Friday, May 10, 2013

It's Friday











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

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Today is May 10th, the 130th day of 2013. There are 235 days left in the year.

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Blackhawks rout Wild to wrap up series.

Senators advance by routing Canadiens.

Penguins, Vokoun blank Islanders, lead series 3-2.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Sportscaster Chris Berman is 58; Bono of U2 is 53; race car driver/dancer Hélio Castroneves (Dancing with the Stars season 5 winner) is 38; Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live, Kenan and Kel) is 35.

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Toronto, ON. --The National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) announced today that centre Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, right wing Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals and right wing Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning have been nominated as finalists for the 2012-13 Ted Lindsay Award. The Ted Lindsay Award is presented annually to the "Most Outstanding Player" in the NHL, as voted by fellow members of the NHLPA.

Read the rest here.

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NBC chief Jeff Greenblatt is threatening to fire anyone on his staff who leaks information about the upcoming NBC fall lineup. [Wait a second. There's still an NBC?]

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WENATCHEE — The best hire Wenatchee Wild president Bill Stewart ever made almost slipped between the cracks.

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The Wenatchee Wild plays in the Robertson Cup tournament this weekend. Today, they meet the Bismarck Bobcats at 5:30pm EDT. Saturday, they play the Jamestown Ironmen at 5:30pm EDT and on Sunday, they play the Amarillo Bulls at 5:30pm EDT. The championship game is on Monday at 8:30pm EDT. Catch all the action at kpq.com and FastHockey.com.

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Today (Friday) is Military Spouses Day. Always the Friday before Mother's Day.

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Burke thinks Bombers can be 'pretty competitive'.

Landry: Good things come to those who wait.

Visit the league's official website at cfl.ca.

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A place that once flew as Air Force One is now for sale. She flew in the service of the United Stated government for 30 years, transporting Presidents, Vice-Presidents, First Ladies and thousands of other dignitaries. To bid you have to pay a bid deposit of $50,000.


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Tampa, FL. — As he officially announced his retirement on Thursday and was made to reflect on his 16-year career, with all its gaudy numbers and awards, Ronde Barber made it clear what was important to him as a player.

Read the rest here.


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A forensics examiner from Utah has made a discovery that may make some Snapchat users think twice before sending a photo. Richard Hickman of Decipher Forensics found that it's possible to pull Snapchat photos from Android phones simply by downloading data from the phone using forensics software. He's now testing iPhones for leftover photos.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- A walk proved to be as good as a hit Thursday night when Luke Scott drew one with the bases loaded in the 10th to give the Rays a 5-4 walk-off victory over the Blue Jays at Tropicana Field.

Read the rest here.

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Randy Jackson, the last original judge on American Idol, is leaving the show at the end of this season. Randy said in a statement: "Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season."

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San Francisco, CA. -- The Giants' 6-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves was the least of their problems Thursday night.

Read the rest here.


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A river guide in Zambia is alive after being swallowed by a hippopotamus. [He says it was bad, but not any more painful than having to pick out a Mother's Day card.]

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Jimmy still thinks the music is too loud!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching Wenatchee Wild hockey, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - Elvis Presley's song "Doncha' Think It's Time" hit #21 in the U.S. The song was the b-side of "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck."

2005 - "Live from Las Vegas" was released on CD. The compilation, mostly of cover songs, contained 15 live performances.

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A vending machine law was enacted in Omaha, Nebraska on this date in 1898. It cost $5,000 for a permit.



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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - Decca signed the Rolling Stones on the advice of George Harrison.

1973 - The TV special "James Paul McCartney" aired.

1975 - Apple Records was dissolved.

1991 - Paul McCartney played at London's Mean Fiddler. It was the smallest concert venue since the final appearance of the Beatles at the Cavern Club on August 3, 1963.

1997 - Paul McCartney's single "Young Boy" hit #19 in the U.K.

2003 - In Rome, Paul McCartney performed a show for a few hundred people inside the Colosseum.

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IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND - Peeples (PG-13) and The Great Gatsby (PG-13)

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Today in Sports History:

1913 - The New York Yankees committed 8 errors against the Detroit Tigers. The Yankees won the game 10-9 in 10 innings.

1946 - The Boston Red Sox won their 15th straight game.

1967 - Hank Aaron hit an inside the park homerun.

1969 - The National and American Football Leagues announced their plans to merge for the 1970-71 season.

1970 - Bobby Orr (Boston Bruins) scored a goal to win Game 4, and the Stanley Cup, over the St. Louis Blues. A statue was later created by Harry Weber that depicted Orr flying through the air immediately after scoring the goal.

1979 - John McMullen became the CEO of the Houston Astros.

1997 - The Chicago Cubs got the 68th triple play in major league baseball history.

2001 - Peter Forsberg (Colorado Avalanche) had his spleen removed in an emergency operation. The operation took place just hours after the Avalanche eliminated the Los Angeles Kings in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals. 

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The list of 2012's most popular baby names is out. The Social Security Administration tracks baby name popularity in the U.S., and its annual list of most popular names is eagerly awaited by expectant parents looking for inspiration as well as by the parents of older children anxious to see whether their name choices are hot or not. Tops in 2012 were Jacob and Sophia.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NAHL Robertson Cup Tournament -- Wenatchee Wild vs Bismarck Bobcats 5:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Diego Padres 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway 7:30pm EDT

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

Saturday --

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

NAHL Robertson Cup Tournament -- Wenatchee Wild vs Jamestown Ironmen 5:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Diego Padres 6:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway 6:45pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Diego Padres 1:40pm EDT

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

NAHL Robertson Cup Tournament -- Wenatchee Wild vs Amarillo Bulls 5:30pm EDT

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow!

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