Saturday, June 14, 2014

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Today is June 14th, the 165th day of 2014. There are 200 days left in the year.


Kings win Stanley Cup on Martinez goal in 2OT.

Rangers heartbroken after Stanley Cup dream ends.

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On this date in 1775, the Continental Army was founded by the Second Continental Congress for purposes of common defense. This event is considered to be the birth of the United States Army. On June 15, George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief.


Tampa, FL. -- As the draft and free agency approach for the Tampa Bay Lightning and the rest of the NHL, it’s time to tackle some of hockey’s trickiest topics. Today we uncover what exactly it means to be a Restricted Free Agent..

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The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the "Stars and Stripes" as the national flag of the United States on this date in 1777. The Flag Resolution stated "Resolved: that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." On May 20, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially proclaimed June 14 "Flag Day" as a commemoration of the "Stars and Stripes."


Regina, SK. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders will officially kick-off the 2014 season with their first pre-season game versus the expansion Ottawa Redblacks on Saturday.

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Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent for his reaping machine on this date in 1834.


Game-Winning Shott: Late field goal lifts Lions over Esks.

Nye: Pre-season means a chance for Rider newcomers.

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Isaac Fischer Jr. patented sandpaper on this date in 1834.


Tampa, FL. — At his camp for children in military families, WR Vincent Jackson and his wife Lindsey introduced the first Danny Dogtags book, a partnership between the Bucs and the Jackson In Action 83 Foundation.

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The first Canadian parliament opened in Kingston on this date in 1841.


Houston, TX. -- Alex Cobb's doctor may not recommend the sleepless nights, but following his performance Friday night, the right-hander might say they're worth the trouble.

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A group of U.S. settlers in Sonoma proclaimed the Republic of California on this date in 1846.


San Francisco, CA. -- Though Sergio Romo received a blown save and the decision Friday night as the Giants fell to the Colorado Rockies, 7-4, he wasn't the player on the losing side who endured the most trouble throwing the ball in the ninth inning.

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Hawaii became a U.S. territory on this date in 1900.


Just what every boy needs....a flashlight!


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Today in Elvis History

1953 - 
Elvis Presley graduated from L.C. Humes High School in Memphis, TN. 

1958 - Elvis Presley returned to Fort Hood, TX, for ten weeks of advanced tank training. 

1963 - Priscilla Beaulieu graduated from the Immaculate Conception Cathedral High School. 

1975 - The Elvis Presley single "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" hit #35 in the U.S. 

1975 - The Elvis Presley album "Today" hit #48 in the U.K. 

1995 - Michael Jackson appeared on TV with his wife Lisa Marie Presley in a live interview on "Prime Time Live" with Diane Sawyer. 

2004 - It was announced that TV Guide would be issuing four commemorative Elvis Presley covers in celebration of 50 years of Rock 'n' Roll. The covers were to be on newsstands July 1 (July 4th issue).


Warren G. Harding became the first U.S. president to be heard on radio on this date in 1922. The event was the dedication of the Francis Scott Key memorial at Fort McHenry.


Today in Beatles History:

1965 - 
Paul McCartney recorded "Yesterday." 

1975 - Paul McCartney's album "Venus and Mars" hit #1 in the U.K. 

1997 - Paul McCartney's album "Flaming Pie" hit #2 in the U.S. 

"Univac I" was unveiled on this date in 1951. It was a computer designed for the U.S. Census Bureau and billed as the world's first commercial computer.


Today in Sports History:

1963 - Duke Snider (New York Mets) hit his 400th career home run. 

1964 - The St. Louis Cardinals traded Ernest Broglio for Chicago Cub Lou Brock. 

1969 - Reggie Jackson hit two home runs and drove in 10 runs in a 21-17 victory over the Boston Red Sox. 

1987 - The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title by defeating the defending Boston Celtics. 

1992 - The Chicago Bulls won the NBA championship beating the Portland Trailblazers. 

1994 - The New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup by defeating the Vancouver Canucks. It was the first time the Rangers had won the cup in 54 years. 

1996 - Cal Ripken Jr. broke Sachio Kinugas's record of 2,216 consecutive games played. 

1996 - Jeff Bagwell (Houston Astros) tied a major league baseball record when he hit four doubles. The Astros defeated the San Francisco Giants 9-1. 

1996 - John Smoltz (Atlanta Braves) tied a franchise record with his 13th consecutive win. 

1996 - Ellis Burks hit the first inside-the-park home run in Coors Field. 

1995 - The Chicago Bulls won their third straight NBA Championship and the sixth of the decade. 

2002 - The U.S. beat Mexico 2-0 and advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals. It was the best showing in the World Cup for the U.S. since 1930. 

2002 - Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) hit his 25th home run of the season. The home run tied him with Stan Musial and Willie Stargell for 19th on the all-time list at 475 homers. 

2003 - The Frankfurt Galaxy became the first team in the NFL Europe League to win three World Bowls. 

2004 - Jim Thome (Philadelphia Phillies) became the 37th player in major league history to reach 400 career home runs. 

2005 - The Detroit Pistons defeated the San Antonio Spurs 96-79 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. It was the first time in history that the first three games had been decided by 15 points or more. 

2009 - Phil Jackson (Los Angeles Lakers) recorded his 10th NBA title as coach.


U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an order adding the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance on this date in 1954.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Nascar Nationwide Series June Michigan Race at Michigan International Speedway 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 4:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Ottawa REDBLACKS 6:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 2:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 4:05pm EDT

Monday --

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

Tuesday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago White Sox 8:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago White Sox 2:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 7:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Eskimos 9:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Gardner Denver 200 Fired Up By Johnsonville at Road America 2:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 10:10pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 1:40pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Toyota - Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT


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

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