Wednesday, June 12, 2013

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is June 12th, the 163rd day of 2013. There are 202 days left in the year.

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NHL, NHL Network Stanley Cup Final predictions.

A look at seven unlikely Stanley Cup champions.

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

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Today's birthdays: Former U.S President George H.W. Bush is 89; Jim Nabors (Andy Griffith Show, Gomer Pyle) is 83; Timothy Busfield (thirtysomething, The West Wing) is 56; Playboy model/actress Kendra Wilkinson is 28.

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Durant: 'It's all about the championships'.

Training camp's best 'behind the scenes' moments.

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

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The Iowa Territory was organized on this date in 1838.

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Tampa, FL. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers invited a lot of speculation about their quarterback position this year when they drafted third round pick Mike Glennon. On Wednesday, they officially got him under contract.

Read the rest here.


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That NSA whistleblower was staying in a Hong Kong hotel but checked out and then disappeared. [But not before exposing the hotel's practice of jacking up the prices on the items in the minibar.]

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Some wondered whether Monday night's 14-inning loss to the Red Sox would have a carry-over effect on the Rays, but Roberto Hernandez's pitching and some sweet swinging took care of any suggestion of a hangover, and the Rays came away with an 8-3 win at Tropicana Field on Tuesday.

Read the rest here.

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Want a good night's sleep? It could be time to sleep apart from your spouse. There is a lot of evidence that sleeping apart is gathering popularity -- at least in the U.S. The National Association of Home Builders says it's expects 60% of new homes to have dual master bedrooms by 2015.

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Pittsburgh, PA. -- From the Giants' perspective, the true outcome of their 8-2 loss Tuesday night to the Pirates won't be known until Wednesday, when more is learned about the status of Marco Scutaro's left pinkie.

Read the rest here.


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Pearl Russ finally had her dream come true. Only making it to eighth grade, she always wanted to get her high school diploma. So Wheatland Manor Care Facility where she lives in Iowa decided to give her a graduation ceremony. Russ -- who's 101 -- even got to dress in complete graduation attire.

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What a nice looking boy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching Word World, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1965 - Elvis Presley's single "Crying In The Chapel" hit #3 in the U.S.

1965 - The soundtrack to the Elvis Preslye movie "Girl Happy" hit #8 in the U.S.

1966 - Elvis Presley recorded Kui Lee's "I'll Remember You."

1967 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley movie "Speedway."

1968 - The Elvis Presley movie "Speedway" premiered in Charlotte, NC.

1971 - Elvis Presley's single "Life/Only Believe" hit #53 in the U.S.

1976 - The album "From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee" hit #29 in the U.K.

1989 - Graceland opened the Elvis Presley Autoland Museum, which contained over 20 cars owned by Presley.

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Kate Upton is dating Dancing With The Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Upton, who just turned 21, is reportedly dating Maks. Neither star has commented on the relationship yet but several sources say that the two recently started a romantic relationship. A friend of Upton's says they are "just friends."

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - The Beatles received their MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) awards.

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono released the album "Some Time In New York City."

1976 - The Wings single "Silly Love Songs" hit #2 in the U.K.

1995 - Paul McCartney's daughter Stella premiered her fashion collection in London. One of the songs used for runway music was "Stella May." The song was written by Paul McCartney.

2007 - The Traveling Wilburys Collection and the Deluxe Collectors Edition were released in the U.S. It was released the previous day in the U.K.

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Can't get enough of Duck Dynasty's Southern-fried home sense? Your favorite A&E redneck millionaires are coming out with a Christmas album. Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas hits stores October 29. The whole family is going to be involved. It's being described as a "kind of a variety show-style music CD."


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Today in Sports History:

1839 - Abner Doubleday created the game of baseball, according to the legend. However, evidence has surfaced that indicates that the game of baseball was played before 1800.

1939 - The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, New York.

1948 - Ben Hogan won his first U.S. Open golf classic.

1967 - The Senators beat Chicago, 6-5, in 22 innings. The game lasted six hours, 38 minutes and ended at 2:43 a.m. and caused the league to adopt a curfew stating that no inning may start after 1:00 a.m.

1981 - Major league baseball players began a 49 day strike. The issue was free-agent compensation.

1985 - Wayne "The Great One" Gretzky was named winner of the NHL's Hart Trophy. The award is given to the league Most Valuable Player.

1991 - The Chicago Bulls won their first NBA championship. The Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers four games to one.

1994 - Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered outside her home in Los Angeles. O.J. Simpson was later acquitted of the killings, but he was held liable in a civil suit.

1997 - Interleague play began in baseball, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series.

2000 - Steve Young (San Francisco 49ers) retired from the NFL.

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"Cleopatra" starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rex Harrison, and Richard Burton premiered at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City on this date in 1963. 

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

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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