Thursday, July 26, 2012

It's Thursday











It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 26th, the 208th day of 2012. There are 158 days left in the year.

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Weber prepared to help Predators chase Cup.

Staios retires, joins Leafs' management staff.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Singer Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) is 69; Actress Helen Mirren (The Queen) is 67; Actress Sandra Bullock is 48.

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CFL.ca Online Water Cooler: Week 4.

Bombers amped up for home opener.

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

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North Korea and Colombia were scheduled to start a Women's Olympic soccer match at 7:45 PM local time Wednesday in Glasgow, but shortly before the game a stadium screen identified the North Korean team with a South Korean flag. The North Korean team returned to their locker room and refused to play. They later reemerged and the game started. North Korea won the game 2-0.

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Riders ready to move on following late collapse.

Rob Bagg faces surgery on injured left knee.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are back in action this coming Saturday, when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a team they beat 43-16 in week one. Catch the game starting at 6:00pm EDT with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network. Watch the game on TSN in Canada and ESPN3.com in the U.S.

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

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A postal system was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States on this date in 1775. The first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin.

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Jimmy is a budding artist.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff, plus baseball on TV. How 'bout you?

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Baltimore, MD. -- The Rays' bats were due for an explosion, and Jose Lobaton was due for some ice cream.

Lobaton belted his first career home run in the Rays' 10-1 win against the Orioles on Wednesday night, and was promptly treated to a few scoops of ice cream in the dugout.

Read the rest here.

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The Great Texas Mosquito Festival begins today in Clute, Texas. It includes the Mosquito Calling Contest and the Mr. and Mrs. Mosquito legs Contest.

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San Francisco, CA.--
The Giants' 6-3 loss Wednesday to the San Diego Padres could have been compared to a bad dream. Buster Posey wasn't in the lineup. Neither was Pablo Sandoval. And Tim Lincecum's ineffectiveness returned.

Read the rest here.

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Wildlife experts report that gorillas living in Rwanda have learned on their own how to dismantle traps set by poachers. [If you think that's impressive, the gorillas then teach fellow gorillas by posting how-to videos on YouTube.]

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - The Elvis Presley single "Hard-Headed Woman" hit #2 in the U.S.

1965 - Elvis Presley's version of the Orioles' "Crying in the Chapel" peaked at #3 on the pop chart.

1969 - Elvis began a month long appearance at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. It was his first live engagement in almost eight years.

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A Canadian man accidentally shot himself while trying to kill a mouse with the butt of his rifle. The man was intending to crush the rodent with the weapon but didn't know the gun was loaded. He got quite a shock when the gun fired, with the bullet grazing his forehead.

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Today in Beatles History:

1968 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney completed the song "Hey Jude."

1974 - The Strawberry Fields Forever Fan Club began its first Beatle Convention in Boston, MA.

2001 - Ringo Starr and his 2001 All Starr Band began a 28-city North American tour. The lineup included Supertramp's Roger Hodgson, Emerson, Lake and Palmer's Greg Lake, Mott the Hoople's Ian Hunter, Howard Jones, Sheila E. and Mark Rivera of Billy Joel's band.

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Sorry, Twilight fans, those nasty rumors turned out to be true: Kristen Stewart did cheat on Robert Pattinson with her Snow White director Rupert Sanders. Both Stewart and Sanders issued statements Wednesday after lovey-dovey photos surfaced. Stewart says she still loves Pattinson.

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Today in Sports History:

1859 - The first intercollegiate Regatta was held in Worcester, MA, with Harvard beating Yale and Brown.

1928 - Gene Tunney beat Tom Heeney by a technical knockout in the 11th round at Yankee Stadium to retain the world heavyweight title.

1948 - Babe Ruth was seen by the public for the last time, when he attended the New York City premiere of the motion picture, "The Babe Ruth Story."

1992 - Miguel Indurain of Spain won his second straight Tour de France.

1996 - American swimmer Amy Van Dyken won the 50-meter freestyle to become Atlanta's first quadruple gold medalist and the first U.S. woman to win four in a single Olympics.

1998 - Three spectators were killed and six were injured by flying debris from a one-car crash at the U.S. 500 at Michigan Speedway. They were the first fan deaths at a major race in the United States in more than a decade.

2004 - The Arizona Diamondbacks ended their club-record losing streak of 14 games.

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New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on this date in 1788.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 12:35pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at California Angels 10:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Indy 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats 6:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at California Angels 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at California Angels 3:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm 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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