Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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

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Today is April 8th, the 98th day of 2014. There are 267 days left in the year.

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Melrose Minute: Bracing for a 'wild' finish.

Avalanche's Roy deserves Jack Adams Award.

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

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Today's Birthdays: John Schneider (Bo Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard) is 54; Julian Lennon is 51; Robin Wright (House of Cards) is 48; Taylor Kitsch (Battleship, John Carter) is 33.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman to a four-year contract extension, chairman and governor Jeff Vinik announced today. Yzerman, who has one more year remaining on his initial contract with the club, is completing his fourth season as the organization's lead hockey operations executive.

Read the rest here.

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NEW ON DVD - Released April 8

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
Justin Bieber's Believe
August: Osage County
Grudge Match
Best Night Ever
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Amazing Race - The 13th Season

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The NAHL's Midwest Division semifinal series, led by the Wild 2 games to 1, will shift to Wenatchee for games 4 and 5 (If necessary) on Friday and Saturday, April 11th and 12th with game time set for 7:05pm PDT both nights. 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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A new study reveals just 1 in 6 Americans can find Ukraine on a map. [How many Disneylands does it have? None? Now you know why we can't find it on a map.]

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Chamblin impressed with talent at Riders Mini-Camp.

Lions add veteran Jyles to QB stable.

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

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On the left is Dan Plaster, voice of the Regina Pats and on the right is Rod Pedersen, voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. (That's me in the middle.) We were doing CKRM's Sportscage show yesterday from Hogan's Beach Bar in Tampa, Florida. It was a lot of fun. It was great to meet Dan for the first time and to see Rod again for the first time in several years. Thanks for having me on guys! 

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Tampa, FL. — With new Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith bringing in a veteran quarterback whom he has coached before in Josh McCown, and with a promising young one already on hand in Mike Glennon, the Bucs' need for a quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft isn't quite as dire as other clubs.

Read the rest here.

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Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain on this date in 1513.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Little went right for the Rays on Monday night when Jason Vargas pitched a gem to lead the Royals to a 4-2 win at Kauffman Stadium.

Read the rest here.

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The U.S. House of Representatives held its first meeting on this date in 1789.

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Los Angeles, CA. -- The San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks both have something to prove as they meet for the second week in a row beginning Tuesday in the Giants' home opener at AT&T Park.

Read the rest here.

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Someone's been vandalizing compact Smart cars in San Francisco, flipping the tiny vehicles on their front and rear ends in the city's streets. So far five of the tiny cars have been found flipped over.

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Jimmy watches the parade.


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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as sitting in on the Sportscage, isn't it?


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Today in Elvis History

1966 - 
The Elvis Presley movie "Frankie And Johnny" opened at the Victoria Theatre in London.

1978 - Elvis Presley's album "He Walks Beside Me" hit #37 in the U.K.

1980 - Elvis Presley's grandmother, Minnie Presley, died.

2003 - Lisa Marie Presley's debut album "To Whom It May Concern" was released.

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On this date in 1985, Phyllis Diller underwent a surgical procedure for permanent eyeliner to eliminate the need for eyelid makeup.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
Julian Lennon was born to Cynthia and John Lennon. He was the first child to be born to a Beatle.

1972 - Wings released "Give Ireland Back To The Irish". The song was banned by the BBC and IBA.

2003 - Yoko Ono's single "Walking On Thin Ice (Tenaglia Dub)" was released.

2003 - The album "Lost Songs of Lennon & McCartney" was released.   


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A man pulled from a fire on Sunday night told authorities that he started the blaze accidentally - while trying to burn the bugs in his apartment.


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Today in Sports History:

1911 - The first squash tournament was played at the Harvard Club in New York City. 

1974 - Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run to break Babe Ruth's home run record.

1975 - Frank Robinson of the Cleveland Indians became first black manager of a major league baseball team.

1987 - Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigned over remarks he had made. While on ABC's "Nightline" Campanis said that blacks "may not have some of the necessities" to hold managerial jobs in major-league baseball.

1991 - Oakland A's stadium became the first outdoor arena to ban smoking.

1992 - Tennis player Arthur Ashe announced that he had AIDS.

2008 - The Mets lost their last home opener at Shea Stadium to Philadelphia Phillies.

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Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, CA on this date in 1986.

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Joey Logano's "Final Four" at Texas Motor Speedway had nothing to do with the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship set for Monday night in nearby Arlington.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 2002, Ed McMahon filed a $20 million lawsuit against his insurance company, two insurance adjusters, and several environmental cleanup contractors. The suit alleged breach of contract, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress concerning a toxic mold that had spread through McMahon's Beverly Hills home.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 4:35pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 2:10pm EDT

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

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers 7:30pm EDT

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

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cincinnati Reds 7:10pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets 7:30pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway 8:00pm EDT

NAHL Playoff Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Minnesota Wilderness 10:05pm EDT 

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cincinnati Reds 1:10pm EDT

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

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Bojangle's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway 6:30pm EDT

NAHL Playoff Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Minnesota Wilderness 10:05pm EDT (If necessary)

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cincinnati Reds 1:10pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals 3:00pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

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

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach at Long Beach, California 4:40pm EDT

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

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