Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is June 26th, the 177th day of 2013. There are 188 days left in the year.

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Five reasons Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup.

Tortorella looks to change image as Canucks coach.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Singer Chris Isaak is 57; Sean Hayes (Jack on Will & Grace) is 43; Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) is 43; Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) is 29.

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Als GM Popp confident in his new-look Alouettes.

Morris: Lions built for Grey Cup success in 2013.

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

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On this date in 1804, the Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the mouth of the Kansas River after completing a westward trek of nearly 400 river miles.

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Regina, SK - Corey Chamblin had two reasons to smile Monday.

The first was the completion of training camp and finally being able prepare for a new CFL season. But more importantly for the Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach, his wife Samantha delivered the couple's second son, Keaton Jermaine.

Read the rest
here.

Saskatchewan opens their regular season on Saturday, June 29th at the Edmonton Eskimos. Kickoff on 620ckrm, the Rider Radio Network, TSN, ESPN2 and ESPN3.com, is set for 3:30pm EDT.

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A new study by Bankrate.com finds that 76% of Americans do not have enough money set aside to survive a six-month emergency such as a job loss. [They found that most Americans' idea of being preparing to be without a job for six months involves having a stack of DVDs and a list of pizza delivery phone numbers.]

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Tampa, FL. — Vincent Jackson’s inaugural Youth Camp, held Monday at Buc headquarters, provided the children of deployed soldiers with some fun, as well as a perspective on how to handle the absence of their military parents.

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A mother and daughter gave birth a day apart in the U.K., making the mom a grandmother and a mother all at the same time -- and the daughter a mother and a big sister. At 43, Andrea Rafferty had a baby -- and then her 19-year-old daughter, Amber, had her own child a day later.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The west Florida skies were clear when Rays starter Matt Moore took the mound against the Blue Jays on Monday.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1819, the bicycle was patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr.

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Los Angeles, CA. -- This was the kind of effort that sub-.500 teams deliver. Gallant, yet flawed. So it was entirely fitting that the Giants slipped to 38-39 Tuesday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers handed them a 6-5 setback.

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Under the Dome was a hit for CBS Monday night. The new short-term series, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, delivered big ratings for the network. In total live viewers, Under the Dome pulled in 13.1 million.

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Wanna play ball Daddy?

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching the scene out your front window, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1909 - Colonel Tom Parker was born.

1957 - Elvis Presley spent his first night at Graceland.

1968 - A birthday party was thrown for Col. Tom Parker on the set of the 1968 TV Special "Elvis."

1977 - Elvis Presley's final concert took place at Market Square Arena, Indianapolis.

1979 - Elvis Presley's father, Vernon Elvis Presley, died.

2007 - The 21-song Elvis Presley collection "That's Alright" was released.

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CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow interviewed Lee Remick on this date in 1959. It was his 500th and final guest on "Person to Person."

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote the song "She Loves You" in a hotel room in Newcastle, England. They recorded the song five days later.

1964 - The album "A Hard Day’s Night" was released by The Beatles.

1975 - Paul McCartney's theme for ITV's "Crossroads" aired for the first time.

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On this date in 1959, U.S. President Eisenhower joined Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in ceremonies officially opening the St. Lawrence Seaway.

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Today in Sports History:

1819 - Abner Doubleday was born.

1910 - For the second consecutive year, Hazel Hotchkiss won the singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles at the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association championships.

1916 - The Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians appeared in a game with numbers on their sleeves. The event marked the first time that players were identified by numbers that corresponded to the scoreboard.

1938 - Lonney Frey (Cincinnati Reds) had eight hits in a doubleheader split with the Philadelphia Phillies.

1944 - The New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees played against each other in a six inning contest in a war bonds fund-raiser. Over 50,000 people watched the game. The final score was Dodgers 5, Yankees 1 and the Giants 0.

1962 - Earl Wilson (Boston Red Sox) pitched a 2-0 no-hitter against the Los Angeles Angels. Wilson also hit a home run.

1970 - Frank Robinson (Baltimore Orioles) hit two grand slams against the Washington Senators in a 12-2 win.

1976 - Shortstop Toby Harrah (Texas Rangers) played an entire doubleheader without handling a batted ball from the Chicago White Sox.

1979 - Muhammad Ali, at 37 years old, announced that he was retiring as world heavyweight boxing champion.

1985 - Wilbur Snapp was ejected after playing "Three Blind Mice" during a baseball game. The incident followed a call made by umpire Keith O'Connor.

1986 - Jockey Sandy Hawley won his 5,000 career race.

1990 - Jennifer Capriati, at age 14, became the youngest winner of a match in Wimbledon history.

1998 - Jamaica won soccer's World Cup. It was the first time a Caribbean team had won the World Cup since 1938.

1999 - Sammy Sosa (Chicago White Sox) hit his 300th career home run.

1999 - Cal Ripken (Baltimore Orioles) got his 995th extra base hit.

2000 - Alex Cabrera (Arizona Diamondbacks) hit a two-run home run in his first major league at-bat.

2001 - Ray Bourque (Colorado Avalanche) announced his retirement just 17 days after winning his first Stanley Cup. Bourque retired after 22 years and held the NHL record for highest-scoring defenseman and playing in 19 consecutive All-Star games.

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U.S. President John Kennedy announced "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner) at the Berlin Wall on this date in 1963.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 12:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Feed The Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Saturday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:15pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 4:10pm EDT

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

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