Thursday, July 31, 2014

It's Thursday












It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 31st, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

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Subban's agent: deal with Canadiens can be reached.

Red Wings hire Hiller, Brewer as assistant coaches.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Wesley Snipes (will be seen in the Expendables 3) is 52. J.K. Rowling is 49. B.J. Novak (Inglorious Basterds, Ryan Howard on The Office) is 35. Rico Rodriguez (Manny Delgado on Modern Family) is 16.

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Tampa, FL. -- Re-live the best moments of the 2013-14 Lightning season with this quick recap of the season...

Read the rest here.

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Christopher Columbus, on his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, arrived at the island of Trinidad on this date in 1498.

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Regina, SK. -- Tristan Jackson is a bluecollar football player.

Read the rest here.

Next up for 2-2 Saskatchewan is a matchup with the 1-3 Ottawa REDBLACKS next Saturday, August 2nd in Ottawa. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm EDT. Catch all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and 620ckrm.com. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN3.com.

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The first U.S. patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins on this date in 1790 for his process for making potash and pearl ashes. The substance was used in fertilizer.

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2014 CFL.ca Game Notes: A look at Week 6.

Reilly gets nod in July's Players of the Month.

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

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MGM’s Leo the lion roared for the first time on this date in 1928. He introduced MGM’s first talking picture, "White Shadows on the South Seas."

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Tampa, FL. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp:

Read the rest here.

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A water main broke at UCLA, flooding the campus with 10 million gallons of water. [But the summer students are fine. They drifted to safety on empty beer kegs.]

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- If David Price has to go out, this isn't how he wanted to do it. But now all he can do is wait.

Read the rest here.

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The sweet YouTube video of a 5-year-old crying uncontrollably about not wanting her brother to grow up picked up nearly 3 million new views on Wednesday - putting it over the 5 million views level. (Check for latest total.) The video was posted by Alex Miller, Sadie's uncle, who says she has "a flair for anything dramatic." The Phoenix, Arizona, family also has a 3-year-old daughter named Brooklyn, but it's unclear how she feels about 3-month-old Carson growing up.

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San Francisco, CA. -- The postgame music that had gone missing while a dormant Giants offense scored just six runs in the club's season-high six-game losing streak returned to the Giants' clubhouse late Wednesday afternoon.

Read the rest here.

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A Beijing couple turned to the law to help evict their 29-year-old unemployed son, who they say has long outworn his welcome. The court judge told the son to move out.

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Jimmy plays second base.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the baseball trade deadline, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:


1956 - 
Elvis Presley received a speeding ticket in Hattiesburg, MS. He was on his way to Memphis. 

1969 - Elvis Presley performed his first live concert since March 25, 1961. He opened a four-week engagement at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. 

1971 - The album "Love Letters From Elvis" hit #7 in the U.K.


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On this date in 1964, the American space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the moon's surface.

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Today in Beatles History:


1966 - 
In Birmingham, AL, citizens burned Beatles albums and memorabilia. The incident arose from a John Lennon interview with Maureen Cleave in "Datebook" magazine. 

1968 - The Beatles' Apple Boutique in London closed after heavy losses.


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Men rode in a vehicle on the moon for the first time in a lunar rover vehicle (LRV) on this date in 1971.


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Today in Sports History:


1932 - 
Enzo Ferrari retired from racing. In 1950 he launched a series of cars under his name. 

1961 - The first tie in All-Star Game major league baseball history was recorded when it was stopped in the 9th inning due to rain at Boston's Fenway Park. 

1981 - The seven-week baseball players’ strike came to an end when the players and owners agreed on the issue of free agent compensation. 

2001 - Korey Stringer (Minnesota Vikings) collapsed during practice. The 27-year-old died the next day of multiple organ failure due to heatstroke. 


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TV TONIGHT: THE QUEST - This new reality show, from the executive producers of The Lord of the Rings and The Amazing Race, is a blend of fantasy and fairytales. 12 people are transported to a fantasy world (really Austria) where they must compete to save the (imaginary) kingdom of Everealm. (8p ET, ABC)


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Coming Up:


Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels of Anaheim 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

Saturday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Ottawa REDBLACKS 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels of Anaheim 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- U.S. Cellular 250 Presented By New Holland at Iowa Speedway 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Gobowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at New York Mets 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs L.A. Angels of Anaheim 1:40pm EDT

Verizon Indycar Series -- Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio 3:00pm EDT

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




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