Thursday, June 6, 2013

It's Thursday











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

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Today is June 6th, the 157th day of 2013. There are 208 days left in the year.

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Bergeron scores in 2OT to put Penguins on brink.

Keith suspended one game for high-sticking.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Guitarist Steve Vai is 53; Max Casella (Vincent "Vinnie" Salvatore Delpino, Doogie Howser's best friend) is 46; Paul Giamatti (John Adams, The Hangover Part II, Sideways, Cinderella Man) is 46; Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Lily Tucker-Pritchett on Modern Family) is 6

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Chick feeling right at home in Rider Green.

Tempers flare at intense Bombers training camp.

Visit the CFL's official website, cfl.ca.

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 11: Horses that have won the Triple Crown. The last was Affirmed in 1978.

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Tampa, FL. — The Buc fans' inside man returns to field questions about draft trades, Scot Brantley’s biggest hit, players returning from injuries, and more.

Read the rest here.


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Australian scientists say they have discovered a remote lake with beautiful clear water that has remained unchanged for over 7,000 years. [Each part of the lake is so gorgeous that developers are having trouble deciding exactly where to build the Walmart.]

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Detroit, MI. -- Based on the way Alex Cobb and Doug Fister were matching zeros, the chances of Wednesday night's Rays-Tigers game being decided by something small were great.

Leave it to Sam Fuld to come up with the small. The diminutive outfielder employed a small-ball tactic that paid off big in launching a three-run ninth, and the Rays took a 3-0 win at Comerica Park.

Read the rest here.

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The $590 million Powerball jackpot was claimed Wednesday morning by 84-year-old Gloria Mackenzie, who plans to share the money with her son.

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San Francisco, CA. -- In his last outing, Giants starter Barry Zito walked a season-high six batters, but emerged mostly unscathed with just one earned run in an outing manager Bruce Bochy called a "Houdini" act.

This time around the Giants rotation, Houdini could manage the tightrope act no longer.

Read the rest here.


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A study in the British Medical Journal says if you need an operation, don't schedule it for the end of the week. They analyzed 4 million planned surgeries and found the death rates were 44% higher on a Friday, and 82% higher on a weekend. They can't put their finger on why, only assuming that medical care "drops on the weekends."

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Look Daddy, I graduated!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching all that's involved in a tropical storm, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1960 - The album "Elvis Is Back" earned gold certification from the RIAA.

1970 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me."

1973 - The movie "Elvis On Tour" opened in the U.S.  

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Trish Staine of Duluth, Minnesota, had no idea she was pregnant while she was training for a half marathon recently. After a training run she began having back pain and went to the doctor. They found a second heartbeat. Two days later, Staine gave birth to a baby girl.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - The Beatles auditioned for producer George Martin of EMI Records. They performed the songs "Besame Mucho" and three of their own songs, "P.S. I Love You," "Ask Me Why" and "Love Me Do."

1964 - The Beatles single "P.S. I Love You" hit #10 in the U.S.

1971 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on stage for the first time since 1969 when they join Frank Zappa for a show at the Fillmore East.

1993 - Ringo Starr attended the Pediatric AIDS Foundation's fourth annual picnic in Brentwood, CA.

2006 - Billy Preston died at the age of 69. He had been dubbed "the fifth Beatle" after he accompanied the group in the 60's.

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Game 1 of the NBA Finals is tonight (ABC-TV). The San Antonio Spurs are at the Miami Heat.

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Today in Sports History:

1890 - The United States Polo Association was founded in New York.

1934 - Myril Hoag (New York Yankees) hit six singles in a game against the Boston Red Sox.

1939 - The New York Giants hit five home runs in the fourth inning in a 17-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

1946 - The Basketball Association of America was formed in New York City, NY.

1965 - Tom Tresh (New York Yankees) hit home runs on three consecutive at-bats against the Chicago White Sox.

1989 - Wayne Gretzky (Los Angeles Kings) won the Hart Trophy for the 9th time. He was the first player in NHL history to win the same award nine times.

1992 - Eddie Murray passed Mickey Mantle on the all-time switch-hitter RBI list. Mantle held the record at 1,509.

1996 - John Valentin became the 14th player in Boston Red Sox history to hit on all at-bats during a game. He hit for the cycle when he went 4-for-4 against the Chicago White Sox.

1996 - Peter Forsberg (Colorado Avalanche) scored a first period hat-trick against the Florida Panthers in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Finals. He became only the third player in NHL history to score a first-period hat-trick in the Cup Final. He was also the sixth player to score a hat-trick in the Cup Final game.

1996 - Joe Sakic (Colorado Avalanche) tied a Stanley Cup Final record when he assisted on four goals against the Florida Panthers.

1996 - Baseball's executive council told Marge Schott, owner of the Cincinnati Reds, to give up day-to-day operations within a week or face a suspension of more than a year. Schott had caused controversy with comments she made concerning Adolph Hitler in an ESPN interview.

2003 - The Seattle Mariners were defeated by the New York Mets to end their 13-game road winning streak.

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Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is tired of exposing her naked body on camera and has dropped out of Fifty Shades of Grey.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 1:08pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 4:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dupont Pioneer 250 at Pioneer Speedway 8:00pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Firestone 550 at Fort Worth, Texas 8:30pm EDT 

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 10:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Party in the Poconos 400 at Pocono Raceway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT

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

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