Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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

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Today is July 15th, the 196th day of 2014. There are 169 days left in the year.

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The choice is yours.

Granato to join Red Wings coaching staff: report.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Linda Ronstadt is 68. Terry O'Quinn (Lost) is 62. Forest Whitaker (The Butler, The Last King of Scotland) is 53. TV personality Adam Savage (MythBusters) is 47.

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Tampa, FL. -- After a Disney World wedding, Brian Boyle was on the tail end of his honeymoon, having gone from Napa Valley to two Hawaiian islands, when the key date of July 1 hit.

Read the rest here.

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Lieutenant Zebulon Pike began his western expedition from Fort Belle Fountaine, near St. Louis, MO on this date in 1806.

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Georgia became the last of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union on this date in 1870.

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Regina, SK. -- The CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders are still coming to grips with the fact that their running backs occasionally lose their grip on the football.

Read the rest here.

The Riders are off next weekend. Their next action is on Saturday, July 26th, when they host the Toronto Argonauts, in a rematch of their week two game, won by Toronto 48-15. Game time at Mosaic Stadium is 10:00pm EDT, with Rod Pedersen calling all the action. Catch the broadcast 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 ESPN2.

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 37 billion: Hours American spend waiting in line each year.

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Switching sides? Reports say Ford to sign with Riders.

Video: Top 10 Plays of Week 3.

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

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ON DVD - Released July 15

Rio 2
Orphan Black: Season 2
Diff'rent Strokes Seasons 1 & 2

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Tampa, FL. -- The following practice sessions are open and free to the public, with all practices at One Buccaneer Place except the Aug. 1 night practice at Raymond James Stadium.

Read the rest here.

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MOO - Today is Cow Appreciation Day.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Andrew Friedman was always the smartest guy in the room. Over the years, that has been no less important to the Rays than, say, third base.

Read the rest here.

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In Seattle, WA, Pacific Aero Products was incorporated by William Boeing on this date in 1916. The company was later renamed Boeing Co.

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San Francisco, CA. -- During a friendly dugout chat before a game, Hector Sanchez joked about the hazards of catching for hard-throwing Giants starter Tim Lincecum because of the number of balls that must be stopped in the dirt.

Read the rest here.

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A new report says that most American teenagers can't properly understand their employer's pay stub. [So more and more employers are having to switch to emoticons.]

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You have a nice looking glove!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the Home Run Derby, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley's single "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" hit #1 in the U.S. 

1957 - Elvis Presley's single "All Shook Up" hit #1 in the U.K. 

1959 - It was announced that Elvis Presley, upon his release from the U.S. Army, would make his first television appearance on Frank Sinatra's fourth and final Timex-sponsored variety show. 

1963 - Principal photography began on the Elvis Presley film "Viva Las Vegas." 

1989 - The white suit and cape that Elvis Presley wore during the "Aloha From Hawaii" TV concert was stolen from the home of Presley impersonator Charlie Stickerod. 

1997 - The Elvis Presley album "Platinum - A Life in Music" was released. 

2003 - Lisa Marie Presley performed an acoustic version of her new single "Sinking In" on "Live with Regis and Kelly."

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42 is the sexiest age. Not 19, 27, or 35, but 42. Esquire says 42 is the most alluring age for a woman. Life lasts longer than it ever used to; "so does beauty, fertility, and sex." Christina Applegate, Jennifer Garner, Maya Rudolph, Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vergara, Leslie Mann, and Amy Poehler are all 42.

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Today in Beatles History:

1958 - John Lennon's mother, Julia, died in a road accident in Liverpool.

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A man in China was detained for defamation of a local official when he went online to complain about a shoddy highway project. The man served 10 days in detention and was fined $80 after posting three messages online with photos showing pockmarked sections of the highway.

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Today in Sports History:

1876 - George Washington Bradley of St. Louis pitched the first no-hitter in baseball in a 2-0 win over Hartford. 

1973 - Nolan Ryan (California Angels) became the first pitcher in two decades to win two no-hitters in a season. 

1985 - Baseball players voted to strike on August 6th if no contract was reached with baseball owners. The strike turned out to be just a one-day interruption. 

1999 - In Seattle, WA, the inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field was held.

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TV TONIGHT: MLB ALL STAR GAME - This is coverage of the 85th annual MLB All-Star Game from Minneapolis (FOX-TV).

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Coming Up:


Tonight --


MLB -- 85th All-Star Game at Target Field, Minneapolis 7:00pm


Wednesday --


Nothin' Doin'


Thursday --


Nothin' Doin'


Friday --


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7:10pm EDT


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 8:10pm EDT


Saturday --

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy Toronto Race 1 at Toronto 3:00pm EDT


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 7:10pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7:10pm EDT


Nascar Nationwide Series -- EnjoyIllinois.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway 8:30pm EDT


Sunday --


Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 1:10pm EDT


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 2:10pm EDT


Verizon Indy Car Series -- Honda Indy Toronto Race 2 at Toronto 3:00pm EDT




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



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