Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It's Wednesday












It's Wednesday. Still no word on the main blogging computer which is still in the shop, but anyway, here's what's happening....

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Today is May 16th, the 137th day of 2012. There are 229 days left in the year.

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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 (Los Angeles leads series 2-0)
Thursday, May 17th Phoenix at Los Angeles 9:00pm EDT NBCSN
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
*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 (New York leads series 1-0)
Wednesday, May 16th New Jersey at New York 8:00pm NBCSN
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

Report: McLellan staying, staff could change.

Rangers' ability to survive forecheck key to victory.

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

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Today's birthdays: Actor Pierce Brosnan (Mrs. Doubtfire, Thomas Crown Affair) is 59; Singer and actress Janet Jackson is 46; Actor David Boreanaz (Bones, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is 43; Actress Tori Spelling is 39; Actress Megan Fox (The Dictator, Transformers) is 26.

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Burris to Tate: Just be yourself.

Davis Sanchez hangs up his cleats.

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

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Scientists announced that they have figured out how to generate electricity from viruses. ["I'm not coughing. I'm recharging my cell phone."]

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Look Daddy, I got cake!

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....take my wife to work, take Jimmy to a baseball game, check and see if Comp USA has made any progress on my laptop, then pick up my wife from work. How 'bout you?

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Toronto, ON. -- David Price's dominance at Rogers Centre continued and Tampa Bay's bats chipped in just enough to help complete the two-game sweep of Toronto, beating the Blue Jays, 4-3, on Tuesday.

The Rays used a three-run seventh inning to rally from behind, helping their ace improve to 5-0 in his career at Rogers Centre and 11-2 overall against the Blue Jays.

Read the rest here.

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The first demonstration of recording on a flat disc was demonstrated by Emile Berliner on this date in 1888.

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San Francisco, CA.--
The Giants stuffed so much into their 5-4 loss Tuesday night to the Colorado Rockies that they nearly turned Tim Lincecum into an afterthought.

Read the rest here.

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In a survey, only 13% of those polled trust Facebook to protect their data.

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Today in Elvis History

1959 - Elvis Presley's single "A Fool Such As I/I Need Your Love Tonight" hit #1 in the U.K.

1980 - In Memphis, Dr. George Nichopoulous was indicted on 14 counts of over-prescription of drugs. The doctor had prescribed to Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and nine others.

1981 - The double soundtrack album "This Is Elvis" hit #115 in the U.S.

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A gang of 500 trombone players is expected to converge at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. next month in an effort to set the world record for the largest all-trombone orchestra. The trombone players will perform June 1 before the Nationals vs. Braves game.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles single "I Want To Hold Your Hand" re-entered the U.K. chart at #48.

1975 - Wings released "Listen to What the Man Said" in the U.K.

1980 - Paul McCartney released the album "McCartney II."

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Jack Mullin showed the world the first magnetic tape recorder on this date in 1946.

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Today in Sports History:

1869 - The Cincinnati Reds played their first baseball game.

1914 - The American Horseshoe Pitchers Association (AHPA) was formed in Kansas City, Kansas.

1925 - WHAS made the first network broadcast of the Kentucky Derby.

1932 - The New York Yankees got their fourth consecutive shutout. The feat tied the record with Cleveland and Boston.

1933 - Cecil Travis became the first player to get five hits in his first game.

1939 - The Philadelphia Athletics and the Cleveland Indians met at Shibe Park in Philadelphia for the first baseball game to be played under the lights in the American League.

1954 - Ted Williams got 8 hits in his first game (a double-header) back after breaking his collarbone.

1965 - Jim Palmer (Baltimore Orioles) made his pitching debut.

1972 - Greg Luzinski hit a home run in which the ball hit the Liberty Bell monument in Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium.

1979 - The National League approved the sale of the Astros from Ford Motors to John J. McMullen for $19 million.

1981 - Craig Reynolds (Houston Astros) hit 3 triples against the Chicago Cubs.

1985 - Michael Jordan was named Rookie of the Year in the NBA.

1994 - Jennifer Capriati was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana.

1996 - Sammy Sosa became the first Chicago Cub player to hit two home runs in one inning.

1997 - Gary Gaetti (St. Louis Cardinals) recorded his 2,000th hit.

2003 - The Anaheim Mighty Ducks defeated the Minnesota Wild 2-1. The win advanced the Mighty Ducks to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history.

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After 22 Earth orbits Gordon Cooper returned to Earth, ending Project Mercury on this date in 1963. And on this date in 1965, Spaghetti O's went on sale.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals 3:45pm EDT

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

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

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

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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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