Saturday, January 14, 2012

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

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Today is January 14th, the 14th day of 2012. There are 352 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.)

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Complete All-Star roster.

You decide: What was the top play of the week?

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com/.

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Today is Caesarean Section Day, Dress Up Your Pet Day (Linky Link), Organize Your Home Day and Ratification Day.

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Washington, DC. -- It's taken half a season, but the Washington Capitals look like a team that's starting to hit its stride.

The Caps moved within two points of first-place Florida in the Southeast Division by fending off the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Friday night. Troy Brouwer scored three times for his first NHL hat trick and Alex Ovechkin also scored as the Caps won for the sixth time in eight games. The Panthers lost 4-1 to Pittsburgh.

Read the rest here.

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Connecticut's first constitution, the "Fundamental Orders," was adopted on this date in 1869.

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Jones and co. keeping an eye on talent.

Esks release slotback Jason Barnes.

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

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The United States ratified a peace treaty with England ending the Revolutionary War on this date in 1784.

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The 2011 NFL playoffs are underway. Here's the Division Playoff Week schedule:

Division Playoffs

All times Eastern

January 14th

New Orleans at San Francisco 4:30pm
Denver at New England 8:00pm

January 15th

Houston at Baltimore 1:00pm
New York Giants at Green Bay 4:30pm

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John Hyatt's 1869 invention ‘Celluloid’ was registered as a trademark on this date in 1873.

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There he goes.

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Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone for Britain's Queen Victoria on this date in 1878.

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley reported to the Paramount makeup and wardrobe departments for his role as singer Deke Rivers.

1973 - Elvis Presley's "Elvis, Aloha From Hawaii" TV show was broadcast live via satellite around the world. The U.S. and Europe saw a taped version.

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"Honolulu Bound" was heard on CBS radio for the first time on this date in 1939.

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Today in Beatles History:

1970 - A display of John Lennon's erotic "Bag One" lithographs opened in London. 2 days later Scotland Yard seized prints as evidence of pornography.

1989 - Paul McCartney released his album "Back In The U.S.S.R." exclusively in Russia.

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On this date in 1943, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to fly in an airplane while in office. He flew from Miami, FL, to French Morocco where he met with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to discuss World War II.

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Today in Sports History:

1936 - Cecil "Tiny" Thompson (Boston Bruins) became the first NHL goalie to receive credit for an assist.

1943 - Alex Smart (Montreal Canadiens) scored three goals in his first NHL game.

1948 - Plastic helmets were prohibited in the NFL.

1951 - The first National Football League Pro Bowl All-Star Game was played in Los Angeles, CA.

1954 - Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married. The marriage only lasted nine months.

1973 - The Miami Dolphins became the first NFL team to go undefeated in a regular season. They also defeated the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII.

1974 - The World Football League was founded.

1976 - Ted Turner completed the purchase of the Atlanta Braves.

1985 - Martina Navratilova won her 100th tournament. She joined Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert Lloyd as the only professional tennis players to win 100 tournaments.

1989 - Bobby Knight won his 500th career victory as a college basketball coach.

1990 - Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers) set an NFL record when he threw his 30th and 31st post-season touchdown passes. Terry Bradshaw held the previous record of 30.

1993 - NFL Commissioner Tagliabue announced the establishment of the "NFL World Partnership Program."

1996 - Fox aired the San Francisco 49er/Dallas Cowboy NFC championship game. The game pulled a 34.2/57 Nielsen rating.

1997 - Dennis Rodman got his 10,000th NBA career point.

2002 - Barry Bonds signed a contract with the San Francisco Giants worth $90 million for five years.

2002 - Lance Armstrong ran the final leg of the Olympic torch relay in San Diego.

2002 - The NBA announced a three game suspension for Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers) and a one game suspension for Brad Miller (Chicago Bulls) for a fight that occurred during a game.

2002 - TNT world premiered the TV movie "Monday Night Mayhem."

2003 - In Dallas, Dwayne Goodrich (Dallas Cowboys) was charged with two counts of manslaughter and was released after posting a $50,000 bond. The charges stemmed from Goodrich's involvement in a hit-and-run accident that killed two people.

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NBC's "Today" show premiered on this date in 1952.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Tampa Pro Alumni 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins 1:00pm EST

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so tomorrow too. Thanks again!

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