Saturday, June 30, 2012

It's Sunday











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

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Today is July 1st, the 183rd day of 2012. There are 183 days left in the year.

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Lightning, Aulie agree to two-way pact.

Report: Flyers, Jackets discussing possible Nash deal.

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

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The U.S. Post Office issued its first adhesive stamps on this date in 1847.

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Jyles spoils Ray's homecoming.

Cauz: Is this the year the East reigns supreme?

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

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On this date in 1862, the U.S. Congress established the Bureau of Internal Revenue..

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A couple of the numbers from Friday's Rider win at Hamilton are pretty impressive. Saskatchewan out-gained the Tiger-Cats through the air 390 to 248, and bested them in total yardage 500 to 405. And the Riders committed just 5 penalties for 45 yards. It was a good effort by the Green and White and gives them a good jumping off point to start the season. Next Sunday, it's the home opener for the Riders, as they host the 1-0 Edmonton Eskimos, who edged Toronto 19-15 last night. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm EDT.

Saskatchewan Roughriders pleased with stadium progress.

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

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Canada became an independent dominion on this date in 1867.

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Eating out is fun Daddy.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Church and takin' it easy. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- As the Rays were forced to use a bevy of pitchers, the Tigers benefited from a strong performance from their starter Saturday.

Detroit's Rick Porcello pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits to help the Tigers to a 6-2 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field in front of a crowd of 29,443.

Read the rest here.

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The Philadelphia Zoological Society zoo opened as the first zoo in the United States on this date in 1874.

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San Francisco, CA.--
Barry Zito was good Saturday, but his Reds counterpart was better.

Mat Latos pitched a two-hit gem to lead the Reds to a 2-1 win in his second straight complete game, voiding Zito's solid six-inning, one-run start.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1897, three years after the first issue of "Billboard Advertising" was published, the publication was renamed, "The Billboard".

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis appeared on "The Steve Allen Show." He was told not to dance and Allen had him sing "Hound Dog" to a real basset hound wearing tails.

1961 - The Elvis Presley single "I Feel So Bad's" hit #26 in the U.S.

1966 - Elvis Presley began a week of rehearsals for the film "Double Trouble."

1969 - Sam Phillips sold his label Sun Records. He was the first person to record Elvis Presley.

1972 - Elvis Presley's "An American Trilogy" hit #8 in the U.K.

2003 - The boxed set "Elvis - Close Up" was released. The set included 89 previously unreleased tracks.

2004 - The July 4th issue of TV Guide hit newsstands. Four commemorative covers were released on the same day. Each cover included a mini-CD that featured a never-before-released live version of "That's All Right." Each CD was also enhanced with CD-rom content, including Elvis trivia, downloadable Elvis screensavers, and an actual audio recording of an interview TV Guide conducted with Elvis in 1956.

2004 - The Elvis Presley album "Polk Salad Annie, Las Vegas - 1970" was released.

2005 - Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) announced that it had signed with eFashion Solutions, LLC, to manage the global web-retailing for licensed and trademarked Elvis products.

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The USDA Forest Service was created within the Department of Agriculture on this date in 1905. The agency was given the mission to sustain healthy, diverse, and productive forests and grasslands for present and future generations.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - "She Loves You" and "I'll Get You" were recorded by the Beatles.

1964 - John Lennon gave £20,000 for a house in Surrey, England.

1965 - John Lennon's "A Spaniard in the Works" was published in the U.S.

1965 - "Beatles VI" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1967 - The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" hit #1 in the U.S.

1968 - John Lennon opened an exhibit of his drawings entitled "You Are Here."

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono were involved in a car accident in Scotland. Lennon needed 17 stitches on his face, Yoko needed 14 stitches, Yoko's daughter Kyoko got 4 stitches and Julian suffered from shock.

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On this date in 1909, Thomas Edison began commercially manufacturing his new "A" type alkaline storage batteries.

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Today in Sports History:

1905 - Frank Owen (Chicago White Sox) pitched two complete games in one day.

1910 - White Sox Park opened. The park's name was later changed to Comiskey Park.

1917 - Fred Toney (Cincinnati Reds) pitched two complete games in one day.

1920 - Suzanne Lenglen became the first player to win three titles at Wimbledon in one year. She won the women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles.

1932 - Helen Moody won her fifth women's singles title in six years at Wimbledon.

1941 - Joe DiMaggio extended his hitting streak to 44 games.

1951 - Bob Feller set a major league baseball record when he pitched his third no-hitter for the Cleveland Indians.

1982 - Cal Ripken began playing shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

1985 - Robin Yount of the Milwaukee Brewers got the 1,800th hit of his career.

1995 - The NBA locked out its players. It was the first work stoppage in the league's history.

1996 - The Milwaukee Brewers ended a 19-game home run hitting streak.

1996 - Frank Thomas (Chicago White Sox) got his 1,000th hit.

1997 - Randy Myers (Baltimore Orioles) got his 300th career save.

1998 - The NBA locked out its players for the second time in its history.

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On this date in 1934, the Federal Communications Commission replaced the Federal Radio Commission as the regulator of broadcasting in the United States.

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SPARTA, Ky. -- Building a big lead during the final green-flag run and saving enough fuel to get to the end of the race, Brad Keselowski won Saturday night's Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup race in a backup car.

Keselowski, who wrecked his primary car after tangling with Juan Montoya in Friday's first practice session, picked up his series-best third victory of the season and the seventh of his career, all but assuring himself of a position in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Kasey Kahne rallied from an unscheduled pit stop on Lap 52 to finish second, followed by Denny Hamlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jeff Gordon came home fifth, one spot in front of pole-sitter Jimmie Johnson, as Hendrick Motorsports drivers claimed four of the top six positions.

Read the rest here.

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In Washington, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was opened to traffic on this date in 1940. The bridge collapsed during a wind storm on November 7, 1940.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 4:05pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 6:35pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 11:05am EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 3:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 7:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 7:05pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway 6:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 6:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 6:35pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 1:35pm 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!

It's Saturday











It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is June 30th, the 182nd day of 2012. There are 184 days left in the year.

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Team breakdowns heading into July 1.

Reports: Brodeur hires agent, could test market.

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

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The Erie Railroad rolled out its first passenger train on this date in 1841.

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Simon re-writes record books in Grey Cup rematch.

Ray expecting boos from Edmonton crowd.

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

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On this date in 1859, Charles Blondin became the first person to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

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Hamilton, ON. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders clicked on both sides of the ball Friday night in their season opener, beating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 43-16, in front of 25,682 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario.

The Riders got on the board first, taking their second possession 86 yards in 9 plays, ending with a Darian Durant to Weston Dressler 9 yard touchdown pass. Chris Milo converted, giving Saskatchewan a 7-0 lead with 4:06 to play in the first. The Ti-Cats responded, getting a Luca Congi field goal with 1:11 left, cutting the Rider lead to 7-3 after one.

It was a one point game 4:45 into the second, as Congi kicked a 23 yard field goal, slicing the deficit to 7-6. On Saskatchewan's next possession, Durant threw to Dressler, who snagged the ball on the turf, got up and ran for a 52 yard gain. Hamilton didn't challenge the play and the Roughriders had the ball at the Tiger-Cat 29. Soon after, Durant found Chris Getzlaf for a 26 yard major. Milo converted and the lead was 14-6 at the 6:23 mark. Hamilton made a bid to get back in it, as Chevon Walker would take a hand-off on the Ti-Cat's first play of their next possession. After clearing the line, Walker did the rest, rumbling 89 yards for a touchdown. Congi converted and the Saskatchewan lead was down to 1 at 14-13 with 7:57 left in the opening half. The lead grew by a deuce to 16-13 when Hamilton punter Josh Bartel conceded a safety with 4:35 to go in the half. The Riders would take that lead into halftime, after Milo hit the left upright from 30 yards out on the final play of the half.

Saskatchewan would put it away in the second half, outscoring the Ti-Cats 27-3. In the third, Durant found Dressler along the left side for a 22 yard major. With the Milo convert, the lead was up to 23-13 just 1:27 into the third. Congi's 37 yard field goal with 9:20 left in the third made it 23-16 Riders, who would then pull away from there. Milo hit a 49 yard field goal with 9:01 left for a 26-16 lead, Durant hit Dressler in the left flat with a 6 yard major and Milo converted, putting the lead at 33-16 with just 3 ticks left in the third.

Saskatchewan's lead grew to 36-16 4 minutes into the final period on a Milo 41 yard field goal, then the capper came with 1:35 to play. Kory Sheets finished up a 3 play, 58 yard drive, going 14 yards around right end for his first CFL major. Milo converted and the Riders would go on to win, 43-16.

For Saskatchewan, Darian Durant was 25 of 34 passing for 390 yards and 4 touchdowns. Weston Dressler caught 13 balls for 180 yards and 3 touchdowns, Chris Getzlaf had 3 catches for 96 yards and 1 touchdown, Kory Sheets rushed 12 times for 80 yards and 1 touchdown and Chris Milo kicked 2 field goals and 5 converts. For the Tiger-Cats, Henry Burris was 28 of 39 passing for 284 yards and 1 interception, Chevon Walker had 7 carries for 132 yards and 1 touchdown and Luca Congi kicked 3 field goals and 1 convert.

The Riders take their 1-0 record home to Mosaic Field on Sunday, July 8th, when they host the Edmonton Eskimos. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm EDT on 620CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, as well as TSN in Canada and ESPN3.com in the U.S. Hamilton tries to even their record on Friday, July 6th, when they travel to Vancouver to meet the defending Grey Cup champion B.C. Lions.

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

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The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was formed on this date in 1921.

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This is yummier.

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

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Don't bury the Rays just yet.

Perhaps the Zim Bear giveaway fired up the troops, maybe they just get up for big games -- like when they're facing a Justin Verlander -- or, more than likely, the Rays might have just reached a point where they had had enough and finally decided to fire back. And fire back they did in an emotional 4-2 win over the Tigers on Friday at Tropicana Field with 19,557 watching.

Read the rest here.

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Margaret Mitchell’s book, "Gone with the Wind," was published in New York City on this date in 1936.

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San Francisco, CA.--
On Friday night, the Giants for once found themselves on the wrong end of an impressive pitching performance.

The 5-1 loss to the Reds saw Matt Cain's first pitch sent to the left-field seats to end the Giants' streak of four shutouts and 36 scoreless innings, and Cincinnati starter Mike Leake stymied Giants bats throughout the night in his first career complete game.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1952, CBS-TV debuted "The Guiding Light."

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Today in Elvis History

1960 - The album "Elvis Is Back" hit #1 in the U.K.

1960 - The ablum "Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 2" hit #4 in the U.K.

1962 - The Elvis Presley EP "Follow That Dream" hit #34 in the U.K.

1968 - Taping ended for Elvis Presley's first television special, "Elvis," at NBC studios in Burbank, CA.

2006 - U.S. President George W. Bush took Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on a private tour of Graceland. Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley were the tour guides.

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The first Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line in Flint, MI on this date in 1953. It sold for $3,250.

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Today in Beatles History:

1985 - John Lennon's psychedelic Rolls Royce was sold at auction for $2 million.

1989 - The surviving Beatles filed for an injunction against Dave Clark (Dave Clark Five) to prevent him from selling copies of the Beatles on "Ready Steady Go!"

1979 - The Wings single "Old Siam Sir" hit #35 in the U.K.

1979 - The Wings album "Back To The Egg" hit #6 in the U.K. and #8 in the U.S.

2006 - In Las Vegas, the Cirque de Soleil show "LOVE" officially opened at The Mirage Hotel.

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On this date in 2000, U.S. President Clinton signed the E-Signature bill to give the same legal validity to an electronic signature as a signature in pen and ink.

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Today in Sports History:

1962 - Los Angeles Dodger Sandy Koufax pitched his first no-hitter in a game with the New York Mets.

1970 - The Cincinnati Reds moved to their new home at Riverfront Stadium.

1978 - Willie McCovey hit his 500th career home run.

1984 - The longest professional football game took place in the United States Football League (USFL). The Los Angeles Express beat the Michigan Panthers 27-21 after 93 minutes and 33 seconds.

1994 - The U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped Tonya Harding of the 1994 national championship and banned her from the organization for life for an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.

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Today is NOW (National Organization For Women) Day.

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SPARTA, Ky. -- In his 26th Nationwide Series start -- in his first full season in the series -- pole-sitter Austin Dillon administered an emphatic, definitive, no-doubt-about-it beating to 42 also-rans in Friday night's Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

How decisive was Dillon's first Nationwide victory?

Dillon led 192 of 200 laps, the most ever by a Nationwide race winner at the 1.5-mile track.

He beat runner-up Kurt Busch to the finish line by 9.828 seconds.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 2001, in his hometown of Waterbury, Connecticut, Roger Connor is honored with a four-foot-high marble monument at St. Joseph's Cemetery. The gravestone, which also includes the names of his wife and grandson, notes that the one-time all-time home run leader is a member of baseball's Hall of Fame.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway 6:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:15pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 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!

Friday, June 29, 2012

It's Friday











It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is June 29th, the 181st day of 2012. There are 185 days left in the year.

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Crosby, Penguins agree on 12-year extension.

Kings agree with Quick on 10-year extension.

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

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Today's Birthday: Actor/reality TV star Gary Busey (Celebrity Apprentice) is 68; Actor and former congressman Fred Grandy (Gopher on The Love Boat) is 64; NASCAR driver Jeff Burton is 45; Singer/TV personality Nicole Scherzinger (MiB 3, winner on Dancing with the Stars, was on X Factor) is 34.

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2012 Preview: Leos have repeat on their radar.

2012 Preview: Tate, Stamps brimming with confidence.

Moffat: Hebert wants more than an opportunity.

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

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Ann Curry has left NBC's Today show. [She's joining the Miami Heat.]

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders open the 2012 CFL season tonight when they travel to Hamilton to meet the TigerCats. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri call the action on 620CKRM (Listen link is on the left side of this page) and the Rider Radio Network. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online at ESPN3.com.

The view from Regina: Nye: Revamped offence confident it can bounce back.

The view from Hamilton: Ticats receiver Fantuz excited to play against his former team.

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

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Saturday is Leap Second Adjustment Time. A leap second will be added to world clocks at 12:59:59 PM.

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This is yummy.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff, waiting for the pest control guy and Rider football. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Eight players in Detroit's lineup recorded a hit against Tampa Bay starter James Shields, and in the end, all the hits cost him.

The Tigers knocked 14 of their 15 hits against the righty -- the most Shields has given up this season -- en route to a 5-2 win over the Rays on Thursday at Tropicana Field, extending Tampa Bay's skid to four games.

Read the rest here.

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JULY IS - Cell Phone Courtesy Month, Family Reunion Month, Fireworks Safety Month, National Baked Bean Month, National Bison Month, National Blueberries Month, National Culinary Arts Month, National Doghouse Repairs Month, National Grilling Month, National Horseradish Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, National Purposeful Parenting Month, National Recreation & Parks Month, National Water Gardening Month, Roots and Branches Month, Smart Irrigation Month, Social Wellness Month

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San Francisco, CA.--
After the eighth inning, Madison Bumgarner went to the basement of AT&T Park to warm up for a few minutes, only to be informed by a TV announcer that the the Giants had just tied a franchise record with 35 straight scoreless innings.

"Oh shoot, no pressure," Bumgarner recalled thinking.

Moments later, Bumgarner pitched a perfect ninth against the Reds to seal a one-hit gem and 5-0 Giants win, giving the team a franchise-record fourth consecutive shutout.

Read the rest here.

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When Hillary Clinton traveled to Latvia on Thursday, it was her 100th nation visited as Secretary of State -- a record for that government position.

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley rehearsed for his upcoming appearance on Steve Allen's TV show. On July 1, he sang the song "Hound Dog" to an actual basset hound.

1960 - Filming finished for the Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues."

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IN THEATERS - Magic Mike (R); Ted (R); People Like Us (PG-13).

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 - The Beatles performed in Tokyo. About 500 police officers were needed to contain the crowd.

1982 - Paul McCartney's album "Tug Of War" was certified platinum by the RIAA.

1995 - A Pizza Hut commercial featuring Ringo Starr premiered on U.S. television. Starr was the drummer in a re-formed Monkees with Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork.

1998 - George Harrison announced that he had been receiving treatments for throat cancer. He added, "I'm not going to die on you folks just yet."

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Fifty Shades of Grey has beaten the record for fastest adult paperback to sell one million copies. The previous holder, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, took 36 long weeks to hit one million. James and her nasty Twilight fan fiction only took 11 weeks.

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Today in Sports History:

1897 - The Chicago Cubs scored 36 runs in a game against Louisville, setting a record for runs scored by a team in a single game.

1941 - Joe DiMaggio got a base hit in his 42nd consecutive game. He broke George Sisler's record from 1922.

1958 - Brazil defeated Sweden 5-2 in the World Cup. Pelé, at age 17, scored a goal in the game.

1998 - With negotiations on a new labor agreement at a standstill, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that a lockout would be imposed at midnight.

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The Playboy Jenny McCarthy issue is on newsstands today. The 39-year-old celebrity has been in the magazine seven times now.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Hamilton TigerCats 7:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Feed The Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway 6:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:15pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 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!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

It's Thursday











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

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Today is June 28th, the 180th day of 2012. There are 186 days left in the year.

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Oilers name Krueger coach.

NHLPA finishes executive board meetings.

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

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Today's Birthday: U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is 74; Actress Kathy Bates is 64; Actor John Cusack (Say Anything) is 46; Dancer Lacey Schwimmer (So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars) is 24.

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Dunk: Escaping mediocrity is a must for ‘Cats to compete.

Calvillo relishing pivotal competition in East Division.

Landry: How much have the 2012 Argonauts improved?

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

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A bear that had been tranquilized and removed from a residential area of Cape Cod has returned. [Figures. Summer usually means sequels.]

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VANSTONE: Roughriders’ fan ban poorly timed.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders open the 2012 CFL season tomorrow when they travel to Hamilton to meet the TigerCats. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri call the action on 620CKRM (Listen link is on the left side of this page) and the Rider Radio Network. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online at ESPN3.com.

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

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Researchers at Cambridge University may have just discovered the secret to happiness, at least for men: Do more chores. Men from seven European countries were found to have an improved sense of well-being and work-life balance, as well as less work-life conflict, if they helped more around the house.

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Lemonade goes great with pizza.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff and prepping for tomorrow's visit by the pest control guy. How 'bout you?

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Kansas City, MO. -- The Rays displayed some late-inning magic, but the Royals countered with some of their own.

Despite rallying back to tie the game in the eighth, the Rays couldn't avoid a three-game sweep with a 5-4 loss on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Read the rest here.

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Ever eat a burger and go, "Man, I wish the cheese were ON TOP of the bun?" Well, KFC Philippines thinks you're nuts. The company has introduced the new Cheese Top Burger -- in the Philippines.

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San Francisco, CA.--
Tim Lincecum pitched seven encouraging innings and ended a 10-game winless streak Wednesday as the Giants completed a three-game series sweep with a 3-0 triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Read the rest here.

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Austrian police caught a whiff of something amiss when they stopped three overloaded and sagging vans filled with the aromatic cargo. Officials found around 9½ tons of garlic in the vehicles, which were heading into Hungary from Austria. Five men were questioned and charged with suspicion of stolen goods. Cops say the garlic is worth around $37,500.

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Today in Elvis History

1973 - The album "Elvis - That's The Way It Is" was certified gold by the RIAA.

2004 - SIRIUS, a satellite radio provider, announced the launch of Elvis Radio. The radio channel debuted on July 2.

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The Indiana Jones film series will be coming to Blu-ray on September 18. The films will be in 1080p high definition, with plenty of bonus features and Steven Spielberg and Ben Burtt, best known for his sound design magic in Star Wars, went over the original Raiders of the Lost Ark negative together, to make sure it looks and sounds the way it did over 30 years ago.

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Today in Beatles History:

1991 - "Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio" debuted at the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool.

1999 - George Harrison disclosed that he had a cancerous lump removed from his neck the previous summer.

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The U.S. Congress made Labor Day a U.S. national holiday on this date in 1894.

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Today in Sports History:

1971 - The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali.

1995 - The NBA Draft was held at the Skydome in Toronto, Ontario. It was the first time the draft was held outside the United States.

1996 - Darryl Strawberry hit his 300th home run.

1997 - Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield's ear after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas, NV.

2000 - Jeff Cirillo (Colorado Rockies) hit three home runs and a double against San Francisco.

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The "Quiz Kids" was heard on NBC radio for the first time on this date in 1940.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Hamilton TigerCats 7:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Feed The Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway 6:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:15pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 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!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is June 27th, the 179th day of 2012. There are 187 days left in the year.

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2012 Hall inductees: Sundin, Sakic, Oates, Bure.

NOates named new Capitals coach.

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

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Today's Birthday: Fashion designer Vera Wang is 63; Screenwriter-producer J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Lost, Star Trek) is 46; Actor Tobey Maguire (Wonder Boys, Spider-Man flicks) is 37; Reality celebrinot Khloe Kardashian is 28.

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Rookie coaches storm into new season with high hopes.

2012 Preview: Bombers offence expected to produce.

A Canadian icon travels the country in the most Canadian way.

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

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Nora Ephron, one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood as the creative force behind such blockbusters as You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally, died on Tuesday at age 71. The three-time Oscar nominee died in New York of pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia.

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12 Is A Lucky Number.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders open the 2012 CFL season on Friday when they travel to Hamilton to meet the TigerCats. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri call the action on 620CKRM (Listen link is on the left side of this page) and the Rider Radio Network. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online at ESPN3.com.

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

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Anthony Davis, who will likely be taken as the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornets, has trademarked the phrases "Fear The Brow" and "Raise The Brow". Davis says, "I don't want anyone to try to grow a unibrow because of me and then try to make money off of it. Me and my family decided to trademark it because it's very unique."

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Let's stop for pizza on the way home.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff and maybe I'll go to the library. How 'bout you?

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Kansas City, MO. -- The Rays suffered a bad case of deja vu with another damaging third inning against the Royals.

Right-hander Chris Archer was spotted an early two-run lead, but he ran into trouble in a four-run third as the Rays dropped their second straight in the series with Tuesday's 8-2 loss at Kauffman Stadium

Read the rest here.

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If it makes you sad that Heidi Montag has one million followers but you don't, here's your chance to even the score. A new "social media experiment" called @1MillionRicher will turn over its Twitter account once it hits one million followers to a lucky follower via a random drawing. As of right now, it has under 2,000 followers, although it started tweeting five days ago.

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San Francisco, CA.--
As long as Ryan Vogelsong wears a San Francisco uniform, the Giants-Dodgers rivalry remains alive. His role in the Giants' 2-0 victory Tuesday night over Los Angeles confirmed this.

Read the rest here.

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A 72-year-old New Jersey resident was taken into custody by police after he reportedly aimed a gun at a neighbor. Daniel Collins and the unidentified victim live in the same apartment complex, and had apparently been feuding for some time over noise complaints. According to police, Collins snapped and pulled out a handgun after "hearing [his neighbor] pass gas in front of his apartment door."

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Today in Elvis History

1925 - Songwriter Doc Pomus (Jerome Solon Felder) was born in Brooklyn, NY.

1954 - Sam Phillips paired Elvis Presley with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black.

1965 - "Tickle Me" opened in London.

1966 - Elvis Presely reported to MGM Studios for a music meeting and for wardrobe fittings for the film "Doubel Trouble."

1968 - Elvis Presley began taping his first television special, "Elvis," at NBC studios in Burbank, CA.

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "The Wonder Of You" hit #9 in the U.S.

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New York officials are discussing the possibility of building the world's largest Ferris Wheel. [From the top you'll have a clear unobstructed view of your car being stolen.]

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - Peter and Gordon hit #1 in the U.S. with the John Lennon/Paul McCartney song "World Without Love."

1967 - George Harrison got a speeding ticket.

1991 - Paul McCartney's "Liverpool Oratorio" was performed by the Royal Liverpool Phhilharmonic Orchestra in Liverpool Cathedral.

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"The Ladies' Mercury" was published by John Dunton in London on this date in 1693. It was the first women's magazine and contained a "question and answer" column that became known as a "problem page."

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Today in Sports History:

1876 - Dave Force (Philadelphia Athletics) became the first National League player to get six hits in a nine inning game.

1939 - Cleveland Municipal Stadium hosted its first night game. The Indians beat the Tigers 5-0.

1972 - Bobby Hull signed a 10-year hockey contract for $2,500,000. He became a player and coach of the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association.

1986 - Anne White wore only a body stocking at Wimbledon.

1986 - Robby Thompson (San Francisco) was caught stealing bases four times in one game.

1988 - In Atlantic City, Mike Tyson knocked out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds.

1990 - Jose Canseco signed a contract with the Oakland A's worth $4,700,000 per year.

2004 - The Boston Red Sox scored 10 runs before making an out against the Florida Marlins. The final score was 25-8.

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New York and Boston were linked by telegraph wires on this date in 1847.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 2:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 3:45pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Hamilton TigerCats 7:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Feed The Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway 6:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:15pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 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!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It's Tuesday











It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is June 26th, the 178th day of 2012. There are 188 days left in the year.

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Sakic, Shanahan highlight list of expected Hall calls.

NHLPA begins board meetings.

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

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Today's Birthday: Sportscaster Shannon Sharpe is 44; Actor Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) is 42; Actor Chris O'Donnell (NCIS: Los Angeles, Batman Forever, Scent of a Woman) is 42; Actor Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore, Shopgirl) is 32.

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Going, Going Gone: 100th Grey Cup officially sells out.

Stephen: Don't call it a complete rebuild in Calgary.

2012 Preview: New-look Argos ready to contend.

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

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Alex Trebek is recovering from what was only a mild heart attack. [So relax. It's not Final Jeopardy.]

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Pedersen: Renovations ongoing for young Riders.

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

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A photograph showing the owner of a lost camera went viral Monday after being posted on Facebook, Reddit and other websites. Internet users are teaming up to put the camera back into the the owner's hands. Text on the viral photo reads, "This guy lost his camera with more than 2,800 photos in Amsterdam. Who knows him? Please contact anke.appel@gmail.com." Roland van Gogh uploaded the photo to Facebook, saying his father-in-law found the Nikon Coolipx in a train in Amsterdam.

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Seems like Jimmy makes friends at every game he goes to.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff and who-knows-what-else. How 'bout you?

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Kansas City, MO. -- For Luke Hochevar, it's back-to-back beauties.

Hochevar reeled off his second straight victory and the Royals' first complete game of the season as the Royals blanked the Rays, 8-0, on Monday night as 20,200 fans witnessed his mastery at Kauffman Stadium.

Read the rest here.

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While many industries are still suffering from the sluggish economy, there's one niche that appears to be doing well: Breastaurants. As in, Hooters-like restaurants that pair hearty, calorific man food with a "view" of skimpily-clad female eye candy. A new report claims that the top three restaurants following in Hooters' footsteps -- Twin Peaks, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, and Mugs N Jugs -- each grew by at least 30 percent last year.

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San Francisco, CA.--
Barry Zito has repeated that focusing on the present, often from one pitch to the next, helps bolster his performance.

Yet by refreshing his attention on the here and now Monday night, Zito also moved the Giants a step toward meeting their long-term objective.

Zito ended a personal slump by surrendering three hits in seven innings and was joined in his resurgence by Pablo Sandoval, who doubled twice and drove in three runs to lead the Giants past the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-0.

Read the rest here.

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If you're looking to get the most out of your daily (or weekly) workout, then head outdoors. Researchers found that any exercise will help deal with stress, but working out in natural environments is much better for your mental health than working out in a gym.

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Today in Elvis History

1909 - Colonel Tom Parker was born.

1957 - Elvis Presley spent his first night at Graceland.

1968 - A birthday party was thrown for Col. Tom Parker on the set of the 1968 TV Special "Elvis."

1977 - Elvis Presley's final concert took place at Market Square Arena, Indianapolis.

1979 - Elvis Presley's father, Vernon Elvis Presley, died.

2007 - The 21-song Elvis Presley collection "That's Alright" was released.

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Fans of Tori Spelling, take note: your gal is on TLC tonight, hosting a new competition reality show where crafters go head to head to see who's the best. In each episode, three talented crafters will go head to head to create amazing themed projects in the hopes of winning a $10,000 prize.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote the song "She Loves You" in a hotel room in Newcastle, England. They recorded the song five days later.

1964 - The album "A Hard Day’s Night" was released by The Beatles.

1975 - Paul McCartney's theme for ITV's "Crossroads" aired for the first time.

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ON DVD TODAY - 21 Jump Street (Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum); The Artist (Jean Dujardin); Mirror Mirror (Lily Collins, Sean Bean, Julia Roberts); A Thousand Words (Eddie Murphy); Wrath of the Titans (Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson); Damages: The Complete Fourth Season; Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Year Seven.

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Today in Sports History:

1819 - Abner Doubleday was born.

1910 - For the second consecutive year, Hazel Hotchkiss won the singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles at the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships.

1916 - The Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians appeared in a game with numbers on their sleeves. The event marked the first time that players were identified by numbers that corresponded to the scoreboard.

1938 - Lonney Frey (Cincinnati Reds) had eight hits in a doubleheader split with the Philadelphia Phillies.

1944 - The New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees played against each other in a six inning contest in a war bonds fund-raiser. Over 50,000 people watched the game. The final score was Dodgers 5, Yankees 1 and the Giants 0.

1962 - Earl Wilson (Boston Red Sox) pitched a 2-0 no-hitter against the Los Angeles Angels. Wilson also hit a home run.

1970 - Frank Robinson (Baltimore Orioles) hit two grand slams against the Washington Senators in a 12-2 win.

1976 - Shortstop Toby Harrah (Texas Rangers) played an entire doubleheader without handling a batted ball from the Chicago White Sox.

1979 - Muhammad Ali, at 37 years old, announced that he was retiring as world heavyweight boxing champion.

1985 - Organist Wilbur Snapp was ejected after playing "Three Blind Mice" during a baseball game. The incident followed a call made by umpire Keith O'Connor.

1986 - Jockey Sandy Hawley won his 5,000 career race.

1990 - Jennifer Capriati, at age 14, became the youngest winner of a match in Wimbledon history.

1998 - Jamaica won soccer's World Cup. It was the first time a Caribbean team had won the World Cup since 1938.

1999 - Sammy Sosa (Chicago White Sox) hit his 300th career home run.

1999 - Cal Ripken (Baltimore Orioles) got his 995th extra base hit.

2000 - Alex Cabrera (Arizona Diamondbacks) hit a two-run home run in his first major league at-bat.

2001 - Ray Bourque (Colorado Avalanche) announced his retirement just 17 days after winning his first Stanley Cup. Bourque retired after 22 years and held the NHL record for highest-scoring defenseman and playing in 19 consecutive All-Star games.

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The bicycle was patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr. on this date in 1819.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 2:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 3:45pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Hamilton TigerCats 7:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Feed The Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway 6:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:15pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 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!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday Morning Meissnervations











Happy Monday everyone. Here's what's happening....

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Today is June 25th, the 177th day of 2012. There are 189 days left in the year.

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Trade to 'Canes caps memorable weekend for J. Staal.

USHL sees 18 more players drafted on Day 2.

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

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Today's Birthday: Singer Carly Simon is 67; Actor/comedian Jimmie Walker (Good Times) is 65; Chef and author Anthony Bourdain is 56; Actor/writer/director Ricky Gervais (The Office) is 51; Actress Busy Philipps (Cougar Town) is 33.

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Fifty-Five Americans Selected
at the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft


14 Players Chosen in First Two Rounds

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Fifty-five American players were selected during the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft in Pittsburgh, Pa., this past weekend, including six in the first round and another eight in the second round.

Center Alex Galchenyuk (Milwaukee, Wis.), chosen third overall by the Montreal Canadiens, was the first American taken in the NHL Entry Draft. Jacob Trouba (Rochester, Mich.), who played at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, was picked ninth overall by the Winnipeg Jets, marking the first time two Americans went among the top 10 picks since 2008 (Zach Bogosian, 3rd, Atlanta Thrashers; Colin Wilson, 7th, Nashville Predators).

Six players with ties to the NTDP, a member of the United States Hockey League, were chosen in the first two rounds of the NHL Entry Draft, including Trouba, Brady Skjei (Lakeville, Minn./28th overall/New York Rangers), Stefan Matteau (Chicago, Ill./29th overall/New Jersey Devils), Nicolas Kerdiles (Irvine, Calif./36th overall/Anaheim Ducks), Patrick Sieloff (Ann Arbor, Mich./42nd overall/Calgary Flames), and Jake McCabe (Eau Claire, Wis./44th overall/Buffalo Sabres).

For the full list of Americans selected in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, see below.

NOTES: Twenty American players that competed in the USHL in 2011-12 were chosen. The USHL, America's top junior league, had a record six players chosen in the first round and 28 total players selected that competed in the league in 2011-12 … A total of 68 current and future NCAA hockey players were selected in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, the most since 2007 (74) ... Thirteen players with ties to USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program were selected … Six American players who played NCAA Division I hockey in 2011-12 were drafted … Two Americans that competed in the North American Hockey League in 2011-12 were selected, while one American that played in the Eastern Junior Hockey League was chosen ... Eighteen players who skated for high schools or prep schools in 2011-12 were selected … Players drafted represented 17 states, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin … For a complete round-by-round recap of the NHL draft, click here … Twenty-four of the 30 NHL teams selected an American player ... A total of 59 Americans were selected in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, with 59 in 2010, 51 in 2009, 46 in 2008 and a record 62 in 2007.


Americans Selected in the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft

Rd Pick Name NHL Team 2011-12 Team (League)
1 3 Alex Galchenyuk Montreal Canadiens Sarnia Sting (OHL)
1 9 Jacob Trouba Winnipeg Jets U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
1 25 Jordan Schmaltz St. Louis Blues Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
1 27 Henrik Samuelsson Phoenix Coyotes Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
1 28 Brady Skjei New York Rangers U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
1 29 Stefan Matteau New Jersey Devils U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
2 36 Nicolas Kerdiles Anaheim Ducks U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
2 40 Dylan Blujus Tampa Bay Lightning Brampton Battalion (OHL)
2 42 Patrick Sieloff Calgary Flames U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
2 44 Jake McCabe Buffalo Sabres Univ. of Wisconsin (WCHA)
2 45 Anthony Stolarz Philadelphia Flyers Corpus Christi Rays (NAHL)
2 53 Brian Hart Tampa Bay LIghtning Phillips Exeter (N.H.)
2 56 Samuel Kurker St. Louis Blues St. John's Prep (Mass.)
2 59 Cristoval Nieves New York Rangers Kent School (Conn.)
3 66 Jimmy Vesey Nashville Predators South Shore Kings (EJHL)
3 67 Mackenzie MacEachern St. Louis Blues Brother Rice (Mich.) High School
3 68 John Draeger Minnesota Wild Shattuck-St. Mary's (Minn.)
3 75 Jon Gillies Calgary Flames Indiana Ice (USHL)
3 78 Shayne Gostisbehere Philadelphia Flyers Union College (ECACH)
3 79 Chris Calnan Chicago Blackhawks Nobles & Greenough (Mass.)
3 85 Matt Grzelcyk Boston Bruins U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
3 90 Ben Johnson New Jersey Devils Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
4 94 Brady Vail Montreal Canadiens Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
4 98 Adam Gilmour Minnesota Wild Nobles & Greenough (Mass.)
4 100 Thomas DiPauli Washington Capitals U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
4 106 Tim Boyle Ottawa Senators Nobles & Greenough (Mass.)
4 107 Austin Wuthrich Washington Capitals Notre Dame (CCHA)
4 112 Zach Stepan Nashville Predators Shattuck-St. Mary's (Minn.)
4 120 Jacob Slavin Carolina Hurricanes Chicago Steel (USHL)
5 125 Doyle Somerby New York Islanders Kimball Union (N.H.)
5 126 Dominic Toninato Toronto Maple Leafs Duluth East (Minn.) High School
5 127 Brian Cooper Anaheim Ducks Fargo Force (USHL)
5 130 Connor Hellebuyck Winnipeg Jets Odessa Jackalopes (NAHL)
5 133 Logan Nelson Buffalo Sabres Victoria Royals (WHL)
5 136 Robbie Baillargeon Ottawa Senators Indiana Ice (USHL)
5 137 Connor Carrick Washington Capitals U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
5 138 Danny O'Regan San Jose Sharks St. Sebastian School (Mass.)
5 139 Garrett Ross Chicago Blackhawks Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
6 153 John McCarron Edmonton Oilers Cornell (ECACH)
6 159 Collin Olson Carolina Hurricanes U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
6 167 Riley Barber Washington Capitals U.S. National Under-18 Team (USHL)
6 168 Clifford Watson San Jose Sharks Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
6 169 Vincent Hinostroza Chicago Blackhawks Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL)
6 178 Samuel Fejes Phoenix Coyotes Shattuck-St. Mary's (Minn.)
6 181 Paul Ladue Los Angeles Kings Lincoln Stars (USHL)
7 185 Jake Bischoff New York Islanders Grand Rapids (Minn.) High School
7 186 Matt DeBlouw Calgary Flames Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
7 188 Louie Nanne Minnesota Wild Edina (Minn.) High School
7 189 Brendan Collier Carolina Hurricanes Malden Catholic (Mass.) High School
7 198 Joakim Ryan San Jose Sharks Cornell (ECACH)
7 204 Judd Peterson Buffalo Sabres Duluth Marshall (Minn.) High School
7 205 Colton Hargrove Boston Bruins Fargo Force (USHL)
7 207 Matthew Beattie Vancouver Canucks Phillips Exeter (N.H.)
7 210 Jaycob Megna Anaheim Ducks Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha (WCHA)
7 211 Nick Ebert Los Angeles Kings Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

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Today is Please Take My Children to Work Day, to recognize and celebrate the tough job that stay-at-home mothers and fathers do every day.

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He's No. 1: Esks pin Jyles as starting quarterback.

Toronto adds Robert McCune and Danny Desriveaux.

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

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A bear was filmed freeing its trapped cub by opening a garage door. The video on YouTube starts with the bear cub precariously making its way across a beam while a dog barks in the background. As the camera swivels a much larger bear, who is -- according to the person who uploaded the video -- the cub's mother, apparently opens the garage door and holds it open, with her head briefly visible above a parked car. With the way out now clear, the cub makes its way down a ladder before exiting.

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DB Lance Frazier among 22 cut by Roughriders.

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

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Surveys about what we would prefer more than sex aren't new, but they're always interesting, and here's the latest: 57% of German women would rather give up sex for a YEAR rather than miss out on their favorite TV shows. Sixty-two percent of men, on the other hand, would wave 'bye-bye' to their TV sets.

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So, Jimmy, you wanna win a pizza?

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

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Philadelphia, PA. -- David Price started the first game of Sunday's doubleheader knowing the importance of pitching well.

Not just well enough to get his 10th win, either. The left-hander needed to put some mileage between the first inning and the time he left the game.

Price came through on his assignment, going deep into the game and coming away with his 10th win of the season -- thanks to a big boost from Carlos Pena's three-run homer in the eighth -- en route to the Rays' 3-2 victory over the Phillies in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park with 44,785 watching.

Read the rest here.

Philadelphia, PA. -- Joe Maddon went to the bullpen a little early in Game 2 of Sunday's Rays-Phillies day-night double-header.

Cesar Ramos left the bullpen in center field and ran toward to mound -- to pitch to the first batter of the game.

If that wasn't strange enough, the left-hander got a quick hook, after throwing just 40 pitches and not allowing a hit over 2 2/3 innings.

Everything made sense to those following the Rays' saga for the past week. If ever there were a baseball soap opera, the Rays lived one. The culmination of those events came to pass in the 7-3 win over the Phillies in the second game to complete a sweep.

Read the rest here.

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The world's ugliest dog was crowned over the weekend. [He's so ugly he's not even attracted to his own tail.]

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Oakland, CA.--
For the third time this series, the trailing squad mounted a ninth-inning comeback, but this time, the Giants were on the losing end, dropping a 4-2 walk-off loss to the A's on Sunday.

Read the rest here.

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Looking for chicken? The Niceville, Florida, police department might have found it. The department received a call the other day from a homeowner who said there was a chicken in his front yard. The department dispatched an officer, who caught the chicken.

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - Elvis Presley returned to Memphis after finishing his duties with the film "Jailhouse Rock."

1958 - Elvis Presley's parents celebrated their 25th anniversary.

1961 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Little Sister." The single was released in August 1961.

2002 - A remixed version of Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" was released.

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Brave has become the 13th Pixar movie to debut in first place at the box office. Brave made $66.7 million. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter took in $16.5 million for a third place finish.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The Beatles recorded "All You Need Is Love" live on the British TV program "Our World." Marianne Faithfull sang in the chorus.

1992 - Ringo Starr performed at "Summerfest '92 The Big Encore" in Milwaukee, WI.

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Virginia ratified the U.S. Constitution on this date in 1788 and became the 10th state of the United States.

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Today in Sports History:

1918 - Babe Ruth became the second American League player to hit a home run in four consecutive games.

1921 - Jock Hutchinson became the first U.S. citizen to win the British Open.

1968 - Bobby Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit a grand-slam home run in his first game with the Giants. He was the first player to debut with a grand-slam.

1985 - ABC’s "Monday Night Football" began with a new line-up. The trio was Frank Gifford, Joe Namath and O.J. Simpson.

1985 - New York Yankees officials enacted the rule that mandated that the team’s bat boys were to wear protective helmets during all games.

1997 - The NHL officially approved expansion to 30 teams by the year 2000 with the announcement of new teams in Atlanta, Columbus, Minnesota and Nashville.

2002 - Muhammad Ali received a humanitarian award at the second annual BET awards.

2003 - Todd McFarlane bought Barry Bonds 73rd home run ball at auction for $517,500.

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Lucien B. Smith patented the first barbed wire on this date in 1867.

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SONOMA, Calif. -- Clint Bowyer's victory in Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma was a surprise to the driver who chased him for more than 20 laps -- Kurt Busch -- but in retrospect, history may have been on Bowyer's side.

"I just kept thinking, 'He's a dirt late model racer from the Midwest -- there's no way he can be able to run the road course,' but he did," said Busch, who finished third despite hitting a tire barrier in Turn 11 at the 1.99-mile track and breaking the panhard bar on his No. 51 Chevrolet.

With Busch's car damaged and vulnerable to a pass during a green-white-checkered-flag finish that took the event two laps beyond its scheduled 110 laps, Bowyer held off charging Tony Stewart to claim his first victory of the season and the sixth of his career.

Stewart passed Kurt Busch for the second position after the final restart and finished .829 seconds behind Bowyer's No. 15 Toyota. Busch held the third spot, followed by Brian Vickers -- doing spot duty in Michael Waltrip Racing's No. 55 Toyota -- and Jimmie Johnson.

Read the rest here.

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Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina were readmitted to the Union on this date in 1868.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

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

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 2:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 3:45pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Hamilton TigerCats 7:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Feed The Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway 6:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:15pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 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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