Thursday, June 22, 2017

Connie In Color!

Here's a color photo of screen legend Constance Bennett.

Lizabeth!

Here's a photo of 1940s and 1950s screen actress Lizabeth Scott as she appeared as a guest star in an episode of the early-to-mid 1960s ABC Network series Burke's Law.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

NHL Expansion Draft: Marc-Andre Fleury, James Neal Plucked By Golden Knights

Here is the list of players selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the National Hockey League's expansion draft, as announced on Wednesday.

Listed in order are the player's name, position, and former team:

Calvin Pickard, goaltender, Colorado

Luca Sbisa, defenseman, Vancouver

Teemu Pulkkinen, left wing, Arizona

Jon Merrill, defenseman, New Jersey

William Carrier, left wing, Buffalo

Cody Eakin, center, Dallas

Tomas Nosek, left wing, Detroit

Jonathan Marchessault, center, Florida

Brayden McNabb, defenseman, Los Angeles

Connor Brickley, center, Carolina

Chris Thorburn, right wing, Winnipeg

Pierre-Eduard Bellemare, right wing, Philadelphia

Jason Garrison, defenseman, Tampa Bay

Jean-Francois Berube, goaltender, New York Islanders

James Neal, left wing, Nashville

Deryk Engelland, defenseman, Calgary

Brendan Leipsic, left wing, Toronto

Colin Miller, defenseman, Boston

Marc Methot, defenseman, Ottawa

David Schlemko, defenseman, San Jose

David Perron, left wing, St. Louis

Griffin Reinhart, defenseman, Edmonton

Alexei Emelin, defenseman, Montreal

Clayton Stoner, defenseman, Anaheim

Erik Haula, center, Minnesota

William Karlsson, center, Columbus

Trevor van Reimsdyk, defenseman, Chicago

Marc-Andre Fleury, goaltender, Pittsburgh

Nate Schmidt, defenseman, Washington

The Golden Knights are set to start their inaugural regular season on October 7.

Superman Helps Loons Top Timbers In Twin Cities

At Minneapolis:

Goals from Amobi Okugo (OG-7'), Christian Superman Ramirez (47'), and Abu Dunladi (64'; he would be ejected in the 70th minute via the red card) carried Minnesota United to a 3-2 Wednesday Major League Soccer home victory over the Portland Timbers in a match that saw both clubs reduced to ten men.

For the Timbers, Diego Valeri successfully converted a penalty kick in the 37th minute and Vytas had a pass deflect off the Loons' Francisco Calvo for an own goal in the 49th minute.

Portland's Sebastian Blanco was red carded out of the match in the 71st minute for his foot fight on the ground with the aforementioned Mr. Dunladi.

The Timbers will host the Seattle Sounders in a Cascadia Cup clash on Sunday at 7:30 PM Pacific Time (moved back from 1:00 PM Pacific Time due to heat concerns with the temperature expected to reach 95 degrees in the Rose City), to be telecast nationally over ESPN 2.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wheaties: Breakfast Of Mousketeers!

From around 1955, here's a Wheaties cereal box with a special offer from Mickey Mouse.

General Mills was at that time a sponsor of ABC's Mickey Mouse Club.

Madeleine!

Here's another glamour photo of 1930s and 1940s English-born screen actress Madeleine Carroll.

Monday, June 19, 2017

'52 Hudson

Here's a 1952 Hudson Commodore four-door sedan.

'55 Pontiac

Here's a 1955 Pontiac Star Chief two-door hardtop.

Connie!

Here's another glamour photo of screen legend Constance Bennett.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Timbers Drop Tough One In Suburban Denver

At Commerce City, Colorado:

In one of ten Saturday Major League Soccer contests, Dominique Badji (51') and Alan Gordon (89') each scored once in the second half as the Colorado Rapids battled back and upended the visiting Portland Timbers 2-1.

Sebastian Blanco scored for the Timbers in the 18th minute.

Next up for Portland is a visit to the Twin Cities for a road encounter with Minnesota United FC on Wednesday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (broadcast over the Timbers' television network via KPDX, Portland-Vancouver).

Too Much Energy For T2

At Portland, Oregon:

Andy Craven successfully converted two penalty kicks (74', 78') on Friday as the Oklahoma City Energy posted a 3-1 United Soccer League road victory over struggling Portland Timbers 2.

Next Saturday, T2 will host Reno 1868 FC at 7:00 PM Pacific Time (live streaming at timbers2.com)

Friday, June 16, 2017

'60 Caddy

Here's a 1960 Cadillac Series 62 convertible.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Claire!

Here's another glamour photo of 1930s and early 1940s screen actress Claire Dodd.

Gloria!

Here's an autographed glamour photo of 1930s and 1940s screen actress Gloria Dickson.

Gloria Dickson

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

'49 Nash

Here's a 1949 Nash Ambassador four-door fastback sedan.

'56 Nash Ambassador

Here's a 1956 Nash Ambassador four-door sedan.

'62 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk

Here's a 1962 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Timbers Fall To Sounders In Open Cup Contest

At Tukwila, Washington:

Aaron Kovar (3') and Zack Mathers (PK-54') each scored once as the Seattle Sounders defeated the visiting Portland Timbers 2-1 in Tuesday fourth-round (Round of 32) action from the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup tournament.

Augustine Williams scored the Timbers' lone goal in the 38th minute.

The Timbers will now concentrate on Major League Soccer play as they will travel to Commerce City, Colorado for a Saturday night contest with the Colorado Rapids (6:30 PM Pacific Time, ROOT Sports Northwest).

Monday, June 12, 2017

WARRIORS HOLD OFF CAVALIERS TO WIN SECOND NBA TITLE IN THREE YEARS; KEVIN DURANT NAMED SERIES MVP

At Oakland, California:

Kevin Durant (named series Most Valuable Player) scored 39 points on Monday while Stephen Curry (shown here celebrating with Draymond Green) added 34 (to go with his ten assists) as the Golden State Warriors defeated the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in game five of the NBA Finals and won their second NBA title in three years four games to one as they avenged their title series defeat from last year at the hands of the Cavaliers.

Andre Iguodala added 20 points to the Warriors' coffers.

USA Today Sports photo by Cary Edmonson

For the now ex-champs, LeBron James scored 41 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and dished out eight assists, while Kyrie Irving added 26 points and J. R. Smith 25.

This marked the fifth league championship for the Warriors (Philadelphia:  1947 [BAA], 1956; Golden State: 1975, 2015, and 2017).

Sunday, June 11, 2017

PENGUINS SCORE LATE TO FINISH OFF PREDATORS, BECOME FIRST TEAM SINCE '97 AND '98 RED WINGS TO WIN BACK TO BACK STANLEY CUPS; SID THE KID WINS CONN SMYTHE TROPHY AS PLAYOFF MVP

At Nashville:

Patric Hornqvist (tht's him wearing #72, seen here celebrating after scoring) and Carl Hagelin (empty netter) each scored a goal in the final two minutes on Sunday while Matt Murray saved all 27 shots as the Pittsburgh Penguins blanked the visiting Nashville Predators 2-0 to capture their fifth Stanley Cup overall and their second straight after winning the Final four games to two.

The Penguins became the first team since the 1997 and 1998 Detroit Red Wings to repeat as Stanley Cup champions.

For the second successive year, Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoffs most valuable player.

Getty Images photo by Frederick Breedon

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Broken Record: Chalk Up Another Defeat For T2

At Sandy, Utah:

In Saturday United Soccer League action, Andrew Brody (41') and Chandler Hoffman (67') each scored once as Real Monarchs SLC blanked visiting Portland Timbers 2 by a score of 2-0.

The next match for the Portland Timbers' USL affiliate is set for this coming Friday at home against the Oklahoma City Energy at 7:30 PM Pacific Time (live video streaming over timbers2.com).

Fanendomania Returns As Timbers Blank Hoops At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

With Fanendo Adi scoring both goals (32', 72'), the Portland Timbers racked up their second straight 2-0 Major League Soccer home victory on Saturday, this time at the expense of FC Dallas.

Two saves enabled Jake Gleeson to preserve his third shutout of the season.

The Timbers' next competitive match is this coming Tuesday at Tukwila, Washington as they will visit the Seattle Sounders in a US Open Cup fourth round contest at 7:30 PM Pacific Time (streamed live over YouTube).

Portland's next MLS match is at Commerce City, Colorado against the Colorado Rapids at 6:30 PM Pacific Time (ROOT Sports Northwest).

149th Belmont Stakes: Tapwrit Overtakes Irish War Cry To Capture Triple Crown Finale

At Elmont, New York:

Tapwrit, with jockey Jose Ortiz aboard, overcame morning-line favorite Irish War Cry on Saturday to capture the 149th edition of the Belmont Stakes, the final jewel in horse racing's Triple Crown.

It was Mr. Ortiz's first victory in a Triple Crown race while for trainer Todd Pletcher, his was his third Belmont Stakes triumph.

The aforementioned Irish Was Cry finished second while Patch finished third.

'54 Hudson Hornet

Here's a 1954 Hudson Hornet 4-door sedan.

Holy Obit, Batman!

Adam West, the actor who will always bestbe remembered for his portrayal of the title role in the Batman television series, passed away on Friday at age 88.

Mr. West passed on in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia.

Adam played the role of Gotham City millionaire Bruce Wayne, who, as the Caped Crusader, fought alongside his youthful ward Dick Grayson (as Robin the Boy Wonder; portrayed by Burt Ward) for law and order in the big city.

The series ran on ABC from 1966 to the end of 1967 and in its first two seasons, aired twice weekly, before becoming a once-a-week show in its' final season.

You can find more on Adam's life and career here.

Friday, June 09, 2017

NBA Finals: Cavs Stay Alive By Smothering Warriors, Cut Golden State's Series Lead To 3-1

At Cleveland:

In Friday's fifth game of the NBA Finals, Kyrie Irving (pictured here) scored 40 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers prevented the Golden State Warriors from completing an unprecedented 16-0 postseason run by dominating the guests 137-116 to cut the Warriors' advantage to three games to one.

LeBron James delivered a triple-double (31 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds) while Kevin Love added 23 points to help carry the Cavaliers, who scored 49 points in the first quarter and 86 in the opening half, both NBA playoff records.

Kevin Durant topped the Warriors with 35 points.

Golden State can still finish off the Cavaliers and wrap up their second NBA title in three years (and avenge their collapse in last year's title series) by winning game five back home in Oakland on Monday (6:00 PM Pacific Time, ABC).

USA Today Sports photo by Kyle Terada 

Hedy!

Here's another glamour photo of screen legend Hedy Lamarr.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Stanley Cup Final: Penguins Crush Predators To Take 3-2 Series Lead; Pittsburgh Can Lock Up Second Straight Cup Title With Win On Sunday In Music City

At Pittsburgh:
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In Thursday's fifth game of the Stanley Cup Final, Justin Schultz (power play; that's him on the right, celebrating after scoring), Bryan Rust, and Evgeni Malkin each scored once in the first period while Conro Sheary, Phil Kessel, and Ron Hainsey each did likewise in the second period, and Matt Murray saved all 24 shots as the Pittsburgh Penguins demolished the visiting Nashville Predators 6-0 to take a three-games-to-none series lead.

Sidney Crosby had three assists for the Penguins.

The Penguins can lock up their second straight Stanley Cup Title (and become the first club since the Detroit Red Wings of 1997 and 1998 to do it in back-to-back years) with a game-six win in Nashville on Sunday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (NBC).

USA Today Sports photo by Donald Wright

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

NBA Finals: Warriors Overcome Cavaliers To Take 3-0 Series Lead With Chance To Lock Up Title On Friday In Cleveland

At Cleveland:

Kevin Durant scored 31 points as the Golden State Warriors came back from a six-point deficit with roughly three minutes remaining in regulation by scoring the last 11 points en route to a 118-113 game-three Wednesday road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers to take a three-games-to-one NBA Finals series lead.

Klay Thompson added 30 points to the Warriors' coffers while Stephen Curry added 26 points to go with his 13 rebounds.

LeBron James paced the Cavaliers with 39 points (while grabbing eleven rebounds and dishing out nine assists) while Kyrie Irving added 38.

The Warriors, who became the first club in North American major sports history to win 15 straight postseason games, can win their second NBA title in three years (and avenge their collapse from last year) by beating the Cavaliers again in game four on Friday in Cleveland (6:00 PM Pacific Time, ABC).

It appears that Steph and KD were having a bloody good time as seen here.

USA Today Sports photo

Marlene!

Here's a glamour photo of screen legend Marlene Dietrich.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Claire!

Here's a glamour photo of 1930s and early 1940s screen actress Claire Dodd.

Claire Dodd

More Glenda!

Here's another glamour photo of 1930s-1960s screen actress Glenda Farrell.

Glenda Farrell

Monday, June 05, 2017

Broken Record: Another Defeat For T2

At Portland, Oregon:

Marco Bustos converted his penalty kick for the only goal of the match in the 56th minute on Sunday as Vancouver Whitecaps 2 knocked off Portland Timbers 2 on the road in United Soccer League action by a score of 1-0.

The next match for T2 is set for Saturday at 6:00 PM Pacific Time at Sandy, Utah against Real Monarchs SLC.

Stanley Cup Final: Predators Overpower Penguins, Level Series At 2-2

At Nashville, Tennessee:
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Calle Jarnkrok, Frederick Gaudreau (that's him, wearing #32, being congratulated by teammates after scoring), Viktor Arvidsson, and Filip Forsberg (empty netter) each scored a goal while Pekka Rinne saved 23 of 24 shots on Monday night as the Nashville Predators squared the Stanley Cup Final at two games apiece following their 4-1 game-four home victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

USA Today Sports photo by Scott Rovak

Hedy!

Here's another glamour photo of screen legend Hedy Lamarr.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

NBA Finals: Warriors Too Much For Cavs Again, Stretch Series Lead To 2-0

At Oakland, California:

Kevin Durant scored 33 points (to go with his 13 rebounds and who is pictured here) while Stephen Curry added 32 (to go with his 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his first career playoff triple-double) and Klay Thompson 22 as the Golden State Warriors overpowered the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 132-113 in Sunday's second game of the NBA Finals which the Warriors now lead two games to none.

The Warriors have now won an NBA record 14 straight playoff games.

After a six-week absence, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr returned to the bench.

LeBron James had a triple-double (29 points, 14 assists, and 11 rebounds) to pace the Cavaliers while Kevin Love added 27 points and Kyrie Irving contributed 19.

USA Today Sports photo

Glenda And Friends

Here's a snapshot of 1930s-1960s screen actress Glenda Farrell with a couple of kitty cats.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Stanley Cup Final: Predators Use Big Second Period To Roast Penguins And Cut Series Deficit To 2-1

At Nashville:
 
Roman Josi (power play), Frederick Gaudreau, and James Neal each scored a second-half goal, while Craig Smith and Mattias Ekholm (PP) each added a third-period tally as the Nashville Predators overcame a 1-0 deficit after the first period and blew past the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 on Saturday in game three of the Stanley Cup Final, which the Penguins still lead two games to one.

After a rough second game in Pittsburgh, Predators goalie Pekka Rinne saved 27 of 28 shots. 

Seen here are the happy Preds, whose P.K. Subban (wearing #76), who correctly predicted that Nashville would bounce back and win game three.

Photo from NHL.com Website

Friday, June 02, 2017

DV8's Double Fuels Timbers Past Quakes As Five-Match Winless Streak Ends

At Portland, Oregon:

In the lone Friday Major League Soccer contest, Diego Valeri scored twice (50', 90'+4) as the Portland Timbers snapped their five-game winless run with a 2-0 home victory over the San Jose Earthquakes.

The Quakes' Darwin Ceran picked up two yellow cards in two minutes late in the opening half and was ejected in the 37th minute, reducing the guests to ten men.

Next Saturday night, the Timbers will host FC Dallas at 7:30 PM Pacific Time in a contest to be broadcast over the Timbers' television network (via KPTV, Portland).

Hot Hedy!

Here's a photo of Hedy Lamarr either from a scene in or a promotional pic for the 1942 MGM film she starred in "White Cargo."

Madge!

Here's another glamour shot of former child actress/model-turned-1930s screen actress Madge Evans.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

NBA Playoffs: Warriors Scalp Cavaliers In Series Opener

At Oakland, California:
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In Thursday's opening contest of the NBA Finals, Kevin Durant (shown here dunking) scored 38 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out eight assists as the Golden State Warriors dominated the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 113-91, despite a 28-point, 15-rebound night from the guests' LeBron James.

Stephen Curry added 28 points to the Warriors' coffers.

Kyrie Irving scored 24 points for the Cavaliers. 

USA Today Sports photo by Kelley L. Cox

Still More Hedy!

Here's another glamour photo of screen legend Hedy Lamarr.

Hedy On TV!

Here's a vidcap of Hedy Lamarr as she appeared as a guest on a CBS Network telecast of The Merv Griffin Show.