Thursday, June 21, 2012

It's Thursday












It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is June 21st, the 173rd day of 2012. There are 193 days left in the year.

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Lights shine on stars, celebs at 2012 NHL Awards.

Giroux fan-selected EA Sports NHL 13 cover athlete.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actor Bernie Kopell (Get Smart, The Love Boat) is 79; Actress and singer Juliette Lewis (From Dusk Till Dawn, Kalifornia) is 39; Actor Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation, The OC) is 33; Prince William is 30.

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Tiger-Cats escape with 26-25 win over Bombers.

Argos shed 16 bodies.

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

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Think a 5K foot race is too hard for you? Bet you can do it. After all, a guy who lost both his legs at age five just reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. It's the highest point on the African continent. Spencer West and his two traveling companions reached the summit of Uhuru Peak, nearly 20,000 feet above sea level, after seven grueling days of relentless climbing.

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Getzlaf extended by Green Riders.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders play their second preseason game of 2012 this Friday night, when they host the Calgary Stampeders. Kickoff at Mosaic Stadium is set for 9:00pm EDT, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. Listen to the game on 620AM CKRM in Regina, or via the listen link on the left side of this page.

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

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Justin Bieber: All Around the World is on TV tonight (NBC, 8p ET). It's Bieber's first ever network TV special. The show combines documentary and music performances as it follows his tour around the globe.

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May I have some food please?

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....the Johnny Blog, Jimmy shows on TV, wash dishes, do a little cleaning, plus anything else I can think of. How 'bout you?

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Washington, D.C. -- Chris Archer walked off the mound after pitching the first inning of his Major League career. In the rearview mirror were the seven batters the right-hander faced before finally retiring the side.

Only one of the three runs the Nationals scored in the first was earned, but they had scored three runs just the same. Many young pitchers would have wilted under that less-than-auspicious beginning. Not Archer, the 23-year-old right-hander went on to go toe-to-toe against Stephen Strasburg for the next five innings. Unfortunately, his stellar effort went for naught as the Nationals took a 3-2 win over the Rays at Nationals Park with 27,485 watching.

Read the rest here.

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During a hypnosis demonstration young girls at a private school in Canada accidentally got stuck in a trance. [They kept chanting, "More homework, please."]

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Anaheim, CA.--
Every time Ryan Vogelsong takes the mound, he thinks he has something to prove.

He feels he has to beat the top-tier pitchers in the league to prove that his 13-win season last year was no fluke, that he is one of the league's top guys himself.

And though he pitched at least seven innings for the fifth straight start Wednesday, it wasn't enough, as the Giants fell to Jered Weaver and the Angels, 6-0, in the series finale at Angel Stadium.

Read the rest here.

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Decades ago canned beer was the way to drink beer. But then came the craft beer revolution of the '90s and slowly but surely cans gave way to bottles and draft beer. But ever since the economy took a nose dive, a growing number of Americans have been cracking open cold cans for their beer-based refreshment. Last year, canned beer was back up to 53% of the market, the same percentage it enjoyed back in 1981.

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Today in Elvis History

1960 - King Bumiphol and Queen Sirikit of Thailand visited the set of the Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues."

2004 - An exclusive One Night Only screening of a specially created 100-minute edition of the digitally re-mastered "Elvis: '68 Comeback Special" took place at 42 Regal Theaters across the U.S.

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After years of living in hiding, Rielle Hunter -- the mistress whose relationship with John Edwards ended his bid for the presidency and his marriage to Elizabeth Edwards -- says she isn't interested in a secret life anymore. In this week's issue of People magazine, Hunter reveals she still thinks John is "hot" and that they're "still together as a couple." Though she won't predict their future. She does say she's "not a big fan of the institution" of marriage.

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Today in Beatles History:

1946 - Brenda Holloway was born. She supported the Beatles on tour in 1965.

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Three Indiana teens and a sheriff's deputy in a tricked-out golf cart were injured when the 14-year-old driver turned too hard and tipped the vehicle. The driver was wearing goggles meant to simulate what it's like to drive drunk.

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Today in Sports History:

1932 - Heavyweight boxer Max Schmeling lost a title fight by decision to Jack Sharkey. Schmeling's manager, Joe Jacobs, exclaimed "We was robbed!"

1939 - Lou Gehrig quit baseball due to illness.

1942 - Ben Hogan recorded the lowest score (to that time) in a major golf tournament. Hogan shot a 271 for 72 holes in Chicago, IL.

1954 - Australian John Landy ran the mile in 3 minutes and 58 seconds. He was the second person to achieve the feat.

1963 - In St. Louis, Bob Hayes set a record when he ran the 100-yard dash in 0.09.1.

1970 - Tony Jacklin became the second British golfer in 50 years to win the U.S. Open golf tournament.

1997 - The Women's National Basketball Association made its debut. The New York Liberty defeated the Los Angeles Sparks 67-57.

1999 - Pantera rode a float in the Dallas Stars Stanley Cup victory parade in downtown Dallas. Pantera is responsible for the Stars' theme song.

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WWE superstar John Cena granted his 300th wish to a 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy with a spinal condition, continuing his streak as the most popular celebrity granter in Make-A-Wish Foundation history.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Washington Nationals 7:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- America Sargento 200 at Road America 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Philadelphia Phillies 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 7:15pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Newton, Iowa 10:00pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Philadelphia Phillies 1:35pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma, CA 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 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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