Wednesday, May 14, 2014

It's Wednesday

It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....


Today is May 14th, the 134th day of 2014. There are 231 days left in the year.


Rangers win Game 7, will play Bruins or Canadiens.

Blackhawks win in OT; will face Ducks or Kings.

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Today's Birthdays: Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction, The Incredible Hulk, TV's Lie To Me) is 53; Cate Blanchett (Robin Hood 2010, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hobbit movies) is 45; Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is 30.


Tampa, FL. -- Each week Bolts beat reporter Missy Zielinski is grading the Tampa Bay Lightning in the categories of forwards, defense, goaltending, special teams and rookies based on their performance during the 2013-14 season. This week she is starting it off with Lightning forwards:

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Delegates began gathering in Philadelphia on this date in 1787 for a convention to draw up the U.S. Constitution.


Breaking down the CFL Draft by team.

Ottawa trades Glenn to BC for 5th overall pick.

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On this date in 1804, William Clark set off the famous expedition from Camp Dubois. A few days later, in St. Louis, Meriwether Lewis joined the group. The group was known as the "Corps of Discovery."


Tampa, FL. — The post-draft Power Rankings are out and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the rise.

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Alec Baldwin was arrested Tuesday for riding his bike down the wrong side of the street. [He said that he was desperate. He was just trying to get away from Beyonce's sister.]


Seattle, WA. -- The Rays' offense kicked into place in heroic fashion in the ninth inning of Tuesday night's 2-1 win over the Mariners, but the game clearly belonged to David Price.

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In 2011 the Yamagishi family lost their cat during th Japan earthquake and tsunami. This spring a couple discovered a black short-haired cat sleeping in a forest outside a nearby city. They noticed the cat was friendly and wearing a collar, so they took it to a vet. There an employee noticed faded letters and numbers on the collar. A quick phone call later and the Yamagishis were reunited with Suika.


San Francisco, CA. -- Buster Posey broke open Tuesday night's game, but not in the manner that has become familiar.

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Frederick Coble and his girlfriend went into an Ann Arbor, Michigan, gas station while the clerk was in the store's cooler. When the clerk came back behind the counter, the couple were in the process of snatching packs of cigarettes. The couple said they were going to pay for the cigarettes, but at some point Coble hopped over the counter with a weapon in his hand. At the time, the clerk thought it was a gun or a knife, but it was later revealed to be a pair of pliers. While attempting to defend himself, the clerk flipped Coble, who was knocked unconscious when his head hit the floor. The girlfriend fled after grabbing some cash.


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Today in Elvis History

1966 - 
The Elvis Presley soundtrack album "Frankie and Johnny" hit #11 in the U.K. 

1983 - The Elvis Presley single "Baby I Don't Care" hit #61 in the U.K.


ABC's Selfie has a trailer. It's about a 20-something's obsession with social media and her marketer friend on a quest to "rebrand" her. See what you think. | Video


Today in Beatles History:

1968 -  Paul McCartney and John Lennon were guests on NBC's "Tonight Show" (with guest host Joe Garagiola).  

Gail Borden applied for a patent for condensed milk on this date in 1853.


Today in Sports History:

1874 - McGill University and Harvard met at Cambridge, MA, for the first college football game to charge admission. 

1904 - In St. Louis, the Olympic games were held. It was the first time for the games to be played in the U.S. 

1906 - The flagpole at the White Sox ballpark broke during the pennant-raising. 

1913 - Walter Johnson (Washington Senators) ended his scoreless streak of 56 innings. 

1918 - Stan Coveleski (Cleveland Indians) set a club record when he pitched 19 innings. 

1918 - Sunday baseball games were made legal in Washington, DC. 

1920 - Walter Johnson (Washington Senators) won his 300th game against Detroit. 

1967 - Mickey Mantle (New York Yankees) hit his 500th career home run. 

1972 - Willie Mays hit a home run in his first game as a New York Met. 

1983 - Rosa Mota set a female world record when she ran the 20k in 1 hour, 6 minutes and 55.5 seconds. 

1986 - Reggie Jackson hit his 537th home run. He passed Mickey Mantle to move into 6th place on the all-time list. 

1989 - Kirby Pucket hit his 6th consecutive double. 

1995 - Eddie Murray hit his 463rd career home run to tie for 18th on the all-time list. 

1997 - The Baseball Executive Council suspended New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. 

2002 - It was announced that Ken Hitchcock had signed a four-year contract to be head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers.


Guglielmo Marconi made the first communication by wireless telegraph on this date in 1897.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners 3:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves 3:45pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 10:05pm EDT

Friday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 10:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Florida Marlins 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Nascar Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway 9:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 9:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Florida Marlins 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Get To Know Newton 250 Presented By Sherwin William at Iowa Speedways 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Florida Marlins 4:05pm EDT


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

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