Sunday, April 15, 2012

It's Sunday












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

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Today is April 15th, the 106th day of 2012. There are 260 days left in the year.

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Five reasons the Penguins are in trouble.

Five reasons the Canucks are in trouble.

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

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Today is the start of: National Karaoke Week, National Volunteer Week and National Pet I.D. Week.

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Tampa, FL. --The American Hockey League announced today that left wing Cory Conacher of the Norfolk Admirals has been named the winner of the Les Cunningham Award as the AHL’s most valuable player for the 2011-12 season, as voted by AHL coaches, players and media in each of the league’s 30 member cities.

Conacher becomes the fourth rookie to win the award since it was first presented in 1947-48, joining Bill Hicke (1958-59), Pelle Lindbergh (1980-81) and Stephan Lebeau (1988-89).

Read the rest here.

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Today is: McDonald's Day, Take A Wild Guess Day and That Sucks Day.

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

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On this date in 1880, William Gladstone became Prime Minister of England.

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Let's go home Mommy.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Watch some baseball, some hockey, maybe if I get motivated, I'll wash some dishes. What will you be doing today?

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Boston, MA. --
While the home runs were disturbing Saturday -- all five of them by the Red Sox -- the Rays' starting pitching, or lack thereof of late, seemed to be a bigger concern.

For the third consecutive day, the Rays did not get a quality start from one of their starters and lost their third straight game. On Saturday, the Red Sox mounted another offensive show and came away with a 13-5 win at Fenway Park with 38,024 watching.

Read the rest here.

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Thomas Edison organized the Edison Portland Cement Company on this date in 1899.

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San Francisco, CA.--
Emmanuel Burriss, Melky Cabrera and Nate Schierholtz represent the new face of the San Francisco offense. Given a chance, they are all contributing.

Cabrera hit a 3-2 pitch sharply on the ground to shortstop against a drawn-in infield and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday.

The speedy Burriss, who led off the inning with a sharp single into right field on the first pitch he saw, raced home and possibly affected the way Clint Barmes handled the throw, which went awry and gave the Giants a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1912, the ocean liner Titanic sank at 2:27 a.m. in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg the evening before. 1,517 people died and more than 700 people survived.

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - Elvis Presley visited the estate he just bought.

1969 - Elvis Presley signed a contract for his appearance at the Las Vegas International Hotel in August.

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On this date in 1923, Insulin became generally available for people suffering with diabetes.

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Today in Beatles History:

1927 - Author Albert Goldman was born. He wrote a John Lennon biography and the liner notes for Professor Longhair.

1971 - The Beatles won an Oscar for Best Film Music (Original Song Score) for "Let It Be."

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On this date in 1952, the first B-52 prototype was tested in the air.

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Today in Sports History:

1947 - Jackie Robinson played his first major league baseball game for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Previously he had only appeared in exhibition games.

1972 - The major league baseball season began following a players strike.

1976 - The refurbished Yankee Stadium opened.

1989 - In Sheffield, England, 96 people died at Hillsborough stadium during a semifinal soccer match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. Most of the victims were crushed when a barrier collapsed on an overcrowded pen behind one of the goals.

2000 - Cal Ripken Jr. (Baltimore Orioles) became the 24th major league player to reach 3,000 hits.

2002 - HSN began airing "The NHL Show" featuring Phil Esposito.

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On this date in 1953, Charlie Chaplin surrendered his U.S. re-entry permit rather than face proceedings by the U.S. Justice Department. Chaplin was accused of sympathizing with Communist groups.

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- With four laps remaining Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway, Greg Biffle glanced at the vehicle behind him and saw a glimpse of blue.

"Is that him in my mirror?" the Roush Fenway driver asked on the radio, and with good reason. Him referred to Jimmie Johnson, who showed flashes of his old five-time championship form in Fort Worth, leading more circuits around the 1.5-mile oval than any other driver. But Biffle had muscled by him with 30 to go, and he was trying to save a little fuel just in case, and of course there was a 49-race winless streak weighing on his car like a grand piano strapped to the roof, and he didn't want a caution, and there were so many other things to worry about as his drought seemingly neared its end.

"It kind of spooks you when you can't see him," Biffle said later. Of course, at the time he would have needed a telescope to find Johnson, who was a distant three seconds behind. The car in his wake belonged to Bobby Labonte, who was three laps down. There was absolutely nothing to keep the Roush stalwart from cutting through the brisk Texas wind to record his first victory since October 2010, and in the process further bolster his claim to the Sprint Cup points lead..

Read the rest here.

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Tokyo Disneyland opened on this date in 1983.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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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