Wednesday, July 18, 2012

It's Wednesday











It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 18th, the 200th day of 2012. There are 166 days left in the year.

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Devils name Stevens, Shaw assistant coaches.

Predators GM would be interested in Doan.

Official 2012 free agent signings tracker.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actor James Brolin (Hotel, Marcus Welby M.D.) is 72; Businessman Richard Branson is 62; Actor Vin Diesel (Saving Private Ryan, The Fast and the Furious movies) is 45; Actress Kristen Bell (Big Miracle, Scream 4, Veronica Mars, Heroes) is 32.

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It's 'flustrating' for Buck.

Is Prefontaine's career over?

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

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The National Baby Food Festival begins today in Fremont, Michigan, the hometown of Gerber Products. Adults face off in the baby food eating contest, and tots crawl in races.

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Nick Graham ready for return with Roughriders.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders put their unbeaten record on the line tomorrow night 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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"The New York Weekly Journal" published the first half-page newspaper ad on this date in 1743.

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Daddy's chair is comfy!

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Staying dry and cleaning house. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Indians starting pitcher Josh Tomlin was good, but fortunately for the Rays, Matt Moore was a little better.

The rookie pitched five-plus innings, allowing two runs on three hits and five walks to go along with three strikeouts en route to a 4-2 win over Cleveland on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

Read the rest here.

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Fed up with Facebook? Maybe it's time to give Google's social network sight, Google+, a try. A new survey (American Customer Satisfaction Index) finds that users are much happier with Google+ than they are with Facebook. Facebook scored 61 out of 100 in customer satisfaction (down from 66 last year), while Google+ scored 78.

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Atlanta, GA.--
From the Giants' perspective, Turner Field might as well feature concrete gargoyles along the facades, quicksand in the batter's box and trap doors in the visitor's clubhouse. You know, a genuine house of horrors.

Yet Barry Zito and Buster Posey turned this place into a playpen Tuesday night.

Zito pitched seven effective innings and Posey collected three hits and five RBIs to lead the Giants to a 9-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves, a display of dominance San Francisco rarely has sustained in this city.

Read the rest here.

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Police in Florida said a man who broke into a Pizza Hut was unable to open the cash register... so he took two cases of mozzarella cheese.

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Today in Elvis History

1946 - Elvis Presley's family moved Commerce Street in Tupelo, MS. They had not been able to make their house payments on Berry Street.

1953 - Elvis Presley privately recorded "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" at the Memphis Recording Service. The office manager left a note for Sam Phillips that Elvis was a "good ballad singer."

1960 - Elvis Presley's "It's Now Or Never" was released.

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After freely blasting his younger self as "a hopeless ivory tower douchebag" in the latest issue of GQ, Joseph Gordon-Levitt now has another target: the magazine itself. The Dark Knight Rises star took to his website Tuesday to blast GQ for printing what he said was erroneous information regarding the October 2010 death of his older brother, Dan."

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles album "A Hard Days Night" was released.

1974 - The U.S. Justice Department ordered John Lennon out of the country by September 10. The Immigration and Naturalization Service denied him an extension of his non-immigrant visa because of his guilty plea in England to a 1968 marijuana possession charge.

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Six planes of the U.S. Army helped to form an aviation division called the Signal Corps on this date in 1914.

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Today in Sports History:

1927 - Ty Cobb set a major league baseball record by getting his 4,000th career hit. He hit 4,191 before he retired in 1928.

1964 - Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds hit the only grand slam home run of his career.

1970 - Ron Hunt of the San Francisco Giants was hit by a pitch for the 119th time in his career.

1985 - Jack Nicklaus II, at age 23 years old, made his playing debut on the pro golf tour at the Quad Cities Open in Coal Valley, IL.

2000 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. He was stopped for speeding and then failed to pass a sobriety test. Abdul-Jabbar was the leading scorer in National Basketball Association (NBA) history at the time.

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Is there a moment of the day when our cell phones aren't within reach? Apparently not because an online address-book site called Plaxo found that 19% of us have dropped our cell phones down the toilet. If that's not bad enough, a new T-Mobile survey discovered 59% of us wouldn't hesitate to 'take the plunge' and grab the phone. Yep, reach right in the toilet and save the iPhone.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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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