Saturday, July 28, 2012

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

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Today is July 29th, the 211th day of 2012. There are 155 days left in the year.

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Brown uses Stanley Cup to help military families.

Blood, Sweat and Cheers: Denis Savard.

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

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The first schoolhouse to be located west of the Allegheny Mountains was built in Schoenbrunn, Ohio on this date in 1773.

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Lions offence comes together to end skid.

LaPolice: Bombers need to get better, even after first win.

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

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"The Pittsburgh Gazette" became the first newspaper west of the Alleghenies to be published on this date in 1786. The paper's name was later changed to "The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette."

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Late lead slips away in loss to Ti-Cats

Regina, SK.-- Henry Burris tossed 4 touchdown passes and led a 4th quarter comeback that resulted in a Hamilton Tiger-Cats 35-34 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders, in front of a sell-out crowd of 32,898 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.

The Riders took the opening kick and drove 62 yards in 10 plays for a Kory Sheets 1 yard touchdown run. Chris Milo converted 5:10 in, putting Saskatchewan on top, 7-0. Luca Congi booted
a 32 yard field goal with 4:32 left, making it a 7-3 Rider lead after one.

The kickers did all the scoring in the second quarter. Josh Bartel cut the Ti-Cat deficit to 7-4 15 seconds into the quarter with a 52 yard punt single, Milo upped the Saskatchewan lead to 10-4 with a 47 yard field goal with 8:52 to play in the half, Congi responded with a 27 yard field goal for Hamilton with 4:15 left, then Milo kicked one from 13 yards out with 76 seconds to go, putting the Roughrider lead to 13-7 at the half.

Milo got a 51 yard missed field goal single 4:21 into the second half for a 14-7 Saskatchewan lead. Burris struck back, finding Chris Williams for a 21 yard major. Congi's convert with 6:14 to play, bringing the Ti-Cats up to a 14-14 tie. On the Riders' next play from scrimmage, Taj Smith took a pass from Darian Durant down the right sideline flew 74 yards for the major. With the Milo convert with 5:26 left, then his 64 yard kickoff single 12 seconds later, the Saskatchewan lead was 8, at 22-14. A Milo 33 yard field goal with 1:55 left grew the lead to 25-14, then on their next possession, Durant found Jock Sanders for a 20 yard touchdown pass on the final play of the 3rd quarter. Milo converted and the Riders were up 32-14 after three.

Milo blasted a 64 yard kickoff single to open the final quarter, increasing the Saskatchewan lead to 19, at 33-14. On their next possession, Hamilton scored on a Burris to Onrea Jones 10 yard major. Congi's convert with 12:35 left cut the deficit to 32-21. It was 31-28 3:12 later, when Burris found Dave Stala open in the front left corner on the end zone, followed by the Congi convert. Then, after forcing a Saskatchewan 2 and out, Burris marched his team down field, racking up first downs on each of six straight plays, to move the ball to the Rider 5. After a pass lost 2 yards, Burris would get the ball to Jones for a 7 yard touchdown. Congi's convert made it 35-33 Ti-Cats, with 2:52 left in regulation time. Saskatchewan would take the ensuing kick and move to the Hamilton 40, where, with 1:25 to play, Milo would miss from 47 yards, settling for the conceded single, cutting the Ti-Cat lead to 35-34. After forcing the Tabbies to punt the ball back with :53 seconds to go, the Riders went nowhere, going three and out and draining 26 seconds off the clock. Burris would then take three straight knees, running out the clock and preserving Hamilton's third straight win, 35-34.

For the Tiger-Cats, Henry Burris was 28-of-38 for 355 yards and 4 touchdowns while being sacked twice. Chris Williams caught 9 passes for 101 yards and 1 touchdown, Onrea Jones caught 7 passes for 65 yards and 2 touchdowns, Dave Stala caught a touchdown pass, Josh Bartel kicked a punt single and Luca Congi kicked 2 field goals and 4 converts. For Saskatchewan, Darian Durant was 24-of-39 passing for 380 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception, while being sacked once. Weston Dressler had 9 catches for 121 yards, Taj Smith and Jock Sanders each caught a touchdown pass, Kory Sheets rushed for a touchdown and Chris Milo kicked 3 field goals, 3 converts, 2 missed field goal singles and 2 kickoff singles. Defensively, Dee Webb led Hamilton with 5 tackles and for the Riders, Abraham Kromah led with 9 tackles.

The Tiger-Cats had 356 yards passing and 83 rushing, for 430 total yards. They had 23 first downs, didn't turn the ball over and were penalized 8 times for 75 yards. For Saskatchewan, they had 434 total yards on 380 passing and 72 rushing. They picked up 20 first downs, were penalized 3 times for 27 yards and turned the ball over 3 times, on an interception, a fumble and on downs.

With their third straight win, Hamilton improves to 3-2, tying Toronto for first in the CFL East. The Roughriders lose their second straight, slipping to 3-2 and remaining in a first place tie with Edmonton and the winner of the BC-Calgary game, in the CFL West.

Both teams have next week off, returning to play in week seven. On Thursday, August 9th, Hamilton plays at home against Calgary, with kickoff set for 7:00pm EDT. On Friday, August 10th, Saskatchewan plays at Edmonton against the co-leading Eskimos. Kickoff is set for 9:30pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com.

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

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The first transcontinental telephone service was inaugurated when two people held a conversation between New York, NY and San Francisco, CA. on this date in 1914.

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The first transcontinental telephone service was inaugurated when two people held a conversation between New York, NY and San Francisco, CA.

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So, how y'all doin'?

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

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Baltimore, MD. -- Call the fifth inning what you will -- a Maalox moment for Rays manager Joe Maddon or a defining moment for Matt Moore. One thing was certain, you could almost hear the ker-thump, ker-thump of the rookie southpaw's heart when Albert Pujols stepped to the plate with one out and the bases loaded.

Moore had a three-run lead at the time and every one of the 41,232 Angels fans watching wanted to see the veteran slugger spoil Moore's outing with one swing of his mighty bat.

He did not, and the Rays came away with a 3-0 win over the Angels at Angel Stadium.

Read the rest here.

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Disney's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island" was released on this date in 1950.

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San Francisco, CA.--
The National League West standings suggest that the Giants and Dodgers will compete fiercely for the division title through the rest of the season.

The pair of games these teams have played this weekend indicate otherwise.

The Giants and their fans won't want to admit it, but the Dodgers look like the decidedly superior club, at least right now. This impression was underscored Saturday by Los Angeles' 10-0 victory, which trimmed San Francisco's West lead to one game over the Dodgers.

Read the rest here.

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Jack Paar began hosting the "Tonight" show on NBC-TV on this date in 1957. The name of the show was changed to "The Jack Paar Show." Paar was host for five years.

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Today in Elvis History

1978 - The reissue of the Elvis Presley single "Don't Be Cruel" hit #24 in the U.K.

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was authorized by the U.S. Congress on this date in 1958.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles film "Help!" premiered in London.

1998 - Miramax Films announced that they had purchased the rights to the Beatle's movie "A Hard Day's Night" with the intention of releasing a remastered version on the movie's 35th anniversary.

1998 - Paul McCartney's childhood home, 20 Forthlin Road, opened to the public.

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England's Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married on this date in 1981.

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Today in Sports History:

1754 - The first international boxing match was held. The 25-minute match was won when Jack Slack of Britain knocked out Jean Petit from France.

1874 - Major Walter Copton Winfield of England received a U.S. patent for the lawn-tennis court.

1940 - John Sigmund of St. Louis, MO completed a 292-mile swim down the Mississippi River. The swim from St. Louis to Caruthersville, MO took him 89 hours and 48 minutes.

1983 - Steve Garvey (Los Angeles Dodgers) set the National League consecutive game record at 1,207.

2003 - Bill Mueller (Boston Red Sox) became the first player in major league baseball history to hit grand slams from both sides of the plate in a game. He had a total of three home runs in the game and collected 9 RBIs. It was only the 12th time that a player hit two grand slams in a single game.

2003 - Marcus Giles (Atlanta Braves) tied a major league record when he went 5-5 to give him hits in nine straight at-bats. The record was shared by 10 players at the time.

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General Motors announced on this date in 1985 that Spring Hill, TN, would be the home of the Saturn automobile assembly plant.

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Indianapolis, IN.-- Taking advantage of a NASCAR penalty to Elliott Sadler, Brad Keselowski cruised to victory in Saturday's Indiana 250, the inaugural appearance for the Nationwide Series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Keselowski beat Penske Racing teammate Sam Hornish Jr. to the finish line by 3.3 seconds after NASCAR penalized points leader Sadler for jumping the last restart of the race on Lap 83, after Kyle Busch's spin in Turn 1 brought out the fifth caution on Lap 79.

Read the rest here.

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Astronomers announced on this date in 2005 that they had discovered a new planet (Xena) larger than Pluto in orbit around the sun.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics 3:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets 3:45pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- U.S. Cellular 250 presented by the Enlist Weed Control System at Iowa Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway 12:00pm

Izod Indy Car Series -- The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 3:10pm 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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