Saturday, April 21, 2012

It's Sunday












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

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Today is April 22nd, the 113th day of 2012. There are 253 days left in the year.

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Saturday's Scores:

West --

St. Louis 3, San Jose 1 (St. Louis wins series 4-1)

Chicago 2, Phoenix  1 OT (Phoenix leads series 3 games to 2)


East --

Washington 4, Boston 3 (Washington leads series 3-2)

Florida 3, New Jersey 0 (Florida leads series 3-2)

Ottawa 2, New York Rangers 0 (Ottawa leads series 3-2)

Sunday's games:

East --

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (Philadelphia leads series 3-2) 12:00pm EDT NBC

Boston at Washington (Washington leads series 4-2) 3:00pm EDT NBC

West --

Los Angeles at Vancouver (Los Angeles leads series 3-1) 8:00pm EDT NBCSN

Coyotes' Torres suspended 25 games.

Pens hope doubt creeping in for Flyers.

No panic for Flyers despite two straight losses.

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

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U.S. President George Washington proclaimed American neutrality in the war in Europe on this date in 1792.

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Whitaker vows to top 2011 campaign with Als.

TSN documentary on 13th man to honour Roughriders fans.

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

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On this date in 1864, the U.S. Congress mandated that all coins minted as U.S. currency bear the inscription "In God We Trust".

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See Auntie Meg....I'm finding lots of eggs!

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....watch hockey and just otherwise take it easy. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. --
Joe Maddon is reluctant to anoint anybody a true No. 1 starter since there are so few in baseball, at least in the mind of the Rays' skipper.

James Shields pitches in the top spot in the Rays' rotation, but Maddon does not consider the right-hander a true No. 1 just yet. However, after yet another dominant performance by Shields in Saturday night's 4-1 win over the Twins, Maddon did allow that Shields "is morphing into" a No. 1.

"I think what he did last year definitely put him on the right path to be that guy," Maddon said. "What he's doing right now could pretty much put him in that category.

Read the rest here.






















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At noon on this date in 1889, the Oklahoma land rush officially started as thousands of Americans raced for new, unclaimed land.

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New York, NY.--
They still don't believe what they saw. The Giants, incredulous to a fault, saw good fortune gift them a break and bad timing take it away Saturday. And all of that happened in the ninth inning.

San Francisco tied the game on a dropped pop fly that was scored a two-run double, and then took a 5-4 loss to the Mets on a two-play sequence that all but defied description.

Read the rest here.

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James G. Ray landed an autogyro on the lawn of the White House on this date in 1931.

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Today in Elvis History

1973 - Elvis Presley began a series of nine concerts at Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Phoenix.

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Barbara Walters became first female nightly network news anchor on this date in 1976.

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 - John Lennon legally changed his middle name from Winston to Ono.

1969 - The Beatles recorded "The Ballad of John and Yoko."

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ABC-TV aired a small portion of the Clinton-DiCaprio interview on this date in 2000.

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Today in Sports History:

1876 - Eight baseball teams began the inaugural season of the National League. In the first game Boston beat Philadelphia 6-5.

1914 - Babe Ruth made his pitching debut with the Baltimore Orioles.

1915 - The New York Yankees wore pinstripes and the hat-in-the-ring logo for the first time.

1945 - The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 2-1 in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup finals.

1982 - The Atlanta Braves ended their 13-game winning streak to start the season. It was the longest streak of wins at the beginning of the season in major league baseball history.

1994 - Michael Moorer became the first left-handed heavyweight champion.

2010 - The NFL Draft was aired in prime time for the first time.

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On this date in 2010, Bret Michaels was rushed to the hospital. It was discovered that he had suffered from a brain hemmorage. Two weeks earlier Michaels had been taken to the hospital and underwent an emergency appendectomy.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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

Monday --

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

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 7:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 12:35pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1:10pm EDT

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Nascar Nationwide Series 250 at Richmond International Raceway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Nascar Sprint Cup Series 400 at Richmond International Raceway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 at Sao Paulo, Brazil 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm 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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