Friday, July 6, 2012

It's Friday











It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 6th, the 188th day of 2012. There are 178 days left in the year.

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Wild set up to be contenders now and in the future.

Official 2012 free agent signings tracker.

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

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King Richard III of England was crowned on this date in 1483.

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Bombers infirmary clearing out in time for clash vs. Als.

Morris: McCallum not fazed by having new field goal unit.

Cahill, Theismann highlight Argos '71 team reunion.

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

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Captain William Kidd, the pirate, was captured in Boston, MA, and deported back to England on this date in 1699.

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Friends are foes for Roughriders' Tucker.

Roughriders' Dressler 'a model of consistency'.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to stretch their season-opening win streak to two this coming Sunday, when they host the Edmonton Eskimos. Listen to the game with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network. Listen link is on the left side of this blog. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm EDT. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN3.com.

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

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In Jackson, MI, the Republican Party held its first convention on this date in 1854.

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Hi there everybody!

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff and watching TV, same as yesterday. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- All things Central are bad for the Rays.

That is Central, as in American League Central, the division with the White Sox, Indians, Tigers, Royals and Twins that has been extracting its pound of flesh from the Rays all season long.

Thursday night, the Indians performed the Central division duty by taking a 3-1 win over the Rays at Progressive Field, giving the Rays a 4-13 mark against the Central in the process.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1858, Lyman Blake patented the shoe manufacturing machine.

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San Francisco, CA.--
In the immediate aftermath of San Francisco's 6-5 loss Thursday night to the Washington Nationals, you could already sense the Giants groping for resilience.

In doing so, they weren't being heroic. They were merely trying to cope with a performance that was disturbing on many levels.

As manager Bruce Bochy said, "You move on because you have to. You don't have a choice."

Read the rest here.

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Louis Pasteur successfully tested his anti-rabies vaccine on this date in 1885. The child used in the test later became the director of the Pasteur Institute.

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Today in Elvis History

1954 - Sam Phillips gave Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips an acetate of Elvis Presley's "That's All Right (Mama)" to play on his radio show.

1955 - "Baby Let's Play House" became Elvis Presley's first top 10 country hit.

1966 - The Elvis Presley movie "Paradise Hawaiian Style" opened in theaters.

1977 - Elvis Presley's single "Way Down" was released.

2004 - A specially designed Elvis 50th Anniversary NASCAR was unveiled at Sun Studio.

2004 - Pamela Clarke Keogh's book "Elvis Presley: The Man. The Life. The Legend." was released.

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Fingerprints were exchanged for the first time between officials in Europe and the U.S. on this date in 1905. The person in question was John Walker.

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Today in Beatles History:

1957 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney were introduced to each other. Lennon invited McCartney to join his group the Quarrymen.

1964 - The Beatles' first film, "A Hard Day's Night," premiered in London.

1965 - The album "Beatles VI" hit #1 in the U.S.

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On this date in 1919, a British dirigible landed in New York at Roosevelt Field. It completed the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.

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Today in Sports History:

1933 - The first All-Star baseball game was held in Chicago. The American League beat the National League 4-2.

1957 - Althea Gibson won the Wimbledon women’s singles tennis title. She was the first black athlete to win the event.

1983 - Fred Lynn of the California Angels hit the first grand slam in an All-Star game. The American League defeated the National League 13-3.

1985 - Martina Navratilova won her 4th consecutive Wimbledon singles title.

1995 - In Los Angeles, the prosecution rested at the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

1996 - Steffi Graf won her seventh Wimbledon title.

2000 - In Orlando, FL, the body of Cory Erving was found in his vehicle in a pond near his family's home. Julius "Dr. J" Erving had reported his son missing on June 4, 2000.

2000 - A jury awarded former NHL player Tony Twist $24 million for the unconsented use of his name in the comic book Spawn and the HBO cartoon series. Co-defendant HBO settled with Twist out of court for an undisclosed amount.

2010 - It was reported that GM Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, would be renamed Rogers Arena.

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On this date in 1928, "The Lights of New York" was previewed in New York's Strand Theatre. It was the first all-talking movie.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 7:05pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway 6:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 6:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 6:35pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 1:35pm 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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