Friday, July 19, 2013

It's Friday











It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 19th, the 200th day of 2013. There are 165 days left in the year.

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Ongoing Olympic talks impact NHL schedule release.

Kings sign Dustin Brown to eight-year extension.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Musician Brian May (Queen) is 66; Campbell Scott (Roger Dodger) is 52; Anthony Edwards (ER) is 51; Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek Into Darkness) is 37.

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2013 CFL.ca Game Notes: A look at Week 4.

Pierce: 'It's going to be a fight'.

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

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Today is a special day at our house. Snoopy Boo Meissner the Always is twelve years old today. We love him very much and are glad to share his special day with him. Happy Birthday Snoopy Boo!

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Regina, SK. -- Corey Chamblin had his starter back Thursday.

Read the rest here.

The Riders next play on Sunday, July 21st at home against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Kickoff on 620ckrm, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 7:00pm EDT.


Visit the team's official website, riderville.com.

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched a fitness-conscious plan that would require new buildings to prominently feature staircases so people will have a clear option to choose the stairs over the elevator. [That's like a mother putting broccoli near the Oreos to see which one her kids will eat.]

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Tampa, FL. — Greg Schiano calls this week he and his fellow Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaches are spending with the team's youngest players a "Rookie School," a precursor to training camp that provides valuable mental reps. You could also look at it like a training gym, however, because these rookies are preparing for a battle with the champs.

Read the rest here.

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When you know your favorite donut has 400-plus calories, do you still order? Yes. New research (via Carnegie Mellon) shows no matter how much calorie information is on the menu list, people still choose the food they like, not what's supposed to be healthier.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Infielder Ryan Roberts will be recalled from Triple-A Durham on Friday to take James Loney's roster spot as the Rays first baseman will be placed on the three-day paternity list.

Read the rest here.

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Marilyn Monroe acted in her first screen test on this date in 1946.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Giants general manager Brian Sabean indicated that Tim Lincecum will stay put for the rest of the season. And the right-hander couldn't be happier.

Read the rest here.


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Spaniards do it every year, and now New Yorkers are about to. It's the tomato food fight, and it's coming to Brooklyn (Aviator Sports and Event Center) this Saturday. More than 5,000 people are expected to participate in the festival that is similar to Spain's La Tomatina, a tomato-throwing festival that's held each year. 40,000 pounds of tomatoes have been shipped in for the event.

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Jimmy climbs up for another trip down the slide.

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

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Today in Elvis History



1954 - Elvis Presley's first single was released. The songs were "That's All Right" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky."

1969 - The Elvis Presley album "From Elvis In Memphis" hit #13 in the U.S.

1969 - The Elvis Presley album "Flaming Star" hit #2 in the U.K.

1995 - Elvis Presley's former doctor Dr. George Nichopoulous, lost his medical license for being "too liberal" when prescribing addictive drugs.


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The rapper formerly known as Jay-Z wants to be called Jay Z now. No hyphen. That is all.

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Today in Beatles History:



1965 -   The Beatles single "Help!"/"I'm Down" was released in the United States.

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IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND - Turbo (PG); The Conjuring (R); R.I.P.D. (PG-13); Red 2 (PG-13).

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Today in Sports History:



1909 - The first unassisted triple play in major league baseball was made by Cleveland Indians shortstop Neal Ball in a game against Boston.

1909 - Cy Young earned his 500th career victory.

1960 - Juan Marichal of the San Francisco Giants became the first pitcher to get a one-hitter in his major league debut.

1966 - At the Astrodome, the first major league game to be played totally on artficial turf took place. Prior to this game, the outfield had consisted of painted dirt and the infield was covered with artificial turf.

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The Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts separated on this date in 1975 after being linked in orbit for two days.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 4:05pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats 7:00pm EDT

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

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