Thursday, April 17, 2014

It's Thursday












It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is April 17th, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

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Sakic 'very proud,' seeks more from Avalanche.

WATCH: Stamkos goes coast-to-coast vs. Habs.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings) is 55; Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club, Draft Day) is 42; Victoria Beckham (Spice Girls) is 40.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning showed it's youth with mistakes and missed opportunities that cost it in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Read the rest here.

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"Lights Out" debuted on NBC Radio on this date in 1935. It ran until 1952.

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After topping the Minnesota Wilderness 3 games to 2, Wenatchee will now face the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in the Midwest Division finals, with the series starting tomorrow in Fairbanks, with game time slated for 11:35pm EDT. Individual and group game tickets for all home playoff games are on sale now. Call 509.888.PUCK (7825).


WILD 2.0 UPGRADE

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Igor Sikorsky accomplished the first successful helicopter lift-off from water near Stratford, CT on this date in 1941.

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Smith confident heading into sophomore season.


Riders ink Durant to contract extension.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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Authorities say that they are now dealing with a rash of teenagers tweeting fake bomb threats to airlines. [Remember the good old days when if you were a stupid kid, nobody knew outside of your hometown?]

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Tampa, FL. — As the middle linebacker in the Tampa Two defense the Bucs are going back to under Lovie Smith, fourth-year vet Mason Foster should find more chances to make big plays.

Read the rest here.

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Back in 2010 it was hard to escape news of the KFC Double Down. Major media covered it like CNN covers a disaster. Consumers were force-fed endless stories about the bacon 'n' cheese sandwich that used two fried chicken filets instead of a bun. For those who didn't get to sample the meaty menu item, KFC is offering one more chance: Starting April 21, the Double Down will return.

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Baltimore, MD. -- A microcosm of the Rays' road trip took place in the seventh inning of Wednesday afternoon's 3-0 loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards.

Read the rest here.

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Model-actress-TV host Jenny McCarthy announced her engagement to boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg on The View yesterday (Wednesday). Donnie stars on CBS' Blue Bloods and is a member of New Kids on the Block.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Individually, Pablo Sandoval and Ryan Vogelsong reclaimed the form that had eluded them most of this year. Collectively, the Giants simply maintained their momentum Wednesday night to survive another thriller.

Read the rest here.

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"The Joey Bishop Show" debuted on ABC-TV on this date in 1967.

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See Daddy? I told you....13 necklaces!


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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as your son hopefully having his first baseball practice today, isn't it?


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Today in Elvis History

1952 - 
Elvis Presley was fired from the Lowe's State Theater for punching another usher. The other usher had told the manager that Elvis was getting free candy from the girl at the concession stand.

1961 - Location filming was completed for the Elvis Presley film "Blue Hawaii."

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On this date in 1970, Apollo 13 returned to Earth safely after an on-board accident with an oxygen tank.


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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - Paul McCartney's album "McCartney" was released.

1982 - Paul McCartney became the first composer to have simultaneous hits on the black and country music charts.

1998 - Linda McCartney died from breast cancer.

2002 - A photograph of John Lennon's spectacles sold at auction for $13,000. The photo was only one of six prints taken of his bloodstained spectacles from when he was fatally shot outside his New York apartment building. The picture, taken by Yoko Ono, was also used for Ono's album "Season of Glass." 
  
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Coloring books. Fun for little kids, a bit of a bore for the rest of us. Except when you transform them info twisted, funny illustrations. Doing that for us -- and giving us a much-needed break from Facebook -- is the website Coloring Book Corruptions. It catalogs a series of funny and twisted coloring book pages that were filled in by adults. | site link


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Today in Sports History:

1892 - At Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, the first National League game to be played on Sunday took place. The Reds beat the Browns 5-1. 

1947 - Jackie Robinson (Brooklyn Dodgers) performed a bunt for his first major league hit.

1967 - The U.S. Supreme Court barred Muhammad Ali's request to be blocked from induction into the U.S. Army.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 500th home run.

2010 - Ubaldo JimĂ©nez threw the first no-hitter in Colorado Rockies history. The Rockies beat the Braves 4-0. 

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The U.S. Postal Service unveiled its new 22-cent, "LOVE" stamp on this date in 1985.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

NHL Playoffs -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

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

NAHL Playoffs -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:35pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 8:40pm EDT

NAHL Playoffs -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:35pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 1:40pm EDT

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

NHL Playoffs -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens 7:00pm EDT

NAHL Playoffs -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:00pm EDT

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

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