Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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

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Today is April 7th, the 97th day of 2015. There are 268 days left in the year.

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Five Questions: Pierre McGuire talks playoff push.

Current NHL Stanley Cup playoff matchups.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Director Francis Ford Coppola is 76. John Oates of Hall and Oates is 67. Jackie Chan is 61. Russell Crowe is 51. Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey) is 27.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning will distribute more than 5,000 #WeAreTheThunder fan packs next week around the Tampa Bay metro area to build anticipation for the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Read the rest here.

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NEW ON DVD THIS WEEK - Released April 7

• The Immigrant
• A Most Violent Year
• The Voices
• Frasier: The Complete Series
• Brady Bunch: The Complete Series

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After historic 2014, Stamps' Cornish aims higher.

CFL teams agree that depth defines 2015 Draft.

Please visit the league's official website, http://www.cfl.ca.

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When a man in China was taken to the hospital following a car accident 17 girlfriends showed up at his bedside. He had been in secret relationships with each of them, some for a number of years. [So this guy only thinks he was in pain before.]

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Tampa, FL. -- Former NFL kicker Lawrence Tynes has filed a lawsuit against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for alleged unsanitary conditions that led to a MRSA infection in 2013 he said ended his career, NFL Network reported Monday. The report said Tynes seeks $20 million in lost future earnings in addition to $15 in damages.

Read the rest here.

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Are you gluten free? Do you prefer your artwork to be that way, also? Gluten Free Museum is a blog dedicated to painstakingly removing all gluten products from famous works of art. • Link

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Indianapolis, IN. -- Oregon State, ranked 12th in the nation, will compete in the evening session of the 2015 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships semifinals the NCAA announced Monday. The championships, hosted by Texas Women’s University and Knight Eady Sports Group, will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena, April 17-19.

Read the rest here.

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Gertrude Weaver, the world’s oldest person, died on Monday at the age of 116. According to staff at the Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Camden, Arkansas where she lived, Weaver died of complications with pneumonia.

… The title of world’s oldest person now belongs to Jeralean Talley of Michigan. According to the Gerontology Research Group, Talley is 115 years old.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Chris Tillman came through with a quality start, and the Orioles' offense chipped in with the right amount of slugging en route to a 6-2 win over the Rays on Monday afternoon at Tropicana Field.

Read the rest here.

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Are you ready for Guardians of the Galaxy 2? The good news is plans are underway to begin shooting the sequel. The bad news is the filming doesn’t begin until February, 2016. The movie should be in theaters on May 5, 2017.

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Phoenix, AZ. -- Madison Bumgarner picked up right where he left off last October as he allowed just one run over seven innings and the Giants held off a late rally to beat the D-backs, 5-4, on Monday night in the season opener for both clubs.

Read the rest here.

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An armed robber in his 60s broke his leg while holding up a convenience store in Japan. He then used the store’s phone to call an ambulance. Police are planning to arrest the suspect when he is released from hospital.

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I'm all buckled in. Let's go Daddy.

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Today in Elvis History:

1962 - 
Elvis Presley arrived in Hawaii to shoot portions of the movie "Girls! Girls! Girls!". 

1965 - The Elvis Presley movie "Girl Happy" premiered. The movie opened in the U.S. on April 14, 1965. 

1970 - Colonel Parker concluded a deal with MGM. 

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The Rolling Stones announced a new 15-city North American stadium tour, which is kicking off in San Diego on May 24. This is the first time the Stones have played North American stadiums since their A Bigger Bang Tour in the mid-2000s.

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Today in Beatles History:

2000 - 
Michael Abram attended a hearing for his attempt to murder George Harrison and his wife Olivia on December 30, 1999. Abram was ordered to appear for trial, but a date was not set. 

2004 - A High Court judge ruled that a trademark battle between Apple Computer Inc. and Apple Corps Ltd. should be heard in London. The suit was filed by the Beatles' owned company and claimed that Apple Computer had violated a 1991 agreement concerning the exlcusive "field of use" of the Apple mark.

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McDonald’s announced that it’s removing some of the additives from its grilled chicken. [Now its shelf life is only six months.]

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Today in Sports History:

1955 - 
Fort Wayne beat Syracuse 74-71. It was the lowest scoring NBA Playoff game since the introduction of the 24-second shot clock. 

1959 - Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics) achieved 19 assists, to tie an NBA Playoff record, in a game against Minneapolis. 

1963 - At the age of 23, Jack Nicklaus became the youngest golfer to win the Green Jacket at the Masters Tournament. 

1969 - U.S. President Nixon threw out the first ball of the 1969 major league baseball season. 

1985 - In Goteborg, Sweden, China swept all of the world table tennis titles except for men's doubles. 

2001 - The New Jersey Devils ended a streak of 10 consecutive road wins to tie the NHL record.

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A South African kayaker recently came face-to-face with a great white shark when the predator grabbed his boat, gouged it and then spent an hour harassing him.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Thursday --

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

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Xfinity Series -- O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway 8:30pm EDT

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

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins 4:10pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 7:00pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

NAHL Playoff Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Lone Star Brahmas 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 8:40pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins 1:10pm EDT

Verizon Indy Car Series -- Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana at Avondale, LA. 2:30pm EDT

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

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

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