Sunday, May 20, 2012

It's Sunday

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


Today is May 20th, the 141st day of 2012. There are 225 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
Saturday, May 19th New York 3 at New Jersey 0 (New York leads series 2-1)
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

Coyotes hope full roster can level the ice in Game 4.

Lundqvist leads Rangers to 3-0 win in Game 3.

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North Carolina became the first colony to declare its independence on this date in 1775.


Green Bay Gamblers 3 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 5

Jamie Hill recorded a hat trick as the Waterloo Black Hawks won Game Four of the 2012 USHL Clark Cup Final series to force a deciding, winner-take-all Game Five. It was the first USHL career hat trick for Hill.

Green Bay wasted little time in getting on the scoreboard as Nolan LaPorte took a feed from Sam Herr and scored just 32 seconds after the opening puck drop. It was the first of the series for LaPorte. Jamie Hill would answer for the Hawks later in the period as he netted a goal on the power play. It was the first power play goal of the series for Waterloo which had been 0-for-10 on the man-advantage prior to the goal.

Early in the second period, Taylor Cammarata buried a loose puck to score his first goal of the series and is now tied for the League lead with eight goals in the playoffs. Midway through the frame, Sam Herr tied the score at 2-2 when he tallied his eighth postseason goal. Less than two minutes later, defenseman Ian McCoshen put the Hawks up again when he netted his fourth playoff goal.

Heading into the final period, the Hawks rode the momentum and fed off the sellout crowd at Young Arena. Things would get interesting when Andy Welinski, recently named USHL Defenseman of the Year, fired a shot from the right point that slipped past Waterloo goaltender Stephon Williams. With just under four minutes to play, Waterloo would get another power play and Jamie Hill was again the clutch player when he netted his second of the night. Hill would then seal the victory with an empty net goal in the final seconds.

Stephon Williams made 18 saves to record his 10th victory of the 2012 Clark Cup Playoffs while Ryan McKay made 22 saves in the loss.

The offensive outburst by Waterloo came after they had scored just three goals through the first three games of the series. Both teams have now won one game on home ice and one game on the road in the Final.

The fifth and deciding game of the series takes place on Wednesday night at the Resch Center in Green Bay.


The fountain pen was patented by H.D. Hyde on this date in 1830.


Is stronger better? Bombers put O-Line theory to test.

Argos ink Mississauga native Pierre.

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North Carolina became the eleventh state to secede from the Union on this date in 1861.


Jimmy has fun playing soccer.


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


St. Petersburg, FL. -- Braves starting pitcher Randall Delgado struggled finding his control and the Rays made him pay for it.

Left fielder Matt Joyce knocked a grand slam in the third inning and paced a 5-2 win for Tampa Bay over Atlanta at Tropicana Field on Saturday. Delgado gave up four runs on three hits and five walks with two strikeouts in four innings.

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Levi Strauss began marketing blue jeans with copper rivets on this date in 1874.


San Francisco, CA.--
Ryan Vogelsong tossed a gem, and the Giants broke a scoreless game with a four-run seventh inning to take the second game of this Interleague series against the Oakland A's, 4-0, on Saturday at AT&T Park.

Vogelsong (2-2) had a perfect game through 4 1/3 innings, and few flaws after that, allowing just one hit and one walk in seven frames.

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The International Bureau of Weights and Measures was established on this date in 1875.


Today in Elvis History

1961 - Elvis Presley's song "Flaming Star" hit #14 in the U.S. The song was from, "Elvis By Request," an experimental four-track release at 33rpm.

1978 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Elvis - The '56 Sessions, Vol. 1" hit #47 in the U.K.

1989 - Elvis Presley's album "Roustabout" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1989 - The Elvis Presley albums "Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite" and "Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas" were certified by the RIAA to have sold 2 million copies.


Norman Rockwell’s first cover on "The Saturday Evening Post" appeared on this date in 1916.


Today in Beatles History:

1960 - The Silver Beatles began a seven-date tour of Scotland. Tommy Moore had been added on drums.

1967 - The BBC announced a ban on the Beatles song "A Day In The Life." The cited that it may encourage drug-taking.

1970 - The Beatles film "Let It Be" premiered worldwide.

1977 - The stage show "Beatlemania" opened at the Winter Garden Theater, New York.


On this date in 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris aboard his airplane the "Spirit of St. Louis." The trip took 33 1/2 hours.


Today in Sports History:

1922 - Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel returned to the Yankees lineup. They had been suspended on October 16, 1921.

1941 - Taft Wright (Chicago White Sox) set an American League record for 13 consecutive games with RBIs.

1946 - Claude Passeau made his first error since September 21, 1941. He set the pitcher's fielding record at 273 consecutive errorless chances.

1959 - The New York Yankees were in last place for the first time since May 25, 1940.

1984 - Roger Clemens got his first victory.

1988 - Mike Schmidt hit his 535th home run to move into 8th place on the all-time list.

1991 - Jeff Reardon got his 300th career save.

1995 - Marty Cordova tied a rookie record when he recorded home runs in 5 consecutive games.

1997 - Frank Thomas (Chicago White Sox) reached base safely for the 15th straight time.

2006 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) tied Babe Ruth for second place with his 714th career home run.


Amelia Earhart took off to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean on this date in 1932. She became the first woman to achieve the feat.


CONCORD, N.C. -- Jimmie Johnson joined an elite club on Saturday night.

In beating Brad Keselowski to the finish of the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway by .841 seconds, Johnson won the exhibition event for the third time -- tying Dale Earnhardt and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon for most victories in the event.

Matt Kenseth ran third, followed by Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who qualified for the event by winning the preliminary Sprint Showdown.

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The first telecast over telephone wires was sent on this date in 1939 from Madison Square Garden to the NBC-TV studios at 30 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. The event was a bicycle race.


Coming up:

Tonight --

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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