Tuesday, May 6, 2014

It's Tuesday












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

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Today is May 6th, the 126th day of 2014. There are 239 days left in the year.

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Hurricanes fire coach Muller, two assistants.

Therrien responds to Bruins' comments on Price, refs.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Bob Seger is 69; Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is 61; TV host Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars) is 59; George Clooney is 53.

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Tampa, FL. -- Most Tampa Bay Lightning players will take a break from hockey to start the offseason, but Steven Stamkos said he has no plans, other than picking up where he left off at the end of this year and focusing on conditioning his surgically repaired leg.

Read the rest here.

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James Gordon Bennett published the "New York Herald" for the first time on this date in 1835.

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The Great Debate: Uniforms of the CFL Edition.

Veteran Simon hungry for more.

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

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Linus Yale patented the clock-type lock on this date in 1851.

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Tampa, FL. — The Buccaneers and Aramark have revealed $7 million plans to renovate the concessions locations on the main concourse at Raymond James Stadium and to construct four additional beverage stands.

Read the rest here.

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NEW ON DVD - Released May 6

The Veronica Mars Movie
The Art of the Steal
China Beach: Season 3
Rookie Blue: Season 4
Little House on the Prairie: Season 2 [Blu-ray]
Laverne & Shirley: Eighth & Final Season
Andy Griffith Show: Complete First Season [Blu-ray]

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Tampa, FL. -- After leading all Major Leaguers in total bases last week, Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings has been named the American League Player of the Week, the first time he's received that honor.

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 83,000: Amount, in dollars, we spend on Amazon every minute.

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Pittsburgh, PA. -- The Giants' string of quality starts came to a halt on Monday, but the offense saved the day as reliever Jean Machi put down a 13th-inning sacrifice bunt that resulted in a throwing error by Pirates reliever Jared Hughes, allowing Hunter Pence to score as the Giants pulled out a wild 11-10 win at PNC Park.


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A pharmaceutical company is working on a new way to treat constipation -- with a pill that vibrates. The pill is easy to swallow because it's only the size of a multivitamin. [The challenge is swallowing the AA batteries.]


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He's just a blur, he moves so fast!


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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as soccer hilites , isn't it?


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Today in Elvis History

1956 - 
Elvis Presley's first engagement in Las Vegas ended. The two-week run began on April 23.

1957 - Elvis Presley began doing costume fittings, makeup tests and dance rehearsals for the film "Jailhouse Rock." 


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Just two and a half weeks after news broke that a Connecticut estate traded hands for $120 million -- becoming the most expensive home sale ever -- an East Hampton, New York, property has shattered that record, selling for $147 million. Hedge fund manager Barry Rosenstein is the buyer.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 -  "Around The Beatles" aired on ITV. 

1977 - The album "Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl" was released in the U.K. 
  
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U.S. Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book "Profiles in Courage" on this date in 1957.


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Today in Sports History:

1903 - The Chicago White Sox committed 12 errors against the Detroit Tigers. 

1915 - Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run while playing for the Boston Red Sox. The game was also his pitching debut. 

1921 - The American Soccer League was formed. 

1925 - Ty Cobb hit his 5th homerun in only 2 games. The feat tied Cap Anson's record in 1884. 

1929 - The American League announced that it would discontinue the MVP award. 

1934 - The Boston Red Sox hit a record of four consecutive triples. 

1946 - The New York Yankees became the first major league baseball team to travel by plane. 

1954 - British runner Roger Banister broke the four minute mile. 

1973 - The New England Whalers beat the Winnipeg Jets in the first WHA championship. 

1992 - Anthony Young (New York Mets) began a losing streak of 26 games. 

1995 - The Classic Sports Network began on cable TV. 

1997 - The NHL's Hartford Whalers became the Carolina Hurricanes. 

1997 - Rick Pitino became the head coach of the Boston Celtics. 

2004 - It was announced that "Spider-Man 2" ads would not appear on bases in major league games during games from June 11-13. The advertising plan had been announced the previous day. 

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On this date in 2002, "Spider-Man" became the first movie to make more than $100 million in its first weekend.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 12:35pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Indians 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- 5-Hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation at Kansas Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:40pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Grand Prix of Indianapolis at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:10pm EDT

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

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