Friday, June 29, 2012

It's Friday











It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is June 29th, the 181st day of 2012. There are 185 days left in the year.

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Crosby, Penguins agree on 12-year extension.

Kings agree with Quick on 10-year extension.

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

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Today's Birthday: Actor/reality TV star Gary Busey (Celebrity Apprentice) is 68; Actor and former congressman Fred Grandy (Gopher on The Love Boat) is 64; NASCAR driver Jeff Burton is 45; Singer/TV personality Nicole Scherzinger (MiB 3, winner on Dancing with the Stars, was on X Factor) is 34.

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2012 Preview: Leos have repeat on their radar.

2012 Preview: Tate, Stamps brimming with confidence.

Moffat: Hebert wants more than an opportunity.

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

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Ann Curry has left NBC's Today show. [She's joining the Miami Heat.]

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders open the 2012 CFL season tonight when they travel to Hamilton to meet the TigerCats. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri call the action on 620CKRM (Listen link is on the left side of this page) and the Rider Radio Network. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online at ESPN3.com.

The view from Regina: Nye: Revamped offence confident it can bounce back.

The view from Hamilton: Ticats receiver Fantuz excited to play against his former team.

Visit the team's official website, http://www.riderville.com/.

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Saturday is Leap Second Adjustment Time. A leap second will be added to world clocks at 12:59:59 PM.

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This is yummy.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff, waiting for the pest control guy and Rider football. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Eight players in Detroit's lineup recorded a hit against Tampa Bay starter James Shields, and in the end, all the hits cost him.

The Tigers knocked 14 of their 15 hits against the righty -- the most Shields has given up this season -- en route to a 5-2 win over the Rays on Thursday at Tropicana Field, extending Tampa Bay's skid to four games.

Read the rest here.

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JULY IS - Cell Phone Courtesy Month, Family Reunion Month, Fireworks Safety Month, National Baked Bean Month, National Bison Month, National Blueberries Month, National Culinary Arts Month, National Doghouse Repairs Month, National Grilling Month, National Horseradish Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, National Purposeful Parenting Month, National Recreation & Parks Month, National Water Gardening Month, Roots and Branches Month, Smart Irrigation Month, Social Wellness Month

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San Francisco, CA.--
After the eighth inning, Madison Bumgarner went to the basement of AT&T Park to warm up for a few minutes, only to be informed by a TV announcer that the the Giants had just tied a franchise record with 35 straight scoreless innings.

"Oh shoot, no pressure," Bumgarner recalled thinking.

Moments later, Bumgarner pitched a perfect ninth against the Reds to seal a one-hit gem and 5-0 Giants win, giving the team a franchise-record fourth consecutive shutout.

Read the rest here.

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When Hillary Clinton traveled to Latvia on Thursday, it was her 100th nation visited as Secretary of State -- a record for that government position.

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley rehearsed for his upcoming appearance on Steve Allen's TV show. On July 1, he sang the song "Hound Dog" to an actual basset hound.

1960 - Filming finished for the Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues."

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IN THEATERS - Magic Mike (R); Ted (R); People Like Us (PG-13).

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 - The Beatles performed in Tokyo. About 500 police officers were needed to contain the crowd.

1982 - Paul McCartney's album "Tug Of War" was certified platinum by the RIAA.

1995 - A Pizza Hut commercial featuring Ringo Starr premiered on U.S. television. Starr was the drummer in a re-formed Monkees with Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork.

1998 - George Harrison announced that he had been receiving treatments for throat cancer. He added, "I'm not going to die on you folks just yet."

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Fifty Shades of Grey has beaten the record for fastest adult paperback to sell one million copies. The previous holder, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, took 36 long weeks to hit one million. James and her nasty Twilight fan fiction only took 11 weeks.

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Today in Sports History:

1897 - The Chicago Cubs scored 36 runs in a game against Louisville, setting a record for runs scored by a team in a single game.

1941 - Joe DiMaggio got a base hit in his 42nd consecutive game. He broke George Sisler's record from 1922.

1958 - Brazil defeated Sweden 5-2 in the World Cup. Pelé, at age 17, scored a goal in the game.

1998 - With negotiations on a new labor agreement at a standstill, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that a lockout would be imposed at midnight.

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The Playboy Jenny McCarthy issue is on newsstands today. The 39-year-old celebrity has been in the magazine seven times now.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Hamilton TigerCats 7:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Feed The Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway 6:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:15pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 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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