Sunday, March 11, 2012

It's Sunday















It's Sunday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is March 11th, the 71st day of 2012. There are 295 days left in the year.

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Crosby will not play Sunday for Penguins.

Toews progressing, could return Tuesday for Hawks.

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

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Today is: Check Your Batteries Day, Dream 2012 Day, Johnny Appleseed Day, World Plumbing Day and the first day of Daylight Savings Time.

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Tampa, FL -- Jeff Skinner scored two goals, Cam Ward made 36 saves in his 199th NHL win, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Saturday night.

Skinner gave Carolina a 3-2 lead when he skated around the net and scored from a tough angle at 6:37 of the third period. Chad LaRose added an empty-net goal.

Read the rest here.

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Girl Scout Week and Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign Week both start today.

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Lulay bucks up for women in need.

Former Roughrider Luca Congi patiently waiting for another chance in the CFL.

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

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John Chapman 'Johnny Appleseed' died in Allen County, Indiana on this date in 1847. This day became known as Johnny Appleseed Day.

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We did it Daddy!

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On this date in 1901, U.S. Steel was formed when industrialist J.P. Morgan purchased Carnegie Steep Corp. The event made Andrew Carnegie the world's richest man.

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Today in Elvis History

1964 - Elvis Presley's 14th movie, "Kissin' Cousins," was released.

1967 - Elvis Presley recorded four songs for the film "Live A Little, Love A Little."

1972 - Elvis Presley's cover of Buffy Saint-Marie's "Until It's Time For You To Go" hit #40 in the U.S.

1978 - Elvis Presley's album "Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite" reentered the charts at #35 in the U.K.

2005 - Lisa Marie Presley's new video for "Dirty Laundry" was world premiered on AOL Music's First View.

2005 - The cast members from the broadway musical "All Shook Up" performed live on NBC's "Today".

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Samuel Roxy Rothafel opened the famous Roxy Theatre in New York City on this date in 1927.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The Beatles single "Penny Lane"/"Strawberry Fields Forever" hit #2 in the U.K.

1967 - A video of the Beatles performing "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" was played on "American Bandstand."

1970 - The Beatles' "Abbey Road" won Best Engineered Recording Of 1969 at the 12th annual Grammy Awards.

1990 - On the "Dr. Demento Show" the special topic was a demented salute to the Beatles.

1997 - At Buckingham Palace, Paul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

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On this date in 1947, the DuMont network aired "Movies For Small Fry." It was network television's first successful children's program.

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Today in Sports History:

1882 - The Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association was formed in Princeton, NJ.

1892 - The first organized women's basketball game was played. The game was at Smith College between students and faculty members.

1909 - The first gold medal to a perfect-score bowler was awarded to A.C. Jellison by the American Bowling Congress.

1930 - Babe Ruth signed a two-year contract with the New York Yankees for the sum of $80,000.

1948 - Reginald Weir became the first black tennis player to participate in a U.S. Indoor Lawn Tennis Association tournament.

1978 - Bobby Hull (Winnipeg Jets) joined Gordie Howe by getting his 1,000th career goal.

1979 - Randy Holt (Los Angeles Kings) was penalized nine times for 67 minutes in the first period of a game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

1990 - Jennifer Capriati, 13 years old, played her first professional tennis match.

1990 - Denis Savard (Chicago Blackhawks) scored his 1,000th point.

2004 - Todd Bertuzzi (Vancouver Canucks) was suspended by the NHL for hitting Steve Moore (Colorado Avalanche) in the side of the head from behind and driving his head into the ice in a game on March 8. Moore landed face-first with Bertuzzi on top of him. Moore suffered a broken neck, a concussion and deep cuts on his face. The NHL suspended Bertuzzi for the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs and announced that his eligibility would be assessed the following season and would take into account Moore's health and the progression of his recovery. The Canucks organization was also fined $250,000.

2004 - Major league baseball banned THG. The health policy advisory committee of management and the players' association unanimously determined that THG builds muscle mass.

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Levi-Strauss started selling bell-bottomed jeans on this date in 1969.

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Las Vegas, Nevada -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. dominated the last 50 laps of Saturday's Sam's Town 300 Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, pulling away from Mark Martin during a 39-lap green flag run the finish.

The victory was Stenhouse's first of the season and third in the series -- and his first on a 1.5-mile intermediate speedway, the staple of NASCAR's top three touring series.

Points leader Elliott Sadler came home third, followed by Trevor Bayne and Las Vegas native Brendan Gaughan. Cole Whitt, Austin Dillon, Justin Allgaier, Sam Hornish Jr. and Kasey Kahne completed the top 10.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1986, Popsicle announced its plan to end the traditional twin-stick frozen treat for a one-stick model.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 2:30pm EDT

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

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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