Friday, July 29, 2011

It's Saturday











It's Saturday. That means the weekend, and Rider football tonight. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 30th, the 211th day of 2011. There are 154 days left in the year.

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Devils reach agreement with Parise on one-year deal.

Modano hints at impending retirement.

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Today is National Cheesecake Day.

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Riders' Gene Makowsky keeps rolling along.

Saturday's game is sold-out!

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to corral a second straight win tonight, when they host the Calgary Stampeders at Mosaic Stadium. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri call all the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network beginning at 9:30pm EDT.

The view from Regina: Riders, Stamps in sold-out showdown.

The view from Calgary: D-line switch no so sweet after all.

Visit the team's official website at http://www.riderville.com/.

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Today is Father-In-Law Day.

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A perfect comeback: 5-0 Esks sink Boatmen.

Ticats stand strong over Als, win third straight.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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Christopher Columbus landed at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras on this day in 1502 during his fourth voyage.

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Okay Daddy, put that camera down and let's play!

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"Scientific America" carried the first magazine automobile ad on this date in 1898. The ad was for the Winton Motor Car Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

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SEATTLE --  Maybe the Rays finally went far enough West for good things to start happening.

After finding frustration in Kansas City and Oakland on the first two legs of a 10-game road trip, Tampa Bay unpacked its bats in Seattle, unleashing an eight-run second inning during an 8-0 win in the Emerald City.

The Rays moved to 55-50 on the season while gaining ground on first-place Boston in the American League East and Wild-Card-leading New York, leaving Tampa Bay 9 1/2 and 7 games back, respectively, in both races. Tampa Bay is now 3-5 on the road trip, so it has a chance to break even with wins on Saturday and Sunday before heading back to Tropicana Field to begin a three-game series against Toronto on Tuesday night.

Read the rest here.

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The American Federation of Radio Artists (AFRA) was organized on this date in 1937 as a part of the American Federation of Labor.

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CINCINNATI -- Both the expected and the unexpected conspired Friday night against the Giants.

The result was a 4-3, 13-inning loss to the Cincinnati Reds, who received a tiebreaking single from Edgar Renteria, the hero of last year's World Series-clinching victory for the Giants.

"He's the only guy I don't want [to see] in that situation," Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval said in a grudging tribute to his ex-teammate.

Read the rest here.

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The phrase "In God We Trust" was adopted as the U.S. national motto on this date in 1956.

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Today in Elvis History:

1954 - Elvis Presley made his professional debut in Memphis. It was his first concert to be advertised.

1957 - The Elvis Presley movie "Loving You" opened in the U.S.

2003 - Sam Phillips died at the age of 80. He was the founder of Sun Records and was the first mentor of Elvis Presley.

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On this date in 1998, a group of Ohio machine-shop workers (who call themselves the Lucky 13) won the $295.7 million Powerball jackpot. It was the largest-ever American lottery.

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Today in Beatles History:

1977 - "The Beatles Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany-1962" hit #111 in the U.S.

2002 - The Yoko Ono single "Open Your Box" was released.

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On this date in 2003 in Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagon Beetle rolled off an assembly line.

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Today in Sports History:

1930 - Uruguay won soccer's first World Cup. They beat Argentina 4-2.

1966 - England's soccer team won the World Cup.

1968 - Ron Hansen of the Washington Senators made the first unassisted triple play in the major leagues in 41 years.

1971 - U.S. President Nixon gave the keynote speech at a banquet honoring seven new inductees into the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

2001 - Former Dallas Cowboy receiver Michael Irvin entered an innocent plea for a felony charge of possession of less than a gram of cocaine. The charges stemmed from Irvin's arrest August 9, 2000.

2001 - Lance Armstrong became the first American to win three consecutive Tours de France.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- 30th Annual Kroger 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway 7:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Calgary Stampeders at Saskatchewan Roughriders 9:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners 4:10pm EDT

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That's all for now. Be sure to tell all your friends about us, okay? Enjoy your day, see you tomorrow.

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