Monday, June 30, 2014

Time For Big Boy!

From Normandy Pictures in 1935, we present Guinn "Big Boy" Williams in "The Law of 45s." With story by William Colt McDonald and adaptation by Robert Emmett plus cinematography by Bob Cline, this movie was produced by Arthur Alexander and directed by John McCarthy.

Joining "Big Boy" in the cast were Molly O'Day, Al St. John, Ted Adams, Lafe McKee, Fred Burns, Curley Baldwin, Martin Garralaga, Roderic O'Farrell, Sherry Tansey, and Glen Strange.



Here's another 1935 entry, this time from Invincible Pictures.  It's Charles Spencer Belden's "Symphony of Living."  In this one, an aging concert violinist, ignored by his own grown offspring, becomes a music teacher.  His most promising student, with whom he intends to make a comeback, turns out to be his own grandson!

This movie was produced by Maury M. Cohen and directed by Frank R. Strayer, with story and adaptation by Charles Spencer Belden and cinematography by M.A. Andersen (A.S.C.) and musical direction by Lee Zahler.

Evelyn Brent, Al Shean, Charles Judels, John Darrow, Albert Conti, Lester Lee, Richard Tucker, Gigi Parrish, John Harron, Ferike Boros, Ferdinand Schuman-Heink, and Carl Stockdale were in the cast.


Time For A Movie, Kids!

From 1935, we bring you "Roaring Roads" with David Sharpe, Gertrude Messinger, Mary Kornman, and Mickey Daniels. This film, distributed by Ajax Pictures, was produced by William Berke and directed by C.Edward Robers and Raymond Nazarro.  Adapted by C.E. Roberts form D.H. Sharpe's original story.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Riders Dominate Ti-Cats To Begin Title Defense

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Running back Anthony Allen ran for 158 yards and a touchdown on Sunday (he also caught one for another score) as the defending Grey Cup champions Saskatchewan Roughriders opened their Canadian Football League regular-season campaign with a 31-10 victory over the visiting Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a rematch of last year's Grey Cup Final, which the Riders won.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Two-Reel Fun With Buster

From Educational Pictures in 1937, here's Buster Keaton starring in "Love Nest  On Wheels,"  released theatrically by 20th Century-Fox.  In this one, a family of yokels is in danger of losing their hotel home unless they can get a city couple to by a trailer they happen to have for $350.  This was the last of a series of two-reelers that Buster did for Educational.  Adapted by Paul Gerard Smith from the story by William Hazlett Upson, this short was photographed by Dwight Warren (ASC) and directed by Charles Lamont.  Joining Buster in the cast were Myra Keaton, Al St. John, Lynton Brent, Diana Lewis, Bud Jamison,  Louise Keaton, and Harry Keaton.  Myra, Louise, and Harry were Buster's mother, sister, and brother , respectively.


You Mean They Don't Make THIS Anymore?

Here's a 1960s commercial for Nabisco's Team Flakes cereal.

Is It Bigger Than A Breadbox?

Here's a kinescope of a 1956 CBS Network telecast of What's My Line, with moderator John Charles Daly, and panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Robert Q. Lewis (that week's guest panelist), Arlene Francis, and Bennett Cerf.

And no, I'm not mentioning the name of the mystery guest.

Complete with commercials.


Take A Good Look

Here's a kinescope of a 1959 ABC Network telecast of Take A Good Look, a comedy panel-quiz show hosted by Ernie Kovacs.  The panel for this episode comprised of Cesar Romero, Ernie's wife, Edie Adams, and Hans Conried. Sponsored by Dutch Masters Cigars.

Uh, Oh! Spaghetti O's!

Here's an early commercial (circa 1966) for Franco-American's Spaghetti Os.

And Now, Friends and Neighbors, A Word From Our Sponsor

A commercial for Franco-American Spaghetti.  This ad is from circa 1965.

Time For A Mighy Mouse Cartoon!

From Terrytoons in 1960 (and released theatrically by 20th Century Fox), we present "The Mysterious Package," in which some of the little boys of town are sucked into a distant planet by wearing special space helmets.

This cartoon, with story by Bob Kuwahara (the creator of Hashimoto the Mouse) and story supervision by Tommy Morrison (who voiced Mighty Mouse in this one), music by Phil Scheib, animation by Eddie Donnelly, Ralph Bakshi (!), and Larry Silverman, design by John Zago and Martin Strudler (who also did backgrounds), and with Frank (Sparky) Schudde as production manager, this cartoon, made at New Rochelle, New York, was directed by veteran Mannie Davis.

It's A Terrytoons First As The Animals Do Their Effort For The War Effort

From 1942, here's the cartoon entitled "All Out For 'V'," in which the animals do their bit for the World War II effort.  This cartoon, the first Terrytoon to receive an Academy Award nomination, was produced by Paul Terry and directed by Mannie Davis, with story by studio veteran John Foster and music by another studio veteran, Phil Scheib, was originally released theatrically by 20th Century-Fox.


I'm Amazed that nobody begged the theater audience to buy war bonds.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sporting KC Avenge Open Cup Defeat, Blank Timbers In Portland

At Portland, Oregon:

Lawrence Olum scored the only goal of the match in the 24th minute on Friday as Sporting Kansas City bounced back from their 3-1 US Open Cup home defeat on Tuesday with a 1-0 road victory over the Portland Timbers.

The Timbers will next visit the HubStub Center in Carson, California for a league match against the Los Angeles Galaxy next Friday night at 8:00 PM Pacific Time (NBC Sports Network).

OOPS! The Timbers' Game Is Tonight!

The Portland Timbers will resume Major League Soccer play on Friday night (rather than Saturday night) when they host Sporting Kansas City at Providence Park at 8:00 PM Pacific Time.  It will be telecast over the Timbers' television broadcast network.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thunder Rally To Top VooDoo

At Portland, Oregon:

The Portland Thunder (4-10) battled back from behind Thursday night to upend the visiting New Orleans VooDoo (2-12) 62-56 in Arena Football League action.

Time For A Movie, Kids!

From Liberty Pictures Corporation in 1935, we present "Born To Gamble." With story, continuity, and dialogue by E. Morton Hough, suggested by "The Greek Poropulos by Edgar Wallace, this film was photographed by Gilbert Warrenton and directed by Phil Rosen.  Featured in the cast were Onslow Stevens, H. B. Warner, Maxine Doyle, Eric Linden, William Janney, Ben Alexander, and Lucien Prival.

Liberty Pictures, which I believe would soon be absorbed into the newly-formed Republic Pictures Corporation, should NOT be confused with Liberty Films, Frank Capra's production company, which in 1946 produced the classic "It's A Wonderful Life."

Time For Another Trailer

This one's for a 1935 Warner Brothers picture "The Case of the Lucky Legs," which starred Warren William as Perry Mason, with Genevieve Tobin (as Perry's secretary Della Street), Lyle Talbot, and Patricia Ellis.

Frankly, this entry, the closest of the six Perry Masons produced by Warners between 1934 and 1937 to be considered a screwball comedy with almost nothing in common with the Raymond Burr-headlined television series that ran from 1957 to 1966.

See "International House" At Your Neighborhood Theater Soon!

If only this were 1933, the year of the release of Paramount's "International House," with W.C. Fields, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Bela Lugosi, Rudy Vallee, Stu Erwin, and Cab Calloway and His Orchestra.

Anyhow, here a trailer for the then-upcoming feature film.

Time For A Few Words

Here are a few old television commercials on behalf of some products that no longer exist.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Time For A Movie, Boys And Girls!

From Reliable Pictures in 1937, we present "The Silver Trail."  This movie was adapted from James Oliver Curwood's story "Mystery of the Seven Chests."  This picture was produced by Bernard B. Ray and directed by Raymond Samuels.  Featured in the cast were Rex Lease, Mary Russell, Ed Cassidy, Roger Williams (NOT the pianist), Steve Clark, Slim Whittiker, Oscar Gahan, Sherri Tansey, Tom London, and Rin Tin Tin, Jr.

More Fun With Harry!

From Educational Pictures in 1932, here's Harry Langdon starring in "The Big Flash," an Arvid E. Gillstrom production.  This two-reel short, part of Educational's Mermaid Comedies series, was written by Robert Vernon and Frank Griffin, photographed by Gus Peterson, edited by Jack English, recorded by William Fox, and directed by the aforementioned Arvid E. Gillstrom.

Columbia Short Subjects: More Than Just The Three Stooges

From the war year of 1942, here's Harry Langdon starring in "Fireman, Spare My Tires" with Louise Currie and Emmett Lynn.  This Columbia Pictures short subject, with screen play by Clyde Bruckman, story by Felix Adler, photography by ASC member Benjamin Kline, and editing by Jerome Thomas, was produced and directed by Jules White.

Time For More Music, Folks!

From Paramount Pictures in 1934 (this is a TV syndication print), here's Isham Jones and his orchestra starring in "Underneath the Broadway Moon."  Joining Isham in this short subject are singers Vera Van and the Eton Boys.  This film, made in New York City, was photographed by William Steiner Jr. and directed by Fred Waller.

Eli Wallach, Veteran Actor, R.I.P.

Eli Wallach, the veteran actor who was the last surviving major cast member from the doomed 1961 motion picture "The Misfits," passed away on Tuesday according to his daughter at the age of 98. 

"The Misfits" was the last motion picture for both Clark Gable (who passed away right after production) and Marilyn Monroe (who passed away in 1962).  Montgomery Cliff passed on in 1966 while Thelma Ritter passed on in 1969.

Mr. Wallach is survived by his actress wife Anne Jackson.

Eli also portrayed a bumbling Mexican in the 1960 Western classic "The Magnificent Seven." and also appeared with Clint Eastwood in the 1966 film "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly."

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Gaston Scores Twice As Timbers Knock Off SKC On Road To Get Crack At Sounders In US Open Cup Quarterfinals

At Kansas City, Kansas:

Gaston Fernandez scored twice (30', 68') on Tuesday night as the Portland Timbers knocked off Sporting Kansas City 3-1 on the road in the fifth round of the US Open Cup.

Will Johnson successfully converted a penalty kick in the 57th minute to add to the Timbers' coffers.

The Timbers will take on the Seattle Sounders on July 9 at Tukwila, Washington in the tournament's quarterfinal round.

In the interim, Portland's next Major League Soccer contest will be at home this Saturday night against Sporting Kansas City (8:00 PM Pacific Time, ROOT Sports Northwest).

Here's A Tip From Bud

From 1959, here's then University of Oklahoma head football coach Bud Wilkinson extolling the virtues of Quaker Oats Oatmeal.  The commercial aired during an ABC Network telecast of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

Jack Armstrong---NOT!

Here's a 1950s commercial for Wheaties with Champy the Lion (one of the Bil and Cora Baird puppets).

Time For More Vitaphone Short-Subject Fun!

From 1934, here's a Warner Brothers Vitaphone short entitled "Mirrors" with Freddie Rich and His Orchestra with vocals by the luscious Vera Van and the Eton Boys (Vera and the Boys appeared in a Paramount short with Isham Jones and his orchestra that same year).  This short was photographed by Edwin B. DuPar and directed by Roy Mack. Filmed at Vitaphone's Brooklyn studio.

Time For Another Musical Short, Folks!

From 1933, here's a Vitaphone short titled "Mills Blue Rhythm Band," starring, of course, the Mills Blue Rhythm Band.  This short, released by Warner Brothers, with continuity by Cyrus Wood, was photographed by E. B. DuPar and directed by Roy Mack.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Jimmy "C" Newman, The "Happy Cajun," R.I.P.

Country and Western singer Jimmy "C" Newman, a long-time veteran of the Grand Ole Opry best remembered for mixing Cajun and country music, passed away on Saturday in Nashville on Saturday at age 86.

After two years on Shreveport's Louisiana Hayride, in which he performed alongside such artists as Elvis Presley, Johnny Horton, and others, Mr. Newman joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1956.

Louisiana-born Jimmy would be part of the Opry for the next 58 years, with his final appearance with his band Cajun Country on June 6 of this year.

His biggest hit came in 1957 when his record of "A Fallen Star" reach #2 on the Billboard country chart and #23 on the magazine's pop survey.

Time For Another Musical Short

Here's a Vitaphone short (released by Warner Brothers) from 1934 entitled "Rambling Round Radio Row."  This one features Bonnie Poe, Vera Van, the dancing team of Ramon and Rosita, George Jessel, and Shemp Howard, in between stints with the Three Stooges.

Time For A Musical Short, Boys and Girls!

From Paramount Pictures in 1935, here's Isham Jones and his orchestra starring in the musical short subject "Follow the Leader," featuring Virginia Verrill and some great tunes.

Steve Rossi, Straight Man In Comedy Team With Marty Allen, R.I.P.

Steve Rossi, a suave crooner who found fame as half of one of the most successful comedy teams of the 1960s, passed away at a hospice near his Las Vegas home on Sunday at age 82 from cancer.

Mr. Rossi had been working in Las Vegas when, at the suggestion of Nat King Cole, teamed up with bug-eyed comedian Marty Allen.

Steve was the good looking chap who sang while Marty (who's still with us at age 92) was this frizzy-haired zany childlike fellow who got the laughs.

They made numerous appearances on 1960s television including The Ed Sullivan Show.  On a couple of occassions on the Sullivan show, they appeared on the same bill as The Beatles.

They starred in the 1966 Paramount picture "The Last of the Secret Agents," which was not a critical or box-office success.  Two years later, the act broke up.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Time For Griff Williams

Here's the WGN (Chicago) Radio big band remote from the Empire Room at Palmer House in Chicago with Griff Williams and His Orchestra as aired on March 5, 1947.

Hey, Where Are The Buckwheats??

Here's a commercial for Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix as aired during a 1960 ABC Network telecast of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.  This clip even includes the original closing credits for the O&H episode.

Time For Great Hawaiian Music

From the late 1940s, here's an NBC Radio Network remote with Harry Owens and His Royal Hawaiians from the Hotel St. Francis in San Francisco.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Gaston Doubles As Timbers Rock Orlando City U-23s To Advance In US Open Cup Tournament

At Portland, Oregon:

Gaston Fernandez scored twice (11', PK-36') while Taylor Peay added one for good measure in the 68th minute on Tuesday night as the Portland Timbers dominated Orlando City's Under-23 squad from the USL Development League (at the fourth level of American soccer) 3-0 at home in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt US Open.

The Timbers will pay a visit next Tuesday on the winner of Wednesday's Sporting Kansas City-Minnesota United (NASL) match.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Drive A 1955 Nash Today!

Here's a commercial for American Motors as Jiminy Cricket (voiced by Cliff "Ukulele Ike" Edwards) extolls the virtues of the 1955 Nash Ambassador and Statesman.

Aired during an episode of ABC's Disneyland TV series in which AMC was one of the sponsors.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

1960 TV commercial for Borden's Milk with Elsie the Cow, Elmer the Bull, and their offspring.

Tony Gwynn, Baseball Hall-of-Famer and 15-Time All-Star, R.I.P.

Tony Gwynn, a baseball Hall of Famer who spent his entire 20-year career with the San Diego Padres, passed away on Monday from cancer at the age of 54.

During the course of Mr. Gwynn's career, he was one of Major League Baseball's best contact and average hitters ever.

Tony won the National League batting championship eight times.

He played in both of the Padres' World Series appearances (1984, 1998).

Tony received 97.6% of the vote in 2007 when he appeared for the first and last time on the BBWAA ballot when he elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame.

Sunday, June 15, 2014


At San Antonio:
Photo: Greg Nelson/SI
Kawhi Leonard (named series Most Valuable Player) scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds on Sunday night as the San Antonio Spurs overcame an early 16-point deficit and overwhelmed the visiting Miami Heat 104-87 to win game five of the NBA Finals and clinch their fifth league crown (their first since 2007) four games to one.  LeBron James scored 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Heat as their dream of a third straight NBA championship was doused.  Here are the happy Spurs with the Lawrence O'Brien Trophy.

Sports Illustrated photo by Greg Nelson

Casey Kasem, Original Long-Time Host Of Radio's "America's Top 40," Original Voice Of Shaggy On "Scooby Doo," R.I.P.

Casey Kasem, a disc jockey best remembered as the long-time original host of radio's syndicated America's Top 40 as well as being the original voice of Shaggy from various incarnations of the Scooby Doo animated television series, passed away on Sunday at a Gig, Washington hospital at age 82.

Mr. Kasem had Lewy's body dementia, which is a progressive disease of the body's neurological and muscle cells.

In his final months, Casey had been at the center of a family legal battle over the terms of his passing, pitting his actress wife Jean against his three adult offspring from a previous marraige.  It was Jean who removed her husband from a Santa Monica, California nursing home on May 7 and moved him to Washington State so that he could stay with friends. By court order, he was moved to the hospital on June 1.

KISS Top Thunder Again

At Anaheim, California:

The Los Angeles KISS again topped the visiting Portland Thunder 69-61 in Saturday Arena Football League action, with both teams now at 3-10 on the season.

Friday, June 13, 2014


At Los Angeles:
Jonathan Quick, Alec Martinez (27) | Photo: Robert Beck/SI
Alec Martinez (that's him celebrating with goalie Jonathan Quick) scored the winning goal at 14:43 of the second overtime period as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the visiting New York Rangers 3-2 in game six of the Stanley Cup Final as the Kings won the series four games to one and won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years.  Justin Williams (who scored in the first period) won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Playoffs' Most Valuable Player.

Sports Illustrated photo by Robert Beck

Hall of Famer Chuck Noll, Coached Steelers To Four Super Bowl Titles In 1970s, R.I.P.

Chuck Noll, the Hall of Fame coach who guided the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl championships during the 1970s, passed away on Friday night at the age of 82.

Coach Noll had suffered in recent years from Alzheimer's Disease and heart problems.

A former Cleveland Browns football player who had served as an assistant coach in both the NFL and AFL, Chuck was hired by Steelers owner Art Rooney to become their head coach.  Pittsburgh had never won a divisional title in their previous 36 years and had not played in a playoff game since 1947.

The Steelers went 1-13 in Coach Noll's first year, but in 1972 with Terry Bradshaw at quarterback, a rookie running back named Franco Harris and one of the league's top defenses, the Steelers won their first divisional title and qualified for the playoffs for the first time in 25 years.  

During the period from 1972 to 1979, the Steelers had an 88-27-1 regular-season record without ever missing the playoffs in those years.  Pittsburgh won Super Bowls IX, X, XIII, and XIV.

Chuck Noll was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

NBA Finals: Spurs Dominate Heat In Miami, Open Up 3-1 Series Lead

At Miami:
Tony Parker (19 points in Game 4) and the Spurs dominated the Heat again and are a victory away from the NBA championship.
Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds on Thursday night as the San Antonio Spurs dominated the Miami Heat 107-86 on the road in game three of the NBA Finals. negating LeBron James' 28-point performance for the Heat.  The Spurs, who now lead the series three games to one, can wrap up their fifth NBA title (and first since 2007) with a game-five win back home in San Antonio on Sunday.  Tony Parker, pictured here, added 19 points to the Spurs' coffers.

Sports Illustrated photo by John W. McDonough

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Timbers Erase Two-Goal Deficit, Gain Home Draw With Hoops

At Portland, Oregon:

Will Johnson (PK-79') and Pa Modou Kah (90'+4) each delivered a goal on Wednesday night as the Portland Timbers wiped out a two-goal deficit and salvaged a 2-2 Major League Soccer home draw with FC Dallas.  Fabian Castillo (27') and Blas Perez (39') delivered the goals for the Hoops, who ended the game being reduced to nine men.

The Timbers' next league game will be on June 27 at home against Sporting Kansas City at 8:00 PM Pacific Time (KPTV and the Timbers Television Network).  In the interim, they will host the Orlando City U-23s (Premier Development League, which is in the fourth level of American soccer) in a US Open Cup fourth-round contest next Tuesday at 7:30 PM Pacific Time.

Stanley Cup Final: Rangers Hold Off Kings, Stay In Series

At New York:
Henrik Lundqvist | Photo: David E. Klutho/SI
In Wednesday's fourth game of the Stanley Cup Final, Benoit Pouliot and Martin St. Louis each scored a goal while Henrik Lundqvist (that's him here) saved 40 of 41 shots as the New York Rangers stayed alive in the series with a 2-1 home victory over the Los Angeles Kings, who still lead the series three games to one and who can still clinch the title with a game-five home win back in Los Angeles on Friday.

Sports Illustrated photo by David E. Klutho

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

NBA Finals: Spurs Smother Heat In Miami; Take Two-Games-To-One Series Lead

At Miami:
Kawhi Leonard (2) | Photo: John W. McDonough/SI
Kawhi Leonard (that's him here) scored 29 points as the San Antonio Spurs, who shot 75.8% from the field in the first half, coasted to a 111-92 road win over the Miami Heat in game three of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night, taking a two-games-to-one series lead and reclaiming home-court advantage in the process.  LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each scored 22 points for the Heat.

Sports Illustrated photo by John W. McDonough

Monday, June 09, 2014

Stanley Cup Final: Kings Dominate Rangers On Road, Can Lock Up Title With Win On Wednesday

At New York:
Willie Mitchell (left), Mats Zuccarello | Photo: David E. Klutho/SI
Jonathan Quick saved all 32 shots while Jeff Carter, Jake Muzzin (Power Play), and Mike Richards each scored a goal as the Los Angeles Kings dominated the New York Rangers 3-0 in Monday's third game of the Stanley Cup Final.  The Kings, who lead the series three games to none, can wrap up their second Stanley Cup title in three years with a game-four win in New York City on Wednesday.  Here's Los Angeles' Willie Mitchell with the puck with the Rangers' Mats Zuccarello beside him.

Sports Illustrated photo by David E. Klutho

Sunday, June 08, 2014

NBA Finals: Heat Top Spurs, Square Series At One Game Apiece, Seize Home-Court Advantage

At San Antonio:
LeBron James (6) | Photo: Greg Nelson/SI
LeBron James (that's him here scoring on a layup) scored 35 points and grabbed ten rebounds on Sunday night as the Miami Heat squared the NBA Finals at one game apiece following their 98-96 game-two road win over the San Antonio Spurs.  Tony Parker paced the Spurs with 21 points.

Sports Illustrated photo by Greg Nelson

FanendoMania Returns! Timbers Defeat RSL For First Time In Three Years; Third Straight Road Win For Portland

At Sandy, Utah:

Fanendo Adi scored twice (36', 45') while Will Johnson successfully converted his team's first penalty kick of the season in the 73rd minute on Saturday night as the Portland Timbers racked up their third consecutive Major League Soccer road victory, 3-1 over Real Salt Lake, their first win over RSL in just over three years.

The Timbers will host FC Dallas in a nationally-televised contest this coming Wednesday (7:00 PM Pacific Time, ESPN2).

Stanley Cup Final: Kings Again Overcome Two-Goal Deficit, Defeat Rangers In 2 OT, Take 2-0 Series Lead

At Los Angeles:

Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) celebrates with defenseman Willie Mitchell (right) and center Anze Kopitar (11) after scoring the game-winning goal in the second overtime period.

Dustin Brown scored the winning goal at 10:26 of the second overtime period as the Los Angeles Kings again overcame a two-goal deficit and defeated the visiting New York Rangers 5-4 in the second game of the Stanley Cup Final played on Saturday night.  The Kings, who never led either of the first two games of the series until scoring in overtime (same thing with the final game of their conference final against Chicago), now lead the series two games to none.  That's Dustin celebrating with Willie Mitchell and Anze Kopitar after scoring the winning tally

USA Today photo by Gary A. Vasquez

Saturday, June 07, 2014

36 Years And Counting: No Triple Crown Winner As Tonalist Wins Belmont Stakes; California Chrome Finished In Dead Heat For Fourth; Steve Coburn Foams At The Mouth

At Elmont, New York:

Tonalist , with jockey Joel Rosario aboard, overtook 27-1 shot Commissioner at the wire to win the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday with Wicked Strong finishing third.  Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome, who entered the race as a 4-5 favorite, became the 12th horse since 1978 to have won the first two legs of the Triple Crown but come up short in the Belmont, finishing in a dead heat for fourth place with Medal Count.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Rattlers Pull Away From Game Thunder To Stay Unbeaten

At Portland, Oregon:

Nick Davila threw for eight touchdowns as the Arizona Rattlers (12-0) remained the Arena Football League's lone undefeated team on Friday following their 70-59 road victory over the Portland Thunder (3-9).

Thursday, June 05, 2014

NBA Finals: Spurs Overcome Heat (Both Miami And The Type Caused By Air Condition Failure) To Take Series Opener

At San Antonio:
Tony Parker (with ball) | Photo: John W. McDonough/SI
In Thursday's opening game of the NBA Finals, Tim Duncan scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs went on a game-ending 31-9 run and overtook the visiting Miami Heat 110-95, despite air conditioning failure due to an electrical outage at the AT&T Center which resulted in temperatures reaching 90 degrees.  LeBron James, who paced the Heat with 25 points, suffered from cramps and did not play the final 3:59 of the contest.  Shown here is the Spurs' Tony Parker, who scored 19 points, with the ball.

Sports Illustrated photo by John W. McDonough

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Stanley Cup Final: Kings Take Series Opener In OT

At Los Angeles:
Henrik Lundqvist (30), Justin Williams | Photo: Robert Beck/SI
Justin Williams scored the winning goal at 4:36 of overtime (shown here) on Wednesday as the Los Angeles Kings erased a two-goal lead and upended the visiting New York Rangers 3-2 in the opening game of the Stanley Cup Final.

Sports Illustrated photo by Robert Beck

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Caps End Timbers 22-Game Regular-Season Home Unbeaten Run With Cascadia Cup Win

At Portland, Oregon:

Pedro Morales converted two penalty kicks (16', 26') while Erik Hurtado (45'+4) and Jordan Harvey (49') each tallied once as the Vancouver Whitecaps snapped the Portland Timbers' 22-match regular-season home undefeated streak on Sunday with a 4-3 Cascadia Cup victory in Major League Soccer action.

The Timbers will try to get their act together next Saturday when they visiting Real Salt Lake (7:00 PM Pacific Time, ROOT Sports Northwest).

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Kings Dethrone Champs In OT, Get Rangers In Final

At Chicago:

Alec Martinez scored the winning goal at 5:47 of overtime as the Los Angeles Kings knocked out the defending Stanley Cup champions Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on the road on Sunday in game seven of the Western Conference final.  The Kings became the first time in NHL playoff history to win three game sevens on the road in the same year.  Los Angeles will host the opening game of the Stanley Cup Final against the New York Rangers this coming Wednesday night.

Ann B. Davis, Played Alice The Maid On "The Brady Bunch," Schultzy On "The Bob Cummings Show," R.I.P.

Ann B. Davis, the actress best remembered for portrayal of the folksy maid Alice Nelson on the 1969-74 ABC Network sitcom The Brady Bunch as well as her ever earlier portrayal of Charmaine "Schultzy" Schultz on the 1950s Bob Cummings Show (for which she won Emmy Awards in 1958 and 1959 for best featured actress in a comedy series), passed away on Sunday at a San Antonio, Texas hospital at age 88.

Miss Davis had slipped into a coma after falling in the bathtub and hitting her head on Saturday.