Sunday, July 15, 2012

It's Sunday











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

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Today is July 15th, the 197th day of 2012. There are 169 days left in the year.

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Report: NHL tables initial CBA proposal to NHLPA.

Official 2012 free agent signings tracker.

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

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On this date in 1806, Lieutenant Zebulon Pike began his western expedition from Fort Belle Fountaine, near St. Louis, MO.

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Williams' quick feet the difference-maker in 'Cats win.

Reed: 'This was a key character game for us'.

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

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Lord Napier of England arrived in Macao, China as the first chief superintendent of trade on this date in 1834.

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Riders announce new stadium plans.

Riders' sideline boss tuning out the skeptics.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders put their unbeaten record on the line this Thursday when they travel to Calgary to meet the 1-2 Stampeders. Kickoff is set for 9:00pm EDT. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri call all the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network. Listen link is on the left side of this blog. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online on ESPN3.com.

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

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Georgia became the last of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union on this date in 1870.

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Time for some water!

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....watching baseball and doing dishes. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Surely the Rays' half of the seventh inning would be classified as a velvet Elvis by most baseball purists, but the end result produced a Rays masterpiece in a 5-3 win over the Red Sox on Saturday night at Tropicana Field with 27,311 watching.

Read the rest here.

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In New York, the Niagara Reservation State Park opened on this date in 1885.

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San Francisco, CA.--
Saturday night turned around in a big way for Hector Sanchez, with his walk-off single giving the Giants a 3-2 win against the Astros in a marathon 12-inning game.

Read the rest here.

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In Seattle, Washington on this date in 1916, Pacific Aero Products was incorporated by William Boeing. The company was later renamed Boeing Co.

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - Elvis Presley's single "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" hit #1 in the U.S.

1957 - Elvis Presley's single "All Shook Up" hit #1 in the U.K.

1963 - Principal photography began on the Elvis Presley film "Viva Las Vegas."

1989 - The white suit and cape that Elvis Presley wore during the "Aloha From Hawaii" TV concert was stolen from the home of Presley impersonator Charlie Stickerod.

1997 - The Elvis Presley album "Platinum - A Life in Music" was released.

2003 - Lisa Marie Presley performed an acoustic version of her new single "Sinking In" on "Live with Regis and Kelly."

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The duck-billed platypus arrived in America, direct from Australia on this date in 1922. It was exhibited at the Bronx Zoo in New York City.

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Today in Beatles History:

1958 - John Lennon's mother, Julia, died in a road accident in Liverpool.

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The spacecraft Mariner IV sent back the first close-up pictures of the planet Mars on this date in 1965.

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Today in Sports History:

1876 - George Washington Bradley of St. Louis pitched the first no-hitter in baseball in a 2-0 win over Hartford.

1973 - Nolan Ryan (California Angels) became the first pitcher in two decades to win two no-hitters in a season.

1985 - Baseball players voted to strike on August 6th if no contract was reached with baseball owners. The strike turned out to be just a one-day interruption.

1999 - In Seattle, WA, the inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field was held.

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ABC-TV premiered "One Life to Live" on this date in 1968.

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LOUDON, N.H. -- Pole-sitter Brad Keselowski took advantage of an opportune moment late in Saturday's F.W. Webb 200 Nationwide Series race and held off Kevin Harvick in the closing laps to claim his first victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, his second of the season and the 19th of his career.

Read the rest here.

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Commercial air travel began on this date in 1968 between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., when the first plane, a Soviet Aeroflot jet, landed at Kennedy International Airport in New York.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians 7:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians 12:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 12:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 9:00pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

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

Saturday --

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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