Saturday, June 30, 2012

It's Sunday











It's Sunday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 1st, the 183rd day of 2012. There are 183 days left in the year.

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Lightning, Aulie agree to two-way pact.

Report: Flyers, Jackets discussing possible Nash deal.

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

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The U.S. Post Office issued its first adhesive stamps on this date in 1847.

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Jyles spoils Ray's homecoming.

Cauz: Is this the year the East reigns supreme?

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

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On this date in 1862, the U.S. Congress established the Bureau of Internal Revenue..

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A couple of the numbers from Friday's Rider win at Hamilton are pretty impressive. Saskatchewan out-gained the Tiger-Cats through the air 390 to 248, and bested them in total yardage 500 to 405. And the Riders committed just 5 penalties for 45 yards. It was a good effort by the Green and White and gives them a good jumping off point to start the season. Next Sunday, it's the home opener for the Riders, as they host the 1-0 Edmonton Eskimos, who edged Toronto 19-15 last night. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm EDT.

Saskatchewan Roughriders pleased with stadium progress.

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

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Canada became an independent dominion on this date in 1867.

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Eating out is fun Daddy.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Church and takin' it easy. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- As the Rays were forced to use a bevy of pitchers, the Tigers benefited from a strong performance from their starter Saturday.

Detroit's Rick Porcello pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits to help the Tigers to a 6-2 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field in front of a crowd of 29,443.

Read the rest here.

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The Philadelphia Zoological Society zoo opened as the first zoo in the United States on this date in 1874.

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San Francisco, CA.--
Barry Zito was good Saturday, but his Reds counterpart was better.

Mat Latos pitched a two-hit gem to lead the Reds to a 2-1 win in his second straight complete game, voiding Zito's solid six-inning, one-run start.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1897, three years after the first issue of "Billboard Advertising" was published, the publication was renamed, "The Billboard".

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis appeared on "The Steve Allen Show." He was told not to dance and Allen had him sing "Hound Dog" to a real basset hound wearing tails.

1961 - The Elvis Presley single "I Feel So Bad's" hit #26 in the U.S.

1966 - Elvis Presley began a week of rehearsals for the film "Double Trouble."

1969 - Sam Phillips sold his label Sun Records. He was the first person to record Elvis Presley.

1972 - Elvis Presley's "An American Trilogy" hit #8 in the U.K.

2003 - The boxed set "Elvis - Close Up" was released. The set included 89 previously unreleased tracks.

2004 - The July 4th issue of TV Guide hit newsstands. Four commemorative covers were released on the same day. Each cover included a mini-CD that featured a never-before-released live version of "That's All Right." Each CD was also enhanced with CD-rom content, including Elvis trivia, downloadable Elvis screensavers, and an actual audio recording of an interview TV Guide conducted with Elvis in 1956.

2004 - The Elvis Presley album "Polk Salad Annie, Las Vegas - 1970" was released.

2005 - Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) announced that it had signed with eFashion Solutions, LLC, to manage the global web-retailing for licensed and trademarked Elvis products.

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The USDA Forest Service was created within the Department of Agriculture on this date in 1905. The agency was given the mission to sustain healthy, diverse, and productive forests and grasslands for present and future generations.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - "She Loves You" and "I'll Get You" were recorded by the Beatles.

1964 - John Lennon gave £20,000 for a house in Surrey, England.

1965 - John Lennon's "A Spaniard in the Works" was published in the U.S.

1965 - "Beatles VI" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1967 - The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" hit #1 in the U.S.

1968 - John Lennon opened an exhibit of his drawings entitled "You Are Here."

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono were involved in a car accident in Scotland. Lennon needed 17 stitches on his face, Yoko needed 14 stitches, Yoko's daughter Kyoko got 4 stitches and Julian suffered from shock.

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On this date in 1909, Thomas Edison began commercially manufacturing his new "A" type alkaline storage batteries.

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Today in Sports History:

1905 - Frank Owen (Chicago White Sox) pitched two complete games in one day.

1910 - White Sox Park opened. The park's name was later changed to Comiskey Park.

1917 - Fred Toney (Cincinnati Reds) pitched two complete games in one day.

1920 - Suzanne Lenglen became the first player to win three titles at Wimbledon in one year. She won the women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles.

1932 - Helen Moody won her fifth women's singles title in six years at Wimbledon.

1941 - Joe DiMaggio extended his hitting streak to 44 games.

1951 - Bob Feller set a major league baseball record when he pitched his third no-hitter for the Cleveland Indians.

1982 - Cal Ripken began playing shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

1985 - Robin Yount of the Milwaukee Brewers got the 1,800th hit of his career.

1995 - The NBA locked out its players. It was the first work stoppage in the league's history.

1996 - The Milwaukee Brewers ended a 19-game home run hitting streak.

1996 - Frank Thomas (Chicago White Sox) got his 1,000th hit.

1997 - Randy Myers (Baltimore Orioles) got his 300th career save.

1998 - The NBA locked out its players for the second time in its history.

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On this date in 1934, the Federal Communications Commission replaced the Federal Radio Commission as the regulator of broadcasting in the United States.

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SPARTA, Ky. -- Building a big lead during the final green-flag run and saving enough fuel to get to the end of the race, Brad Keselowski won Saturday night's Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup race in a backup car.

Keselowski, who wrecked his primary car after tangling with Juan Montoya in Friday's first practice session, picked up his series-best third victory of the season and the seventh of his career, all but assuring himself of a position in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Kasey Kahne rallied from an unscheduled pit stop on Lap 52 to finish second, followed by Denny Hamlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jeff Gordon came home fifth, one spot in front of pole-sitter Jimmie Johnson, as Hendrick Motorsports drivers claimed four of the top six positions.

Read the rest here.

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In Washington, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was opened to traffic on this date in 1940. The bridge collapsed during a wind storm on November 7, 1940.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 4:05pm EDT

Monday --

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

Tuesday --

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

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

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 11:05am EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 3:10pm EDT

Thursday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 7:05pm EDT

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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