Sunday, July 8, 2012

It's Sunday

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


Today is July 8th, the 190th day of 2012. There are 176 days left in the year.


Signings of Parise, Suter should heat up FA market.

A look at 30 of the top remaining free agents.

Official 2012 free agent signings tracker.

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Christian soldiers on the First Crusade march around Jerusalem on this date in 1099.


Down to the wire: Argos outlast Stamps in Toronto.

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The first French settlement at Quebec was established by Samuel de Champlain on this date in 1608.


The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to stretch their season-opening win streak to two tonight, 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

The view from Regina: Riders look to re-establish home-field advantage.

The view from Edmonton: Sunday definitely Esks D-Day.

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King Charles II of England granted a charter to Rhode Island on this date in 1663.




Let's see, what's on the agenda for, then home for sports on TV. How 'bout you?


Cleveland, OH. -- Matt Moore called Saturday's start a "pretty poor effort" on his part.

And certainly, the rookie left-hander deserved much of the blame for his performance. Moore struggled early and the Rays never recovered in a 7-3 loss to the Indians Saturday night at Progressive Field with 20,658 watching.

Read the rest here.


On this date in 1693, uniforms for police in New York City were authorized.


Pittsburgh, PA.--
A day after Melky Cabrera and Andrew McCutchen showed why they're two of the best hitters in the National League, starters Ryan Vogelsong and James McDonald stole the spotlight and refocused it on pitching Saturday afternoon at PNC Park. After all, isn't that what the NL is all about?

While Vogelsong was good, McDonald was better. San Francisco's lineup had little luck in dealing with the Pirates righty, as the Giants dropped the second game of the series, 3-1, in front of a sold-out crowd at PNC Park.

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Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the U.S. Declaration of Independence to a crowd at Independence Square in Philadelphia on this date in 1776.


Today in Elvis History

1954 - Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips played "That's All Right" on his radio show. Later that night, Elvis Presley, came in for his first interview. Elvis did not know he was on the air until after the interview.

1968 - Elvis Presley reported to National General for preproduction work for the film "Charro!"

1972 - Colonel Parker announced that there would be a worldwide satellite broadcast of an Elvis Presley concert from Hawaii in October or November.

1975 - Elvis Presley flew to Oklahoma City to begin his third tour (17 dates) of the year.

1997 - The 1962 Elvis Presley movie "Kid Galahad" was released on VHS. The DVD version was released on December 6, 2005.


Kent County Free School changed its name to Washington College on this date in 1793. It was the first college to be named after U.S. President George Washington. The school was established by an act of the Maryland Assembly in 1723.


Today in Beatles History:

1966 - The Beatles album "Yesterday and Today" was certified gold by the RIAA.


On this date in 1879, the first ship to use electric lights departed from San Francisco, CA.


Today in Sports History:

1889 - John L. Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain, in the last championship bare-knuckle fight. The fight lasted 75 rounds.

1953 - Notre Dame announced that the next five years of its football games would be shown in theatres over closed circuit TV.

1970 - Jim Ray Hart (San Francisco Giants) became the first National League player in 59 seasons to collect six runs batted in (RBI) during a single inning.

2003 - Dominik Hasek announced that he planned to come out of retirement and rejoin the Detroit Red Wings.


Edward Berner, druggist in Two Rivers, WI, poured chocolate syrup on ice cream in a dish on this date in 1881. To this time chocolate syrup had only been used for making ice-cream sodas.


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Tony Stewart had an answer for the dominant pair of Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle.

In winning Saturday night's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, Stewart side-drafted and separated Kenseth and Biffle, who had surged into the lead during a two-lap run to the finish, then pulled away for his fourth win in the last eight July races at the 2.5-mile super speedway.

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The U.S. Patent Office issued a patent for the game "Twister" on this date in 1969


Coming up:

Tonight --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy Toronto at Toronto, Ontario 1:00pm EDT

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 1:35pm EDT

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

MLB -- 83rd All Star Game at Kansas City, MO. 7:00pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs BC Lions 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- F.W. Webb 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 2:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway at 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros 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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