Saturday, March 3, 2012

It's Saturday















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

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Today is March 3rd, the 63rd day of 2012. There are 303 days left in the year.

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Report: Carlyle replaces Wilson as Leafs coach.

Flyers' van Riemsdyk to miss 4-6 weeks.

Wife: Beliveau progressing in recovery from stroke.

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

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The Iditarod Sled Dog Race starts today. (Linky Link)

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Tampa, FL -- Ryan Malone scored 1:58 into overtime as the Tampa Bay Lightning overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers 4-3 on Friday night.

Malone beat Henrik Lundqvist from the slot as his game-winner stopped a personal 10-game goal drought.

Read the rest here.

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Today is: I want You To Be Happy Day, National Anthem Day, plus What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day.

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Wally Buono named 2011 Coach of the Year.

Argos welcome home OL Andrew Jones.

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

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The U.S. Congress passed a resolution that created the U.S. Mint on this date in 1791.

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Alright, breakfast is over. What do I do next?.

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Florida became the 27th U.S. state on this date in 1845.

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" debuted at #68 in the U.S.

1960 - Elvis Presley arrived in the United States after his time in the Army in Germany. Nancy Sinatra was his official greeter as he stepped off the plane.

1964 - Elvis Presley recorded the version of "Roustabout" that was written by Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott. It was not used in the film "Roustabout."

1980 - A napkin signed by Elvis Presley was bought for 500 pounds at a Sotheby's auction in London.

1981 - The documentary movie "This is Elvis" premiered in Memphis, TN.

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On this date in 1849, the U.S. Department of the Interior was established.

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Today in Beatles History:

1971 - The South African Broadcasting Corporation lifted its ban on the music of the Beatles.

1980 - Four dollar bills signed by the Beatles sold for 220 pounds at a Sotheby's auction in London.

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On this date in 1849, the U.S. Congress created the territory of Minnesota.

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Today in Sports History:

1875 - The first recorded hockey game was played in Montreal.

1920 - The Quebec Bulldogs beat the Montreal Canadiens 16-3.

1959 - The San Francisco Giants had their new stadium officially named Candlestick Park.

1968 - Jean Beliveau (Montreal Canadiens) became the first NHL player to score 1,000 career points.

1974 - George Foreman knocked out Ken Norton.

1982 - Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers) scored his 77th, 78th and 79th goals of the season.

1992 - Mike Bossy's #2 became the second number retired by the New York Islanders.

1998 - Larry Doby became the first black player in the American League to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

2001 - John Ruiz became the first Hispanic heavyweight champion. He beat Evander Holyfield for the WBA heavyweight title.

2002 - The Dallas Stars set an NHL record with their 48th straight win when leading after two periods. The streak started on November 11, 2000.

2006 - In Tokyo, Japan, the opener of the World Baseball Classic took place.

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The "Star Spangled Banner," written by Francis Scott Key, was adopted as the American national anthem on this date in 1931. The song was originally a poem known as "Defense of Fort McHenry."

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Coming up:

Tonight --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks at Sunrise, Florida 1:30pm EST

Nascar Nationwide Series - Bashas' Supermarkets 400 at Phoenix International Raceway 4:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway 2:30pm EST

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals 7:00pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 5:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 2:30pm 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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