Wednesday, July 10, 2013

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is July 10th, the 191st day of 2013. There are 174 days left in the year.

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Niedermayer, Chelios, Shanahan get 2013 Hall call.

Official 2013 free agent signings tracker.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Ron Glass (Det. Ron Harris on Barney Miller) is 68; Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) is 41; Jessica Simpson is 33.

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Video: Week 2 Ultimate Replay.

Panic far from setting in for Hawkins, Alouettes.

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

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Edison P. Clark patented his indelible pencil on this date in 1866.

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Regina, SK. -- Surely the best is yet to come, but what occurred at Mosaic Stadium on Friday night has to be the highlight of the calendar year so far and we’re already into the seventh month!

Read the rest here.

The Roughriders get back at it quickly, playing at the defending Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts tomorrow, July 11th, with kickoff on 620 ckrm, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com set for 7:30pm EDT.

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According to a new Gallup poll, most Americans still get their news from television. [I read that on Twitter.]

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Tampa, FL. — Fans may begin purchasing tickets to any of the Bucs' 2013 home games next Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET, as a new season full of exciting matchups and fan-friendly game themes approaches.

Read the rest here.


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President Barack Obama likes burgers and hot dogs, but when it came time to answer a kid journalist's question about his favorite food, broccoli was the first word that sprang from his lips Tuesday. at a White House event that recognized children who won a healthy recipe contest. 


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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Games like Tuesday night's happen when you're on a roll.

And make no mistake about it, the Rays are riding a major one, which continued in a 4-1 win over the Twins at Tropicana Field.

Read the rest here.

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Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) is apparently a real thing for social media users. In fact, a new survey revealed 56% of social media users are afraid of missing out on events, news and important status updates if they are away from social networks.

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San Francisco, CA. -- The Giants searched far and wide for any and every remedy Tuesday. They called up 32-year-old Japanese rookie Kensuke Tanaka and immediately plugged him into left field and the second slot in the lineup. They signed struggling outfielder Jeff Francoeur and expect him to be promoted in a few days. There was even a smell of incense that inundated the Giants' clubhouse before the game.

Although the Giants didn't actually perform any rituals to help turn the tide on a quickly sinking season, that might be the only trick left after San Francisco lost for the seventh time in eight games, 10-6, to the Mets.


Read the rest here.

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Wyoming became the 44th state to join the United States on this date in 1890.

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Ah-CHOO!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the power going out, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1963 - Elvis Presley recorded the song "Viva Las Vegas." The single was released in April 1964.

1971 - The album "Love Letters From Elvis" hit #33 in the U.S.

2001 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Blue Suede Shoes Collection" was released.

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When neighbors reported a woman screaming for someone to stop what they were doing, police in Clawson, Michigan, thought they were responding to a domestic violence situation. It turns out the woman was screaming for her boyfriend to stop farting.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles album "A Hard Days Night" was released.

1964 - 200,000 people lined the route from Speke Airport to Liverpool city centre to see the Beatles. The Beatles had come to attend the northern U.K. premiere of "A Hard Day's Night."

1965 - "Beatles VI" hit #1 in the U.S.

1976 - The Beatles album "Rock'n'Roll Music" hit #2 in the U.S.

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‘His Master’s Voice’, was registered with the U.S. Patent Office on this date in 1900. The logo of the Victor Recording Company, and later, RCA Victor, shows the dog, Nipper, looking into the horn of a gramophone machine.

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Today in Sports History:

1943 - Arthur Ashe, the first African-American inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, was born. He had won 33 career titles.

1951 - Sugar Ray Robinson was defeated for only the second time in 133 fights as Randy Turpin took the middleweight crown.

1969 - The National League was divided up into two baseball divisions.

1984 - Dwight ‘Doc’ Gooden (New York Mets) became the youngest player to appear in an All-Star Game as a pitcher. He was 19 years, 7 months, and 24 days old.

1993 - Kenyan runner Yobes Ondieki became the first man to run 10,000 meters in less than 27 minutes.

1999 - The U.S. Women's soccer team defeated China to win the 1999 World Cup tournament.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck will exit The View to begin a gig as host of Fox and Friends in mid-September.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 12:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Toronto Argonauts 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy Car Race 1 at Toronto, Ontario 3:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- CNBC Prime The Profit 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 1:40pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy Car Race 2 at Toronto, Ontario 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:10pm EDT

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

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