Friday, July 20, 2012

It's Saturday











It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 21st, the 203rd day of 2012. There are 163 days left in the year.

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Marian Hossa training again after Torres hit in playoffs.

NHL offer sheets: a 'what-if' guide.

Official 2012 free agent signings tracker.

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

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On this date in 1733, John Winthrop was granted the first honorary Doctor of Law Degree given by Harvard College in Cambridge, MA.

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Burnett, Esks conquer Lions at BC Place.

Dunk: Williams gets dirty to get faster.

100th Grey Cup to air live in U.S. on NBC Sports Network.

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

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The flag of Spain was lowered for the last time in San Antonio, TX on this date in 1821.

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Weston Dressler laments rare drop.

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

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The "Monkey Trial" ended in Dayton, TN on this date in 1925. John T. Scopes was convicted of violating the state law for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution. The conviction was later overturned.

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I'm outta here.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....not much. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- After 14 innings, four hours and 46 minutes, 32 strikeouts and 16 hits, a double from Ben Zobrist put the game away.

The utilityman came through by hitting a sharp grounder down the first-base line that scored Carlos Pena from first to give the Rays a 4-3 win at Tropicana Field on Friday night.

Read the rest here.

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The Veterans’ Administration of the United States was established on this date in 1930.

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Philadelphia, PA.--
This was the rarest of Giants games: Though Tim Lincecum pitched, he didn't dominate the storyline.

Lincecum continued his apparent resurgence by winning on the road for the first time since April 23. But he shared the spotlight with Brandon Crawford, whose sixth-inning grand slam Friday night propelled the Giants to a 7-2 triumph over the Phillies.

Read the rest here.

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CBS aired the first regularly scheduled program to be simulcast on radio and television on this date in 1931. The show featured singer Kate Smith, composer George Gershwin and New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker.

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Today in Elvis History

1968 - The Elvis Presley movie "Speedway" was premiered at the "Elvis Convention '68."

1990 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Hits Like Never Before" hit #71 in the U.K.

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On this date in 1947, Loren MacIver’s portrait of Emmett Kelly as Willie the Clown appeared on the cover of "LIFE" magazine.

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Today in Beatles History:

1961 - The Beatles performed a midday show at the Cavern Club.

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On this date in 1958, the last of "Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts" programs aired on CBS-TV.

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Today in Sports History:

1931 - The Reno Race Track inaugurated the daily double in the U.S.

1957 - Althea Gibson became the first black woman to win a major U.S. tennis title when she won the Women’s National clay-court singles competition.

1968 - Arnold Palmer became the first golfer to make a million dollars in career earnings after he tied for second place at the PGA Championship.

1998 - Chinese gymnast Sang Lan, 17, was paralyzed after a fall while practicing for the women's vault competition at the Goodwill Games in New York. Spinal surgery 4 days later failed to restore sensation below her upper chest.

2006 - Alex Rodriguez (New York Yankees) collected his 2,000th career hit and became the youngest player to reach the 450 home run mark.

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On this date in 1961, Capt. Virgil "Gus" Grissom became the second American to rocket into a sub-orbital pattern around the Earth. He was flying on the Liberty Bell 7.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 12:35pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 1:40pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway 2:00pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Edmonton Indy at Edmonton 2:45pm 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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