Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It's Wednesday












Hip, hip, hooray! It's Wednesday today. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 31st, the 243rd day of 2011. There are 122 days left in the year.

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Flyers ink James van Riemsdyk to 6-year deal they won’t regret.

What we learned: Enough with the outdoor hockey games.

LA Kings make uniform changes, drop purple.

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Today's Birthdays: Baseball legend Frank Robinson (the first black manager in Major League history) is 76 ... Actor Richard Gere is 62 ... Actress/comedian Julie Brown is 53 ... Singer Deborah Gibson is 41 ... Actor Zack Ward (A Christmas Story) is 41 ... Actor Chris Tucker is 39 ... Actress Sara Ramírez is 36.

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Riders set for Fan Day.

Vanstone: Miller made the best choice.

Riders' Darian Durant misses his mentor.

The Riders are back in action this coming Sunday, September 4th for the annual Labour Day Classic against the league-leading Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Riders, with Ken Miller back at the controls as the teams' Head Coach, look for a reversal of fortune after a disastrous 1-7 start, the worst mark in the CFL. Winnipeg, which went 4-14 last season, enter the game at 7-1, the best record in the league. Kickoff is set for 4:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling all the action. Listen link is on the right side of this blog. The game can also be seen live in Canada on TSN and online in the U.S. on ESPN3.com.

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

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Today is Love Litigating Lawyers Day.

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Obrand: A promising second half looms.

Moffat: Hopkins, Floyd happy to be Alouettes.

Burris, Forzani headline Players of the Week.

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 first pre-stamped envelopes were created with legislation of the U.S. Congress on this date in 1852.

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Wounded Beavers look for answers Saturday.

Beavers totally focused on Sacramento State.

The Beavers open their 2012 college football season this Saturday, September 3rd at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, hosting the Sacramento State Hornets. Mike Parker, Jim Wilson and Ron Callan call the action on 860AM KPAM and the Beaver Sports Network, with kickoff set for 4:00pm EDT. Listen link is on the right side of this blog.

Visit the official Oregon State Beavers football website here.

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With the 9/11 anniversary falling on a Sunday, more than 90 cartoonists with five different syndicates have banded together to dedicate their strips on Sept. 11 to those whose lives were lost in the attacks.

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I'm three, see? 1-2-3. Three!

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The kinetoscope was patented by Thomas Edison on this date in 1887. The device was used to produce moving pictures.

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ARLINGTON -- Josh Hamilton provided the boost the Rangers needed in a 2-0 win over the Rays on Tuesday night at Rangers Ballpark with 23,069 watching.

In defeat, the Rays (73-61) took their second consecutive loss while moving to 3-2 on their current seven-game road trip. Tampa Bay is now 17-10 in August as it approaches the final 28 games of the 2011 season.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1920, The first news program to be broadcast on radio was aired. The station was 8MK in Detroit, Michigan.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- At this rate, the Giants' series this weekend against the Arizona won't be a confrontation between the National League West's top two teams. It'll be a coronation for the division-leading D-backs.

The Giants kept sliding toward 2012 Tuesday night, delivering another uninspiring performance in a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs. San Francisco dropped a season-high six games out of first place with its 21st defeat in 30 games while Arizona lengthened its winning streak to eight games.

Read the rest here.

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Eighty-six year old Leroy Leutscher of Arizona slipped and fell on a pair of pruning shears that went right through his eye and down his neck. Amazingly, he's doing pretty well given the circumstances. After the accident Luetscher was rushed to the hospital, where surgeons removed the shears and rebuilt his eye socket.

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Today in Elvis History:

1968 - The Elvis Presley single "Your Time Hasn't Come Yet, Baby" hit #22 in the U.K.

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A South Carolina woman was approached by two men in a McDonald's parking lot where they offered to sell her an iPad. She had $180 on her and the men agreed to that price. When she got home, she found out it was really just a block of wood with an Apple logo painted on the back.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - The Beatles announced that they would handle their own affairs following the death of manager Brian Epstein.

1973 - Paul McCartney's single "Live And Let Die" was confirmed gold by the RIAA.

1974 - In federal court, John Lennon testified the Nixon administration tried to have him deported because of his involvement with the anti-war demonstrations at the 1972 Republican convention in Miami, FL.

1976 - A judge ruled that George Harrison was guilty of copying from the song "He’s So Fine" (by the Chiffons).

1999 - The album "All You Need Is Love - Beatles Songs for Kids" was released.

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A bus driver filed assault charges Tuesday against Matthew Fox for a Saturday night incident in which he allegedly hit her while attempting to board her hired coach in Cleveland. The city's prosecutors office said it was reviewing Heather Bormann's complaint.

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Today in Sports History:

1881 - The first tennis championships in the U.S. were played.

1950 - Gil Hodges of the Brooklyn Dodgers hit four home runs in a single game off of four different pitchers.

1959 - Sandy Koufax set a National League record by striking out 18 batters.

1969 - The boxer Rocky Marciano died in an airplane crash in Iowa.

1995 - Judge Lance Ito ruled that only two tapes of racist comments by Mark Fuhrman could be played in the trial of O.J. Simpson.

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MEN: THINGS NOT TO BE CHEAP ABOUT -- A popular blog for men says guys should never go cheap on:

Alcohol
Toilet Paper
Razors
Canned Ravioli
Condoms
Mattresses
Paper Plates
Umbrellas
Batteries

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Coming up:

Tonight:

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 3:45pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Wisconsin Dells Ducks 11:00am

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls or Florida Eels 4:00pm or 6:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 6:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Wisconsin Dells Ducks 11:00am

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls or Florida Eels 4:00pm or 6:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:40pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Baltimore Grand Prix at Streets of Baltimore TBD

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Monday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

Tuesday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Wednesday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 6:35pm EDT

Thursday --


Nothin' Doin'

Friday --


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

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --


Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EDT

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

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Wonderful Pistachios 400 at Richmond International Raceway 7:30pm

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Junior Blades 4:40pm EDT

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