Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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

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Today is May 28th, the 148th day of 2014. There are 217 days left in the year.

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Canadiens extend series with wild Game 5 win.

Five ways Blackhawks can extend series vs. Kings.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani is 70; Kylie Minogue is 46; TV hostess Elisabeth Hasselbeck (Fox and Friends, The View) is 37; Carey Mulligan (An Education, The Great Gatsby) is 29.

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Tampa, FL. -- Ben Bishop's mask has a new paint job for next season featuring the Big Ben clock in London with metal paint so it shimmers when Bishop moves....

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Thales Miletus predicted a solar eclipse on this date in 585BC.

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Test Time: Take the 2014 CFL Rules Exam.

Boatmen lock up entire 2014 Draft class.

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

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On this date in 1928, Chrysler Corporation merged with Dodge Brothers, Inc.

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Tampa, FL. — After Derrick Brooks is inducted into the Ring of Honor in September, who becomes the leading candidate to receive the honor next year…We offer five candidates for consideration.

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 17: Percentage of U.S. cab drivers who hold a college degree.

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Toronto, ON. -- For all the introspection and analysis that can come following a loss, all the reading into missed pitches and late swings, sometimes you just have to tip your cap to the other team.

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Photographer Grant Hughes recorded a video of swallows operating an automatic door in a bike parking garage at the University of Victoria in Canada. According to Hughes, the swallows were already nesting in the garage when the door was added to the entrance. The birds are able to activate the motion sensors for the door from both the inside and outside, which allows them to pass in and out of the garage with ease. Video

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San Francisco, CA. -- Across the bay, Detroit's Max Scherzer and Oakland's Sonny Gray were matched in a confrontation of aces. But Tuesday night's true mound magician performed his artistry in this city, at AT&T Park, against the Chicago Cubs.


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A 19-year-old's attempt to fly into the record books will start today (Wednesday) in San Diego. Matt Guthmiller will take off from Gillespie Field and try to become the youngest person to fly solo around the world. He estimates it will take him about 40 days with 20 stops on 5 continents. The current record is held by a 21-year-old. Guthmiller will post updates on his Facebook page.


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Major cuteness wrapped up in a 6 year old package.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the Stanley Cup playoffs, isn't it?


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Today in Elvis History

1955 - 
Elvis Presley performed live in Fort Worth, TX. The show was played live on radio's "Big D Jamboree." 

1965 - The Elvis Presley film "Tickle Me" premiered in Atlanta, GA. 

1966 - The Elvis Presley soundtrack album "Frankie and Johnny" hit #20 in the U.S. 

1977 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Welcome To My World" hit #44 in the U.S.


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The Oklahoma City city council has approved a liquor license for a new gun range. The 40,000-square-foot business includes 24 firearm lanes, 10 archery lanes and a cafe where food and alcohol will be served. But there will be precautions. Co-owner Jeff Swanson says customers' driver's licenses will be flagged once they order a drink, preventing them from drinking alcohol before entering the shooting facilities.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 - 
In London, the Beatles visited Bob Dylan at the May Fair Hotel.  
  
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Professional bachelor George Clooney and fiancé Amal Alamuddin are reportedly getting married in Highclere Castle near London - aka THE Downton Abbey. It's the same castle as depicted on the popular television series. George allegedly cashed in a favor with the Earl of Grantham himself, Hugh Bonneville, who co-starred in his movie Monuments Men.

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Today in Sports History:

1941 - The first night game in Washington, DC, took place. The Yankees beat the Senators 6-5 at Griffith Stadium. 

1946 - The first night game at Yankee Stadium I took place. The Senators beat the Yankees 2-1. 

1951 - Willie Mays hit his first home run. It was also his first major league hit. 

1956 - Dale Long became the first to hit home runs in 8 consecutive games. 

1957 - National League club owners voted to allow the Brooklyn Dodgers to move to Los Angeles and that the New York Giants could move to San Francisco. 

1962 - "Wide World of Sports" with Chris Schenkel premiered on CBS radio. 

1995 - The White Sox and the Tigers combined for 12 home runs at Tiger Stadium. 

2003 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) announced his retirement from the NHL. He left his career as the NHL leader in victories (551) and games played (1,029). He was also the all-time leader in playoff victories, games played and shutouts. 

2006 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 715th career home run. The home run allowed Bonds to pass Babe Ruth on the all time list into second place.

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Warner Brothers debuted "On With The Show" in New York City on this date in 1929. It was the first all-color-talking picture.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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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