Thursday, September 9, 2010

It's Thursday!

It's Thursday. Here's what's goin' on....


Today is September 9th, the 252nd day of 2010. There are 113 days left in the year.


Crosby Blasts home run at PNC Park.

Hall to wear #4 in Edmonton.


Today is Teddy Bear Day. (Let's have a picnic!)


Patulski resigns as Jacks' President.

Liambas invited to Leafs' Rookie Camp.


A source says OnStar will soon offer a service that reads both Facebook and text messages to subscribers. Drivers will be able to respond with pre-canned messages. (And OnStar will then call police, fire and ambulance after someone wrecks while fiddling with their OnStar while driving. Technology is usually a good thing. But, this goes just a bit too far.)


Roughriders records on Cates' radar.

Riders trade Bates to Edmonton.

Riders' childrens book released.

Riders ground out a 27-23 win over Winnipeg in last Sunday's Labour Day Classic in Regina, and now travel to Winnipeg for this coming Sunday's Banjo Bowl. Kickoff is set for 1:00pm EDT on 620CKRM and the Rider Radio Network. Listen links are to the right on this blog.

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


Today is Day Two of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.


Today in Sports History:

1898 - In Omaha, Nebraska, Tommy Fleming of Eau Claire, WI won the first logrolling championship.

1950 - Sal Maglie of the New York Giants pitched a fourth consecutive shutout. Only four other pitchers in the National League had ever accomplished this feat.

1986 - Herschel Walker made his start in the National Football League (NFL) after leaving the New Jersey Generals of the USFL.

1998 - Mark McGwire, of the St. Louis Cardinals, hit his 62nd home run of the season. He had beaten a record that had stood for 37 years by Roger Maris. McGwire would eventually reach 70 home runs on September 27.

1965 - Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitched the eighth perfect game in major league baseball history.

1971 - Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings retired from the National Hockey League.

1979 - Tracy Austin, at 16, became the youngest player to win the U.S. Open women’s tennis title.

1984 - Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears broke Jim Brown’s combined yardage record when he reached 15,517 yards.

1987 - Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) got his 4,500th strike out.

1992 - Robin Yount became the 17th major league baseball player to reach 3,000 hits.

1994 - Los Angeles prosecutors announced that they would not seek the death penalty against O.J. Simpson.

1998 - The New York Yankees officially clinched the American League East title. It was the earliest in AL history. The Yankees ended the season 20 1/2 games ahead of second-place Boston.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco) hit three home runs to give him 63 for the season.


Happy Birthday to California, which became a state on this date in 1850.


Boston - Don't count the Red Sox out just yet. That seemed to be their message Wednesday night as they erased a four-run deficit to take an 11-5 win over the Rays at Fenway Park with 37,756 watching.

Read the rest here.

The Rays are 84-55, and trail the Yankees by 2 1/2 games in the A.L. East. The Rays are off tonight, then open a three-game set in Toronto tomorrow night, with first pitch set for 7:07pm EDT on 620AM WDAE and the Rays Radio Network. After the Toronto series, Tampa Bay will return 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 Two more Wednesday games, with the Yankees September 15th and September 22nd, will air on ESPN.

Notes: James Shields (13-12, 4.92) will start for Tampa Bay tomorrow night in their series opener against Toronto. The Blue Jays will start Brett Cecil (12-7, 3.76)....Tampa Bay is just 8-7 this season against Toronto after going 14-4 against the Jays last season. And despite all their road success this season, the Rays are 2-4 in Toronto, their only losing record in any AL East city....Friday marks the beginning of the last series between the two clubs this season....The Rays used six relievers in Wednesday's loss as the 'pen allowed five runs in a rare meltdown....Despite a hitless night on Wednesday, Rays outfielder Carl Crawford is again enjoying one of the best seasons of his career. Crawford went 4-for-4 on Tuesday night against the Red Sox, and entering play on Friday, he is hitting .432 in his last 10 games.


Leo Tolstoy was born on this date in 1828. (Ahhhh. Bach.)


The Yankees lead Tampa Bay by 2 1/2 games in the A.L. East, Boston is 9 back(6 1/2 in the Wild Card), Toronto is 14 1/2 back and Baltimore(Eliminated from post-season contention) is 34 games out of first.

In the A.L. Central, Minnesota leads the White Sox by 5 1/2 games, they're 13 games ahead of Detroit, with Kansas City(Eliminated from post-season contention) 25 1/2 back and Cleveland(Eliminated from post-season contention) 26 games behind.

Out in the (not-so)wild A.L. West, Texas leads Oakland by 7 and the Angels by 9 1/2 games, with Seattle trailing by 20 1/2 games.

In the N.L. East, Philadelphia leads Atlanta by 1/2 game(The Braves lead the Wild Card race by 2 games), Florida trails by 10, the Mets are 11 1/2 behind and Washington is 20 1/2 out.

In the N.L. Central, Cincinnati leads St. Louis by 6 games,(The Cards are 6 1/2 games behind in the Wild Card race), Houston is 13 back and Milwaukee is 14 out, the Cubs are 19 1/2 behind and Pittsburgh(Eliminated from post season competition) is 32 games off the pace.

San Diego leads the N.L. West by 2 games over San Francisco(The Giants trail the N.L. Wild Card chase by 2 games), Colorado is 4 1/2 behind(They're 4 1/2 back in the Wild Card), the Dodgers are 11 games out, and Arizona is 23 games behind.


Jimmy enjoys lining things up.


Phoenix - As the rotation's lone starter who won't pitch in the Giants' four-game series this weekend in San Diego, Barry Zito did all he could to send his club there coming off a win.

The lineup simply didn't comply.

Zito pitched six solid innings on Wednesday night, but because the D-backs' Daniel Hudson pitched seven better ones in Arizona's 3-1 win, Zito has now gone 10 starts without a win.

Read the rest here.

Notes: Matt Cain10-10, 3.18) starts tonight's 10:05pm EDT game against the San Diego Padres, who start Jon Garland (13-10, 3.31). It's the first game of a big 4-game series between the top two teams in the N.L. West. The Giants return home for 3 games with the Dodgers and 3 with Milwaukee starting next Tuesday....Giants relievers had been unscored upon over their first six games in the month of September, combining for 15 scoreless innings, while allowing six hits, three walks and striking out 14 batters. That ended on Wednesday, when Jeremy Affeldt gave up a run to the D-backs, but overall the bullpen has still given up only one run in 17 innings this month....Over the last 10 games, Giants starting pitchers have allowed 19 earned runs in 66 1/3 innings (2.58 ERA) and accounted for eight quality starts....The Giants enter the San Diego series with a road record of 36-35. The team hasn't finished a season with a road record above .500 since going 44-36 away from San Francisco in 2004.


Colonel Harland Davis Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, was born on this date in 1890. (The Colonel would be sick over how filthy most KFC's are these days.)


The NFL begins it's 91st season tonight, with the Minnesota Vikings at the New Orleans Saints at 8:30pm EDT. Here's the rest of the week one schedule:

Sunday, September 12th(All times Eastern):

Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00pm
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills 1:00pm
Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots 1:00pm
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans 1:00pm
Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00pm
Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00pm
Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans 1:00pm
Carolina Panthers at New York Giants 1:00pm
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears 1:00pm
Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams 4:15pm
Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles 4:15pm
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks 4:15pm
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins 8:20pm

Monday, September 13th(All times Eastern):

Baltimore Ravens at New York Jets 7:00pm
San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs 10:15pm


Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley performed "Love Me Tender" for his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show "Toast of the Town." He was shot from just the waist up during the performance. Elvis would make a total of three appearances on the show.

2003 - The CD single for Elvis Presley's "Rubberneckin'" was released. The disc also contained two remixes by Paul Oakenfold.


Campbell: Great Game, crappy business.

Printers thinks Leos' offense is starting to click.

Ticats take three of four Players of the Week.
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Today in Beatles History

1966 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono met in an art gallery.

1971 - John Lennon's LP "Imagine" was released.

1977 - "The Beatles - Rock Band" was released.


Today is Wonderful Weirdoes Day.


Mitchell grabs top Pac-10 defensive honor.

The Beavers have this week off, after Saturday's 30-21 loss at TCU. Oregon State plays their home opener on Saturday, September 18th, against the Louisville Cardinals. Kickoff at Reser Stadium in Corvallis is set for 5:30pm EDT. You can listen to the game on the Beaver Sports Network. Fox SAports Northwest has the T.V.

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

And here's the 2010 football roster.


Eighty-nine year old Hazel McCallion has been mayor of Mississauga, Ontario, for 32 years and plans to run again this year. She filed nomination papers for a 12th term yesterday.


Tampa Yankees win North Division playoffs with second straight shutout, 7-0 over Dunedin Blue Jays.

Charlotte Stone Crabs rebound for 10-2 win over Bradenton Marauders in game two of South Division playoffs. The deciding game three is in Charlotte tonight at 7:05pm EDT.

Check the Florida State League website for more information.


Google introduced a new feature Wednesday where the search engine begins displaying actual search results before you even finish typing your request. (It virtually reads your mind and finishes your sentence. It's kinda like being married.)


Coming up:

Tonight --

Baseball: Florida State League South Division Playoffs, Game Three Bradenton Mauraders at Charlotte Stone Crabs 7:05pm EDT
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


That's all for today. See you Friday.

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