Tuesday, July 30, 2013

It's Tuesday











It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 30th, the 211th day of 2013. There are 154 days left in the year.

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A look at some of the stars of the shootout.

Seven players trying to avoid 'one-hit wonder' tag.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Arnold Schwarzenegger is 66; Laurence Fishburne (Predators, CSI, The Matrix) is 52; TV chef Alton Brown (Good Eats, Iron Chef America) is 51; Lisa Kudrow (Friends) is 50; Director Christopher Nolan (Dark Knight films, Inception) is 43; Soccer player Hope Solo is 32.

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Collaros: 'I'm excited to get going.'

Lulay quietly enjoying season as Lions rack up wins early.

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

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On this date in 1502, Christopher Columbus landed at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage.

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Regina, SK. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders are the envy of the league going into the bye weeks.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the Riders is the bye week, followed by a Friday, August 9th game at the Calgary Stampeders, a team they beat 36-21 in week two. Game time is 9:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN, NBC Sports Network and ESPN3.com.

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NEW ON DVD THIS WEEK - Released July 30

G.I. Joe: Retaliation
The Fog (Collector's Edition, 1980)
Black Rock
Touched By an Angel: The Eighth Season
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season Four

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Tampa, FL. — Johnthan Banks came to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round of this year's draft after winning the Jim Thorpe Award in 2012 as the nation's best collegiate defensive back. Banks has some other notable hardware, gaudy career interception totals at Mississippi State and plenty of game tape that impressed NFL scouts, but the Thorpe Award alone should be enough to indicate he knows a thing or two about playing cornerback.

Read the rest here.

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Angelina Jolie has topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid actresses. The magazine looked at the period of June 2013 to June 2013. Forbes says Jolie made about $33 million during that period. Second is Jennifer Lawrence, who made $26 million. Kristen Stewart, who was ranked first last year, slips to third this time around. But $22 million is certainly nothing to cry about.

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Boston, MA. -- No matter how good a team is playing, it takes a little bit of luck to go on the type of streak the Rays have been on.

With only a half-game separating the Red Sox and Rays and a playoff atmosphere surrounding them at Fenway Park on Monday night, good fortune again found Tampa Bay in the eighth inning of its 2-1 victory.

Read the rest here.

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Counties in northern Colorado want to secede from the state, and form their own state. [But then they'd face the hurdle of joining the United States. They'd have to come up with the first and last month's rent plus a rather hefty security deposit.]

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Washington, DC. -- The Giants' White House visit Monday may prove to be motivational as well as ceremonial.

Read the rest here.

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IMAX is partnering with Paramount to release World War Z on August 2 for a one-week run. Z originally opened June 21 and has grossed more than $460 million worldwide. It's already played in select IMAX theaters overseas.

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Jimmy watches Snoopy and Smoke eat birthday dog cake on Snoopy's birthday.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching the phone ring in the early morning, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1954 - 
Elvis Presley made his professional debut in Memphis. It was his first concert to be advertised.

1957 - The Elvis Presley movie "Loving You" opened in the U.S.

2003 - Sam Phillips died at the age of 80. He was the founder of Sun Records and was the first mentor of Elvis Presley.

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It turns out the folks that save the most on hotel accommodations are the least satisfied with their stay. A study (J.D. Power) discovered that "at every level of hotel, the 'price shopper' segment is by far the least happiest, least satisfied of any group. If they're paying anything for anything, they're unhappy."

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Today in Beatles History:

1977 -  
"The Beatles Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany-1962" hit #111 in the U.S.

2002 - The Yoko Ono single "Open Your Box" was released.

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If you're looking to get a bargain from someone on Craigslist, then go in with a smile. It turns out flattery will get you a better bargain when dealing with people selling their own stuff. Here's the logic -- when people sell their own stuff, they feel a sense of impending loss, so they inflate the value of the product. It's called the "endowment effect," and flattery seems to break down their guard. Translation: If you're interested in buying a second-hand car, it would be a good idea to compliment something about the owner.

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Today in Sports History:

1930 - Uruguay won soccer's first World Cup. They beat Argentina 4-2.

1966 - England's soccer team won the World Cup.

1968 - Ron Hansen of the Washington Senators made the first unassisted triple play in the major leagues in 41 years.

1971 - U.S. President Nixon gave the keynote speech at a banquet honoring seven new inductees into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

2001 - Former Dallas Cowboy receiver Michael Irvin entered an innocent plea for a felony charge of possession of less than a gram of cocaine. The charges stemmed from Irvin's arrest August 9, 2000.

2001 - Lance Armstrong became the first American to win three consecutive Tours de France.

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In Georgia, a 7-foot tall KFC bucket showed up on Aleena Headrick's front yard. No one knows where it came from -- although it's pretty obvious it probably once sat at the top of a large pole as a form of advertising. The owner of the home Headrick rents says he plans to mount it on it a pole also.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Arizona Diamondbacks 7:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Arizona Diamondbacks 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

Friday --  

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants 7:10pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- U.S. Cellular 250 Presented by Enlist Weed Control System 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Gobowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants 1:40pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio 3:00pm EDT

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

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