Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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

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Today is May 7th, the 127th day of 2013. There are 238 days left in the year.

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Red Wings even series on Brunner's OT goal.

B's spoil Leafs' first home playoff game in nine years.

Williams, Kopitar help Kings even series.

Stepan's late goal leads Rangers past Capitals.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Grammy award-winning singer Thelma Houston is 67; Rock Hall of Famer Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead) is 67; Breckin Meyer (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Heroes) is 39.

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Tampa, FL. --The Lightning are looking to fans to select the most thrilling game of the 2012-13 season in the Fan's Choice Awards...

Read the rest here.

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The U.S. Congress divided the Northwest Territory into two parts on this date in 1800. The western part became the Indiana Territory and the eastern section remained the Northwest Territory.

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Frisco, TX. -- Wenatchee Wild defenseman Joshua Hartley was one of two defenders named to the All-NAHL team on Monday.

Read the rest here.

The Wenatchee Wild continue the West Division finals tonight in Wenatchee against Fairbanks at 9:35pm EDT in the fifth and deciding game of the West Division finals, with a berth in the Robertson Cup tournament on the line. Catch all the action on kpq.com or FastHockey.com.

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NEW ON DVD - Released May 7

Jack Reacher
Fringe: The Complete Fifth Season
Safe Haven
Mama
30 Rock: Season Seven
Flashpoint: The Fifth Season
Private Practice Season 6
Rookie Blue: The Complete Third Season
Royal Pains: Season Four

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2013 CFL Draft: Team-by-team breakdown.

Ticats select Gaydosh first overall in the 2013 CFL Draft.

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

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Today is National Teachers Day.


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Tampa, FL. — On Monday, the Bucs signed five free agents who had participated in the weekend's rookie mini-camp on tryout contracts, including speedy UNC WR Jheranie Boyd and Division III All-American WR-KR Chris Denton.

Read the rest here.


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Mission: Impossible 5 is a go. Tom Cruise has just signed to return for the fifth film in the blockbuster franchise, confirming rumblings that began after 2011"s Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol was a massive hit.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- A 7-0 lead wasn't good enough for the Rays on Monday night, and there were plenty of reasons why, as the Blue Jays came from behind to take an 8-7 win at Tropicana Field.

Read the rest here.

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Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corp. was founded on this date in 1946. The company was later renamed Sony.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Madison Bumgarner knew he had to be on top of his game to give his team a chance to compete against Cliff Lee.

He wasn't as sharp as he has been and Lee was every bit as good as he has been. That translated into a 6-2 victory for the Philadelphia Phillies, ending the Giants' season-best six-game winning streak.

Read the rest here.


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A new report says that nearly one out of every two American consumers visits McDonald's in a month. [That may be a little misleading. Some of those are the same people coming back because they forgot the ketchup.]

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Here's Jimmy at Relay for Life.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as enjoying A/C that actually works, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1960 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "50 Million Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong - Elvis Gold Records, Vol. 2" hit #31 in the U.S.

1966 - Elvis Presley's single "Frankie and Johnny" hit #25 in the U.S.

1996 - Evan Chandler filed a $60 million breach of contract suit against Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley. The charge was that they had violated a confidentiality clause in the 1994 out-of-court settlement by discussing the case with Diane Sawyer on "PrimeTime Live."

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A new study offers evidence to support what many people have learned for themselves: never go grocery shopping when you're hungry. Researchers found that people who hadn't eaten all afternoon chose more high-calorie foods in a supermarket than those who were given a snack just before food shopping.

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Today in Beatles History:

1992 - In London, Christies auction house sold a leather jacket worn by John Lennon for $43,500.

2006 - In London, a judge ruled that a Apple Computer Inc. was entitled to use their apple logo in their iTunes store. Apple Corp Ltd., the guardian of the Beatles' commercial interestest, had filed a suit to stop the computer company from using the logo in their music store.

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What is the No. 1 reason we go see a certain movie? The trailer. Yep, the juicy previews that sometimes reveal the only parts of the movie worth watching. Either way, we love trailers. Nearly 50% of us say that's why we see a movie, while 46% go off a friend's recommendation.

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Today in Sports History:

1925 - The Philadelphia Phillies had their 8th game in a row postponed.

1945 - Baseball owner Branch Rickey announced the organization of the United States Negro Baseball League. There were 6 teams.

1951 - Russia was admitted to participate in the 1952 Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee.

1956 - Bill White (New York Giants) hit a home run on his first at bat.

1957 - Indian's pitcher Herb Score was hit in the face by a line drive by Gil McDougald.

1959 - At Los Angeles Coliseum, 93,103 people watched the Dodgers beat the New York Yankees.

1977 - Rookie Janet Guthrie set the fastest time on opening day of practice for the Indianapolis 500. Her time was 185.607.

1982 - A United States Federal jury ruled that the NFL violated antitrust laws by preventing the Oakland Raiders from moving to Los Angeles.

1983 - August Hoffman perform record 29,051 consecutive sit-ups.

1994 - The Denver Nuggets became the first NBA #8 seed to beat a #1 seed. The Nuggets beat Seattle.

1995 - The Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians played 17 innings in 6 hours and 36 minutes. The Twins won 10-9.

2006 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 713th home run which brought him one home run away from tying Babe Ruth on the career list.

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San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) riders will no longer be allowed to urinate or defecate on trains or on train platforms. Transit police will now issue "prohibition orders" against repeat offenders, which ban a rider anywhere from 30 days to 1 year.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

NAHL Playoff Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Fairbanks Ice Dogs 9:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday--

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 7:10pm EDT

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

Friday --

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

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

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

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