Friday, June 27, 2014

It's Friday












It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is June 27th, the 178th day of 2014. There are 187 days left in the year.

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No consensus on No. 1 pick as NHL Draft approaches.

NHL, NHLPA near announcement of 2014-15 salary cap.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Writer-director J.J. Abrams (Lost, current Star Trek movies, next Star Wars movie) is 48. Tobey Maguire (The Great Gatsby, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man film trilogy) is 39. Khloe Kardashian is 30.

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Tampa, FL. -- Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman meets the media in Philadelphia to give his thoughts on this year's draft class....

Read the rest here.

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"The Ladies' Mercury" was published by John Dunton in London on this date in 1693. It was the first women's magazine and contained a "question and answer" column that became known as a "problem page."

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2015 Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships Dates Announced
10th Anniversary Event Will Be Held in Eagle River, Wis.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 10th annual Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships will take place Feb. 6-8, 2015, it was announced today by USA Hockey. The event will once again be held on Dollar Lake in Eagle River, Wis., where it has been hosted since its inception in 2005.

Special activities and guests will help commemorate the 10th anniversary with further details to be announced in the coming months.

Event registration is expected to begin in late July and users of USA Hockey's Adult Hockey Events app, which is available for download from iTunes and Google Play, will receive an advance push notification with this year’s online registration process and date. That information will also be available the following day on the USA Hockey Adult Hockey Facebookpage and usahockey.com.
The Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships has grown significantly since the inaugural year showcased 40 teams on six rinks. In 2014, it included 336 teams across 19 divisions on 30 rinks. To view past results, photos and stories about the event, please click here.

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New York and Boston were linked by telegraph wires on this date in 1847.

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Regina, SK. -- Saskatchewan Roughrider wide receiver Taj Smith might have opened many eyes with a 2013 that saw him catch 78 balls for 1.007 yards and seven touchdowns, but he may be ready to eclipse those numbers and turn into one of the best receivers in the CFL in 2014. He is certainly off to a good start.

Read the rest here.

The Roughriders open the regular season and defence of their Grey Cup championship on Sunday, June 29th, when they host the defending Eastern champion Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Kickoff is at 7:00pm EDT, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and 620ckrm.com. The game can also be seen on TSN.in Canada and ESPN3.com in the U.S.

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On this date in 1885, Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter applied for a patent for the gramophone. It was granted on May 4, 1886.

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Irving: Stellar Start: Bombers shine in season-opening win.

CFL & CFLPA team-up with You Can Play.

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

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Mensa, the organization for supersmart people, is teaming up with Match.com to find good matches for their members. [If they're so smart, how come they can't figure out how to do this by themselves?]


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Tampa, FL. — Hall of Famer Warren Sapp talks about his experience at the NFL Rookie Symposium

Read the rest here.

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The Corvette Museum sinkhole has had a strange unintended side effect: attendance and sinkhole-related merchandise sales at the Bowling Green, Kentucky museum have risen sharply. Now the museum's board has decided to keep it around.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- To the fence posts, it was a death sentence, meted out by a high school lefty with coat-hanger shoulders.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1927, the U.S. Marines adopted the English bulldog as their mascot.

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San Francisco, CA. -- The Giants' 3-1 loss Thursday to the Cincinnati Reds became official at 10:01 p.m. PT when Adam Duvall lined to third base for the final out. But the setback was preordained hours earlier when first baseman Michael Morse was scratched from the lineup.


Read the rest here.


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Scientists at Bell Laboratories in New York revealed a system for transmitting television pictures on this date in 1929.


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Let's watch some birthday tv.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as going clothes shopping, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1925 - 
Songwriter Doc Pomus (Jerome Solon Felder) was born in Brooklyn, NY. 

1954 - Sam Phillips paired Elvis Presley with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. 

1965 - "Tickle Me" opened in London. 

1966 - Elvis Presely reported to MGM Studios for a music meeting and for wardrobe fittings for the film "Doubel Trouble." 

1968 - Elvis Presley began taping his first television special, "Elvis," at NBC studios in Burbank, CA. 

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "The Wonder Of You" hit #9 in the U.S.

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Scientific American reports that scientists have found that the average time it takes for any mammal over 6.5 pounds to urinate is a consistent 21 seconds whether it's a huge elephant or a cat.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
  Peter and Gordon hit #1 in the U.S. with the John Lennon/Paul McCartney song "World Without Love." 

1967 - George Harrison got a speeding ticket. 

1991 - Paul McCartney's "Liverpool Oratorio" was performed by the Royal Liverpool Phhilharmonic Orchestra in Liverpool Cathedral.
  
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NEW IN THEATERS - Transformers: Age of Extinction (PG-13)

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Today in Sports History:

1876 -  Dave Force (Philadelphia Athletics) became the first National League player to get six hits in a nine inning game. 

1939 - Cleveland Municipal Stadium hosted its first night game. The Indians beat the Tigers 5-0. 

1972 - Bobby Hull signed a 10-year hockey contract for $2,500,000. He became a player and coach of the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association. 

1986 - Anne White wore only a body stocking at Wimbledon. 

1986 - Robby Thompson (San Francisco) was caught stealing bases four times in one game. 

1988 - In Atlantic City, Mike Tyson knocked out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds. 

1990 - Jose Canseco signed a contract with the Oakland A's worth $4,700,000 per year. 

2004 - The Boston Red Sox scored 10 runs before making an out against the Florida Marlins. The final score was 25-8.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- John R. Elliott Hero Campaign 300 Presented By Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over at Kentucky Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Verizon Indy Car Series -- The Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston at Reliant Park Race One 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quaker State 400 Presented By Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 1:35pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- The Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston at Reliant Park Race Two 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 4:05pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats 7:00pm EDT

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

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