Thursday, June 28, 2012

It's Thursday











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

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Today is June 28th, the 180th day of 2012. There are 186 days left in the year.

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Oilers name Krueger coach.

NHLPA finishes executive board meetings.

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

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Today's Birthday: U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is 74; Actress Kathy Bates is 64; Actor John Cusack (Say Anything) is 46; Dancer Lacey Schwimmer (So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars) is 24.

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Dunk: Escaping mediocrity is a must for ‘Cats to compete.

Calvillo relishing pivotal competition in East Division.

Landry: How much have the 2012 Argonauts improved?

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

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A bear that had been tranquilized and removed from a residential area of Cape Cod has returned. [Figures. Summer usually means sequels.]

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VANSTONE: Roughriders’ fan ban poorly timed.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders open the 2012 CFL season tomorrow 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.

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

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Researchers at Cambridge University may have just discovered the secret to happiness, at least for men: Do more chores. Men from seven European countries were found to have an improved sense of well-being and work-life balance, as well as less work-life conflict, if they helped more around the house.

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Lemonade goes great with pizza.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff and prepping for tomorrow's visit by the pest control guy. How 'bout you?

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Kansas City, MO. -- The Rays displayed some late-inning magic, but the Royals countered with some of their own.

Despite rallying back to tie the game in the eighth, the Rays couldn't avoid a three-game sweep with a 5-4 loss on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Read the rest here.

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Ever eat a burger and go, "Man, I wish the cheese were ON TOP of the bun?" Well, KFC Philippines thinks you're nuts. The company has introduced the new Cheese Top Burger -- in the Philippines.

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San Francisco, CA.--
Tim Lincecum pitched seven encouraging innings and ended a 10-game winless streak Wednesday as the Giants completed a three-game series sweep with a 3-0 triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Read the rest here.

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Austrian police caught a whiff of something amiss when they stopped three overloaded and sagging vans filled with the aromatic cargo. Officials found around 9½ tons of garlic in the vehicles, which were heading into Hungary from Austria. Five men were questioned and charged with suspicion of stolen goods. Cops say the garlic is worth around $37,500.

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Today in Elvis History

1973 - The album "Elvis - That's The Way It Is" was certified gold by the RIAA.

2004 - SIRIUS, a satellite radio provider, announced the launch of Elvis Radio. The radio channel debuted on July 2.

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The Indiana Jones film series will be coming to Blu-ray on September 18. The films will be in 1080p high definition, with plenty of bonus features and Steven Spielberg and Ben Burtt, best known for his sound design magic in Star Wars, went over the original Raiders of the Lost Ark negative together, to make sure it looks and sounds the way it did over 30 years ago.

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Today in Beatles History:

1991 - "Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio" debuted at the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool.

1999 - George Harrison disclosed that he had a cancerous lump removed from his neck the previous summer.

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The U.S. Congress made Labor Day a U.S. national holiday on this date in 1894.

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Today in Sports History:

1971 - The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali.

1995 - The NBA Draft was held at the Skydome in Toronto, Ontario. It was the first time the draft was held outside the United States.

1996 - Darryl Strawberry hit his 300th home run.

1997 - Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield's ear after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas, NV.

2000 - Jeff Cirillo (Colorado Rockies) hit three home runs and a double against San Francisco.

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The "Quiz Kids" was heard on NBC radio for the first time on this date in 1940.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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

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

Friday --

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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