Tuesday, June 12, 2012

It's Tuesday












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

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Today is June 12th, the 164th day of 2012. There are 202 days left in the year.

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

Wednesday, May 30th Los Angeles 2 at New Jersey 1 OT
Saturday, June 2nd Los Angeles 2 at New Jersey 1 OT
Monday, June 4th New Jersey 0 at Los Angeles 4
Wednesday, June 6th New Jersey 3 at Los Angeles 1
Saturday, June 9th Los Angeles 1 at New Jersey 2
Monday, June 11th New Jersey 1 at Los Angeles 6 (Los Angeles wins series 4-2)

Kings rout Devils 6-1 to win first Cup.

Quick uses historic stinginess to claim Conn Smythe.

Parade for Kings set for Thursday.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Former U.S President George H.W. Bush is 88; Actor Jim Nabors (Andy Griffith Show, Gomer Pyle) is 80; Actor Timothy Busfield (thirtysomething, The West Wing) is 55; Blues musician Kenny Wayne Shepherd is 35; Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima is 31.

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Rider Roster Set For Pre-Season Action Vs Lions.

Riders Acquire Chris Patrick From Toronto.

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

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Matthew McConaughey has married his girlfriend of six years, Camila Alves. Matthew and Camila tied the knot Saturday evening in his native Texas in front of close friends and family.

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Play Ball!

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....the Johnny Blog, my radio stuff, hanging out with Jimmy and going to get Mommy from work. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- After an off day, the Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Mets tonight in interleague action. Alex Cobb goes to the mound for the Rays, Chris Young for New York.

First pitch is at 7:05pm EDT.

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NEW ON DVD TODAY - Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law); A Little Bit of Heaven (Kate Hudson); Tyler Perry's Good Deeds; Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba); Missing - The Complete 1st Season.

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San Francisco, CA.--
After an off day, the San Francisco Giants host the Houston Astros tonight. Madison Bumgarner goes to the mound for the Giants, Bud Norris for Houston.

First pitch is at 10:15pm EDT.

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Who's tracking your movements across the web? The biggest offenders are Google and Facebook, according to a new semi-annual analysis of the ad tracking industry (Evidon Global Tracker Report). Using data collected by the browser plugin Ghostery the top five trackers of Internet users were all Google and Facebook.

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Today in Elvis History

1965 - Elvis Presley's single "Crying In The Chapel" hit #3 in the U.S.

1965 - The soundtrack to the Elvis Preslye movie "Girl Happy" hit #8 in the U.S.

1966 - Elvis Presley recorded Kui Lee's "I'll Remember You."

1967 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley movie "Speedway."

1968 - The Elvis Presley movie "Speedway" premiered in Charlotte, NC.

1971 - Elvis Presley's single "Life/Only Believe" hit #53 in the U.S.

1976 - The album "From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee" hit #29 in the U.K.

1989 - Graceland opened the Elvis Presley Autoland Museum, which contained over 20 cars owned by Presley.

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This is fun news -- researchers discovered, after studying 2 million people, that you're more likely to die on your birthday than any other day of the year. The 'birthday blues' bring a rise in deaths from heart attacks, strokes, falls, suicides and even cancer. They found people over age 60 were 14% more likely to die on their birthdays.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles received their MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) awards.

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono released the album "Some Time In New York City."

1976 - The Wings single "Silly Love Songs" hit #2 in the U.K.

1995 - Paul McCartney's daughter Stella premiered her fashion collection in London. One of the songs used for runway music was "Stella May." The song was written by Paul McCartney.

2007 - The Traveling Wilburys Collection and the Deluxe Collectors Edition were released in the U.S. It was released the previous day in the U.K.

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Glitter will fly, rhinestones will roll, and hot glue guns will be fired in Craft Wars, TLC's ultimate crafting competition, hosted and executive produced by avid crafter Tori Spelling. In each episode of Craft Wars -- premiering June 26 -- three talented crafters will go head to head to create themed projects in the hopes of winning a $10,000 prize.

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Today in Sports History:

1839 - Abner Doubleday created the game of baseball, according to the legend. However, evidence has surfaced that indicates that the game of baseball was played before 1800.

1939 - The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, New York. This was exactly one hundred years to the day on which the game was supposedly invented by Abner Doubleday.

1948 - Ben Hogan won his first U.S. Open golf classic.

1967 - The Senators beat Chicago, 6-5, in 22 innings. The game lasted six hours, 38 minutes and ended at 2:43 a.m. and caused the league to adopt a curfew stating that no inning may start after 1:00 a.m.

1981 - Major league baseball players began a 49 day strike. The issue was free-agent compensation.

1985 - Wayne "The Great One" Gretzky was named winner of the NHL's Hart Trophy. The award is given to the league Most Valuable Player.

1991 - The Chicago Bulls won their first NBA championship. The Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers four games to one.

1994 - Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered outside her home in Los Angeles. O.J. Simpson was later acquitted of the killings, but he was held liable in a civil suit.

1997 - Interleague play began in baseball, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series.

2000 - Steve Young (San Francisco 49ers) retired from the NFL.

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Some politicians in Sweden want to encourage men to sit during urination. The Left Party said sit-down urination is more hygienic and reduces the risk of bathroom users having to negotiate their way around puddles en route to the toilet. The supporters of the motion said sitting during urination also has medical benefits, including reducing the risk of prostate problems and leading to a healthier and longer sex life.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Mets 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 3:45pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Seattle Mariners 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Milwaukee IndyFest at West Allis, WI. 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 7:15pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Seattle Mariners 10:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Seattle Mariners 4:10pm 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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