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Canucks’ Luongo posts 65th career shutout in win over Edmonton

Roberto Luongo (courtesy Vancouver Canucks)

Roberto Luongo stopped 19 shots on Friday night and recorded his 65th career shutout as the Vancouver Canucks won their sixth game in a row, 4-0 over the Edmonton Oilers.

The 34-year-old Loongo, a native of Canada, has also played for Florida Panthers and the New York Islanders.

The 6’3, 217-pound goalie has a career record of 348-289-33.

Rogers Cup winners are Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams

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Serena Williams won her third Rogers Cup women’s championship by dominating unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-0 in Toronto.

Williams, who currently is ranked #1 in the world, has 54 WTA titles and a singles record of 610-111, good for 84.6%.

On the men’s side, Rafael Nadal beat Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-2 in the Rogers Cup final in Montreal.

The loss spoiled Raonic’s bid to become the first Canadian winner in the 55 years of the prestigious tournament.

Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in Saturday’s semifinal match.

McGuire leads USA Baseball over Canada

 

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Reese McGuire led the United States to a 6-2 win over Canada in the under-18 world baseball championship in Seoul, South Korea.

McGuire collected two hits and two RBI’s in the game.

 

Info compiled from USA Baseball, Radio & TV news

WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN: Canadian star Raonic beats Gasquet on Tuesday

 

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MASON, OHIO — ATP star Milos Raonic is a rare Canadian tennis player who was not born in the country.

The 6’5, 195-pound player was born in Podgorica, Montenegro back in 1990, but his family moved to Canada when he was just 3-years old.

He started playing the game of tennis at age 8. He never was interested in hockey, the national pastime in Canada.

Milos Raonic (photo by Christopher Johnson, Krazy Tea via wikipedia commons)

Raonic turned pro in 2008 and has been a rising star ever since and is so popular, that there is a tennis arena named after him in Toronto.

The Canadian won his match on Tuesday over last week’s Rogers Cup Finalist Richard Gasquet, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Raonic used 12 aces and won 83 percent of his first serve points to control the matches. His next opponent is Marcus Baghdatis, who is from Cyprus.

Raonic is having a good year so far, he broke into the top 20 of the South African Airways ATP Rankings for the first time ever on Monday, placing at 19th.

The 21-year came into 2012 with a singles record of 65-39. His ranking at the end of July was 383 in the world. This season, he has won two tournaments and been a runner-up once.

DAILY ALMANAC for SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012; Historical events, Celebrity Birthdays

Today is Sunday, June 10, 2012. It is the 162nd day of the year. We have 204 days left before moving into 2013.

HISTORICAL EVENTS ON THIS DATE:

* In 1922, Singer-actress Judy Garland was born Frances Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minn.

* In 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio.

* In 1940, Italy declared war on France and Britain; Canada declared war on Italy.

* In 1946, Italy replaced its abolished monarchy with a republic.

* In 1977, James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., escaped from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Tennessee with six others. He was recaptured three days later.

* In 1978, Affirmed won horse racing’s Triple Crown by taking the Belmont Stakes.

* In 2004, Singer-musician Ray Charles died at age 73.

* In 2007, The final episode of “The Sopranos” aired on HBO.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Gina Gershon, actress, singer turns 50 today. Seen here at the Foxwoods Theatre in New York City in June 2011 ( photo by Joella Marano via wikipedia commons)

79 F. LEE BAILEY, famous lawyer who helped successfully defended  O.J. Simpson in the Nicole Simpson/Ron Goldman murders in 1995

61 DAN FOUTS, Hall of Fame QB

51 MAXI PRIEST, singer

50 GINA GERSHON, actress, singer

47 ELIZABETH HURLEY, model & actress from the Austin Powers movies

39 FAITH EVANS, singer

30 TARA LIPINSKI, figure skater & Olympic Gold Medalist

11 SASHA OBAMA, youngest daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama

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