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It's Sunday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 14th, the 226th day of 2011. There are 139 days left in the year.

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Flames bolster blue line by signing Hannan.

Connolly ready to face challenge of Toronto.

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Today is start of National Resurrect Love Week.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Toronto Argonauts put their matching 1-6 records up against each other at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario this coming Thursday, August 18th. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri call the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network beginning at 7:30pm EDT. The game can also be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on the NFL Network and online at ESPN3.com.

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

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Today is National Navajo Code Talkers Day.

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Ticats win shootout in Battle of Ontario.

Bombers continue to roll, rock Lions at Empire.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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The Oregon Territory was established on this date in 1848.

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Jimmy sure loves to climb. He's all boy, isn't he?!?!

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Today is the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Atlantic Charter. The eight-point agreement was signed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British prime minister Winston S. Churchill. The charter grew out of a three-day conference aboard ship in the Atlantic Ocean, off the Newfoundland coast, and stated policies and hopes for the future agreed to by the two nations.

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NEW YORK -- Starting pitchers thrive on routine. But Jeremy Hellickson has pitched on four days' rest so rarely this season that he may not consider it normal anymore. If he appreciated doing it for the first time since June 15, his results didn't show it.

Plagued by control problems, Hellickson allowed four runs over 4 1/3 innings and took the loss in the Rays' 9-2 defeat to the Yankees on Saturday. The loss snapped a season-high five-game winning streak for the Rays, who now trail the Yankees by 8 1/2 games in the American League Wild Card race.

Read the rest here.

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Just in case you were wondering, August 14th in Roman Numerals is VIII-XIV.

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MIAMI -- In need of a dominant pitching performance after having lost 11 of 14 games with a struggling offense, San Francisco turned to its two-time Cy Young Award winner.

Tim Lincecum didn't disappoint Saturday night, tossing seven innings of two-hit ball as the Giants beat the Marlins, 3-0, in front of 25,013 at Sun Life Stadium.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1941, the U.S. Congress appropriated the funds to construct the Pentagon (approximately $83 million). The building was the new home of the U.S. War Department.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - A Washington, DC, DJ, Bob Rickman, created the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Elvis Presley.

1958 - Gladys Presley, Elvis Presley's mother, died.

1965 - The Elvis Presley EP "Tickle Me" hit #70 in the U.S.

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "The Wonder Of You" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1980 - The Statue of Presley was unveiled in Elvis Presley Plaza in Memphis, TN.

2007 - The DVD "Elvis Thru the Years" was released. The DVD presented the life of Elvis Presley through rare film footage, press conferences, behind-the-scenes feature, movie trailers, news clips, and comedy sketches to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of Elvis' death.

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VJ Day is today. It was announced by U.S. President Truman that Japan had surrendered unconditionally. The surrender ended World War II on this date in 1945.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - Brian Epstein and the Beatles decided to fire drummer Pete Best. Best was dismissed 2 days later. Ringo Starr, then with Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, was asked to join the band.

1976 - The Wings single "Let 'Em In" hit #3 in the U.S.

1985 - Michael Jackson outbid Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono for the ATV music-publishing catalog. Jackson paid $47.5 million for the rights to more than 250 songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

2005 - The musical "Lennon" opened at the Broadhurst Theatre.

2007 - Apple announced that the entire solo catalog of John Lennon would be available on iTunes.

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The whiffle ball was invented on this date in 1953.

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Today in Sports History:

1903 - Jim Jeffries defeated Jim Corbett in the 10th round to retain his world heavyweight title in San Francisco.

1936 - The first basketball competition for a Gold Medal was held at the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. The U.S. defeated Canada, 19-8.

1937 - The Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Browns set an American League record for most runs scored combined in a doubleheader with 36.

1958 - Vic Power (Cleveland) stole home twice during the same game.

1959 - The first meeting was held to organize the American Football League.

1961 - The Philadelphia Phillies extended their losing streak to 17 games with a loss to the Chicago Cubs.

1971 - Bob Gibson (St. Louis Cardinals) threw a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was the first no-hitter at Forbes Field in 61 years.

1974 - The NFL Players Association ended their seven-week strike.

1976 - A charity softball game began for the Community General Hospital in Monticello, NY. The game was eventually called off due to weather after 30 hours. The final score was Gager's Diner's 491 to Bend 'n Elbow Tavern's 467.

1977 - The New York Cosmos and the Fort Lauderdale Strikes played a game in front of 77,961 fans at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. It was the largest crowd to witness a soccer game in the United States. The Cosmos beat the Strikers 8-3.

1979 - Lou Brock (St. Louis Cardinals) got his 3,000th hit.

1986 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) had his 4,256th and last basehit in a game against the San Francisco Giants.

1987 - Mark McGwire set the record for home runs by a rookie when he connected for his 49th home run of the season.

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A U.S. mail truck was held up in Plymouth, Massachusetts on this date in 1962. The robbers got away with more that $1.5 million dollars.

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Subbing for Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch won Saturday's Zippo 200 Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen International in an event in which Busch and his brother, Kyle Busch, combined to lead every lap.

Keselowski, who broke his ankle Aug. 3 during testing at Road Atlanta, watched the race from the ESPN television booth as Busch held off Jimmie Johnson and Joey Logano to win his first Nationwide race since 2006 and his third in 12 career starts.

Read the rest here.

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It was announced on this date in 2000 that Charles Grodin would be joining CBS' "60 Minutes II" as a commentator.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

Nascar Sprint Car Series -- Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen at Watkins Glen International 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Florida Marlins 1:10pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 2:00pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:00pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

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

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 1:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Toronto Argonauts 7:30pm EDT

NFL Preseason Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New England Patriots 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros  8:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villenueve 2:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros  8:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros  2:05pm EDT

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