Saturday, May 19, 2012

It's Saturday

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


Today is May 19th, the 140th day of 2012. There are 226 days left in the year.


Western Conference Finals (Phoenix Coyotes vs. Los Angeles Kings):

Sunday, May 13th Los Angeles 3 at Phoenix 2
Tuesday, May 15th Los Angeles 4 at Phoenix 0
Thursday, May 17th Phoenix 1 at Los Angeles 2 (Los Angeles leads series 3-0)
Sunday, May 20th Phoenix at Los Angeles 3:00pm EDT NBC
*Tuesday, May 22nd Los Angeles at Phoenix 9:00pm EDT NBCSN
*Thursday, May 24th Phoenix at Los Angeles 9:00pm EDT NBCSN
*Saturday, May 26th Los Angeles at Phoenix 8:00pm EDT Network TBD

Eastern Conference Finals (New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils):

Monday, May 14th New Jersey 0 at New York 3
Wednesday, May 16th New Jersey 3 at New York 2 (Series tied 1-1)
Saturday, May 19th New York at New Jersey 1:00pm EDT NBC
Monday, May 21st New York at New Jersey 8:00pm EDT NBCSN
Wednesday, May 23rd New Jersey at New York 8:00pm NBCSN
*Friday, May 25th New York at New Jersey 8:00pm NBCSN
*Sunday, May 27th New Jersey at New York 8:00pm EDT NBCSN

* -- If necessary

Dubinsky back at practice, no timetable for return.

Los Angeles closing in on trip to Stanley Cup Final.

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French explorer Jacques Cartier set sail for North America on this date in 1535.


Green Bay Gamblers 3 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 1

Ryan McKay made 31 saves and three different Green Bay Gamblers scored a goal as the road team won for the second time in the series and the Gamblers now lead 2-1 in the best-of-five Clark Cup Final.

The opening minutes of the game saw the series reach a pace faster than any game so far and both teams had quality chances through the first frame. Sam Herr would open the scoring with two minutes remaining in the first period with his first of the series and fifth goal of the playoffs.

Early in the second period, defenseman Mitch Witek tied the game with his second goal of the series for Waterloo. Just over four minutes later, Kyle Novak would respond and again put the Gamblers up by goal when he fired a shot that found its way through Black Hawks goaltender Stephon Williams. Later in the period, Grant Arnold extended the lead to two goals when he scored his fourth of the postseason. Novak would earn his second point of the night with an assist on the Arnold goal.

There would be no scoring in the third period as McKay foiled any chance of a comeback by Waterloo when he turned away all 11 shots that came his direction. Williams made 16 saves in the loss.

It was the first time that Waterloo had lost on home ice in the 2012 Clark Cup Playoffs (6-1) and ended a 15-game home winning streak that dated back to March 10th.

Green Bay has limited the Black Hawks to three goals over the first three games of the series. Game Four of the series takes place on Saturday night in Waterloo as Green Bay looks to close out the series and the Black Hawks look to avoid elimination and extend the series to a decisive Game Five.


The first English-style railroad coach was placed in service on the Fall River Line in Massachusetts on this date in 1847.


Mullin: The 16 greatest CFL uniforms of all-time.

Riders Getting Set For Training Camp.

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U.S. Senator Charles Sumner spoke out against slavery on this date in 1856.


Jimmy plays soccer.


Let's see, what's on the agenda for's the weekend so, as little as possible. How 'bout you?


St. Petersburg, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Rays were looking to start out Interleague play with a win against the Atlanta Braves, but Martin Prado and Freddie Freeman had other plans.

The two players combined for four hits, three RBIs and four runs as the Braves defeated the Rays, 5-3, on Friday at Tropicana Field in front of a crowd of 19,693.

Read the rest here.


IN THEATERS - The Dictator (R); Battleship (PG-13); What To Expect When You're Expecting (PG-13)


San Francisco, CA.--
The difference in the Giants' performance with runners in scoring position was dramatic. And welcome.

Having struggled with runners in scoring position all season, the Giants suddenly thrived in those situations during Friday night's Interleague series opener against the Oakland A's. This sudden efficiency helped San Francisco surge to a commanding early lead and hold on for an 8-6 victory, its fifth in seven games.

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The electric fire alarm system was patented by William F. Channing and Moses G. Farmer on this date in 1857.


Today in Elvis History

1965 - Elvis Presley completed the studio sessions for the soundtrack to "Frankie and Johnny."

1990 - The show "General Elvis" aired for the last time on ABC.


Thomas Edison spoke on the radio for the first time on this date in 1926.


Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The Beatles entered into a business partnership with Beatles and Co. The company was later renamed Apple Music Limited and eventually named Apple Corps Limited.

1969 - The Beatles single "Get Back" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1973 - The retrospective album "The Beatles 1962-1967" hit #3 in the U.S.

1979 - Eric Clapton and Patti Boyd were married. Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr attended the party and performed an impromptu set.

1980 - In southwest London, Ringo Starr and wife Barbara Bach were in a car accident. They were not seriously hurt.

1981 - John Lennon was posthumously awarded with the Outstanding Contribution to British Music award at the 26th annual Ivor Novello Awards.

1998 - Sean Lennon's debut album "Into The Sun" was released.


The first frog-jumping jubilee held in Calaveras County, California on this date in 1928.


Today in Sports History:

1910 - Cy Young (Cleveland Indians) got his 500th win.

1912 - American League president Ban Johnson told the Detroit Tigers that if they continued to protest Ty Cobb suspension they would be banned from baseball.

1918 - The Washington Senators played their first Sunday game. They beat Cleveland 1-0 in 18 innings.

1935 - The National Football League (NFL) adopted an annual college draft to begin in 1936.

1942 - Paul Waner (Atlanta Braves) became the third National League player to get 3,000 hits.

1962 - Stan Musial set the National League hit record when he got his 3,431st hit.

1974 - The Philadelphia Flyers became the first post-'67 expansion team to win the Stanley Cup. The Flyers won the cup the following season as well.

1984 - The Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley Cup. They defeated the New York Islanders in five games.

1988 - The Boston Red Sox retired Bobby Doerr's #1.

1991 - Willy T. Ribbs became the first black driver to qualify for the Indianapolis 500.

1994 - Jennifer Capriati checked into a drug rehab center.

2002 - Roger Clemens (New York Yankees) got his 287th win. He tied for 22nd place on the all-time victory list.


Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" was released in the U.S. on this date in 1999. It set a new record for opening day sales at 28.5 million.


Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves 4:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Sprint Showdown/Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Pioneer Hi-Bred 250 at Iowa Speedway 1:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 4:05pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers 8:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers 8:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers 1:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7:10pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:15pm EDT

Sunday --

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 1:10pm EDT

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

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Cocoa Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 5:30pm EDT


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

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