Wednesday, June 13, 2012

It's Wednesday












It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is June 13th, the 165th day of 2012. There are 201 days left in the year.

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Five reasons the Kings are champions.

Quick's skill, Kovy's production reasons Devils lost.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actor Tim Allen (The Santa Claus movies, Home Improvement) is 59; Actress Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire) is 50; TV journalist Hannah Storm is 50: Actor Chris Evans (Fantastic Four, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers) is 31.

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http://cfl.ca/article/stephen-stamps-rolling-on-at-camp.

Als' Bowman to miss 4-6 weeks with ligament tear.

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

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Sharpesville, Pennsylvania, school cafeteria workers have won the legal right to eat expired food items for free. [Good for them. This is America where everyone should have the right to food poisoning.]

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Taman extension a sign of faith from Riders.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders open the 2012 CFL preseason tonight at the defending Grey Cup champion BC Lions. Kickoff is set for 10:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling all the action. Listen link is on the left side of this blog.

The view from Regina: Riders’ prospects under spotlight as CFL pre-season begins.

The view from Vancouver: B.C. Lions’ Stu Foord enjoys ‘family’ feel here as he gets ready for Riders’ reunion.

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

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It's Kitchen Klutzes of America Day. Are you the person who spills the milk? Are you the person who knocks the dish off the counter and breaks it? Well my accident-prone friends today is your day. On Kitchen Klutzes of America Day it's OK to be klutzey.

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Jimmy and Daddy, ready for the ball game.

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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 waiting for Mommy to get home from work. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Rays manager Joe Maddon said his club played maybe its best game of the season Sunday, but on Tuesday it played possibly its worst.

Tampa Bay was roughed up, 11-2, by the Mets in the opener of an Interleague series at Tropicana Field, ending the Rays' four-game winning streak.

Read the rest here.

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A 14-year-old will be playing in the U.S. Open. [When I was 14 I was busy trying to get my head out of the banister.]

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San Francisco, CA.--
The pair of Giants who finally displayed home-run power at AT&T Park have been expected to flex their muscles for some time.

Madison Bumgarner, who resembles a cleanup hitter in batting practice, and Brandon Belt, a slugger according to expectations, bookended the Giants' efforts Tuesday night with home runs in a 6-3 triumph over the Houston Astros.

Read the rest here.

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LINK WORTH CLICKING - 15 signs you're addicted to Pinterest.

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Today in Elvis History

1964 - Elvis Presley's "What'd I Say" hit #21 in the U.S.

1964 - Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas" hit #29 in the U.S. The song was the b-side to "What'd I Say."

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Huge success in Europe over the past three years has convinced A1 Concepts to set up shop in America. What is A1 setting up? Well get ready, America, for the pizza vending machine. We're talking delicious vending machine pies from scratch in 2½ minutes flat.

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - The Beatles achieved their final #1 record with "The Long and Winding Road."

1975 - John Lennon made his last TV appearance. He performed "Slippin' And Sliding'" and "Imagine" on "Salute to Sir Lew Grade."

1981 - George Harrison's album "Somewhere In England" hit #13 in the U.K.

1989 - Ringo Starr joined Bob Dylan on stage at a Dylan concert in France.

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They had to close a road in Ohio Tuesday morning when a tractor-trailer overturned. The driver lost control around 3 AM and crashed, spilling thousands of bottles of apple juice across all lanes of the road, leaving it closed through the morning rush hour.

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Today in Sports History:

1912 - Christy Mathewson got his 300th career win.

1940 - The Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox became the first teams to play at Cooperstown's Doubleday Field.

1948 - The New York Yankees officially retired Babe Ruth's #3 and sent it to the Hall of Fame.

1978 - The NHL Board of Governors unanimously agreed to a merger of the Cleveland Barons and the Minnesota North Stars.

1989 - The Detroit Pistons won their first National Basketball Association title. They beat the L.A. Lakers in four games.

1991 - In the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament a spectator was killed when lightning struck.

1994 - O.J. Simpson was questioned by Los Angeles police concerning the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

1996 - Cal Ripken (Baltimore Orioles) tied Sachio Kinugasa's record of 2,215 consecutive games played.

1997 - Vladimir Konstantinov and Viacheslav Fetisov, both of the Detroit Red Wings, were severely injured in a car accident.

1997 - The Chicago Bulls won their fifth championship in seven years.

2000 - Julius "Dr. J." Erving issued a public appeal for help finding his 19-year-old son, Cory. Cory had been missing since May 28, 2000. His body was found July 6, 2000.

2002 - The Detroit Red Wings won their 10th Stanley Cup. After the game, Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman announced his retirement.

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Dallas is back with a 2 hour premiere (TNT). JR (Larry Hagman), Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and Sue Ellen Ewing (Linda Gray) return to the ranch with new secrets, schemes and betrayals and are joined by the next generation of Ewings.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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

CFL Preseason Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 10:00pm 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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