Friday, September 3, 2010

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It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is September 3rd, the 246th day of 2010. There are 119 days left in the year.

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Canadiens sign Price to two-year deal.

Avery moves on from disappointing season.

Cam Neely heads 2010 Lester Patrick Trophy Recipients.

Predators ownership completes purchase.

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September is Apple Month.

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Traditional look for Saints.

Black Hawks go for gold.

Dan Sova's Michigan Tech bio.

Dream summer for Justin Selman.

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Today is National Lazy Mom's Day.

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Tampa Bay Lightning announce 2010-11 single game tickets on-sale.

Go here to see the Lightning's all-time roster.

Need Lightning tickets? Get 'em here.

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September is Sports and Home Eye Health & Safety Month.

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Defending Darian.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to rebound from Week 9's 17-14 loss at Edmonton, as they host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers this coming Sunday at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. The Riders, who have lost 3 of their past 5, trail Calgary by 4 points in the CFL West. Saskatchewan enters the Labour Day Classic with a 5-3 record while the Bombers, who dropped a 39-17 decision at Montreal on August 19th in their most recent game, are 2-6. Kickoff on Sunday is set for 4:00pm EDT on 620CKRM and the Rider Radio Network. Listen links are to the right on this blog. The Riders will travel to Winnipeg for the Banjo Bowl, starting at 1:00pm EDT on Sunday, September 12th.

Check out Riderville.com for the latest on "Canada's (And Clearwater, Florida's) Team."

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September is International People Skills Month.

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Houston - Rookie WR Arrelious Benn’s second touchdown catch of the game allowed the visiting Buccaneers to hold on to a 24-17 win at Houston in the preseason finale.

Read all about it right here.

Season tickets? Get 'em here.

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September is Shameless Promotion Month.

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Today in Sports History:

1895 - The first professional football game was played in Latrobe, PA. The Latrobe YMCA defeated the Jeannette Athletic Club 12-0.

1947 - The New York Yankees got 18 hits in an 11-2 win over Boston. All 18 hits were singles.

1966 - Bobby Orr (Boston Bruins) signed his first NHL contract. The two-year deal paid $70,000 plus a signing bonus, gave Orr the top salary in hockey.
1970 - Vince Lombardi died of cancer at the age of 57.

1970 - Billy Williams (Chicago Cubs) ended his National League record of 1,117 consecutive games played.

1981 - The Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners played the longest game in Fenway Park history. The game was ended in a 7-7 tie after 19 innings on September 2nd. The Mariners won the game 8-7 when it was resumed on September 3rd.

1970 - Billy Williams (Chicago Cubs) set a National League record when he played in his 1,117th consecutive game.

1984 - Bruce Sutter of the St. Louis Cardinals set a National League record by earning his 38th save of the season.

1986 - The Houston Astros beat the Chicago Cubs 8-7 in the 18th inning. The game was ended the day before after 14 innings were played. The two teams had used a record 53 players the day before.

1973 - Billy Martin was fired as manager of the Detroit Tigers. Martin was relieved of his duties three days after ordering his pitchers to throw spitballs against Cleveland Indians batters.

1981 - The Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners played to a 7-7 tie after 19 innings. It was the longest game in Fenway Park history. The game was resumed the following day and the Mariners won 8-7 in 20 innings.

1999 - Mario Lemieux's ownership group officially took over the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins. Lemieux became the first player in the modern era of sports to buy the team he had once played for.

2000 - Kenny Lofton tied a major league record when he scored in his 18th straight game.

2001 - Bud Smith became the 16th major league rookie to throw a no-hitter. It was his 11th career start.

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September is Healthy Aging Month.

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St. Petersburg - After Wednesday's 2-1 win over Toronto, the Tampa Bay Rays had last night off, in preparation for a nine game road trip, beginning tonight in Baltimore.

The Rays are 82-51, and trail the Yankees by 1 1/2 games in the A.L. East. Boston trails by 8 games in the division and 6 1/2 games in the Wild Card race.

First pitch tonight is set for 7:05pm EDT on 620AM WDAE and the Rays Radio Network. Tampa Bay will then play three in Boston and three more in Toronto, before returning home on Monday, September 13th, for a big three-game set with the Yankees to jump start a six-game home stand, that includes three games with the Angels. After that short stay at home, the Rays play four at New York on the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd. All games for the remainder of the season can be seen on Sun Sports with the exception of the September 18th game at Anaheim, which will be available online at MLB.tv. Two Wednesday games with the Yankees, September 15th and September 22nd, will air on ESPN.

Notes: Matt Garza(13-7, 3.53) will start for Tampa Bay tonight night against Baltimore. He'll be opposed by the Orioles' Kevin Millwood(3-14, 5.34)....The Rays are 49-58 at Camden Yards and 16-8 against the Orioles since 2008....The Rays are 9-3 against the Orioles and a Major League-best 39-25 on the road this season....Tampa Bay leads the all-time series against Baltimore, 109-107.

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September is Reunion Planning Month.

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The Yankees lead Tampa Bay by 1 1/2 games in the A.L. East, Boston is 8 back in the division race and trail in the Wild Card race by 6 1/2, Toronto is 14 1/2 back and Baltimore(Eliminated from post-season contention) is 35 games out of first.

In the A.L. Central, Minnesota leads the White Sox by 3 1/2 games, they're 11 games ahead of Detroit, with Kansas City 20 1/2 back and Cleveland 23 games behind.

Out in the (not-so)wild A.L. West, Texas leads Oakland by 10 and the Angels by 10 1/2 games, with Seattle trailing by 23 1/2 games.

In the N.L. East, Atlanta leads Philadelphia by 2 games(The Phillies lead the Wild Card race by 2 games), Florida trails by 10 (They're 8 back in the Wild Card race), the Mets are 12 behind and Washington is 21 out.

In the N.L. Central, Cincinnati has opened up a 8 game lead on St. Louis(The Cards are 5 1/2 games behind in the Wild Card race). Houston and Milwaukee are both 16 back, the Cubs are 21 1/2 behind and Pittsburgh(Eliminated from post season competition) is 34 games off the pace.

San Diego leads the N.L. West by 3 games over San Francisco(The Giants trail the N.L. Wild Card chase by 2 games). Colorado is 7 1/2 behind(They're 6 1/2 back in the Wild Card), the Dodgers are fourth, 9 games out(They trail by 8 games in the Wild Card race), and Arizona is 22 games behind.

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Auntie DD, is that for me, or Smokey?





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San Francisco - The San Francisco Giants, fresh off Wednesday's 2-1 win over Colorado, had last night off, before starting a 10-game road trip tonight in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. San Francisco will play 3 games at Los Angeles, 3 games at Arizona and 4 games at West-leading San Diego.

Notes: Beginning tonight, the Giants will play 16 of their next 22 games on the road, where they are just 32-33. They have posted losing records in each of their past two road trips, going 2-4 on both. San Francisco has 28 games left, 22 against NL west opponents, who they are 23-27 against this season....Barry Zito(8-10, 4.07) starts Friday against the Dodgers, who start Chad Billingsley(10-8, 3.73).... Zito is 6-6, 3.83 lifetime against the Dodgers.

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Today in Elvis History:

1966- Elvis Presley's album "Paradise Hawaiian Style" hit #7 in the U.K.

1969- The Elvis Presley film "The Trouble With Girls (And How To Get Into It)" premiered in the U.S.

1977- Elvis Presley's single "Way Down" hit #1 in the U.K.

1977- The album "The Elvis Presley Sun Collection" hit #16 in the U.K.

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Moffat: Can Gators climb mountains?

Playing for Proudfoot: Sanchez donates pay.

Visit the league's official website: CFL.ca.

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Today in Beatles History

1966 - The BBC aired "Pog Go The Beatles."

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September is Schoolhouse Triangle Project Month.

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Can Beavers run over Horned Frogs?

Everyday Champion: James Rodgers.

Oregon State, Nike unveil Pro Combat uniforms.

Here's the 2010 Oregon State Beavers' football schedule.

And here's the 2010 football roster.

The Beavers begin the 2010 season against TCU tomorrow night at Cowboys Stadium. Kickoff is 7:45pm EDT, with TV from ESPN, online video stream at ESPN3.com and radio from the Beaver Sports Network.

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September is Pleasure Your Mate Month.

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The final week of the 2010 NFL preseason was played last night. Detroit beat Buffalo 28-23, Cincinnati edged Indianapolis 30-28, the Giants were 3 better than New England 20-17, Jacksonville slipped past Atlanta 13-9, Pittsburgh topped Carolina 19-3, the Jets beat Philadelphia 21-17, St. Louis stopped Baltimore 27-21, Cleveland edged Chicago 13-10, Minnesota beat Denver 31-24, Kansas City knocked off Green Bay 17-13, Dallas over Miami 27-25, Tennessee beat New Orleans 27-24, Tampa Bay edged Houston 24-17, San Francisco beat San Diego 17-14, Oakland won over Seattle 27-24 and Arizona stopped Washington 20-10.

The 2010 regular season starts on Thursday, September 9th.

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September is National Rice Month.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Baseball: Dunedin Blue Jays at Tampa Yankees 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

Junior Hockey: SEJHL Showcase at Fort Myers Skatium, Tampa Bay Minor Juniors vs Atlanta 1 9:00am EDT

Junior Hockey: SEJHL Showcase at Fort Myers Skatium, Tampa Bay Minor Juniors vs Florida Eels 6:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series: Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia 6:30pm EDT

Baseball: Dunedin Blue Jays at Tampa Yankees 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

College Football: Oregon State Beavers at TCU Horned Frogs 7:45pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series: Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Kentucky 8:00pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Junior Hockey: SEJHL Showcase at Fort Myers Skatium, Tampa Bay Minor Juniors vs Atlanta 2 11:00am EDT

Baseball: Dunedin Blue Jays at Tampa Yankees 1:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 1:35pm EDT

Junior Hockey: SEJHL Showcase at Fort Myers Skatium, Tampa Bay Minor Juniors vs TBA 3:00pm or 5:00pm EDT

CFL Football: Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Saskatchewan Roughriders 4:00pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 8:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Emory Healthcare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia 7:30pm EDT

Monday --

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

Baseball: Florida State League North Division Playoffs, Game One Dunedin Blue Jays at TBA Time TBA

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Wednesday --

Baseball: Florida State League North Division Playoffs, Game Two TBA at Dunedin Blue Jays Time TBA

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Thursday --

Baseball: Florida State League North Division Playoffs, Game Three TBA at Dunedin Blue Jays Time TBA (If necessary)

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series: Richmond 250 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Virginia 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:10pm EDT

SEJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Minor Juniors 5:15pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Virginia 7:30pm EDT

MJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Major Juniors 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Minor Juniors 9:30am EDT

MJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Major Juniors 12:15pm EDT

CFL Football: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1:00pm EDT

NFL Football: Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

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That's all for now. See you tomorrow.

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