Thursday, June 13, 2013

It's Thursday











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

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Today is June 13th, the 164th day of 2013. There are 201 days left in the year.

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Blackhawks beat Bruins in triple OT, take Game 1.

Malkin agrees to eight-year extension with Penguins.

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

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Today's birthdays: Tim Allen is 60; Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire) is 51; TV journalist Hannah Storm is 51; Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers) is 32; Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen are 27.

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Backup Plan: Argos pivots impress in pre-season debut.

Pedersen: Stacked Riders won't have it easy.

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

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TODAY IS - National Nursing Assistants Day.

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Tampa, FL. — When you’re a National Football League player, a thick head of hair could conceivably be a nuisance, perhaps adding a few degrees of temperature inside your helmet during a hot and grueling training camp practice. When you’re a well-known member of the media covering the National Football League, a thick head of hair might actually be part of the presentation.

Read the rest here.


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According to a new study, 95% of the population doesn't wash its hands properly after using the toilet. [Oh, please, oh please, don't let this include my dentist.]

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Chris Archer battled his command and the Rays' bats went from red-hot to cold overnight as the Red Sox took a 2-1 win Wednesday night at Tropicana Field to claim the rubber game of the three-game series.

Read the rest here.

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The U.S. made it clear that its cyber division repeatedly hacks al-Qaeda's online magazine. [For example, directions on bomb making were replaced by healthy but fast and easy Gwyneth Paltrow recipes.]

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Pittsburgh, PA. -- Barry Zito's road ERA didn't get any better Wednesday. Neither did the Giants.

A lull can be expected while San Francisco tries to survive without Marco Scutaro, Pablo Sandoval and Angel Pagan. Yet pitchers can still excel despite the absence of their club's top regulars, and this didn't happen as the Pittsburgh Pirates thrashed the Giants, 12-8.

Read the rest here.


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Hashtags were rumored to be coming to Facebook earlier this year, but the site officially announced Wednesday that it has added support for the popular Twitter and Instagram staple. Now whenever a Facebook user puts a hashtag in their status update or comment, it connects it to others talking about the same thing.

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Ah CHOO!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching your son glue beads on to paper, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1964 - Elvis Presley's "What'd I Say" hit #21 in the U.S.

1964 - Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas" hit #29 in the U.S. The song was the b-side to "What'd I Say."

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Here's the perfect Father's Day gift for dads-to-be in Buenos Aires: a "pregnancy belt" that lets expectant fathers feel their babies kicking in real time. The belt, developed by Huggies Argentina, looks like a typical fake pregnancy belly -- but it replicates a baby's kicks from mom's belly to dad's belly. The belt is synched with an accompanying belt worn by the mother. Check out the short video.

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - The Beatles achieved their final #1 record with "The Long and Winding Road."

1975 - John Lennon made his last TV appearance. He performed "Slippin' And Sliding'" and "Imagine" on "Salute to Sir Lew Grade."

1981 - George Harrison's album "Somewhere In England" hit #13 in the U.K.

1989 - Ringo Starr joined Bob Dylan on stage at a Dylan concert in France.

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson posted a photo of himself talking to a group of inmates at a prison Wednesday. Johnson has taken his hard-earned experiences as a teenager and put them to good use by addressing men who find themselves on the wrong side of the law. He captioned the pic, "I was arrested multiple x's as a teen (fighting/stupid sh-t) Said if I can make it, so can you."


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Today in Sports History:

1912 - Christy Mathewson got his 300th career win.

1940 - The Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox became the first teams to play at Cooperstown's Doubleday Field.

1948 - The New York Yankees officially retired Babe Ruth's #3 and sent it to the Hall of Fame.

1978 - The NHL Board of Governors unanimously agreed to a merger of the Cleveland Barons and the Minnesota North Stars.

1989 - The Detroit Pistons won their first National Basketball Association title. They beat the L.A. Lakers in four games.

1991 - In the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament a spectator was killed when lightning struck.

1994 - O.J. Simpson was questioned by Los Angeles police concerning the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

1996 - Cal Ripken (Baltimore Orioles) tied Sachio Kinugasa's record of 2,215 consecutive games played.

1997 - Vladimir Konstantinov and Viacheslav Fetisov, both of the Detroit Red Wings, were severely injured in a car accident.

1997 - The Chicago Bulls won their fifth championship in seven years.

2000 - Julius "Dr. J." Erving issued a public appeal for help finding his 19-year-old son, Cory. Cory had been missing since May 28, 2000. His body was found July 6, 2000.

2002 - The Detroit Red Wings won their 10th Stanley Cup. After the game, Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman announced his retirement.

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The unmanned U.S. space probe Pioneer 10 became the first spacecraft to leave the solar system on this date in 1983. It was launched in March 1972. The first up-close images of the planet Jupiter were provided by Pioneer 10. 

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway 2:00pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Milwaukee Indy Fest at West Allis, Wisconsin 4:00pm EDT

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

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 4:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 8:05pm EDT



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

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