills.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Ford Eco Boost 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs St. Louis Blues 7:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Kobalt Tools 400 at Bristol Motor Speedway 12:30pm EDT

Monday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EDT

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Club Royal Purple 300 at Auto Club Speedway 5:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 7:00pm EDT

Sunday --

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at Streets of St. Petersburg - 12:30pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway -- 2:30pm EDT

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so tomorrow too. Thanks again!

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