Tuesday, May 29, 2012

It's Tuesday












It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is May 29th, the 150th day of 2012. There are 216 days left in the year.

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Stanley Cup Finals (New Jersey Devils vs. Los Angeles Kings:

Wednesday, May 30th Los Angeles at New Jersey 8:00pm EDT NBC
Saturday, June 2nd Los Angeles at New Jersey 8:00pm EDT NBC
Monday, June 4th New Jersey at Los Angeles 8:00pm EDT NBCSN
Wednesday, June 6th New Jersey at Los Angeles 8:00pm EDT NBCSN
*Saturday, June 9th Los Angeles at New Jersey 8:00pm EDT NBC
*Monday, June 11th New Jersey at Los Angeles 8:00pm EDT NBC
*Wednesday, June 13th Los Angeles at New Jersey 8:00pm EDT NBC

* -- If necessary

SCF Preview: Kings, Devils ready for unexpected Final.

McSorley tells his side of '93 stick incident.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Composer Danny Elfman (The Simpsons and many movies) is 59; Attempted assassin John Hinckley Jr. (Ronald Reagan) is 57; Actress Annette Bening (Open Range, American Beauty) is 54; Singer Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown (Spice Girls, Dancing with the Stars) is 37.

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Bombers take backseat to Als, Riders.

Deane nears end of painful road back from broken leg.

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

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NEW ON DVD TODAY - Man on a Ledge (Sam Worthington, Ed Harris); We Need to Talk About Kevin (Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly); True Blood: The Complete Fourth Season; Drop Dead Diva: The Complete Third Season; Maverick: The Complete First Season (James Garner); Rookie Blue: The Complete Second Season.

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Here's Jimmy, getting his first-ever haircut. He did pretty well too!

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....hoping to spring Mommy from the hospital, after I do my radio stuff.. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The White Sox offense has been on a roll lately, but it was a stellar pitching performance that was the difference Monday.

Lefty Chris Sale struck out a Tropicana Field-record 15 batters en route to a 2-1 win over the Rays, dominating a Tampa Bay starting lineup without Carlos Pena or Luke Scott.

Read the rest here.

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This year's National Geographic Bee was won by a 14-year-old. [That must be frustrating. You know where everything is but you're too young to drive there.]

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San Francisco, CA.--
Barry Zito pitched into the eighth inning Monday and was sustained by a three-run first inning as the Giants topped the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4-2.

Zito (4-2), who won only three games all last season, allowed five D-backs to reach scoring position but stranded four of them. His shakiest inning was the third, when Justin Upton's ground-rule RBI double left runners on second and third with two outs. The left-hander escaped that jam by coaxing a harmless fly ball from Jason Kubel, who doubled one inning earlier.

Read the rest here.

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Malaysia's Sultan of Johor placed the high bid of $165,261 to obtain a "WWW 1" license plate for his vehicle. Transport officials said the bidding, which began April 30 and ended May 14, reached such high levels due to "WWW" being an abbreviation for the World Wide Web.

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Today in Elvis History

1967 - Elvis and Priscilla Presley held a second wedding reception at Graceland for family and friends that could not attend their wedding in Las Vegas.

1976 - Elvis Presley's single "Hurt" hit #28 in the U.S.

1976 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "The Sun Sessions" hit #76 in the U.S.

1977 - In Baltimore, Elvis Presley left the stage in the middle of a concert and did not return. It was the first time he terminated a show in this manner.

1989 - Lisa Marie Presley gave birth to a baby girl. Danielle Riley was the daughter of Danny Keough.

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Junk food: bad for your waistline, bad for your relationship. It may be fun to wolf down a value meal with your sweetie, but what follows may not be pretty. Researchers discovered that meals high in saturated fats resulted in a greater increase in stress hormones and more inflammation during heated discussions. Translation: Don't talk about money at McDonald's.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - Del Shannon's cover of the Beatles' "From Me to You" became the first song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney to appear on the American charts.

1972 - Paul McCartney released his version of the nursery rhyme, "Mary Had A Little Lamb."

1982 - Paul McCartney's album "Tug Of War" hit #1 in the U.S.

1995 - The 13-part radio series "Oobu Joobu" premiered in the U.S. The series, directed by Paul McCartney, included never-before heard McCartney recordings and rehearsal, Beatles soundchecks and rehearsals.

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MEN IN BLACK 3 TOPS BOX OFFICE - The third installment of the Men In Black series kicked off the start of the summer season, taking in $70 million in North America over the course of the four-day holiday weekend.

... Men In Black 3 picked up another $133.2 million overseas.

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Today in Sports History:

1911 - The first running of the Indianapolis 500 took place. Ray Harroun won the race.

1916 - The New York Giants won their 17th consecutive road game.

1922 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that organized baseball was a sport, not subject to antitrust laws.

1962 - Buck (John) O'Neil became the first black coach in major league baseball when he accepted the job with the Chicago Cubs.

1965 - Ralph Boston set a world record in the broad jump at 27-feet, 4-3/4 inches, at a meet held in Modesto, CA.

1965 - Dick Allen (Philadelphia Phillies) hit a 529' home run out of Connie Mack Stadium.

1977 - A.J. Foyt won the Indianapolis 500 for the fourth time.

1977 - Sue Press became the first woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in-one.

1984 - The Boston Red Sox retired #9 (Ted Williams) and #4 (Joe Cronin).

1985 - In Brussels, Belgium, at Heysel Stadium a concrete retaining wall collapsed and 39 people were crushed or trampled to death. More than 400 people were injured. The soccer event was the European Champion's Cup final.

1990 - Rickey Henderson stole his 893rd base. He broke Ty Cobb's record.

1992 - Tim Raines (Chicago White Sox) stole his 700th career base.

2001 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin could use a cart to ride in tournaments.

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IN THEATERS FRIDAY - Snow White and the Huntsman and For Greater Glory.

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Indianapolis, IN. -- Even the milk knew what was coming Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Dario Franchitti took a drink of the traditional winner's beverage and then poured the rest on his head the way Dan Wheldon did after winning the Indianapolis 500 twice.

With that came a point to the sky for his fallen friend, a hug of Wheldon's widow, Susie, and a ride around the track in honor of victories past and present.

Read the rest here.

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South Carolina was formally incorporated as a royal colony on this date in 1721.

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CONCORD, N.C. -- It's an old story.

Celebrated driver moves to a standout team. Predictions are made. Sparks prepare to fly. Participants ready for a storybook season.

No, this isn't a repeat of the tale of Dale Earnhardt Jr. moving to Hendrick Motorsports. Or at least driver Kasey Kahne hopes not -- and after his victor Sunday in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it is beginning, finally, to look like Kahne's first season and early tenure with the company might outshine Earnhardt's.

Read the rest here.

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Wisconsin became the 30th state to join the United States on this date in 1848.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- 5-hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway 1:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 7:15pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- FedEx 400 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway 12:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:40pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix at Detroit 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 4:05pm 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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