Saturday, August 18, 2012

It's Sunday

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


Today is August 19th, the 232nd day of 2012. There are 134 days left in the year.


Tortorella sees Nash as good fit with Rangers.

Wallen's remarkable comeback still influencing others.

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Today's is the 31st birth anniversary of my "forever dog," Willis. He was a great companion and he'll always have a special place in my heart. Read all about him right here.


Kackert helps power Argos past Stampeders.

Fans salute Elliott's breakout performance.

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The discovery of gold in California was reported by the New York Herald on this date in 1848.


The Saskatchewan Roughriders, now 3-3 and tied for third in the CFL West, are on the road tonight, to meet the division leading/defending Grey Cup champion BC Lions, a team they beat 23-20 in week 3. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm EDT, on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The action can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online, at

The view from Regina: Roughriders’ drought is hard to figure out.

The view from Vancouver: Lions aim to avoid flagfest repeat against Riders.

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The process of processing condensed milk was patented by Gail Borden on this date in 1856.


Tampa, FL. -- On Saturday, Head Coach Greg Schiano said that RB LeGarrette Blount is not expected to miss an extended period of time after suffering a leg injury on Friday night.

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On this date in 1929, "Amos and Andy," the radio comedy program, made its debut on NBC starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll.


I told you he was an acrobat!


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....taking it easy again. How 'bout you?


Anaheim, CA. -- Carlos Pena's two-run, pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning completed an astounding rally from eight runs down for a 10-8 Rays win over the Angels on Saturday night at Angel Stadium with 41,086 watching.

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The new Civil Aeronautics Administration awarded honorary license #1 to Orville Wright on this date in 1940.


San Diego, CA.--
Receiving a spot start at shortstop, Joaquin Arias made manager Bruce Bochy look shrewd by driving in three runs Saturday to help the Giants outlast the San Diego Padres, 8-7.

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On this date in 1960, Francis Gary Powers, an American U-2 pilot, was convicted of espionage in Moscow.


Today in Elvis History

1954 - Elvis Presley went to Sun Studios to record "Blue Moon."

1957 - Elvis Presley's single "Loving You" hit #28 in the U.S.

1967 - The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley movie "Double Trouble" hit #47 in the U.S.

1972 - The Elvis Presley album "He Touched Me" hit #38 in the U.K.

1974 - Elvis Presley began his 11th season at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas.

1978 - The album "Elvis - NBC TV Special" hit #50 in the U.K.


Two dogs were launched in a satellite into Earth's orbit by the Soviet Union on this date in 1960.


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - In San Francisco, CA, the Beatles began their second American tour which would cover 26 cities.

1967 - Ringo and Maureen Starr had a baby boy, Jason. He was their second son.

1967 - The Beatles single "All You Need Is Love" hit #1 in the U.S.


The first piece of the 351 foot bronze statue of Christopher Columbus arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico on this date in 1998.


Today in Sports History:

1909 - The first car race to be run on brick occurred at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

1909 - The Philadelphia Phillies were rained out a major-league record 10th consecutive day.

1917 - Team managers John McGraw and Christy Matthewson were arrested for breaking New York City's blue laws. The crime was their teams were playing baseball on Sunday.

1921 - Ty Cobb (Detroit Tigers) recorded his 3,000 career hit.

1951 - The St. Louis Browns sent a midget to the plate against the Detroit Tigers. Eddie Gaedel, wearing the number 1/8 and standing only 3 feet, 7 inches tall, walked on four consecutive pitches and was then replaced by a pinch-runner.

1957 - The New York Giants Board of Directors voted to move the team to San Francisco in 1958.

1962 - Homero Blancas shot a 55 at the Premier Invitational Golf Tournament held in Longview, TX. It was the lowest score in U.S. competitive golf history.

1981 - In Zurich, Switzerland, Renaldo Nehemia set a new world record with 110 hurdles in 12.93 seconds.

1995 - Bobby Thigpen (Chicago White Sox) got his 40th save of season and became the eighth and fastest to record 40 saves in a season.

1995 - Mike Tyson knocked out Peter McNeeley after just 89 seconds.

1996 - Paul Molitor (Minnesota Twins) tied Lou Gherig by hitting his 534th career double.

2002 - John Madden debuted on "Monday Night Football."

2004 - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig received a contract extension through 2009.


Lorne Michaels received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this date in 1999.


MONTREAL -- Justin Allgaier might come from a family whose roots are deeply planted in oval track stock-car racing, but Saturday Lil' Gator proved he can turn left and right with the best of the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Allgaier captured his first win of the season at the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, emerging in front after a frenzied green-white-checkered finish.

Read the rest here.


On this date in 2004, Google Inc. stock began selling on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The initial price was set at $85 and ended the day at $100.34 with more than 22 million shares traded.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway 12:00pm EDT

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at BC Lions 7:00pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

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

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 1:10pm EDT

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

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Food City 250 at Bristol 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 7:10pm EDT

NFL Pre-season Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New England Patriots 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 4:05pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Calgary Stampeders 3:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol 7:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma 4:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 8:00pm 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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