Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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

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Today is June 24th, the 175th day of 2014. There are 190 days left in the year.

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Lightning, Avalanche top nominees at NHL Awards.

Canucks hire Desjardins as coach.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Al Molinaro (Al Delvecchio, the owner of Arnold's, on Happy Days) is 95; Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac is 67; Peter Weller (Robocop, Star Trek Into Darkness) is 67; Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project, Kelly Kapoor on The Office) is 35.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning will not issue a qualifying offer to goaltender Anders Lindback, The Tampa Tribune reported Sunday.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1836, the U.S. Congress approved the Deposit Act, which contained a provision for turning over surplus federal revenue to the states.

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Regina, SK. -- When Jim Hopson became the Riders president and CEO in 2005, he wanted the Saskatchewan Roughriders to be the franchise that others in the CFL envied.

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 1497, Italian explorer John Cabot, sailing in the service of England, landed in North America on what is now Newfoundland.

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Steinberg's MMQB: Looking back and gazing ahead.

Bo's Ball: Mitchell to start for Stamps vs. Als.

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

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NEW ON DVD - Released June 24

300: Rise of an Empire
Winter's Tale
Enemy
A Hard Day's Night (Criterion Collection)
Duck Dynasty: Season 5
Mama's Family: Season 4
NYPD Blue: Season 6

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Tampa, FL. — Before becoming Buccaneers, Major Wright, Jeff Demps, and Louis Murphy formed a brotherhood in The Swamp at the University of Florida as part of the 2008 National Championship team. Reuniting in Tampa makes them believe they will have similar success in the NFL.

Read the rest here.

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A bullfighter in Spain was gored when he overconfidently turned his back on a powerful and angry bull. [Sounds like a night at Hope Solo's house.]

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The magic happens for the Rays any time their starter logs six-plus innings. Alex Cobb went five Monday night; do the math.

Read the rest here.

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New Jersey, named after the Isle of Jersey, was founded on this date in 1664.

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San Francisco, CA. -- The Giants' concerns were divided between two starting pitchers Monday night. Either one would have preoccupied them more than enough in their 6-0 loss to the San Diego Padres.


Read the rest here.


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Charles Goodyear was granted U.S. patent #3,633 for vulcanized rubber on this date in 1844.


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Wherrrrrrre's Jimmy?!?!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as a day of housework, isn't it?


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Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
Elvis Presley's EP "Peace in the Valley" hit #3 in the U.S. 

1960 - The principal photography for the Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues" was completed.


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A North Dakota (Minot) man was charged with DUI after falling out of a vehicle he was driving and subsequently running over himself with it.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - 
 John Lennon's second book, "A Spaniard in the Works" was published in the U.K. 

1988 - Paul McCartney received the Silver Clef Award for Outstanding Achievement In The World Of British Music at the annual Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre lunch. 

1989 - Paul McCartney's album "Flower In The Dirt" hit #1 in the U.K.
  
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On this date in 1997, the U.S. Air Force released a report on the "Roswell Incident," suggesting the alien bodies witnesses reported seeing in 1947 were actually life-sized dummies.

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Today in Sports History:

1911 - John J. McDermott became the first American-born winner of the U.S. Open. 

1922 - The American Professional Football Association took the name of The National Football League (NFL). 

1952 - Eddie Arcaro became the first U.S.-born jockey to win 3,000 races. 

1962 - The New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers, 9-7, after 22 innings. 

1968 - Jim Northrup (Detroit Tigers) tied a major league baseball record when he hit two grand slams in one game. 

1971 - The National Basketball Association modified its four-year eligibility rule to allow for collegiate hardship cases. 

1979 - Bob Watson (Houston Astros) hit for the cycle against San Francisco. On September 15, 1979, he became the first player to hit for the cycle in both leagues when he did it with the Boston Red Sox. 

1980 - The Atlanta Flames franchise moved to Calgary, Alberta. 

2003 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) became the first player to reach 500 home runs and 500 stolen bases. 

2010 - The NHL Board of Governors approved a penalty for a lateral, blindside hit to the head. The penalty an "illegal check ot the head" was set at a five-minute major penalty, an automatic game misconduct and possible supplemental discipline from the League. 

2010 - John Isner defeated Nicolas Mahut after 11 hours and 183 games. The sets were 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7-9), 7-6 (7-3) and 70-68. 

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Filming has wrapped on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2, the final chapter in the movie adaption of Suzanne Collins' dystopian young-adult novel trilogy. The final "cut!" marks the end of an era for franchise stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson.

... Though film No. 4 is in the can, Fans still have to wait until November 21 to see Mockingjay -- Part 1.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Pittsburgh Pirates 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Pittsburgh Pirates 12:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 3:45pm EDT

Thursday --

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

Friday --

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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