Saturday, April 7, 2012

It's Saturday












It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is April 7th, the 98th day of 2012. There are 268 days left in the year.

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Rangers' Tortorella fined $20,000 for comments.

Crosby calls remarks by Tortorella, Flyers 'garbage.'

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

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Starting today: National Robotics Week and Passover Week.

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Winnipeg, MB. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning play at the Winnipeg Jets tonight in the final game of the season for both teams.

Read the preview right here.

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Today is International Beaver Day, International Pillow Fight Day, International Snailpapers Day, Metric System Day, National Beer Day, No Housework Day, Tangible Karma Day and World Health Organization Day.

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Riders QBs get head start on new offence.

Riders stay under salary cap, Taman calls it an 'achievement.'

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

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The territory of Mississippi was organized on this date in 1798.

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Hey Mommy, I wanna see Steven Stamkos!

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The first camel race in America was held in Sacramento, California on this date in 1864.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The number 603 resonated inside Tropicana Field when Friday's regular season opener between the Rays and Yankees moved into the bottom of the ninth inning.

That's when Mariano Rivera, Major League Baseball's all-times saves leader, entered the game armed with his famed cutter, ready to hunt for career save No. 604.

Only that particular benchmark will have to wait for the future Cooperstown resident, as the Rays erased a one-run deficit in the final frame to take a 7-6 win over the Yankees with a sold-out crowd of 34,078 watching.

Read the rest here.

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The first long-distance TV transmission was sent from Washington, DC, to New York City on this date in 1927. The audience saw an image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover.

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Phoenix, AZ.-- A victory might have been the lone prize the Giants didn't claim Friday night.

They showed sufficient promise during their season-opening, 5-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks to legitimize their hopes of remaining contenders in the National League West.

Read the rest here.

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The first steel columns were set for the Empire State Building on this date in 1930.

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Today in Elvis History

1962 - Elvis Presley arrived in Hawaii to shoot portions of the movie "Girls! Girls! Girls!".

1965 - The Elvis Presley movie "Girl Happy" premiered. The movie opened in the U.S. on April 14, 1965.

1970 - Colonel Parker concluded a deal with MGM.

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Prohibition ended in the United States on this date in 1933.

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 - In Toronto, John Lennon recorded "Give Peace a Chance." The song was his first solo single.

2000 - Michael Abram attended a hearing for his attempt to murder George Harrison and his wife Olivia on December 30, 1999. Abram was ordered to appear for trial, but a date was not set.

2004 - A High Court judge ruled that a trademark battle between Apple Computer Inc. and Apple Corps Ltd. should be heard in London. The suit was filed by the Beatles' owned company and claimed that Apple Computer had violated a 1991 agreement concerning the exlcusive "field of use" of the Apple mark.

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The musical "South Pacific" by Rogers and Hammerstein debuted on Broadway on this date in 1948.

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Today in Sports History:

1955 - Fort Wayne beat Syracuse 74-71. It was the lowest scoring NBA Playoff game since the introduction of the 24-second shot clock.

1959 - Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics) achieved 19 assists, to tie an NBA Playoff record, in a game against Minneapolis.

1963 - At the age of 23, Jack Nicklaus became the youngest golfer to win the Green Jacket at the Masters Tournament.

1969 - U.S. President Nixon threw out the first ball of the 1969 major league baseball season.

1985 - In Goteborg, Sweden, China swept all of the world table tennis titles except for men's doubles.

2001 - The New Jersey Devils ended a streak of 10 consecutive road wins to tie the NHL record.

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On this date in 1970, John Wayne won his first and only Oscar for his role in "True Grit." He had been in over 200 films.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:05pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets 7:00pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 4:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 1:05pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 1:05pm EDT

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

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 1:05pm EDT

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

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 2:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4:35pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway 8:30pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4:05pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 11:05am EDT

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

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

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

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 7:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 7:07pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- STP 400 at Kansas Speedway 12:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 1:40pm EDT

Indy Car Series -- Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach at Long Beach, CA. 3:30pm 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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