Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It's Tuesday!











It's Tuesday, goin' for two days in a row with the Johnny Blog. Here's what's happening....

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Today is September 14th, the 257th day of 2010. There are 108 days left in the year.

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NHL, arbitrator resolve Kovalchuk contract dispute.
Statement from Devil's President Lou Lamoriello.

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The third season of "The Flintstones" began on this date in 1962. The first show of the season was the first to be broadcast in color. All previous episodes (the first two seasons) had been filmed in color but had been broadcast in black and white.

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Preseason recap.

New G.M. of UPC and Fargo Force named.

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Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the Star Spangeled Banner on this date in 1814.

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The 6-4 Riders, second in the CFL West, go up against 9-1 West leading Calgary Stampeders this coming Friday, at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. Kickoff is set for 9:00pm EDT. Link to listen is on the right side of this blog.

Visit the teams' official website at riderville.com.

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Research shows that walking is good for your brain. (That's why, tonight, I plan to walk from the couch to the fridge instead of having Snoopy or Smoke fetch my Dr Pepper.)

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Here's the Week 1 NFL Schedule:

Thursday, September 9th

At New Orleans Saints 14, Minnesota Vikings 9

Sunday, September 12th

At Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17, Cleveland Browns 14
Miami Dolphins 15 at Buffalo Bills 10
At New England Patriots 38, Cincinnati Bengals 24
At Houston Texans 34, Indianapolis Colts 24
At Jacksonville Jaguars 24, Denver Broncos 17
At Pittsburgh Steelers 15, Atlanta Falcons 9
At Tennessee Titans 38, Oakland Raiders 13
At New York Giants 31, Carolina Panthers 18
At Chicago Bears 19, Detroit Lions 14
Arizona Cardinals  17 at St. Louis Rams 13
Green Bay Packers 27 at Philadelphia Eagles 20
At Seattle Seahawks 31, San Francisco 49ers 6
At Washington Redskins 13, Dallas Cowboys 7

Monday, September 13th:

Baltimore Ravens 10 at New York Jets 9
At Kansas City Chiefs 21, San Diego Chargers 14

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Today is the start of National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week.

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Despite loss at TCU, Beavers remain in Top-25.

The Beavers play their home opener on this coming Saturday, 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 Sports Northwest has the T.V.

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

And here's the 2010 football roster.

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A group of Nova Scotia, Canada, softball enthusiasts will try to prove they've got more endurance than any ballplayers before. To break the world record they'll have to play softball for a full five days.

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The scoop from week #11 in the CFL.

Backup answers the call for Montreal.

Visit the league's official website at cfl.ca.

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What city's got the fastest Internet available? Seattle? Washington, D.C.? Nope, it's Chattanooga. It's city-owned electrical utility has started offering an Internet service that is more than 200 times faster than the current national download speed average. That's not speed everyone will buy, however, since the cost is $350 a month.


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Reid Brignac's 11th inning walk-off homer capped a magnificent night of baseball last night at the Trop, giving the Tampa Bay Rays a 1-0 win over the New York Yankees and sole possession of first place in the A.L. East.

The crowd of 26,907 roared their approval all night long, as starting pitchers David Price and CC Sabathia matched zeros through 8 innings, with Price allowing just three hits, and Sabathia allowing just two. After the bullpens took over, the game remained scoreless into the bottom of the 11th, when Brignac, in the game after Carl Crawford's 9th inning ejection, launched a 3-2 breaking pitch for a lead-off homer, giving the Rays the win and moving their past the Yankees in to first in the A.L. East.

Reliever Grant Balfour pitched the 11th, allowed 1 hit, but ended up with the win, improving to 2-1. Yankees' reliever Sergio Mitre allowed Brignac's homer, falling in 0-3. The win moves Tampa Bay into sole possession of first in the A.L. East for the first time since August 4th.
 
Notes: Tonight's pitching matchup has Matt Garza(14-8, 3.68) on the mound for the Rays against the Yankees' Ivan Nova(1-0, 2.92).....The win was the Rays' first 1-0 walk-off win in franchise history....The crowd, which was expected to be on the small side, responded with solid numbers and lots of noise....September has not been kind to Rays slugger Carlos Pena. Entering Tuesday's follow-up against the Yankees, Pena has only two RBIs in the final month of the regular season, including another 0-for-4 performance with three strikeouts on Monday....Carl Crawford was ejected from Monday night's contest in the bottom of the ninth after arguing balls and strikes with home-plate umpire Tom Hallion. It was the second time of the season Crawford has been ejected for arguing balls and strikes, the last time coming May 25th vs. the Red Sox. His replacement in the batting order, Brignac, hit the walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th to give the Rays a 1-0 victory 

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According to USA Today, a study done last month found that 85% of adults washed their hands in public restrooms, the highest number since the studies began in 1996. Men do a lot worse than women overall -- just 77% scrubbed up, compared with 93% of women.


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In the American League East, Tampa Bay leads the Yankees (The Yankees lead the Wild Card) by 1/2 game, Boston is 7 1/2 back(They trail the Wild Card by 7), Toronto lags behind by 14 1/2 and Baltimore(Eliminated) is 31 1/2 back.

In the American League Central, Minnesota is 6 ahead of the White Sox, Detroit is behind by 13 1/2, while Kansas City(Eliminated) and Cleveland(Eliminated) are both 27 back.

In the American League West, Texas leads Oakland by 8, the Angels are 10 behind and Seattle(Eliminated) trails by 25 1/2.

In the National League East, Philadelphia leads Atlanta(Braves lead the Wild Card race) by 1 game, Florida is 10 back, the Mets are 12 1/2 out and Washington(Eliminated) is 23 1/2 behind.

In the National League Central, Cincinnati leads St. Louis by7 games, Houston is 13 back, Milwaukee is 15 1/2 behind, the Cubs(Eliminated) trail by 19 1/2 and Pittsburgh(Eliminated) is 33 1/2 out.

In the National League West, San Diego is 1/2 game ahead of San Francisco are tied for first(The Giants are 1 1/2 games behind in the Wild Card), Colorado is 2 1/2 behind(3 1/2 out in the Wild Card), the Dodgers is 101/2 behind and Arizona(Eliminated) trails by 24 1/2.

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President William McKinley died on this date in 1901, eight days after he was shot by assassin Leon Czolgosz at Buffalo, New Yor on September 6th.

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The San Francisco Giants, now 1/2 game behind first place San Diego in the N.L. West, took last night off.
They open a three-game series with the Dodgers tonight at AT&T Parl in San Francisco. First pitch tonight is 10:15pm EDT.

Notes: Barry Zito(8-12, 4.14) goes to the mound tonight for the Giants against the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw(11-10, 2.99)....Aaron Rowand and Cody Ross will bear watching in this three-game series. The veteran outfielders should be in the mix to man center field in place of Andres Torres, who is sidelined for 10-14 days after undergoing an emergency appendectomy. Prior to the surgery, Torres was mired in a 5-for-47 slide at the plate in his previous 12 games....Tim Lincecum racked up his 200th strikeout Sunday, marking the third consecutive season he's done that....The Giants finished their 10-game road trip with a 7-3 record....The Giants' 1-0 loss at PETCO Park on Saturday marked the 19th such final score at the Padres' digs since it opened in 2004. That's the most in that stretch, four more than the 15 at Dodger Stadium.

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Today is National Cream-Filled Donut Day. 

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley's single "Paralyzed" hit #8 in the U.K.

2004 - The Elvis Presley CD "Good Rockin' Tonight" was released in the U.S.


2005 - The cast members of the musical "All Shook Up" appeared on the ABC daytime drama "All My Children."

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Here's the Ellenton Ice and Sports Center, home of the Tampa Bay Juniors.

                                                                                                   Wanna see da hockey guys! Wanna see da hockey guys!





Playing some defense.





Here I am, 'nouncing my heart out.






Someday Daddy, I wanna talk about hockey just like you!





Faceoff!





Pressing the attack.





Me like hockey!





This is Johnny from Hockey Ball News. Johnny say Bye-Bye!





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Today in Beatles History:

1995 - Hand written lyrics for "Getting Better" by Paul McCartney sold for $249,000 at a Sotheby's auction.


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Tampa Yankees win second straight FSL title.

Check the Florida State League website for more information.

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Today in Sports History:

1916 - Christy Mathewson (Cincinnati Reds) won his 373rd career game. It was the only victory he had earned for a team other than the New York Giants during his 17-year career.


1959 - The $32 million Aqueduct, operated by the New York Racing Association, opened.

1968 - Denny McLain (Detroit Tigers) became baseball's first 30-game winner in 34 years. Dizzy Dean (St. Louis) had earned 30 wins in 1934.

1986 - Bob Brenley (San Francisco) tied a major league baseball record when he committed four errors in one inning.

1987 - Tony Magnuson cleared 9.5 feet above the top of the U-ramp and set a new skateboard high jump record.

1987 - The Toronto Blue Jays set a club record of 10 home runs when the defeated the Baltimore Orioles 18-3.

1990 - Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr. (Seattle Mariners) hit back-to-back home runs off California Angels pitcher Kirk McCaskill in the first inning. The Angels won the game 7-5.

1994 - It was announced that the season was over for the National Baseball League on the 34th day of the players strike. The final days of the regular season were canceled. Baseball owners had voted 26-2 in favor of ending the season. The result was a year with no World Series for the first time since 1904.

1999 - Leon Lett (Dallas Cowboys) was suspended for seven games as punishment for a fifth violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy.

2002 - Tim Montgomery (American) set a world record in the 100 meters when he finished in 9.78 seconds. The previous record had been set in 1999 by Maurice Green (9.79 seconds).

2003 - Jamal Lewis (Baltimore Ravens) set an NFL record for yards gained in a single-game when he gained 295 yards rushing. The Ravens beat the Cleveland Browns 33-13.

2003 - Vinny Testaverde (New York Jets) became the ninth player in NFL history to pass for over 40,000 yards.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Baseball: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

Baseball: New York Yankees at New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

Baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

Baseball: Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

MJHL Hockey: USF Bulls at Tampa Bay Juniors 8:00pm EDT

CFL Football: Calgary Stampeders at Saskatchewan Roughriders 9:00pm EDT

Baseball: Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Baseball: Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

MJHL Hockey: Florida Eels at Tampa Bay Juniors 8:00pm EDT

Baseball: Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

NFL Football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, New Hampshire 1:00pm EDT

Baseball: Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays 1:40pm EDT

Baseball: Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants 4:05pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

Tuesday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 8:05pm EDT

Wednesday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 8:05pm EDT

Thursday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7:05pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 7:05pm EDT

Friday --

Baseball: Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:10pm EDT

Saturday:

Nascar Nationwide Series: Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway, Dover, Deleware 3:00pm EDT

SEJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Knights 4:30pm EDT

CFL Football: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 6:30pm EDT

Baseball: Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

MJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Knights 7:30pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:10pm EDT

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Knights 8:00am EDT

MJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors at Atlanta Knights 11:00pm EDT

NFL Football: Pittsburgh Steelers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, Dover, Deleware 3:00pm EDT

Baseball: Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:40pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 3:10pm EDT

Monday --

Baseball: Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

Baseball: Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

Baseball: Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

Baseball: Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants 3:45pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

Friday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

Baseball: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Junior Blades 5:15pm EDT

Baseball: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

CFL Football: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Toronto Argonauts 3:00pm

Nascar Nationwide Series: Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas 3:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 8:10pm EDT

Sunday --

MJHL Hockey: Tampa Bay Juniors at Junior Blades TBA

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Price Chopper 400 Presented by Kraft Foods at Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas 3:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 2:10pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Baseball: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants 4:05pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

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That's all for today. See you Wednesday.

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