Tuesday, April 29, 2014

It's Tuesday












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

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Today is April 29th, the 119th day of 2014. There are 246 days left in the year.

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Flames name Treliving as new general manager.

Chara, Keith, Weber voted Norris Trophy finalists.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Jerry Seinfeld is 60; Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln, There Will Be Blood) is 57; Michelle Pfeiffer (I Am Sam, The Story Of Us) is 56; Eve Plumb (The Brady Bunch's Jan Brady) is 56.

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Tampa, FL. -- It has been less than a week since the season officially ended, but the Tampa Bay Lightning continue to make headlines, as a trio of players found were named finalists for the NHL Awards last week.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1813, Rubber was patented by J.F. Hummel.

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New year, new journey: Ticats take first steps of 2014.


Video: Lulay on Track With Shoulder Rehab.

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

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The first edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus was published on this date in 1852.

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Tampa, FL. — Have the Buccaneers finally found a use for Jeff Demps?

Read the rest here.

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NEW ON DVD - Released April 29

Devil's Due
Legend of Hercules
Gimme Shelter
Labor Day
Mr. Selfridge Season 2
Hill Street Blues: The Complete Series
Star Trek: Enterprise - Complete Fourth Season
Dynasty: Season 8

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Chicago, IL. -- One day after watching former Cy Young winner David Price get tagged for eight runs in six innings, Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi hoped to lead the Rays to victory Monday and salvage a split in their four-game series with the White Sox. Instead, the 24-year-old righty was chased before completing five innings for the second time in as many outings, and the Rays lost, 7-3, at U.S. Cellular Field.

Read the rest here.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un told his military officers that his goal is to be able to beat the US military on the battlefield. [Or at least Dennis Rodman at one-on-one.]

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San Francisco, CA. -- As April draws to a close, the Giants know which glaring issues they must address in May.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1879 in Cleveland, OH, electric arc lights were used for the first time.

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Let's go home Daddy.


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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as listening to your favorite music in the morning, isn't it?


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Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
Elvis Presley's "Peace In The Valley" hit #39 in the U.S. 

1964 - Elvis Presley recorded the vocals to the second version of "Roustabout" after the principal photography was shot. This version of "Roustabout" was written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye. 

1976 - Bruce Springsteen climbed the wall of Graceland to meet Elvis Presley. Elvis wasn't home. 

2003 - The Elvis Presley album "Live At The Louisiana Hayride" was released.

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A 15-year-old boy from a small town outside of Ottawa, Ontario, set the world record for solving Rubik's Cubes using only one hand. Antoine Cantin averaged 12.56 seconds at the competition. Cantin solved five Rubik's Cubes, and the average was calculated after eliminating the fastest and slowest times. | Video

... He's planning on going to the world's largest Rubik's Cube competition in New Jersey this summer.

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - George Harrison announced the forthcoming release of his first solo album, "All Things Must Pass." He also said that he expected the Beatles would one day re-form. 

2002 - Paul McCartney won a court order to prevent the auction house Christie's from selling his handwritten lyrics to the song "Hey Jude." McCartney claimed that the sheet of note paper had disappeared from his house. The sheet of paper was expected to sell for around $116,000. 

2008 - "The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles Hits" album was reissued again on compact disc by Capitol Records.
  
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A sheriff's office in Montgomery County, Texas, has lost the ShadowHawk drone they've had since 2011, when the quarter-million dollar machine decided to take a plunge into a lake late last week. According to the Houston Chronicle, the emergency-only device has a "camera and an infrared scanning device" but can also carry a grenade launcher or 12 gauge shotgun, according to its designers.


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Today in Sports History:

1941 - The Boston Bees agreed to change their name to the Braves. 

1961 - ABC’s "Wide World of Sports" premiered. 

1981 - Steve Carlton (Philadelphia Phillies) became the first left-handed pitcher in the major leagues to get 3,000 career strikeouts. 

1985 - Billy Martin was brought back, for the fourth time, as manager for the New York Yankees.

1986 - Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox) set a major-league baseball record by striking out 20 Seattle Mariner batters. 

1988 - The Baltimore Orioles set a new major league baseball record by losing their first 21 games of the season. 

1997 - Craig MacTavish announced his retirement from the NHL after 17 seasons. 

2002 - Darryl Strawberry was sentenced to 18 months in prison for violating his probation on a 1999 conviction on drug and solicitation of prostitution charges. 

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in the U.S. this week, but if you can't wait for it on Blu-ray you can pre-order it now on Amazon. And for the superfan, why not order the Jamie Foxx Electro bust with three discs in his neck. | see it

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:35pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 1:35pm EDT

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

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