Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It's Wednesday

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


Today is June 20th, the 172nd day of 2012. There are 194 days left in the year.


Senators, Karlsson agree on 7-year contract extension.

Alfredsson still mum on retirement.

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Today's Birthdays: Home improvement expert Bob Vila is 66; Singer Lionel Richie is 63; Actor John Goodman (Roseanne, O Brother Where Art Thou?, The Big Lebowski) is 60; Actress Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge, The Hours, Cold Mountain) is 45; Actor Josh Lucas (The Lincoln Lawyer, Glory Road) is 41.


Argos’ third-string QB steals show in win over Alouettes.

Moffat: The nomadic life of Jeff Reinebold.

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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.


Sam Hurl is mane man with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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.

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Nadya Suleman's first pornographic video, "Octomom: Home Alone," is available to purchase online today (Wednesday). The video was shot in early May, and Suleman said her first adult video shoot was "amazing."


Look, Daddy. I got a real baseball!


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?


Washington, D.C. -- A solid outing from David Price and some timely hitting led a 5-4 Rays win over the Nationals on Tuesday night at Nationals Park.

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Summer begins tonight at 7:09 PM EDT. In the Southern Hemisphere it's the beginning of winter.


Anaheim, CA.--
Barry Zito's troubles in his last time out stemmed from a lack of aggressiveness. He was missing pitches out of the zone.

Though on Tuesday against the Angels he had no such troubles, he had nearly an identical result.

In the followup to his five-run outing last time out, Zito surrendered eight runs to the Angels in a 12-5 loss at Angel Stadium. The Giants' loss was their fourth in their last six games and put them at 2-3 on their nine-game road trip.

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A study out of the UK found 12% of women never, ever check their car's oil level. Does that make you cringe, guys, or what? Of course, we're walking around in 15-year old underwear with an elastic band that is barely hanging on, so we each have our thing.


Today in Elvis History

1963 - The Beatles formed their first corporation, Beatles Ltd. It was set up to handle their finances.

1964 - A book critic described John Lennon as "in a pathetic state of near illiteracy" after the publication of "In His Own Write."

1986 - Paul McCartney participated in the "Prince's Trust Birthday Party" at Wembley Arena.

1989 - Ringo Starr announced a comeback tour with his All-Starr Band.

1989 - Ringo Starr was a guest on NBC-TV's "Late Night With David Letterman."

1994 - It was reported that Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were working on a new song for inclusion on the "Anthology" box set.


Johnny Depp's publicist has verified that the actor has split with Vanessa Paradis. The statement read: "Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have amicably separated. Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children." Depp and Paradis have been together since 1998.


Today in Beatles History:

1967 - Paul McCartney told a British television audience that he had taken LSD.


Forbes reports Kristen Stewart is the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, pulling in $34.5 million from May to May.


Today in Sports History:

1912 - The New York Giants and the Boston Braves combined for 17 runs in the ninth inning. The Giants scored 7 to the Braves' 10 runs. The Giants won the game 21-12.

1936 - Jesse Owens set a 100-meter record at 10.2 seconds.

1950 - Willie Mays graduated from high school and immediately signed with the New York Giants.

1960 - Floyd Patterson knocked out Ingemar Johansson to become the first heavyweight fighter to regain his own crown.

1966 - The U.S. Open golf tournament was broadcast in color for the first time.

1967 - Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. The U.S. Supreme Court later overturned the conviction.

1980 - Roberto Duran won a fifteen-round decision over Sugar Ray Leonard. It was the first defeat in twenty-eight professional fights for Leonard.

1982 - Pete Rose played in his 3,000th major league game. It was also his 523rd consecutive game.

1993 - The Chicago Bulls won their third consecutive NBA title. They defeated the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 with a score of 99-98.

1994 - The Tigers' streak of 25 straight games with at least one home run ended. They lost the game 7-1 to Cleveland.

1994 - O.J. Simpson pled innocent in Los Angeles to the killing of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

1998 - Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) hit two home runs for the second straight game. The feat set a major league baseball record of 16 home runs in June.

1999 - Lawrence Phillips became the first NFL Europe player to rush for more that 1,000 yards in a season.

1999 - The Dallas Stars won their first NHL Stanley Cup by defeating the Buffalo Sabres in the third overtime of game six. The game actually began on June 19th.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 38th home run of the season. The home run broke the major league baseball record for homers before the midseason All-Star break.

2002 - Luis Castillo (Florida Marlins) set a major league record for second basemen when he got a hit in his 34th straight game.

2003 - Jose Canseco was arrested after testing positive for steroids, a violation of his probation that stemmed from a nightclub brawl.

2004 - Ken Griffey Jr. (Cincinnati Reds) got his 500th career home run.

2007 - Sammy Sosa (Texas Rangers) got his 600th career home run. The hit came against the Chicago Cubs, his former team.


The U.S. Congress approved the Great Seal of the United States on this date in 1782.


Coming up:

Tonight --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Angels 10:05pm EDT

Thursday --

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


That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so tomorrow too. Thanks again!

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