Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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

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Today is May 27th, the 147th day of 2014. There are 218 days left in the year.

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Rangers beat Canadiens in OT, take 3-1 series lead.

Kulda, Oil Kings top Storm to win 2014 Memorial Cup.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars Episode III) is 92; Adam Carolla is 50; Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code, voice of J.A.R.V.I.S. in Iron Man movies) is 43; TV chef Jamie Oliver is 39; Jimmy Meissner (My son) is 6.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed center Tyler Johnson to a three-year contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Johnson was scheduled to become a restricted free agent.

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The Edison Storage Battery Company was organized on this date in 1901.

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Stamps place McPherson on retired list.

Off-season Timeline: BC Lions.

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

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On this date in 1919, a U.S. Navy seaplane completed the first transatlantic flight.

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Tampa, FL. — It quickly has become obvious that coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht are very deliberate in their actions.

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Everybody's still talking about the Indy 500. For the first time since 2006, an American won. [Thanks in part to a rule change allowing for wider driver seats.]

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Toronto, ON. -- The good news for the Rays Monday night came in the form of solid hitting and the fact that the team's bats have come to life the past five games. The bad news was that the Blue Jays' offense continued to be one of the hottest in baseball.

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Many people find home life more stressful than work. In the new study (Pennsylvania State University) researchers had 122 people swab their cheeks three times a day, so they could measure the participants' cortisol levels. Cortisol is a key stress hormone, and rises when we're in stressful situations. They also asked the people to rate their moods at home and at work.

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San Francisco, CA. -- The Giants encountered momentum's most immovable roadblock Monday: The opposing starting pitcher, in this case Chicago Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija.


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Boss is likely the most popular animal in Europe. Boss the French Bulldog -- who lives in Sweden -- has over 181,000 Instagram followers. His is the most popular animal Instagram account in Europe. ' link


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I'm six years old today. Let's party!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as your son turning six, isn't it?


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Today in Elvis History

1967 - 
Elvis Presley's single "That Someone You Never Forget" hit #92 in the U.S. 

1967 - Elvis Presley's single "You Gotta Stop/Love Machine" hit #38 in the U.K.


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Thousands of people gathered in Gloucestershire, England, over the weekend for the traditional cheese-rolling races on Cooper's Hill. The unofficial event was organized by rebel cheese rollers, after plans for an official event were shelved in 2010. An estimated 5,000 people turned out to watch thrill-seekers chase an 8-pound wheel of double Gloucester cheese down the steep hill. The winner of the first race, Josh Shepherd, said he was "really happy" but "doesn't really like cheese".

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
The Beatles single "From Me To You" was released in the U.S. 

1973 - Wings ended their first major tour of the U.K. The shows began on May 11. 

1975 - The Wings album "Venus and Mars" was released.  
  
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A 70-year-old monk at a Buddhist monastery in China (Tongren, Qinghai province) has prayed 1,000 times a day for 20 years. The result of his work over 20 years is that his footprints are now marked an inch and a half deep into the wood. Video

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Today in Sports History:

1873 - The first Preakness Stakes was won by Survivor. 

1904 - Dennis McGann set a major league record when he stole five bases. 

1955 - Norm Zauchin (Boston Red Sox) got 10 RBIs against the Senators. 

1968 - After 48 years as coach of the Chicago Bears, George Halas retired. 

1968 - It was announced that baseball franchises had been awarded to Montreal and San Diego. 

1982 - Three New Jersey businessmen bought the NHL's Colorado Rockies. They got approval to move the team to New Jersey and become the Devils. 

1987 - Phil Niekro (New York Yankees) became the third pitcher to make 700 starts. 

2003 - It was reported that Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) would announce his retirement from the NHL the following day.

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An Australian man was selling the word 'the' written on a piece of paper on eBay. The bidding reached over $10,000 before eBay pulled the listing.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 8:15pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 8:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 2:15pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Buckle Up 200 Presented By Click It Or Ticket at Dover International Speedway 2:30pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit Race 1 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:15pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Fedex 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 1:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 2:15pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit Race 2 3:30pm EDT

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

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