Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 2nd, the 183rd day of 2014. There are 182 days left in the year.

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First day of free agency sees West get even more wild.

Official 2014 free agent signings tracker.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Polly Holliday (Flo on Alice) is 77. Writer-director Larry David (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) is 67. Lindsay Lohan is 28.

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Tampa, FL. -- A week after finding a way to keep Ryan Callahan in Tampa Bay, the Lightning have landed two of his former teammates to help him.

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Richard Henry Lee’s resolution that the American colonies "are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States" was adopted by the Continental Congress on this date in 1776.

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Regina, SK. -- Sunday is a day the Rider Nation won’t soon forget.

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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.)

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New York City’s first elevated railroad officially opened for business on this date in 1857.

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CFL.ca Power Rankings: Stamps top inaugural 2014 list.

Video: Top 10 Plays of Week 1.

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

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 3,472: Images pinned on Pinterest every minute.

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Tampa, FL. -- Here's a sampling of media reports on the Buccaneers today.

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The U.S. Congress established the Army Air Corps on this date in 1926.

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New York, NY. -- David Price resides on a different planet these days.

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A British bank had to close for the day after a man walked in and purposely defecated throughout the lobby. [Would someone please get Shia LaBeouf some professional help?]

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San Francisco, CA. -- Tim Lincecum, who made history with his nine-inning effort last Wednesday, shaped Tuesday night's outcome against the St. Louis Cardinals with his fourth-inning performance alone.

Read the rest here.

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American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared in the Central Pacific on this date in 1937 during an attempt to fly around the world at the equator.

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Jimmy checks out his juice.

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Facebook recently announced that there have been more than 1 billion interactions on the social network about the World Cup games.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley recorded "Hound Dog," "Don’t Be Cruel" and "Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)." 

1956 - Ed Sullivan called Elvis Presley's manager to see if Elvis would make an appearance on his show. 

1958 - The Elvis Presley film "King Creole" opened. 

2004 - Elvis Radio debuted from a specially designed studio in the plaza of Graceland. The satellite radio station features a continuous variety of Elvis Presley music.

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Following the comedy hit of 2011, Horrible Bosses 2 is on the way with Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day back together, this time working for themselves with a new business. The film comes out in November. | trailer link

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Today in Beatles History:

1961 - The Beatles ended a 92 night stop at the Top Ten club in Hamburg, West Germany. The stop began on April 1. 

1964 - Paul McCartney played piano for Cilla Blacks recording of the Beatles' "It's for You."

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At Mount Rushmore, Theodore Roosevelt's face was dedicated on this date in 1939.

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Today in Sports History:

1903 - Ed Delahanty (Washington) died from a fall from a railroad bridge at Niagra Falls. 

1941 - Joe DiMaggio got a hit in his 45th consecutive game. 

1994 - Colombian soccer player Andres Escobar was shot to death in Medellin. 10 days earlier he had accidentally scored a goal against his own team in World Cup competition. 

1995 - Hideo Nomo became the first Japanese player to be selected for a major league baseball All-Star Game. 

1996 - Alex Rodriguez became the third youngest player to be selected to the American League All Star team. Dwight Gooden and Ken Griffey Jr. were the two younger than Rodriguez. 

2002 - A record 62 home runs were hit in 16 major league baseball games.

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An object crashed near Roswell, NM on this date in 1947. The U.S. Army Air Force insisted it was a weather balloon, but eyewitness accounts led to speculation that it might have been an alien spacecraft.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

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


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