Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It's Tuesday

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


Today is July 1st, the 182nd day of 2014. There are 183 days left in the year.


NHL Network-U.S. to broadcast 2014 NHL free agency with full-day coverage on July 1.

NHL trade tracker: 2014 offseason deals.

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


Today's Birthdays: David Prowse (best known for playing the physical form of Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy) is 79. Dan Aykroyd is 62. Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Homicide: Life on the Street) is 52. Pamela Anderson is 47.


Philadelphia, PA. -- Teddy Purcell missed a late Sunday phone call from Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman late Sunday night. By the time he checked his phone, there was also a text message from Yzerman that came in just after the phone call.

Read the rest here.


The U.S. Post Office issued its first adhesive stamps on this date in 1847.


Regina, SK. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders may not want to admit they sent a message to the CFL, but they did on Sunday night as they completely dominated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 31-10 to open up defence of their Grey Cup championship.

Read the rest here.

Coming up, the Saskatchewan Roughriders travel to Toronto to take on the Argonauts on Saturday, July 5th. Game time from Rogers Centre is 3:00pm EDT. Catch the game on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and 620ckrm.com with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN2. (There will be no stream on ESPN3 in the lower 48.)


The U.S. Congress established the Bureau of Internal Revenue on this date in 1862.



Getting Defensive: Rider pass-rushers out to blazing start.

Who is Anthony Allen?

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


NEW ON DVD - Released July 1

The Twilight Zone - Essential Episodes: 55th Anniversay Collection
The Million Dollar Piano


Tampa, FL. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Mike Evans shares his experience so far at the 2014 NFL Rookie Symposium and the big leap he is making from college to the pros.

Read the rest here.


Canada became an independent dominion on this date in 1867.


New York, NY. -- The Rays have kept the faith in Logan Forsythe, and that faith is starting to pay rich dividends.

Read the rest here.


The Philadelphia Zoological Society zoo opened as the first zoo in the United States on this date in 1874.


San Francisco, CA. -- The Giants have wiped the slate clean with their colossal slump. This should fill them not with despair, but resolve.

Read the rest here.


The entire town of Swett, South Dakota is for sale. [So, this year American Independence Day in Swett, South Dakota may be marked by hamburgers, fireworks, and handing over the key to a Chinese conglomerate.]


Here's the birthday boy with Aunt Meg.


35 years ago today (July 1) Sony introduced the Walkman.


Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis appeared on "The Steve Allen Show." He was told not to dance and Allen had him sing "Hound Dog" to a real basset hound wearing tails. 

1961 - The Elvis Presley single "I Feel So Bad's" hit #26 in the U.S. 

1966 - Elvis Presley began a week of rehearsals for the film "Double Trouble." 

1969 - Sam Phillips sold his label Sun Records. He was the first person to record Elvis Presley. 

1972 - Elvis Presley's "An American Trilogy" hit #8 in the U.K. 

2003 - The boxed set "Elvis - Close Up" was released. The set included 89 previously unreleased tracks. 

2004 - The July 4th issue of TV Guide hit newsstands. Four commemorative covers were released on the same day. Each cover included a mini-CD that featured a never-before-released live version of "That's All Right." Each CD was also enhanced with CD-rom content, including Elvis trivia, downloadable Elvis screensavers, and an actual audio recording of an interview TV Guide conducted with Elvis in 1956. 

2004 - The Elvis Presley album "Polk Salad Annie, Las Vegas - 1970" was released. 

2005 - Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) announced that it had signed with eFashion Solutions, LLC, to manage the global web-retailing for licensed and trademarked Elvis products.


The Federal Communications Commission replaced the Federal Radio Commission as the regulator of broadcasting in the United States on this date in 1934.


Today in Beatles History:

1963 - "She Loves You" and "I'll Get You" were recorded by the Beatles. 

1964 - John Lennon gave £20,000 for a house in Surrey, England. 

1965 - John Lennon's "A Spaniard in the Works" was published in the U.S. 

1965 - "Beatles VI" was certified gold by the RIAA. 

1967 - The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" hit #1 in the U.S. 

1968 - John Lennon opened an exhibit of his drawings entitled "You Are Here." 

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono were involved in a car accident in Scotland. Lennon needed 17 stitches on his face, Yoko needed 14 stitches, Yoko's daughter Kyoko got 4 stitches and Julian suffered from shock.


United Airlines has announced that it will be eliminating a couple of the things commonly served with meals in its premium cabins - ketchup and garlic bread. United's been losing a bunch of money lately and this is just one of many ways it hopes to get back in the black.


Today in Sports History:

1905 - Frank Owen (Chicago White Sox) pitched two complete games in one day. 

1910 - White Sox Park opened. The park's name was later changed to Comiskey Park. 

1917 - Fred Toney (Cincinnati Reds) pitched two complete games in one day. 

1920 - Suzanne Lenglen became the first player to win three titles at Wimbledon in one year. She won the women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles. 

1932 - Helen Moody won her fifth women's singles title in six years at Wimbledon. 

1941 - Joe DiMaggio extended his hitting streak to 44 games. 

1951 - Bob Feller set a major league baseball record when he pitched his third no-hitter for the Cleveland Indians. 

1982 - Cal Ripken began playing shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles. 

1985 - Robin Yount of the Milwaukee Brewers got the 1,800th hit of his career. 

1995 - The NBA locked out its players. It was the first work stoppage in the league's history. 

1996 - The Milwaukee Brewers ended a 19-game home run hitting streak. 

1996 - Frank Thomas (Chicago White Sox) got his 1,000th hit. 

1997 - Randy Myers (Baltimore Orioles) got his 300th career save. 

1998 - The NBA locked out its players for the second time in its history.


A Virginia man was arrested after he stripped naked at a pizza restaurant after a pub crawl and led police on a chase before crashing into parked cars. For his crimes Charles Mack spent his 23rd birthday in jail.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 7:08pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 6:40pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 7:08pm EDT

Saturday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Toronto Argonauts 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 4:08pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 7:15pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Pocono Indy Car 500 at Long Pond, PA. 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers 8:00pm EDT


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

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