Friday, September 9, 2011

It's Friday




It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is September 9th, the 252nd day of 2011. There are 113 days left in the year.

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Wrapping up day one of NHL player media tour.

In wake of tragedy, KHL suspends season five days.

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Todays Birthdays: Football legend Joe Theismann is 62 ... Actor Tom Wopat is 60 ... Musician Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) is 59 ... Actor Hugh Grant is 51 ... Actor Adam Sandler is 45 ... Model/actress Rachel Hunter is 42 ... Actor Henry Thomas (Elliott in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) is 40 ... Actor Goran Visnjic is 39 ... Singer Michael Bublé is 36 ... Actress Michelle Williams is 31.

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The Parenteau Report: SGI Play It Safe Day.

A "Fantuz"tic Return.

On the heels of Saskatchewan's 27-7 win over Winnipeg last Sunday, the Riders and Bombers meet again this Sunday in the annual Banjo Bowl game at Canad Inns Stadium in Winnipeg. Game time, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling all the action on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, is 4:00pm EDT. The game can also be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN3.com.

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

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Today is Lost Sock Memorial Day.

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Moffat: Alouettes cool and collected despite loss.

2011 season: Who's hot? Who's not?

Cauz: Dissecting the Labour Day Classique.

CFL.ca Online Water Cooler: Week #10.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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This is Wonderful Weirdoes Day.

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Senior profile: Kevin Frahm.

Volleyball Wraps Non-Conference Play at Long Beach State Baden Classic.

The 0-1 Oregon State Beavers travel to Wisconsin tomorrow for a meeting with the 1-0 Badgers, ranked #11 in the AP Top25 and #10 in the USA Today poll. Kickoff is set for 12:00pm EDT. Catch the game on 860AM KPAM and the Beaver Sports Network, with Mike Parker, Jim Wilson and Ron Callan calling the action. The game can be seen on ESPN2.

Visit the official football website by clicking here.

Visit the school's official athletics website by clicking here.

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Stand Up to Cancer Day is today. (Linky Link)

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The NFL season opened last night. Here's this week's schedule:

WEEK 1

Thursday, September 8
At Green Bay 42, New Orleans 37

Sunday, September 11
Atlanta at Chicago, 1 pm
Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 pm
Buffalo at Kansas City, 1 pm
Philadelphia at St. Louis, 1 pm
Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 pm
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 1 pm
Indianapolis at Houston, 1 pm
Detroit at Tampa Bay, 1 pm
NY Giants at Washington, 4:15 pm
Carolina at Arizona, 4:15 pm
Minnesota at San Diego, 4:15 pm
Seattle at San Francisco, 4:15 pm
Dallas at NY Jets, 8:20 pm

Monday, September 12
New England at Miami, 7 pm
Oakland at Denver, 10:15 pm

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National Receptionist Day is today.

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It may look messy, but he's really having fun.

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School Nurses Day is today.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fl. -- The Tampa Bay Rays, off yesterday, host the Boston Red Sox tonight. Wade Davis for the Rays and Jon Lester for Boston is the pitching matchup. First pitch is at 7:10pm EDT.

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Twitter on Thursday announced it had reached 100 million active users. The social media site says 40% of its active users do no tweeting... they just listen to what's happening in their world.

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SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. -- The Giants were off yesterday. Tonight, they'll host the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tim Lincecum goes to the hill for the Giants against LA's Clayton Kershaw. First pitch is set for 10:15pm EDT.

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Thieves stole a trailer filled with meat from a tractor-trailer truck in Iowa. The driver left the semi parked in a lot over the weekend in Marshalltown, Iowa. When the driver returned on Monday, the trailer was gone. The trailer was filled with more than 42,000 pounds of scrap meat used to make processed meat products.

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Today in Elvis History:

1956 - Elvis Presley performed "Love Me Tender" for his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show "Toast of the Town." He was shot from just the waist up during the performance. Elvis would make a total of three appearances on the show.

2003 - The CD single for Elvis Presley's "Rubberneckin'" was released. The disc also contained two remixes by Paul Oakenfold.

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On this date in 1776, the second Continental Congress officially made the term "United States", replacing the previous term "United Colonies."

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Today in Beatles History:

1971 - John Lennon's LP "Imagine" was released.

2009 - "The Beatles - Rock Band" was released.

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Abraham Lincoln received his license to practice law on this date in 1836.

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Today in Sports History:

1898 - In Omaha, NE, Tommy Fleming of Eau Claire, WI won the first logrolling championship.

1950 - Sal Maglie of the New York Giants pitched a fourth consecutive shutout. Only four other pitchers in the National League had ever accomplished this feat.

1965 - Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitched the eighth perfect game in major league baseball history.

1971 - Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings retired from the National Hockey League (NHL).

1979 - Tracy Austin, at 16, became the youngest player to win the U.S. Open women’s tennis title.

1984 - Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears broke Jim Brown’s combined yardage record when he reached 15,517 yards.

1987 - Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) got his 4,500th strike out.

1992 - Robin Yount became the 17th major league baseball player to reach 3,000 hits.

1994 - Los Angeles prosecutors announced that they would not seek the death penalty against O.J. Simpson.

1998 - The New York Yankees officially clinched the American League East title. It was the earliest in AL history. The Yankees ended the season 20 1/2 games ahead of second-place Boston.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco) hit three home runs to give him 63 for the season.

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Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve is already lining up big names. Lady Gaga has been secured for the show as the year turns from 2011 to 2012.

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Coming up:

Tonight:

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 --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Detroit Lions 1:00pm EDT

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

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:40pm EDT

Thursday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:10pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 8:10pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 3:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dollar General 300 at Chicagoland Speedway 3:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Toronto Argonauts at Saskatchewan Roughriders 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 4:10pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs USF Bulls 7:00pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi (Road Course) 11:30pm EDT

Sunday --

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

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway 2:00pm EDT

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