Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's Tuesday











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

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Today is July 31st, the 213th day of 2012. There are 153 days left in the year.

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Alfredsson to return to Ottawa for 2012-13 season.

Five possible landing spots if Doan leaves Phoenix.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Businessman/NBA team owner Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks) is 54; Actor Wesley Snipes (Passenger 57, Blade films) is 50; Author J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter) is 47; Actor Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) is 46.

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USA Hockey Names United Orchard Lake Hockey Association in Michigan as
First Model Association Program


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today that Orchard Lake United Hockey Association (Mich.) has been named the first USA Hockey Model Association Program in the United States.

As part of the continued implementation of the American Development Model, USA Hockey targeted certain areas of the country for the 2012-13 season and took applications from associations seeking to participate in its Model Association Program.

With the designation, Orchard Lake has committed to follow the American Development Model in full, including adoption of guidelines associated with age-appropriate training at all levels of its association.

“We had multiple applicants in Michigan and couldn’t be more pleased to have Orchard Lake as our first model association,” said Ken Martel, director of USA Hockey’s American Development Model. “We’ve focused on implementation of the ADM at the eight-and-under level nationally the past two years, but felt it important to select a few associations that will take the ADM and put it into practice from 12U and younger. We expect to name several other model associations for the upcoming season in the near future.”

As a benefit of its model program designation, OLUHA will receive added support from USA Hockey to assist in enacting the ADM principles throughout its program, including equipment, signage, and educational materials. Further, OLUHA will receive on-going staff support from USA Hockey's national office, including in-depth coaches training that will commence in early September.

“We’re excited to be chosen as a national ADM model program,” said Brian Lenaghan, president of the Orchard Lake United. Hockey Association. “The face of hockey in our country is changing for the better and our board, coaching staff, parents and players, as a whole, are committed 100 percent to the ADM.”

NOTES: USA Hockey’s American Development was launched in January of 2009 to provide associations nationwide – for the first time ever -- a blueprint for optimal athlete development. The ADM is based on age-appropriate training and uses long-term athlete development principles as its foundation … The National Hockey League has endorsed the ADM since its inception … The ADM is for players of all skill levels and helps all participants reach their full potential.

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On this date in 1498, Christopher Columbus, on his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, arrived at the island of Trinidad.

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Power Rankings Wk. 5: Ticats climbing their way up.

Stamps head into bye week with to-do list.

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

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ON DVD TODAY - Total Recall: Mind-Bending Edition [Blu-ray] (Arnold Schwarzenegger); LOL (Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore); Hatfields & McCoys (Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton); Melrose Place: The Seventh and Final Season, Vol. 1; Melrose Place: The Seventh and Final Season, Vol. 2.

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Durant: 'Once again, we just have to finish.'

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

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An Australian man had to be treated for burns after he tried to be the life of the party by lighting a firework lodged between his butt cheeks. [I guess you could say his plan backfired.]

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Jimmy and Mommy in front of statue of Ted Williams.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff, hangin' with Jimmy and Mommy and waiting for the cable guy to come. How 'bout you?

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Oakland, CA. -- Finally, the Rays appeared headed to a third straight win.

Not since their fourth consecutive victory on June 9 had the Rays experienced a winning streak surpassing two games.

But it wasn't to be.

Despite striking out a club-record 21 batters and stranding 16 A's baserunners, the Rays were denied their third consecutive W in a 4-3 loss in 15 innings Monday night at the Oakland Coliseum with 12,564 watching.

Read the rest here.

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Have you ever smuggled your pet into a hotel that doesn't allow pets? Twenty-five percent of us have. We love traveling with our pets. In fact 51% of us said we would bring our pets on every trip we take. Eighty-five percent of pet owners travel with a dog; only 21% bring their cat.

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San Francisco, CA.--
Count on Giants general manager Brian Sabean to do something, anything, in an attempt to improve his ballclub before Tuesday's Trade Deadline strikes at 1 p.m. PT.

Monday, Sabean watched the Giants extend their scoreless-innings streak to 22, reinforcing the need for offensive help. Then he saw San Francisco's bullpen, considered an asset through much of the season, crumble in an 8-7, 10-inning loss to the New York Mets.

Read the rest here.

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British police said they are trying to identify a bus passenger recorded on a security camera biting a chunk out of a seat. Footage shows the man biting a chunk out of the leather seat around 8:20 PM on May 25, causing about $314 worth of damage.

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley received a speeding ticket in Hattiesburg, MS. He was on his way to Memphis.

1969 - Elvis Presley performed his first live concert since March 25, 1961. He opened a four-week engagement at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.

1971 - The album "Love Letters From Elvis" hit #7 in the U.K.

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Over the last few weeks there has been a lot of speculation about Peter Jackson's forthcoming Hobbit movies. Originally announced as a pair of films -- The Unexpected Journey and There And Back Again -- people have been saying that there is just too much story in the original novel to be contained. And lo and behold, Peter Jackson has confirmed on his Facebook page that we will indeed see a third movie made.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 - In Birmingham, AL, citizens burned Beatles albums and memorabilia. The incident arose from a John Lennon interview with Maureen Cleave in "Datebook" magazine.

1968 - The Beatles' Apple Boutique in London closed after heavy losses.

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Who is the typical Olympics watcher? She is female, late 40s and white. In short, a soccer mom.

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Today in Sports History:

1932 - Enzo Ferrari retired from racing. In 1950 he launched a series of cars under his name.

1961 - The first tie in All-Star Game major league baseball history was recorded when it was stopped in the 9th inning due to rain at Boston's Fenway Park.

1981 - The seven-week baseball players’ strike came to an end when the players and owners agreed on the issue of free agent compensation.

2001 - Korey Stringer (Minnesota Vikings) collapsed during practice. The 27-year-old died the next day of multiple organ failure due to heatstroke.

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Men rode in a vehicle on the moon for the first time in a lunar rover vehicle (LRV) on this date in 1971.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Afternoon Meissnervations











It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 30th, the 212th day of 2012. There are 154 days left in the year.

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Hockey holds successful fundraiser for Jablonski.

Staal 'ecstatic' to join Hurricanes, older brother.

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

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Today's Birthdays: MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is 78; Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is 65; Actor Laurence Fishburne is 51; Director Christopher Nolan (Dark Knight films, Inception) is 42; Soccer player Hope Solo is 31.

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CCM Announced as Title Sponsor of Inaugural
CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – CCM will be the title sponsor of the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, it was announced today by USA Hockey.

The CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game will be held on Sept. 29, 2012, at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.

The event will include 40 of the top American prospects eligible for the 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Participating players will come from junior hockey and college hockey, as well as the high school and prep school ranks.

“It's terrific to have an iconic brand like CCM as the title sponsor of this event,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. “It will be a real treat for hockey fans to have a chance to see the best players in their age group showcase their skills in a competitive environment.”

For more information, visit AllAmericanProspectsGame.com and to purchase tickets to the event, click here.

Follow @USAHockey and @USAHockeyScores on Twitter for up-to-the-minute information regarding the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game and join the conversation by using #AAPG.

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On this date in 1965, U.S. President Johnson signed into law Social Security Act that established Medicare and Medicaid. It went into effect the following year.

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Steinberg's MMQB: What's up is down in Week 5.

2012 CFL Replay: A look back on Week 5.

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

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Five friends pose for the same picture every 5 years for 30 years.

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Riders Taj Smith savours his score from the 74.

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

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My family and I didn't do much this weekend but sit on the couch, watch the Olympics and snack. [Believe me we're ready if the Olympics should ever add synchronized chips and dip.]

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What's this show Daddy?

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff and hangin' with Jimmy. How 'bout you?

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Baltimore, MD. -- Joe Maddon wasn't blowing smoke when he said, "I'm happy to have Jeremy Hellickson pitching for us."

That remark from the Rays manager came in response to repeated questions about the Rays having to face Zack Greinke, who was making his first start for the Angels on Sunday after getting traded out West from Milwaukee on Friday.

All Maddon's guy did was fight off nausea to match the former Cy Young Award winner inning for inning until the Rays finally generated some offense en route to a 2-0 win.

Read the rest here.

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Outer space may be soundless, but it's apparently not odorless. According to a 2009 interview with NASA astronaut Kevin Ford -- who did some space walks -- space has a metallic odor that Ford describes as having the "aroma of seared steak, hot metal, and welding fumes."

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San Francisco, CA.--
The Giants had no answers against Clayton Kershaw in Sunday's 4-0 loss, and the Dodgers left town with a three-game sweep and having reshaped the dynamic of the National League West race by regaining a share of the division lead.

Read the rest here.

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The oldest general store in the United States closed its doors Sunday after being in business in Adamsville, Rhode Island, for 224 years. Gray's general store, which has been run by a family in Adamsville for six generations, has not been able to keep up with the competition in recent years.

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Today in Elvis History

1954 - Elvis Presley made his professional debut in Memphis. It was his first concert to be advertised.

1957 - The Elvis Presley movie "Loving You" opened in the U.S.

2003 - Sam Phillips died at the age of 80. He was the founder of Sun Records and was the first mentor of Elvis Presley.

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The Dark Knight Rises continues to perform well at the box office, taking the number one spot over the weekend by bringing in just over $64 million.

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Today in Beatles History:

1977 - "The Beatles Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany-1962" hit #111 in the U.S.

2002 - The Yoko Ono single "Open Your Box" was released.

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Say what you will about NBC's decision to delay Michael Phelps' first race until primetime: The numbers suggest NBC's tape-delay strategy is paying off. Saturday night averaged an enormous 28.7 million viewers -- the most watched opening night on record for a summer edition of the Olympics.

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Today in Sports History:

1930 - Uruguay won soccer's first World Cup. They beat Argentina 4-2.

1966 - England's soccer team won the World Cup.

1968 - Ron Hansen of the Washington Senators made the first unassisted triple play in the major leagues in 41 years.

1971 - U.S. President Nixon gave the keynote speech at a banquet honoring seven new inductees into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

2001 - Former Dallas Cowboy receiver Michael Irvin entered an innocent plea for a felony charge of possession of less than a gram of cocaine. The charges stemmed from Irvin's arrest August 9, 2000.

2001 - Lance Armstrong became the first American to win three consecutive Tours de France.

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In its 236 years, America has been shaped by legions of intelligent, courageous, and noble characters. Time has singled out 20 as the most influential in history, including George Washington, Steve Jobs, and Muhammad Ali.

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Indianapolis, IN.-- Team owner Rick Hendrick may have had better days -- but not many.

Hendrick joined his No. 48 team in kissing the bricks at the finish line after driver Jimmie Johnson won Sunday's Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, taking the checkered flag 4.758 seconds ahead of runner-up Kyle Busch and tying teammate Jeff Gordon for the most Cup Series wins at IMS with four.

Read the rest here.

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In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagon Beetle rolled off an assembly line on this date in 2003.

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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!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

It's Sunday











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!

It's Saturday











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

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Today is July 28th, the 210th day of 2012. There are 156 days left in the year.

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Four summer questions still to be answered.

NHL, NHLPA discuss player benefits in latest session.

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

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The American Dental Association proposed its first code of ethics on this date in 1865.

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FASTHockey To Stream Games Live From U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp

Nine Contests to be Available for Live and On-Demand Viewing

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – FASTHockey.com will provide live streaming coverage of the 2012 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp, which will feature nine games among the United States, Finland and Sweden, from Aug. 4-11 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y.

The 45 American players participating in the camp will be auditioning for a spot on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2012-Jan. 5, 2013, in Ufa, Russia.

The U.S. roster will be split into Team Blue and Team White for intrasquad games on Saturday, Aug. 4, and Sunday, Aug. 5. Monday, Aug. 6, will be the first day of international play, when USA Blue faces Finland and USA White takes on Sweden.

Those interested in watching the coverage from the 2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp should sign up for a free account at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com in advance. FASTHockey uses a unique game-credit system for viewing games, offering discounts to customers who watch multiple games. Users can buy game credits - a single game ranges from $7.99 (when one game credit is purchased) to $5.99 (when 50 game credits are purchased). Game credits can be used to watch live games or archives on-demand and never expire.

NOTES: Brandon Camper will call the play-by-play, while Josh Compau will provide analysis for all FASTHockey.com broadcasts at the 2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp ... The online home for the 2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, including the Team USA roster and online bios, can be founding by clicking here ... The 2013 U.S. National Junior Team will be selected in late December following a pre-tournament camp from Dec. 19-23 to be held in Helsinki, Finland ... Phil Housley (South St. Paul, Minn.), head boy's ice hockey coach at Stillwater (Minn.) High School, is the head coach of the 2013 U.S. National Junior Team. He will be assisted by Mark Osiecki (Columbus, Ohio), head men's ice hockey coach at Ohio State University and Grant Potulny (Minneapolis, Minn.), assistant men's ice hockey coach at the University of Minnesota ... Greg Brown (Scituate, Mass.), assistant men's ice hockey coach coach at Boston College, Joe Exter (Columbus, Ohio), assistant men's ice hockey coach at Ohio State University, Tony Granato (South Hills, Pa.), assistant coach for the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins and Don Lucia (Plymouth, Minn.), head men's ice hockey coach at the University of Minnesota will also participate in Lake Placid as camp coaches ... Jim Johannson (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations, is serving as the general manager of Team USA for the fourth consecutive year. Tim Taylor (Guilford, Conn.) will be the director of player personnel.

2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp Schedule
Aug. 4-11 • Lake Placid, N.Y. • Olympic Center • Herb Brooks Arena

Date Match-up Time (EDT)
Sat., Aug. 4 USA Blue vs. USA White 4:00 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 5 USA Blue vs. USA White 4:00 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 6 USA Blue vs. Finland 1:00 p.m.
USA White vs. Sweden 4:30 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 7 Finland vs. Sweden 4:00 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 8 USA vs. Finland 4:00 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 9 USA vs. Sweden 4:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 10 Finland vs. Sweden 4:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 11 USA vs. Finland 1:00 p.m.
*all times subject to change

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The metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress on this date in 1866 for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the United States.

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Flyin' High: Owens' big night leads Argos over Als.

Stephen: Stamps enjoying home cooking.

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

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IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND - Step Up Revolution (PG-13) and The Watch (R).

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders are back in action tonight, 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.

The view from Regina: Nye: One quarter does not make a season.

The view from Hamilton: Tiger-Cats, 'Riders take stock tonight.

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

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The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was declared in effect on this date in 1868. The amendment guaranteed due process of law.

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Jimmy and his best friend, Number One Flipper.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....watching Cars with Jimmy, then Rider football. How 'bout you?

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Baltimore, MD. -- Alex Cobb had a quality start, Rays hitters went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position -- leaving six runners on base -- and the Rays lost 3-1 to the Angels.

Sound familiar?

Read the rest here.

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The city of Miami, FL, was incorporated on this date in 1896.

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San Francisco, CA.--
For the Giants, Friday night's crucial pitch wasn't necessarily the one that Hanley Ramirez belted for a two-run homer that gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-3, 10-inning victory.

Read the rest here.

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L.A. Thatcher received a patent for a coin-operated mailbox on this date in 1942. The device stamped envelopes when money was inserted.

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley's single "I Want You, I Need You" hit #3 in the U.S.

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The Walt Disney film "Alice in Wonderland" was released on this date in 1951.

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Today in Beatles History:

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

1987 - The Beatles sued Nike and Capitol Records over the use of their song "Revolution" in shoe commercials.

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Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett were married on this date in 1973.

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Today in Sports History:

1991 - Dennis Martinez, of the Montreal Expos, pitched the 13th perfect game in major league baseball history.

1994 - Kenny Rogers, of the Texas Rangers, pitched the 14th perfect game in major league baseball history.

2002 - Lance Armstrong won his fourth straight Tour de France.

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Researchers announced that two ancient reptiles had been found off Australia on this date in 2006. The Umoonasaurus and Opallionectes were the first of their kind to be found in the period soon after the Jurassic era.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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!

Friday, July 27, 2012

It's Friday











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

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Today is July 27th, the 209th day of 2012. There are 157 days left in the year.

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'Canes agree to terms with Alexander Semin.

Quinn, Bowman to coach Classic alumni teams.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Comedian Bill Engvall is 55; Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck, Fantastic Four) is 44; Wrestler Triple H is 43; Actor Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (Mission: Impossible III, August Rush) is 35.

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2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Announced

2012-13 U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team Also Revealed

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Fourteen members of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team that won the gold medal at the 2012 International Paralympic Committee Sledge Hockey World Championship punctuate the 2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team roster, announced today by USA Hockey.

The roster was selected following tryouts in Rochester, N.Y., in mid July. The 17-member team will represent the United States at various international exhibitions and International Paralympic Committee-sanctioned events throughout the season.

"Our tryout camp featured a number of very talented players, which made for great competition," said Jeff Sauer, head coach of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. "We are pleased to welcome back so many of the players who helped us win the gold medal back in the spring. Additionally, it's great to be able to promote players from our developmental roster who are eager to help us continue our tremendous success."

Among the returnees from the 2011-12 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team are goaltenders Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.) and Jen Yung Lee (San Francisco, Calif.); defensemen Taylor Chace (Hampton Falls, N.H.), Tyler Carron (Fort Collins, Colo.), Nikko Landeros (Berthoud, Colo.) and Rico Roman (San Antonio, Texas); and forwards Taylor Lipsett (Mesquite, Texas), Daniel McCoy (Cheswick, Pa.), Kevin McKee (Davenport, Iowa), Adam Page (Lancaster, N.Y.), Josh Pauls (South Plainfield, N.J.) Alexi Salamone (Grand Island, N.Y.), Greg Shaw (Park City, Utah) and Josh Sweeney (Phoenix, Ariz.).

Three players are making their debut on the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, including defenseman Craig Brady (Norwood, Mass.) and forwards Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.) and Paul Schaus (Buffalo, N.Y.). Brady and Schaus played for the 2011-12 U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team.

NOTES: For the full roster, click here ... Eight members of the 2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team helped the United States win the gold medal at the 2010 Paralympic Games ... The U.S. has won the last three major international events - 2009 IPC World Sledge Hockey Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver, B.C. and the 2012 IPC World Sledge Hockey Championship in Hamar, Norway ... Both Head Coach Jeff Sauer and Assistant Coach Guy Gosselin are returning to the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team for the second consecutive season ... The 2013 IPC World Sledge Hockey Championship is scheduled for April 12-20, 2013, in Goyang City, South Korea ... The competition schedule for the 2012-13 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team will be released later this summer.

Twelve States Represented Among 20-member Developmental Roster

Twenty players have been selected for the 2012-13 U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team, it was announced by USA Hockey. The roster includes nine athletes from the 2011-12 squad. A total of 12 states are represented, including four from Pennsylvania. For the roster, click here.

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The British Parliament passed a second Navigation Act on this date in 1663, which required all goods bound for the colonies be sent in British ships from British ports.

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Pressure Perfect: Bombers shut down Esks for first win.

Alouettes’ Brandon Whitaker chafes for carries.

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

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The Gilroy Garlic Festival begins today in Gilroy, California, "Garlic Capital of the World." Two tons of garlic are used each year at the festival.

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History shows many unhappy returns to Riderville.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are back in action tomorrow, 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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Facebook is coming closer to the one billion user mark, which is an incredibly massive milestone when you consider there are just over 7 billion people on Earth. The actual number is 955 million active users as of June 30.

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Jimmy is serious about his drawing.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff, plus some housework maybe. How 'bout you?

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Baltimore, MD. -- James Shields' outing quickly went from dominant to disappointing during the fifth inning on Thursday.

After keeping the Orioles quiet for four frames, the right-hander pitched his way into trouble in the fifth. So many times he was one pitch away from limiting the damage, and in nearly every at-bat the O's hitters battled back.

Nick Markakis, Jim Thome, Adam Jones and Matt Wieters all faced 0-2 counts before eventually reaching base in the five-run frame that propelled the O's to a 6-2 victory, preventing the Rays from finishing a sweep at Camden Yards.

Read the rest here.

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The latest research shows that the more movie sex a teenager watches the earlier he's likely to engage in sex. [Often before the movie even ends.]

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San Francisco, CA.--
After a day off yesterday, the San Francisco Giants are home to face their arch-rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Matt Cain starts for the Giants, the Dodgers have not named their starter.

First pitch is set for 10:15pm EDT.

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Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon "A Wild Hare" on this date in 1940.

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Today in Elvis History

1962 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley film "It Happened At The World's Fair."

1989 - Rhonda Boler auctioned a Diamond Medallion Cross that had been given to her by Elvis Presley during his 1974 comeback concert in Monroe, LA. The event was carried on televisions "A Current Affair."

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If the best part of waking up is "Folger's in your cup" followed by a shot of 5 Hour Energy, maybe you need to switch up your coffee brands. While it's not as dangerous as the name might seem, Death Wish Coffee is serious stuff. Two times as powerful as your typical coffee shop cup, it's made from beans with an especially strong amount on caffeine, roasted to a medium-dark level for a strong flavor, and then ground to a specific level for maximum potency.

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Today in Beatles History:

1976 - John Lennon finally had his request for permanent residency in the United States approved.

1992 - The Beatles album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" hit #6 in the U.K.

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If it were up to you, would you rather have a male or female boss? A survey from Gallup gives the edge to men, 32 to 22 percent. But the gap has narrowed since the 1950s when men had a 66 to 5 percent edge.

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Today in Sports History:

1918 - Brooklyn rookie Henry Heitman made his major league debut and his last major league appearance in the same day. He pitched four straight hits to the St. Louis Cardinals, left the game and never played again in the majors.

1921 - Baseball fan Reuben Berman sued the New York Giants, claiming he suffered mental and bodily distress after refusing to return a foul ball May 16th at the Polo Grounds. Berman was eventually awarded $100.

1937 - The United States captured the Davis Cup by beating Britain, four matches to one.

1946 - Rudy York (Boston Red Sox) hit two grand slams and drove in 10 runs to lead the Red Sox over the St. Louis Browns, 13-6.

1984 - Pete Rose passed Ty Cobb’s record for most singles in a career when he got his 3,503rd base hit.

1986 - Greg LeMond of the U.S. became the first non-European to capture the Tour de France cycling race.

1992 - Boston Celtics star Reggie Lewis died after collapsing on a Brandeis University basketball court during practice. He was 27 years old.

1992 - China's Fu Mingxia, only two weeks away from her 14th birthday, became the second youngest gold medalist in Olympic history when she won the women's 10-meter platform diving event.

1996 - At the Atlanta Olympics a pipe bomb exploded at the public Centennial Olympic Park. One person was killed and more than 100 were injured.

1996 - Canadian Donovan Bailey ran the Men's 100 Meter Dash with a time of 9.84. The previous record was 9.85 held by Leroy Burrell of the United States.

2001 - Deion Sanders announced his retirement from the NFL.

2003 - Lance Armstrong won his 5th consecutive Tour de France.

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Police in suburban Chicago said they were able to quickly identify an armed robbery suspect by a distinctive tattoo. Police said officers responded to a report of an armed robbery Monday afternoon and the victim told them the robber's forehead was tattooed. Cops soon spotted a suspect matching the description of the robber.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

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!

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!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is July 25th, the 207th day of 2012. There are 159 days left in the year.

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Predators match 14-year offer sheet to Shea Weber.

As talks continue, Fehr says NHLPA close to counter-proposal.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Model Iman (married to David Bowie) is 57; Actor Matt LeBlanc (Friends, Showtime's Episodes) is 45; Actor James Lafferty (One Tree Hill) is 27.

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Lions DT Mitchell to appeal two-game suspension.

Alouettes release former CFL all-star Aaron Hunt.

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

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ON DVD TODAY - The Deep Blue Sea (Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston); Silent House; Boss: Season 1 (Kelsey Grammer); Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 [Blu-ray].

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Kory Sheets sets sights on century mark.

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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What's that beverage in your hand? A new Gallup poll says that for 48% of you, it's probably a soda. Half of Americans drink a soda a day and 20% of those drink two or more sodas a day.

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Jimmy runs laps around Smokey in the kitchen.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff, plus waiting for the bug guy. How 'bout you?

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Baltimore, MD. -- Jeremy Hellickson doesn't have to hear about May 16 anymore.

Before Tuesday, May 16 was the last time Hellickson had recorded a win, a stretch of nine consecutive starts.

"Is that when it was? Oh man," Hellickson said, chuckling and rolling his eyes. "It feels really good. A good team win tonight."

Hellickson allowed only one run and three baserunners in 6 1/3 innings as the Rays beat the Orioles 3-1 at Camden Yards, an important first step in a nine-game road trip against fellow Wild Card contenders.

Read the rest here.

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JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS - It's five months till Christmas.

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San Francisco, CA.--
Angel Pagan teamed with Brandon Crawford for a spectacular, game-saving double play in the eighth inning, and each singled an inning later, with Crawford's walk-off RBI giving the Giants' a 3-2 win over the Padres.

Read the rest here.

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A public hearing was held yesterday (Tuesday) for New Yorkers to voice their opinion about Mayor Bloomberg's proposed ban on giant size sugary soft drinks. [Those against the ban brought their own chairs to the hearing because the regular seats weren't sturdy enough.]

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Today in Elvis History

1962 - The Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad" premiered.

1970 - The live Elvis Presley album "On Stage-February 1970" hit #13 in the U.S.

1997 - The themed restaurant Elvis Presley's Memphis opened to the public.

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Road rage is a guy thing, right? Not so fast... it turns out that more of the rage on the road comes from women. A CareerBuilder survey discovered 61% of women experience road rage, compared to 56% of men.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles album "A Hard Day's Night" hit #1 in the U.S. and the U.K.

1967 - The Beatles and other U.K. rock groups urged the British government to legalize marijuana. Their comments were made in a London Times advertisement signed by all four of the Beatles.

1987 - The Beatles "All You Need Is Love" hit #47 in the U.K.

2002 - In Liverpool, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attended the opening of a new terminal at John Lennon Airport.

2002 - In Liverpool, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attended a showing of Paul McCartney's paintings at Walker Art Gallery.

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Christian Bale traveled to Aurora, Colorado, Tuesday to visit victims of the horrific shooting at a midnight screening of his film last week. A spokeswoman for Warner Bros. said that Bale was "there as himself" and not as a representative for the studio.

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Today in Sports History:

1850 - In Worcester, MA, Harvard and Yale University freshmen met in the first intercollegiate billiards match.

1947 - Fortune Gordien of Oslo, Norway set a world record discus throw of 178.47 feet.

1978 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) broke the National League record for consecutive base hits as he got a hit in 38 straight games.

1987 - The Salt Lake City Trappers set a professional baseball record as the team won its 29th game in a row.

1999 - Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France. He was only the second American to win the race. He won the race again in 2000.

1990 - Rosanne Barr sang the National Anthem in San Diego before a Padres baseball game. She was booed for her performance.

2004 - Lance Armstrong won his record sixth consecutive Tour de France.

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During the Olympics London betting houses will offer odds on almost anything, including all 26 sports at the Games. One British betting house will offer 11,000 different wagers during the Games, including the weather and whether or not the athletes village in Olympic Park will run out of condoms.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

Thursday --

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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How to watch the videos on Oh Baby Vision

In the upper left hand corner, there's three horizontal lines. Click that once or twice and it'll bring up thumbnails of all the movies. Click on the one you want to watch and it'll start. It may play the next one automatically, or you may have to click the little box to bring the thumbnails back up.



Now with the addition of more videos, just use the scroll bar on the right to choose the one you want to watch.



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