Saturday, November 20, 2010

It's Saturday

It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....


Today is November 20th, the 324th day of 2010. There are 41 days left in the year.


Penguins beat Hurricanes in shootout.

Wild rally late, edge Wings in OT.

Buffalo beats Kings.

Thrashers ride early burst to win over Capitals.

Blues top Ottawa.

Anderson and Avs beat Rangers.

Coyotes rally to beat Oilers in shootout.

Flames blast Blackhawks.

Blue Jackets slip past Ducks.


Peregrine White was born aboard the Mayflower in Massachusetts Bay on this date in 1620. White was the first child to be born of English parents in present-day New England.


Lumberjacks hosting skills and drills camp.

Bucs players to be featured at JDRF fundraiser.

Friday's Boxscores:

Muskegon 4, Dubuque 3 (SO)

Green Bay 2, Des Moines 0

Lincoln 3, Sioux City 2

Fargo 3, Sioux Falls 2

Waterloo 4, Tri-City 1

Chicago 7, Cedar Rapids 5

Omaha at Youngstown


New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights on this date in 1789.


I'm really silly!


Simon Bolivar formally declared Venezuela independent of Spain on this date in 1818.


Oregon State (4-5, 3-3 Pac-10) hosts the USC Trojans (4-3, 7-3) tonight. The game will kickoff at 8:00 p.m. EST and air live on ABC.

USC plays at tough Reser Stadium.

Katz comes of age in tough season for Beavers.

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

And here's the 2010 football roster.

Here's the 2011 Beaver Pac-10 baseball schedule.


On this date in 1873, Budapest was formed when the rival cities of Buda and Pest were united to form the capital of Hungary.


Breaking down the Western Final.

The Riders travel to Calgary this coming Sunday to meet the Stampeders in the Western Final. Kickoff on the Rider Radio Network is 4:30pm EST, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The Listen link is on the right side of this blog.

Visit the teams' official website,


Astronomer Edwin Hubble was born on this date in 1889. Hubble discovered and developed the concept of an expanding universe. In 1924 he proved the existence of galaxies other than our own.


Lang's look ahead: The Western Final.

Pair of Canadian rookies stepping up for Argos.

Visit the league's official website,


Signed on this date in 1901, the second Hay-Pauncefoot Treaty provided for construction of the Panama Canal by the U.S.


Here's the Week 11 NFL Schedule:

Chicago Bears 16 at  Miami Dolphins 0

Sunday November 21 1:00 p.m. Oakland Raiders at  Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday November 21 1:00 p.m. Detroit Lions at  Dallas Cowboys

Sunday November 21 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns at  Jacksonville Jaguars

Sunday November 21 1:00 p.m. Washington Redskins at  Tennessee Titans

Sunday November 21 1:00 p.m. Houston Texans at  New York Jets

Sunday November 21 1:00 p.m. Baltimore Ravens at  Carolina Panthers

Sunday November 21 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers at  Minnesota Vikings

Sunday November 21 1:00 p.m. Arizona Cardinals at  Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday November 21 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills at  Cincinnati Bengals

Sunday November 21 4:05 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at  New Orleans Saints

Sunday November 21 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at  San Francisco 49ers

Sunday November 21 4:05 p.m. Atlanta Falcons at  St. Louis Rams

Sunday November 21 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis Colts at  New England Patriots

Sunday November 21 8:20 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles at  New York Giants

Monday November 22 8:30 p.m. Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers


On this date in 1943 during World War II, U.S. Marines began their landing on Tarawa and Makin atolls in the Gilbert Islands.


Today in Elvis History:

1955 - Elvis Presley's contract with Sun Records, including all previously released and recorded material, was sold to RCA Records for $35,000.

1972 - Elvis Presley announced plans for the "Aloha From Hawaii" concert and that the Kui Lee Cancer Fund would receive benefits from the show.

2001 - It was announced that 50 workers at Graceland would be laid off due the decline in tourism associated with the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.


The Cuban Missile Crisis ended on this date in 1962. The Soviet Union removed its missiles and bombers from Cuba and the U.S. ended its blockade of the island.


Today in Beatles History:

1997 - The U.S. premiere of Sir Paul McCartney's "Standing Stone" was played in Carnegie Hall by St. Luke's Orchestra.

2001 - Jools Holland's album "Small World Big Band" was released. George Harrison's "Horse to the Water" appeared on the album.

2002 - George Harrison's album "Brainwashed" was released.


The Census Clock at the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., went past 200 million on this date in 1967.


Today in Sports History:

1966 - Sandy Koufax (Los Angeles Dodgers) announced his retirement from major league baseball.

1979 - Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) signed a four-year contract for $4.5 million. At the time, Ryan was the highest paid player in major league baseball.

1984 - Dwight Gooden, 20-year-old, of the New York Mets, became the youngest major league pitcher to be named Rookie of the Year in the National League.

1995 - Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks) became the 23rd NBA player to surpass the 20,000 point mark.

1996 - Albert Belle signed a contract with the White Sox for a record $55 million. He was the first player to surpass the $10 million per year mark.

1999 - Evel Knievel and Krystal Kennedy were married.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) became the first baseball player to win four Most Valuable Player Awards.

2004 - During a Detroit Pistons and Indian Pacers game a fight broke out involving fans and players. Several players were suspended and all involved were later charged with assault and battery.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida 4:00pm EST

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers 4:50pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres 7:00pm EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers 7:50pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs USC Trojans 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers 10:40am EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida 1:00pm EST

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Hampton Roads Whalers 1:20pm EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at San Francisco 49ers 4:05pm EST

CFL Playoff Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 4:30pm EST


That's all for today, see you tomorrow.

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