Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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

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Today is July 29th, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

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Canes' Eric Staal undergoes surgery for muscle injury.

Leafs' Reimer expects opportunity to claim No. 1 job.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Documentary maker Ken Burns is 61. TV personality Tim Gunn (Project Runway) is 61. Wil Wheaton is 42. Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) is 40.

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Tampa, FL. -- Lightning Made coach Jassen Cullimore teaches the three key steps to taking a slap shot that could break a pane of glass...

Read the rest here.

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The first schoolhouse to be located west of the Allegheny Mountains was built in Schoenbrunn, OH on this date in 1773.

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Regina, SK. -- As the fans giddily skipped down the ramps and out of Mosaic Stadium Saturday night following the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 37-9 trouncing of the Toronto Argonauts, country star Toby Keith’s song “How Do You Like Me Now?” blared through the stadium speakers.

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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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On this date in 1874, Major Walter Copton Winfield of England received U.S. patent for the lawn-tennis court.

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CFL.ca Power Rankings: Unbeaten Stamps on top again.

Video: Top ten plays of Week 5.

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

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The first transcontinental telephone service was inaugurated on this date in 1914, when two people held a conversation between New York, NY and San Francisco, CA.

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Tampa, FL. -- Camp Notes: Lovie Smith thinks Jeff Demps is the fastest player in the NFL – Demps agrees – and now that speed is being applied to football only…Plus, Anthony Gaitor returns with a bang, and more.

Read the rest here.

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NEW ON DVD - Released July 29

The Other Woman
Noah
Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Teams on a roll get the breaks. The Rays got the break they needed Monday night and continued to roll with a 2-1 win over the Brewers at Tropicana Field.

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That Texas dad whose invention inflates and ties 100 water balloons in only a minute is racking up big bucks on Kickstarter. [Which means that America is definitely ready should World War III be fought poolside.]

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San Francisco, CA. -- Brandon Belt and Angel Pagan could regain full health, Jake Peavy can solidify the starting rotation and general manager Brian Sabean could engineer a Trade Deadline steal. None of that will further the Giants' bid to reach the postseason unless they resume winning at home, which didn't happen Monday as they dropped a 5-0 decision to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Read the rest here.

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An Australian koala bear suffered only a minor injury after it was struck by a car, and rode 55 miles hanging on to the bottom of the vehicle. A veterinarian only needed to treat the poor creature for a broken nail.

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Look everybody, I made it home!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as dinner at a friend's house, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:


1978 - 
The reissue of the Elvis Presley single "Don't Be Cruel" hit #24 in the U.K.


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On this date in 1957, Jack Paar began hosting the "Tonight" show on NBC-TV. The name of the show was changed to "The Jack Paar Show." Paar was host for five years.

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Today in Beatles History:


1965 - 
The Beatles film "Help!" premiered in London. 

1998 - Miramax Films announced that they had purchased the rights to the Beatle's movie "A Hard Day's Night" with the intention of releasing a remastered version on the movie's 35th anniversary. 

1998 - Paul McCartney's childhood home, 20 Forthlin Road, opened to the public.


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Yelp for iPhone now lets you add 12-second videos to your reviews. Android users will soon have the feature. Yelp says that 23,000 photos are already being updated each day from its mobile apps.


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Today in Sports History:


1754 - 
The first international boxing match was held. The 25-minute match was won when Jack Slack of Britain knocked out Jean Petit from France. 

1940 - John Sigmund of St. Louis, MO completed a 292-mile swim down the Mississippi River. The swim from St. Louis to Caruthersville, MO took him 89 hours and 48 minutes. 

1983 - Steve Garvey (Los Angeles Dodgers) set the National League consecutive game record at 1,207. 

2003 - Bill Mueller (Boston Red Sox) became the first player in major league baseball history to hit grand slams from both sides of the plate in a game. He had a total of three home runs in the game and collected 9 RBIs. It was only the 12th time that a player hit two grand slams in a single game. 

2003 - Marcus Giles (Atlanta Braves) tied a major league record when he went 5-5 to give him hits in nine straight at-bats. The record was shared by 10 players at the time.  


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Apps that modify your appearance are nothing new, but as technology advances, they seem to be getting creepier and creepier. The website Mashable tested out the newest edition of Oldify - an app that ages faces in photos - on some celebrities. The results were disturbing.


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Coming Up:


Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Milwaukee Brewers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Milwaukee Brewers 12:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 3:45pm EDT

Thursday --

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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